Modern languages at UFV

About us

At UFV we recognize that the fabric of Canadian society has a multicultural weave. One of the strengths of UFV’s language programs is in the breadth of its offerings and the different options available to students. We offer language studies in French, Halq'eméylem, Japanese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, German, and Spanish, including a French major, minor, extended minor, as well as intermediate and advanced language proficiency certificates.

***Please Note: FREN 100 is in the process of discontinuation, FREN 100 is being replaced by FREN 101 as of Fall 2017. Please contact the Modern Languages Department if you have any questions regarding these changes.

The goal of the language program at UFV is to develop communication, so we place considerable emphasis on teaching you to converse in the language. If you have previous language abilities, and can demonstrate sufficient proficiency, you may receive advanced credit and placement. 

Why study languages?

Success in international trade and cooperation between nations and people groups, depends upon our ability to communicate and understand one another. The key to this is learning other languages. As international trade continues to grow, so does the demand for multi-lingual Canadians. And, as people travel, they realize the value of communication in another language. The benefits of studying languages includes enhanced opportunities for employment, improved cultural understanding, and increased opportunities in business. 

Learn more

Check out "Why You Need a Foreign Language" by Transitions Abroad Magazine."

Learn about academic exchange programs offered to Canadians: Canadian Government Student Exchange Programs.

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Get MOLA money to fund your French studies. $500 Scholarships are available for 3rd and 4th year students studying French.

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