Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Languages! The School is made up of language departments: the Departments of English, French, and Modern Languages (where, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish and Kiswahili are taught), and the Department of Linguistics, which is one of the vibrant units of the university. The School also has oversight of the Confucius Institute at the University of Ghana (Chinese Language and Cultural Center), Maison Française (French Cultural and Information Center) and Casa Hispanica (Spanish Cultural Center). It has a faculty strength of about 61 lecturers and a student body (graduate and undergraduate) of about 13,500.


All together the school offers, through its departments, studies in seven foreign languages covering language, literature, and cultural studies. Regarding Ghanaian languages, various faculty of the Linguistics Department specialize in various aspects of a wide range of Ghanaian languages.  The department also offers courses on the Linguistics of the Ghanaian languages. The mandate of the School is to train students to gain various expertise in the various foreign and Ghanaian languages. These expertise are achieved through teaching, learning and research on various aspects of language, literature and related cultural studies by faculty and students.


In consonance with the vision of the University, the School offers a good range of graduate programmes: MA, MPhil, and PhD, including professional programmes such as the MA in Translation and Conference Interpreting, and MA sandwich programmes in Contemporary English Studies (MCES) and in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) for persons who are unable to make time for full-time studies.


The School also offers short courses for Top Management officers, administrators and all interested individuals on a range of areas in Communication. The courses include Writing Skills for Administrators, Report writing, Minutes and Agenda Writing, and Speaking and Presentation Skills. In addition, the School offers tailor-made courses on aspects of language and communication for individual clients and organisations upon request. The School also operates a Transbureau which offers professional Translation and Interpreting services to both the university community and the general public.


Our faculty are an excellent blend of scholars with diverse expertise in language studies who engage in cutting edge, multi and interdisciplinary research activities with both national and international scholars that often result in top-notch publications in reputable refereed journals and publishers.


Our students enjoy a friendly and conducive atmosphere that promote learning and knowledge acquisition in language studies, and our programmes are designed to fully equip them for the world of work as well as careers in academia.


The School actively collaborates with several partners including the embassies of the mother countries of the languages we teach, educational institutions and agencies, corporate bodies and public institutions, and looks forward to establishing more collaborations for mutual benefits in the areas of research, exchanges and support.


The School is committed to the training of language professionals and researchers for the national and international job markets.


Collegiality among faculty, students, and staff is our hallmark.

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