Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

English and Modern Languages Chair's Message

On behalf of English and Modern Languages at TRU, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to our program. We offer a friendly learning environment, with small classes led by outstanding specialists.

Our department has a strong national reputation for undergraduate teaching. You can choose from the English Major or Minor programs, which offer courses in a broad range of literature, as well a Creative Writing Minor.

Our modern languages courses allow study in Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

The Department sponsors a number of informal groups devoted to reading and writing, including a student-run English Club and Creative Writing club. In addition, we are committed to providing service learning and undergraduate research assistant opportunities for outstanding students in their 3rd and 4th years. English and modern languages students are often employed in editing, researching, and tutoring in the Language Lab and the Writing Centre.

Our program actively encourages students to consider study abroad opportunities. Our student exchange partnership with the University of Chichester, for example, allows students to complete up to a year’s study in England—with the coursework taken at Chichester counting toward your TRU degree.

All of these activities reflect the dynamic, creative nature of English and modern language studies at TRU.

I’m hopeful that these Web pages will answer some of your questions about studying English and modern languages at Thompson Rivers University, but don’t hesitate to contact the chair or coordinators directly. We’d be happy to tell you more about our courses, our students, and our faculty.

All of these activities reflect the dynamic, creative nature of English and modern language studies at TRU.