Course Code LANG
Co-ordinator(s) Hyoun Jeong Yoo (Korean); Assistant Director, Modern Languages (Kiswahili and/or Anishinaabemowin)
Languages Offered Anishinaabemowin, Ki-Swahili, Korean Full Course List
Minor Available No
Placement Test Required for students with previous knowledge More details


When registering, make certain to check the section code closely to ensure that you are registering in the correct language.

Registration Information

Space in language courses is limited.  Register as early as possible.  If the course is full when you attempt to register, please submit a Course Registration Override Request or, if applicable, add your name to a waitlist on Carleton Central.  Click here to learn more about how waitlisting works.

Which languages are offered?

Our Languages Less Commonly Taught vary from year to year.  Not all courses are offered every term.  Search the Carleton Central and/or the Public Class Schedule to find out which courses are being offered during the semester you are interested in.  When you are searching, use the subject heading “Language Studies” or the short code “LANG.

See something you like?  If you have any further questions about the course(s), we invite you to contact our Assistant Director ( for more information.


Anishinaabemowin is a member of the Algonquian language family and is the third most commonly spoken indigenous language in Canada after Cree and Inuktitut. Spoken with some variation by a number of tribes (Algonquin, Ojibwe, Chippewa, and Odawa), then language was used historically as a trade language throughout the Great Lakes and surrounding river systems.


Ki-Swahili is one of a number of Bantu languages spoken in areas of East and Central Africa.  The language is a national or official language of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of the Congo and an official working language of the African Union. While Ki-Swahili is African in origin, it has been influenced over centuries by contact with Arabic, Persian, German, Portuguese, English, and French.  Five to ten million people speak Ki-Swahili as their native language but many more – as many as 100 million – people speak it as a lingua franca. The 2006 Census reports 27,795 Ki-Swahili speakers living in Canada.  Of this group, 2,025 (7%) live in Ottawa.


The Korean language and culture has been experiencing a surge in popularity in recent years, a surge so remarkable it even has its own name: the “Hallyu Wave”.  Fueled by the meteoric rise of K-Pop music, Korean dominance in e-sport gaming, and the adaptation of more and more Korean television series to Western television, the trend seems likely to continue.

Learning the Korean language opens opportunities to share in a wonderful and inclusive culture and become part of the vibrant Korean community.

Originally created by the Great King Sejong in the 15th century as an adaptation of Chinese, Korean is spoken by more than 72 million people living on the Korean peninsula and the Korean diaspora in many countries. There are about two million people in China who speak Korean as their first language, another two million in the United States and Canada 700,000 in Japan, and 500,000 in the Russian regions of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.