Languages

HolaWhy Study Languages

In today’s world, language skills are more important than ever.  A Grade 11 second language is an entrance requirement for many post-secondary institutions.  If you are planning to study in the Faculty of Arts or Business, you should seriously consider studying a Grade 12 second language.  This way, you will not need to take a first year post-secondary language course, which is required by many institutions in order to fulfill program requirements.

.As the economy becomes more globalized, knowing a second or third language is a necessity, and provides you a competitive edge.Employers want workers who can communicate in different languages and understand other cultures. Learning languages broadens your world perspectives and makes traveling abroad more enjoyable. When you learn a new language, you develop a greater understanding of your first language.

So come on board, begin your journey, and sign up for one or more of the five languages offered at Burnaby Mountain.

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 Click Here to discover some reasons to study a foreign language!

 

Languages Department Members

Ms. N. Dharsee    (Department Head) French nina.dharsee@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. S. Chapman French sheila.chapman@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. E. DeRuyter French elena.deruyter@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. J. Kinnee French jacqueline.kinnee@sd41.bc.ca
Mr. J. Liau Japanese joseph.liau@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. L. Nogayeva French lena.nogayeva@sd41.bc.ca
Ms. A. Xiao Mandarin april.xiao@sd41.bc.ca

Courses Offered

Click Here to see a list and description of Language Courses offered for the 2017/2018 School Year.