MEXT 2025 Undergraduate Scholarship Application Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the application for the 2025 Undergraduate Scholarship offered by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is now open. This scholarship is intended for students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree at a Japanese university. The scholarship covers: Full tuition Monthly allowance Round-trip flight between … Read more

Why would I want to learn another language? | LING 101 Open Class

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Do you speak more than one language? Why or why not? What are the benefits in your experience? Are there disadvantages? Join Dr. Victoria Surtees in an interactive session to explore the exciting world of multilingualism. We’ll talk about how multilingualism protects your brain and why people keep or lose their additional languages. Wednesday, March … Read more

Explore Spain as a Canadian Language and Culture Assistant

Are you a Canadian university student or graduate with a passion for language and culture? If so, the North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is calling your name! The upcoming application cycle opens from February 9th to April 4th, 2024. What is NALCAP? Operated by the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain … Read more

Embark on a Spanish adventure this summer at the Universidad Pablo De Olavide in Seville!

Author: María Eugenia De Luna, PhD. Embark on a Spanish adventure this summer at the Universidad Pablo De Olavide in Seville! If you possess intermediate to upper-level Spanish proficiency and crave an immersive learning experience while exploring Spain, our course is tailor-made for you. In “Contemporary Spanish Society and Culture,” students will explore the pulse … Read more

SPAN 302 Showcase: Celebrating Student Creativity and Cultural Exploration

Author: María Eugenia De Luna, PhD. As we come to the end of another semester, I would like to take a moment to recognize the achievements of our Spanish language learners. Specifically, I would like to highlight the outstanding efforts of those who completed SPAN 302 Advanced Spanish II – Composition. This course not only … Read more

Remembering and Celebrating the “Día de Muertos Altar” at UFV

Remembering and Celebrating the “Día de Muertos Altar” at UFV Celebrating tradition and honouring our loved ones Experience the vibrant Mexican celebration of Día de Muertos at UFV, where traditions and memories come to life. The Spanish Program at MOLA invites everyone to celebrate the Día de Muertos Altar, which honours the cherished souls who … Read more

A reimagined website to help you discover the world through language

Welcome to new MOLA’s blog and website, where we share news, thoughts, and stories about the programs and the amazing people who are part of the Modern Languages department at UFV. This revamped virtual experience was designed with you in mind. Whether you’re a current student, a prospective language lover, or simply curious about the … Read more

Embracing Spanish Learning in My Eighth Decade: A Testimonial to Lifelong Curiosity by Sarah Shadbolt

Back in 2019, approaching my eighth decade, I decided to seriously study Spanish, mainly in order to keep my aging brain active. I made the best decision of my life and enrolled in Spanish 101 at the University of the Fraser Valley. The long-suffering professor was Teresa Arroliga-Piper she helped me to overcome my hesitancy … Read more