The study of language is an opening to the world and its cultural diversity. It is a means to communicate values, beliefs and customs while allowing you to gain a more profound understanding of your own culture and language.
As one of Canada’s two official languages, French is the second most-studied language in the world. Spoken on five continents, it is also the language of diplomacy in international organizations such as NATO, the UN, UNESCO, the IOC and the Red Cross. In Canada, being bilingual is essential if you are considering a career with the government or want to become a teacher.
Spanish is one of the two most spoken languages in the world, with 577 million speakers in 21 countries around the world.
Chinese is one of the most spoken languages on Earth, with more than one billion speakers. Studying Chinese will broaden your international knowledge and cultural perspective and provide you with a competitive edge in your career choice both at home and internationally.
To study any of NIC’s languages apply to the University Studies program. Courses may also be taken as electives in other program areas.
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