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Modern Languages, Graduate Certificate

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Sherbrooke, Canada
The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Bishop’s University is the choice of students who enjoy learning about other languages and cultures and who realize the importance of communication in all aspects of contemporary life.
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Overview

Why study Modern Languages at Bishop’s?

Bishop’s constitutes a cultural crossroads. Its setting in a predominantly anglophone community in the middle of francophone Quebec provides our students with exposure to both major linguistic and cultural groups in Quebec, while its diverse student population–drawn from all parts of Quebec, Canada, the United States, and abroad–assures a vibrant interchange between students of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

The Bishop’s environment is ideal for language acquisition. Small class size encourages an excellent rapport between teachers and students, as well as superb opportunities for learning and practice. Bishop’s small size overall fosters a close interaction amongst the various faculties, making interdisciplinary studies an exciting possibility. Thus, students may decide to specialize in one, two, or even three languages, or combine their language studies with concentrations in other disciplines like music, philosophy, business or science.

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  • There are other attractive features. Each section of the Department has various extra-curricular activities: conversation clubs, guest speakers, field trips, and cultural events.
  • The Language Lab in the library offers supplementary materials to enhance the learning process: audio and video tapes, CDs, and DVDs
  • The library also holds a wide selection of journals, books, tapes, CDs and CD-ROMS and films in all the major languages.
  • Bishop’s has a well-developed international exchange program, which permits students to go abroad to perfect their knowledge of language and culture and fill concentration requirements. In terms of official certification, Bishop’s hosts international exams in German (Zertifikat Deutsch) and Spanish.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The Certificate in Modern Languages provides students with a working knowledge of at least two of the modern languages taught at Bishop’s University: English, French, German, Japanese, and/or Spanish. Students must complete a total of 10 courses (30 credits) with at least 4 courses (12 credits) in each of two main languages. 
  • The 6 remaining credits may be taken in either of these two main languages, or in one other language. The Certificate in Intensive English (30 credits/ 15 credits per term) allows students to make rapid progress in the acquisition of English (control groups have improved from low intermediate to advanced level in one semester of study).

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

You are considered an international high school student for admission purposes if you:

  • are currently completing secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA; or you
  • completed completed secondary school at a country outside of Canada or the USA within the last two years and you have not studied elsewhere since completing your secondary school studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    584 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 584 CAD per credit and a duration of .
  • National

    84 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 84 CAD per credit and a duration of .
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Tuition Fees for Quebec residents: $84.80 per credit 

Tuition Fees for Out-of-province residents: $264.67 per credit

Living costs for Sherbrooke

  • 1080 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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