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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. Jennifer Cooley, Head of the Department of Languages & Literatures.

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Monday, Oct 16, 2017

David Grant speaking as part of the Graduate College Brown Bag Lecture Series, titled "Writing Wakan: Native American Culture and New Materialism." Tuesday, Nov. 14 12:30-1:30pm Rod Library 287.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
Languages and Literatures graduate students will perform a live, radio-style adaptation of "The Woman Who Was Forgotten" by Bess Streeter Aldrich as part of the Cedar Falls Authors Festival on Monday, October 16th at 7:00...

Monday, Sep 18, 2017

Documentary filmmaker Luis Argueta returns to our community to debut the third in his trilogy of films about immigration in the Midwest. In preparation, we will screen the first two films on the UNI campus during September.


-Thurs., Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m. Sabin Hall 002
Iowa premier of The U Turn with Luis Argueta
-Friday, October 13, 11:00 a.m. Rod Library 287
Teach in with Luis Argueta
-Saturday, Oct. 14 5:00 p.m. at Blessed Maria school in Waterloo The U Turn community screening with Luis Argueta
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