Graduation Requirements: Successful completion of 60 credits as listed below Require a minimum GPA of 2.00 (Specializations will be noted on the transcript and will not be noted on the credential) Course Requirements: To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in Modern Languages, students must complete: 18 or more credits (of the 60 credits required for their associate degree) in Modern Languages nine of those 18 credits must be considered second-year courses. To qualify as a second-year course, a course must transfer to one of the research universities (SFU, UBC, UBC-O, UVic, or UNBC) at the second-year level.
The study of another language immerses students in an academic experience that emphasizes linguistic fluency and multicultural competence, highly prized skills that open doors to a wide range of potential careers in today’s competitive global economy. Students interested in future careers with international implications should consider majoring in one of two modern languages, French or Spanish. Students can also minor in French, Italian, and Spanish. A mix of academics, community service, and international travel allows students to meet interesting people and engage with other cultures while gaining a fresh perspective. Working with modern languages faculty, students can design their own study abroad experience or take part in international trips to places like China, France, Italy, Mexico, and Spain.
Our Modern Languages BA lets you choose one or two from French, German, Russian, Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese, with the option of taking a further language as a minor subject – including, Chinese (Mandarin), Modern Arabic or Japanese. No prior knowledge of any languages is required, unless you want to study French - in which case you’ll need at least a GCSE. We stream many of our language classes, from beginner to native speaker, so you’ll be taught at the right level. You’ll combine practical classes in written and spoken language with understanding the wider context – the history and society of the nations that speak your chosen languages, their literatures and their roles around the world. You’ll expand your horizons with modules that go beyond the obvious: students of French can study Mauritian creole, or the quirks of Belgian culture; students of Portuguese can learn about Brazilian cinema; students of Russian may perform a play in the language even in their first year; options in Spanish range from modern Cuban poetry to colonialism; and students of German are immersed in Austrian and Swiss cultures, too. You’ll spend your third year studying or working overseas, an exceptional opportunity to put your languages to the test and develop your intercultural competence.
Balmoral Hall School is located in the center of Winnipeg (in the province of Manitoba) on the bank of the Assiniboin river, and occupies a vast territory of 5 hectares (approximately 12 acres). Winnipeg is one of the most developed cultural communities in Canada. Here you can try a variety of dishes of the peoples of the world, get acquainted with their culture and art directions, foreign languages. Interesting and informative excursions are constantly organized for boarders: trips to theaters and cinema, visits to restaurants and cafes, cultural and sporting events. In walking distance from the campus there are many shopping and entertainment centers, attractions and restaurants, theaters and cinema.
The year of foundation of the Balmoral Hall School can be called 1901 - it was founded as the Havergal College, then it was called Rupert's Land College (1917), so as not to be confused with the names of the same school in Toronto. In 1950, the school merged with the Riverbend School, also a women's boarding house, and the association was named Balmoral, which remains to this day. Balmoral is one of the largest castles of the British royal family, and both schools have introduced their best features into the curriculum. The institution is constantly being completed, updated, reconstructed and modernized to meet all modern demands of students.
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