Welcome to the Department of Languages & Literatures. Our accomplished faculty offers programs in English, Spanish, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), TESS (Teaching English in Secondary Schools) and professional writing and creative writing, in addition to courses in French, German, and Chinese. We pride ourselves on close attention to student writing, language use, and cultural analysis to help students to prepare to work in a range of professions and countries. Many of our students complement their classroom instruction with internships, translating and publishing experiences, and study abroad opportunities that help launch rewarding careers and lives.
We train more language arts teachers than any other university in the state. Our graduates work in translation, publishing, business, law, and the ministerial fields. Our professors have expertise in a range of fields, as evidenced by their publications in top academic journals and creative productions in fiction, poetry, and drama.
We would love to have you join us. Follow the links on this page to get more information on specific subjects. If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Julie Husband, Head of the Department of Languages & Literatures.
Meet the Faculty Audio Podcast
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Professor Rick Vanderwall
Professor Wendy Hoofnagle