Department of Languages and Literatures

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa


Congratulations to this year's L&L graduates!

 

Shalika Allison – English • Liliane Atty – TESOL Teaching • Huri Bah – TESOL • Carl Barnhart – English Teaching • Devon Batson – English Teaching • Tessa Becker – English Teaching • Tyler Benson – TESOL • Jaired Blaine – English • Dylan Bolinger – TESOL • Molly Borth – TESOL Teaching • Calli Brouwer – TESOL Teaching • Per'Tiyah Bruce – English • Haley Bunnell – English • Bailey Caskey – Spanish • Adam Chelleen – Spanish • Isabel Conner – English Teaching • Shannon Cross – M.A. TESOL • Sarah Davis – English • Alexis Dinsmore – English • Lindsey East – Spanish • Allison Fisher – English Teaching • Sarah Fluegel – English • Morgan Gallagher – English Teaching •  Shannon Garrett – English • Nicole Goodman – English Teaching • Daniella Guerrero – English • Danielle Hanson – English Teaching • Ashlin Hayungs – TESOL Teaching •  Bridget Heidt – English Teaching • Jose Salinas Herrera – M.A. TESOL/Spanish • Rebecca Hunter – English • Nikelle Johnson – English Teaching • Mykah Kennedy –  English Teaching  •  Emily Koenig – English • Alvin Kong – English • Kayla Koop – TESOL/Spanish • Colin Koops – English  • Taylor Lien – English  •  Allie Marchesano – English Teaching  • John Mason – M.A. English • Gabrielle Mauro – English Teaching • Emily McCalley – Spanish • Lindsay McClurg – TESOL Teaching • Adriana Miene –  English • Cecilia Mitchell – English • Elizabeth Moats – English Teaching • Cynthia Montoya – TESOL Teaching • Jayden Moo – TESOL Teaching • Brian Murphy – M.A. TESOL • Jordan Nelson – TESOL Teaching • Matthew Nichols – English • Laura Olson – English Teaching • Kaitlyn Pietan – English Teaching • Sarah Rasing – English • Dezirae Reyes – English Teaching • Megan Rinke – TESOL/Spanish • Grace Sack – Spanish • Shelby Sanderson – English Teaching • Savannah Scallon – TESOL/Spanish • Zachary Schaben – Spanish • Thea Schaff – English • Erica Scherer – English • Austin Schmuecker – TESOL Teaching • Zachary Schroeder – English ​• Miranda Simon – Spanish • Erin Skarda – TESOL • Lauren Smith – English Teaching • Randi Smith – M.A. English • Dalila Solis – Spanish • Cory Taylor – English • Brady Tegeler – English • Seth Thill – M.A. English • Erin Thomason – Spanish • Hunter Thompson – English • Lyric Tracy – English • Sandra Tracy – M.A. TESOL • Jose Trinidad – Spanish • Jamilyn Ver Steegh – English • Katie Wempen – TESOL Teaching • Morgan West – TESOL/Spanish • Lauren Winter – Spanish


Welcome!

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. Our graduate offerings include programs in EnglishSpanishTESOL, 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, and 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. Jim O'Loughlin, Interim Head of the Department of Languages & Literatures.

L&L Student Spotlight interview with Ben Godard

Our Mission

We read, we tell stories, and we study language to understand and shape ourselves and the world around us. Students in the Department of Languages & Literatures explore the persistent questions of humanity as they have developed in a variety of cultures, times, and places through immersion and interaction with voices, texts, images, and technologies. From this, they develop the intellectual and practical skills to communicate across cultures and thrive in our changing world.

Please Note

All students considering taking Spanish at UNI should take the Spanish placement exam. This exam will help you choose the appropriate first Spanish course at UNI. To take the placement exam, click here. You will need to pay a $10 charge via credit card.