Learning another language opens doors to a world of opportunities. Discover new career paths and global cultures. Build connections and cultural understanding. Through our immersive teaching model, you’ll learn the skills to communicate and thrive in today’s multicultural environment.
Languages open doors
Speaking multiple languages is becoming vitally important in our increasingly globalized world. CapU's courses gives you the communications skills you need to excel no matter your career path.
We offer a large variety of university transferable language courses including Chinese, French, Japanese, Spanish and general linguistics. Or you can learn about the languages and cultures of BC’s Indigenous peoples.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela
Why study languages at CapU?
Our unique model includes lectures, conversations and assignments in the multimedia lab. As part of a small class, you’ll learn in a way that mimics how we learned our mother tongue – in an intimate setting, using culturally relevant material.
Through weekly conversation classes, you’ll practice newly learned material with a native speaker. You’ll find additional help and camaraderie at the Language Resource Centre, where you can hone your skills and practice at your own pace.
Whether you’re interested in studying a language or wish to expand your horizons by learning a second or third language, Capilano University offers an exceptional program, first-class instruction, and a top-notch computer lab to make language learning an enjoyable experience.
Career paths in languages
Languages are a gateway to teaching opportunities and a variety of careers ranging from government to health care, law enforcement and business or even communications and tourism. Linguistics students typically major or minor in language teaching, ESL, the speech sciences, anthropology and advanced linguistic study.