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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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Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017

Joseph Scapellato will be reading from his book Big Lonesome on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 pm. The reading will be held in Bartlett 0081. 

Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Joseph Scapellato uses these twenty-five stories to conjure worlds, themes, and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. Big Lonesome navigates through the American West -- from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything in between -- exploring place, myth,...

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

L&L's Rachel Morgan will be having a book release reading for her poetry collection Honey & Blood, Blood & Honey. This thematic chapbook uses poetry to explore the historical and personal experience of type 1 diabetes in a series of carefully wrought and emotionally evocative poems. Morgan will be the featured reader at the Final Thursday Reading Series on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hearst Center for the Arts in Cedar Falls.


Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017

L&L's Kim Groninga will be hosting a professional development workshop about the I-Search writing assignment in Bartlett 2055 at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22. She will discuss how she implements this research method in her College Writing and Research courses, as well as how students have found this assignment beneficial to their learning. First-year writing instructors are especially encouraged to attend. See flyer for more information.