Message from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga! We provide innovative academic programs and courses designed to facilitate transformative learning experiences, emphasizing both experiential learning and research opportunities. Our Department stands as a hub of diverse and comprehensive research and teaching in three areas: Linguistics, Literary, Media and Cultural Studies and Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment.

Language plays a pivotal role in shaping cultures and identities, fostering communication, crucial for building thriving communities. Our diverse programs integrate research, innovative pedagogy, and experiential learning, spanning a broad spectrum of disciplines. From international language education to specialized linguistic studies, our offerings intersect with fields such as anthropology, communication, computer science, historical studies, psychology, and beyond.

We are committed to empowering students to actively engage in their learning journey. Through experiential learning and research opportunities, we foster academic development and personal growth. Our dedicated faculty and supportive environment cultivate a positive university experience, nurturing confidence and instilling a sense of responsibility.

In addition to our academic pursuits, we prioritize community engagement. Our initiatives champion equity, diversity, and inclusion, while our language training programs for high school students and extensive community outreach efforts demonstrate our dedication to fostering social impact and deepening cultural understanding.

Whether you’re a student or a visitor, we invite you to explore our department and connect with us. Join us at events, and feel free to share your thoughts and ideas with us at We look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant community.

Arsalan Kahnemuyipour

Professor and Chair