About the School

Important Notice:

Following the most recent directive from Ottawa Public Health, our two SLaLS main offices are NOW CLOSED and staff members are working remotely. Access to the campus is restricted.  For access to campus, please check Carleton’s COVID-19 website for updates and requirements for visitors to Carleton.

Course delivery types vary between courses being offered this Winter 2022 term.  See specific course delivery details for more information.  PLEASE NOTE: In-person/on campus courses will be delivered ONLINE (synchronous, asynchronous, blended) until at least January 31 as per the latest health recommendations.

Carleton University is following the advice of Ottawa Public HealthPublic Health Ontario, the Government of Ontario, and the Public Health Agency of Canada for the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations for prevention.

Thank you.

Welcome to Carleton University’s School of Linguistics and Language Studies, the place on campus for all things LANGUAGE.  We offer the following programs: undergraduate degree in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, undergraduate degree in Linguistics, graduate degree in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies, Certificate in Teaching ESL, world-class modern language courses, English as a Second Language (ESL) for academic purposes, and advanced Communication Courses for Specific Disciplines and Professions.  Members of our school share a fascination and passion for LANGUAGE.  If you do too, this is the place for you.