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Graduate Studies in Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Calgary is inviting applications for its new MA and PhD programs in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLAC). We are proud to offer the following specializations:
Applied Linguistics
Transcultural Studies

The program represents an innovative response to the demand for inter- and transcultural knowledge and competence in the global community and seeks to promote the application of a set of critical skills that serve to advance the understanding of language and culture, applicable beyond the parameters of the academic context. All students receive a competitive funding package, pedagogical training, and the opportunity to teach undergraduate language courses. In addition, a wide variety of professionalization workshops and research seminars prepare students for a range of post-degree careers.

We offer students a course of studies that, in all its nuances, invites cross-cultural and cross-linguistic initiatives, while at the same time advancing language proficiency and deeper investigation in one target area. At a time when boundaries between and among disciplines are permeable, the program provides opportunities for interdisciplinary inquiry. Students may study texts and visual media from French, Spanish and German-language communities in an international context, perform comparative research across these or other cultural traditions represented in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures (SLLLC), or pursue applied linguistics research in any of these languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish). Benefiting from the relatively small size of our program, our students enjoy personal attention and interaction with professors in an open, collegial atmosphere.

For more information, please visit our website or contact

Application deadline is February 1, 2018.

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