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.
A free immersive program at UCF this summer to teach Russian speech and culture is part of a U.S. program designed to prepare students to be proficient in a “critical need” language. UCF’s STARTALK program, under the direction of Alla Kourova, an assistant professor of Russian, will be offered weekdays July 11-29 for 60 people in the community, but priority will be given to high school and UCF students 16 and older. [Read More]
UCF Modern Languages Professor Marie Léticée published her debut novel, Moun Lakou [Inna de Yard], this week in Paris, France. Léticée’s publisher, Ibis Rouge, spotlighted the novel by launching it at Salon du Livre, a massive book fair with exhibits by more than 1,000 publishers from around the world, heavy coverage from TV, radio, and internet media, musical performances, author readings and interviews, and even a visit by French President Francois Hollande. [Read More]
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Monday, July 11, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016
The Heart and the Island: A Critical Study of Sicilian-American Literature. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2015.