Why Modern Languages and Literatures?

In the 21st century, the ability to communicate at the international level is an essential skill that is greatly valued in a lot of professions. By choosing to study languages you will broaden your horizons, enrich your life and improve your future employment opportunities.  Our international faculty will help you learn French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Irish (Gaelic) and foster a global understanding and greater intercultural and interpersonal skills through an exposure to cultures and literatures taught in the department.

The private and public sector, and national and international organizations view knowledge of modern languages and the cultural awareness that goes along with it as a feature that enhances the value of a potential employee. Our graduates have found careers in, for example, education (translation, research, teaching, library work, graduate studies in Education, French, German and Spanish), business and industry (banking, journalism, export/import, advertising, publishing), social work (police work, hospitals, courts), government services (customs, civil service, external affairs, immigration), travel (interpreter, restaurants, airlines), and the arts (museum and art curator, critic, stage director, cinema, translator).