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A World of Opportunities

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The School of Languages and Literatures (SoLaL) offers all interested students unique access to other ways of thinking by introducing them to languages, literatures, and cultures different from their own. With course content from the Ancient World to the contemporary context, we provide our students with a broad education which encompasses the arts without neglecting the practical. Cultural awareness and linguistic accuracy prepare students for successful participation in the global community..

Faculty members of SoLaL are dynamic and innovative educators and researchers in their disciplines. We have received research funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as well as foreign governments, and have also been honoured with various teaching awards, including the prestigious 3M Teaching Fellowship. We are proud to promote and incorporate the learning objectives of the University of Guelph, particularly internationalism, literacy, independence of thought, a sense of historical development and love of learning.