The department offers various programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels which have prepared our graduates for diverse careers. At the undergraduate level we offer Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish. At the graduate level we offer a Master of Arts in Spanish and in TESOL. Our undergraduate minors include programs in French, Italian, and Spanish. We also offer a Spanish Translation and Interpretation Certificate to all Spanish majors who are proficient in Spanish and English. One can also work toward related degrees in Foreign Language Education (French or Spanish). The department also offers an undergraduate TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate, which is open to all majors.
Many of our courses are interdisciplinary and students can earn credit in Asian Studies; International and Global Studies; Latin American Studies; and Women's Studies. The department has successful summer study abroad programs in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Whether you wish to fulfill a language requirement, gain valuable language skills or position yourself in a more marketable career arena the faculty and staff of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures are committed to providing you with a successful language experience.
The department has thirty full-time faculty members who combine a strong dedication to undergraduate teaching with a firm commitment to research and service. Visit the Faculty & Staff to learn more about their interests and background. At the University of Central Florida, study in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures encourages close contact between faculty and students. In the tradition of the university at large, we value the individual. We take pride in the diverse cultural, educational, intellectual, and recreational opportunities available at UCF.
Alla Kourova is the winner of multiple faculty awards this spring. Most recently, she was honored for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at both the college and university level. Kourova received the 2014 University Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award. [Read More]
Paolo Giordano, Neil E. Euliano Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies, was invited to a conference/workshop at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center titled “Transcending Borders, Bridging Gaps: Italian Americana, Diasporic Studies, and the University Curriculum. [Read More]
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