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Modern Languages

In this increasingly globalized economy, employers look highly upon candidates who can communicate in more than one language. With the Modern Languages program at Douglas College, you can explore a new language and culture, build on your existing knowledge or get started on your way to a language-based career. Douglas offers beginner to advanced courses in five languages. You'll learn in a hands-on environment with experienced and enthusiastic instructors.

We offer individual courses, a Certificate in Modern Languages and university transfer. 

A Unique Approach

  • Direct, communicative teaching style
  • Language labs increase interaction
  • Small classes mean individual attention
  • Involved, enthusiastic teachers
  • Immediate results


  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
For information about admission requirements, courses, intake dates and more, visit the Program and Course Catalogue.
Note to mature students
If you wish to take only Modern Language courses and do not fulfill Douglas College general admission requirements, please contact the instructor of the language of your choice. You may be granted special status to allow you to enrol in the language course.


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