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The Department of Languages & Literatures offers undergraduate programs in EnglishSpanishTESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Creative WritingFrench, and Professional Writing, in addition to courses in Chinese and German. Our graduate offerings include programs in EnglishSpanish, TESOL, and TESS  (Teaching English in Secondary Schools).

L&L trains more language arts teachers than any other university in the state, and our students develop skills in reading, writing, language use, and cultural analysis in preparation for work in a range of professions and countries. Many students complement their classroom instruction with internships, translating and publishing experiences, as well as study abroad opportunities that help launch rewarding careers and lives. L&L students are part of a vibrant intellectual and creative community that is supported by scholarship opportunities and participates in clubs and honor societies in addition to on- and off-campus programming

Come and visit us! If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Julie Husband, Head of the Department of Languages & Literatures.

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Friday, Dec 16, 2016

World of Kurt Vonnegut covers

This fall, students in Dr. Adrienne Lamberti's Profession of Editing (ENGL 4780/5780) course paired with those in Dr. Jim O'Loughlin's Craft of Fiction (ENGL 3725/5725) course, to collaborate on the publication of fanfiction stories for Amazon Kindle's World of Kurt Vonnegut. Editing students reviewed Craft students' story pitches, then...

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

​FTRS returns in January with another slate of varied regional writers and, as always, an open mic where you can share your own creative writing. All readings begin at 7 p.m. at the Hearst Center for the Arts.

Dave Hoing & Roger Hileman...

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016

Trans-ing the Gothic FlierOn Monday, December 5th at 12 p.m. (Rod 287), L&L's Jolene Zigarovich is the featured CROW forum speaker.

Jolene Zigarovich is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa. She has also taught at Cornell University and Claremont Graduate University. Her recent book publications...