Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

English and Modern Languages

Skills we learn

  • To accurately enunciate words and pronounce foreign names
  • Articulate and apply grammatical syntax rules
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral environments
  • Conduct research
  • Develop an awareness of and appreciation for cultural differences Edit copy for content, style, and punctuation
  • Index and proofread texts
  • Interpret and translate texts
  • Plan content of documents while organizing material in advance
  • Prepare documents by organizing material in advance
  • Prepare documents to establish general layouts of articles or advertisements
  • Read, write, listen, and speak in the studied language
  • Update or revise written texts to suit different audiences and/or cultural contexts
  • Understand the customs and traditions of different cultures
  • Understand the structure of modern language
  • Write articles and editorials

Potential occupations

  • Advertiser
  • Announcer/news broadcaster
  • Author
  • Bank officer
  • Bilingual educator
  • Book critic
  • Citizenship and Immigration officer
  • Communications work
  • Creative Writer
  • Desktop publisher
  • Editor
  • Events/Conference organizer
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • International Consultant
  • Language assessor
  • Lexicographer
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent
  • Museum Assistant
  • Newspaper/Magazine Editor
  • Overseas Language Teacher (TESL)
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Publisher
  • Radio/TV Newscaster/Producer
  • Reporter
  • Speech coach
  • Travel agent/Tour designer
  • Writing Center director