UCF Modern Languages and Literatures Graduate Programs
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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.


April 27, 2015

On April 8, Irina Pidberejna received the 2015 Florida Foreign Language Award as University Scholar of the Year for her Russian/TESOL language studies. The award was a part of Russian Culture Night at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and was presented by Dean José Fernández, Chair of Modern Languages Humberto López Cruz and Alla Kourova, Pidberejna's mentor. [Read More]

April 16, 2015

photoUCF was represented at the 8th Annual Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC April 10-11. Two graduate students in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Spanish M. [Read More]

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Linguistics Reading Group

Wednesday, April 29, 2015; 4:00pm - 5:00pm

STARTALK - Intensive Russian Program

Monday, July 6, 2015 - Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Recent Faculty Publications

Keith Folse, Ph.D.

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Folse, K.  (2014). Clear Grammar: Keys to Grammar for English Language Learners. Books 1, 2, 3, 4.  (2nd edition).  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

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Keith Folse, Ph.D.

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Folse, K., & Pugh, T. (2015). Great Writing Book 5 (3rd Ed.). Boston: National Geographic Learning.

(Keith Folse: Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures; Tison Pugh: Dept. of English)

C. Alberto Villanueva Ghelfa, Ph.D.

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Residual y otros versos (1987-2012).[Book of Original Poetry] Madrid, Spain: Editorial Verbum (2015). I.S.B.N.: 978-84-9074-020-0

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Department of Modern Languages & Literatures • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
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