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.
In December, Keith Folse and Melanie Gonzalez presented papers at the Vocab@Vic Conference on Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition at the University of Victoria in New Zealand. In 2013, Folse was an invited plenary speaker at international conferences in Germany, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Oman, and Japan, as well as several regional conferences in the U. [Read More]
UCF Modern Languages Professor Alla Kouova recently had her article Connecting Classrooms: Russian Language Teaching Project at UCF published by the Russian Language Journal. The journal is a bilingual scholarly review of research, resources, symposia, and publications pertinent to the study and teaching of Russian language and culture, as well as comparative and interdisciplinary research in Russian language, culture and the acquisition of Russian as a second language. [Read More]
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