World Languages and Literatures: For travellers at heart

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Professor Melek Ortabasi is serious when she says that studying a foreign language and literatures from around the world can give you superpowers. 

Ortabasi, the Chair of the newly formed Department of World Languages and Literatures (WLL), says those who study language and literature develop empathy, nurture their imaginations and critical thinking, while also gaining the practical skill of communicating in a foreign language. And in today’s world, those skills almost qualify as superpowers.

WLL was formed through the merger of the Language Training Institute and the World Literature Program. Over the years, both units provided a home to students yearning to “travel the world” through language and literature courses at SFU.  

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