The Department of Languages & Literatures offers undergraduate programs in English, Spanish, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Creative Writing, French, and Professional Writing, in addition to courses in Chinese and German. Our graduate offerings include programs in English, Spanish, 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, 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. Jennifer Cooley, Head of the Department of Languages & Literatures.
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.
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.