Languages at Dal
Why learn a new language?
Whether your second or your seventh, learning a new language has big benefits. It can, for example:
- ease international trade and travel
- make you more competitive in the job market
- open to you new worlds of scholarship and knowledge, whether past or present
- allow you to immerse yourself more fully in another culture and its creative arts
Why learn your new language at Dal?
Whether you want to major in a language, add a language minor to another program, or simply take a course or two, you can take advantage of Dalhousie’s remarkable strengths in language teaching and scholarship.
We offer both Bachelors and Masters degrees in German; full undergraduate programmes in Russian and Spanish; and rich and dynamic Minors in Arabic, Italian and Chinese (Mandarin). Sometimes, too, we offer courses in other important world languages, such as Portuguese.
Dalhousie also has a unique position as a centre where the Classical languages of Greek, Hebrew, and Latin, the sources of many modern languages, are taught within a programme of study of Ancient cultures which retain real relevance to contemporary world issues. We offer established study abroad opportunities and exchanges to support language learning. We also offer a Certificate in Intercultural Communication that links language learning to cultural competency in a world of rapid and intensifying exchanges.
Languages open doors. Open yours at Dalhousie.