Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Second Language Learning, Other
Description: A minor in World Language Studies provides students with communication skills in at least two languages other than English, choosing from among the thirteen languages offered at Queen’s. The Plan can be paired with a Major in a wide variety of fields, such as Global Development Studies, Linguistics, Political Studies, and Music, to name just a few.

The planet is becoming ever smaller and globalization is affecting how people live and work. As such, knowledge of multiple languages is a tremendous asset, paving the way for an international career, providing valuable insight into cultural difference, and preparing students for a global future. To complement their language acquisition courses, students can also take up to 6.0 units of LANG concepts courses. These are conceptual courses that meet at least one of the following criteria: Competence in cultural criticism (studies in globalization, diversity and inclusivity), linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition and communicative competence.

URL: World Language Studies at Queen’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]