Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the School of Languages webpage! Home to the Departments of English, French, Linguistics and Modern Languages, the School is one of six in the College of Humanities. Our range of undergraduate programmes in languages, literatures and cultures are designed to challenge and inspire students in the classroom and beyond. They include BA programmes in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Kiswahili, English, French, Linguistics and Translation. Our MA, MPhil. and PhD programmes are dedicated to advanced study in these fields as well as in others such as Conference Interpreting, Ghanaian Language studies and Teaching English as a Second Language.  

Through these and our MA sandwich programmes in Contemporary English Studies and in Teaching English as a Second Language, we continue to strengthen our linkages with the world of work. The success of our flagship translation and conference interpreting programmes ensures that they draw students from around the continent. Our exchange and year abroad programmes provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in other cultures through language and discover intersections that enrich their lives. We strive to enhance our students’ academic success and career readiness through their participation in research, internships, service learning and study abroad, all of which help to expand their worldview and their professional, intellectual and personal horizons.

We are committed to exploring the academic possibilities and developing the cultural competence that will make our students adaptable, flexible, mobile and globally aware, thus preparing them for broader opportunities in the international job market and for competitive graduate studies.  This commitment is motivated by our University’s mission to “develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination.”

Our faculty are nationally and internationally renowned writers and scholars working in diverse fields of expertise. They are committed to interdisciplinarity in their teaching and research, in line with the College of Humanities’ objective of creating a synergy for interdisciplinary work among students and faculty. In this regard, we continue to build and support versatile faculty-student research collaborations in addition to the individual research and creative projects that faculty and students, graduate and undergraduate, are engaged in.

Our close relationship with our culture work partners is evident in the cultural centres hosted by our School: University of Ghana’s Confucius Institute, the Spanish Cultural Centre (Casa Hispanica) and the French Cultural and Information Centre (Maison Franҫaise).  


I invite you to visit our pages and find out more about the many wonderful enterprises undertaken by our faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and community service.