Vancouver Island University - Graduate Programs

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Languages and Culture (Romance Languages)

Vancouver Island University - Graduate Programs

Field of Study:French Language and Literature, General
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,284
International: $24,646


As technology brings our world closer together, the ability to effectively communicate with people of different languages and cultures is an extremely employable asset in almost every industry. A minor in Languages and Culture at VIU will elevate your Bachelor of Arts degree by providing a valuable in-depth study of the French or Spanish language and culture. Students gain a deeper understanding of French and Spanish culture by studying both the language and important literary works. Whether you are a future teacher, government worker, tourism executive, entrepreneur or even simply a world traveler, a minor in French or Spanish in this roman languages program will benefit both your work and personal life. Adding "proficiency in French or Spanish" is a favourable addition to your resume.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    This program is designed for students who have recognized Bachelor's degrees and wish to complete an academic credential equal in scope to a language minor. New students will be placed in language courses according to ability, experience, and previous education. Native French and Spanish speakers should consult with the department regarding exemption from lower-level requirements.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Students must obtain a minimum "C+" average in all required first and second year courses, and then complete 18 credits of upper-level courses related to their language of specialization.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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