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Foreign Language

The Canisius foreign language department exposes students to the world through the study of foreign language, literature and culture.

Incoming freshmen can choose from four languages: French, Spanish, Latin, and Chinese. Canisius requires three years of foreign language study, which must include successful completion of Level 3 of one of the offered languages. Upper level courses are offered to students who have achieved the academic requirements outlined in the course catalog. Canisius offers incoming students the opportunity for advanced placement in these languages based on the results of a placement exam.

Course Offerings:

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3
  • Spanish 3 Honors
  • Spanish 4
  • Spanish 5
  • Latin 1
  • Latin 2
  • Latin 3
  • Latin 4
  • Latin1 for Seniors
  • French 1
  • French 2
  • French 3
  • French 4
  • Italian for Seniors