Department of Languages and Literature

Welcome to the Department of Languages and Literature. The Department is the largest and most diverse in the College, culturally and programmatically. Our programs and courses offer multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, literature, culture, and language education. Read more...


Student Research Grant Opportunity Fall 2015

Due: Oct. 15th

L2TReC provides a limited number of Student Research Grants to help fund research projects that address second language acquisition or second language teaching.


Date: Oct. 20th
Time: 4:00 PM 
Location: LNCO 2110

Meet other Portuguese speakers from the university community while enjoying Brazilian refreshments. All are welcome! 

Partying and Politics in Brazil's Landless Rural Workers' Movement

Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:05 PM 
Location: MBH 112

Melinda Gurr from Syracuse University addresses youth concerns in Brazil's Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST). Conducted in English.

Italian Cultural Event: Stories

Date: Oct. 22nd
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: LNCO 1100

By Dr. Rodolfo Savica - A look at Italian regionalism: dialects, beliefs and traditions

Thesis Defense

"Arabic L2 Learners Use of Word Order and Subject-verb agreement for Actor Role Assignment" — Jamil Al-Thawahrih

Date: Oct. 28th
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: LNCO 1945

German (Pre-) Halloween Film Night

Date: Oct. 28th
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 PM 
Location: LNCO 1110

The German faculty invites you to join us for some spooky fun as we view the 1920 German silent film classic "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," the world's first horror movie. It has murder, madness, mayhem, and more! Also enjoy pre- and post-film discussion with German professors about the film's bizarre history and significance. Refreshments provided!

Russian Concert

Date: Dec. 3rd
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: TBA

The Russian program at the U presents a winter concert with food, festivities, and student performers!

Click here to submit an event request.

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Featured Student

Tianna Tu's learning abroad experience in Tianjin, China inspired her to pursue a career in global health and earn the Truman Scholarship. Learn more about this recent graduate’s experience at the U, and how her passion for Mandarin Chinese helped shape her future by clicking here.

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