Modern Languages Studies

About Modern Languages Studies

Although the courses offered through the Modern Languages Studies department may be taken for general interest, they also qualify as Arts credit towards the Bachelor of Arts Degree.


The option of the Challenge examination is available for students wishing to "challenge" a Language course when they feel that they have the necessary proficiency in it, equivalent to the requirements of the course challenged. The Challenge exam will have the following parts:

  • Written (grammar and vocabulary testing)
  • Oral expression and comprehension
  • Listening comprehension
  • Reading comprehension and composition

The Challenge exam is not available for students whose mother tongue is the same as the language that they wish to challenge.

  • To enquire about the Department and its programs or about French, please contact Hope Leith.
  • To enquire about Japanese, please contact Yoichi Mukai.
  • To enquire about Chinese, please contact Lei Chen.
  • To enquire about Spanish, please contact Hope Leith.

Learn more about Prior Learning Assessment and the Challenge program.