The Department of Language Studies, formerly known as the Department of French, German and Italian (FGI), established on July 1, 2003. The Department of Language Studies is a leader at the University of Toronto and worldwide in the use of technology to advance the learning of languages. The department's faculty members take pride in their innovative approach to language study in which they combine the practice of language, the spirit of cultures, and the teaching and learning processes associated with the understanding and application of languages. The Department also offers opportunities to study at several locations in France, Germany, Italy and Québec.
Rooted in the traditions of three major European languages and in Canada's French language and culture, the Department of Language Studies bases its mission on the notion that language and culture are inseparable and that the study of other cultures also offers new perspectives. By stressing cultural, linguistic and critical skills, the department prepares students to succeed in further study and gives its graduates an important advantage as they pursue careers in an increasingly competitive global environment. The Department also offers the following programs of study: French Language and Literature, French Linguistics, Italian Studies, Language Teaching and Learning, and Linguistics. These are the areas of emphasis that distinguish the Department of Language Studies. Their synergy places it among the nation's very best departments in the field. The department is recognized as a leader in literary and critical scholarship, interdisciplinary innovation in curriculum and technology, and for its tradition of excellence in teaching and pedagogical research.
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