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. Pending Board of Regents approval, we will offer a new minor in Interdisciplinary French Studies in Fall 2014.
We pride ourselves on paying close attention to student writing, language use, and cultural analysis to help students prepare to work in a range of professions and countries. Many 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, and our graduates also 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.
2013-14 will be an exciting year in our department. We are hosting the Meryl Hearst Lecture Series, and we are slated to move to new offices and additional instructional space in the renovated East Bartlett hall. 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
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Meet the Faculty Audio Podcast
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Professor Wendy Hoofnagle
Professor Flavia Vernescu