German Language

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
    • ACT, or
    • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisite courses:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

You can achieve linguistic proficiency in German and learn about some of the distinguishing features of German culture through the Minor in German Language. By the time you complete your language requirements, you will have gone from a beginner to an advanced German language speaker. Though you do not need to enter the program with any prior knowledge of the language, you may begin at the intermediate or advanced level if you took German courses in high school, CEGEP, or through McGill Summer Studies. This will allow you to better appreciate German culture, converse with other German speakers and unlock the career benefits of knowing multiple languages.   

You can explore a variety of media like visual art, film and literature in the context of different periods of German history, from the eighteenth century all the way up to today. The German tradition in literature, thought, art, music, and scientific inquiry has influenced all fields of the humanities, arts, and the social sciences, making it an exciting area of study. Some of these courses will be taught In German, allowing you to further develop your language skills.   

To fully immerse yourself in the study of German, you can choose to expand your minor into the German Studies Major or Honours program.   


Careers

In an increasingly globalized world, knowing how to speak multiple languages is an incredibly useful skill that can serve to strengthen your career prospects. You may also wish to pursue further study of German language and culture at the graduate level. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Translator 
  • Language teacher 
  • Researcher  
  • Diplomat  

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application. 

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