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.


Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence

Thursday, April 5, 2018; 12:00pm - 5:00pm

12th Mid-Florida Japanese Speech and Skit Contest

Saturday, April 7, 2018; 1:00pm - 4:30pm

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‘Bernarda Alba’ Actress Combines Love for Arts, Humanities at UCF

photoUCF student Ibis Enid Rodríguez has prepared for her roles in last fall’s Seminole State production of The House of Bernarda Alba and in the upcoming Theatre UCF musical adaptation Bernarda Alba for more than 30 years. [Read More]

Student research showcased at 18th Annual Spanish Graduate Colloquium

photoUCF will celebrate Spanish language and culture at the 18th Annual Spanish Graduate Association (SaGA) Colloquium. The colloquium, coordinated by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is a conference that gives students the opportunity to disseminate their research on topics concerning the Spanish-speaking world. [Read More]

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Recent Faculty Publications

Sandra Sousa, Ph.D.

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Visitas a João Paulo Borges Coelho. Leituras, Diálogos e Futuros. Sheila Khan, Sandra Sousa, Leonor Simas-Almeida Isabel A. Ferreira-Gould, Nazir Ahmed Can (eds.). Lisboa: Edições Colibri, 2017.

Geri Smith, Ph.D.

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Christine de Pizan. The Book of the Mutability of Fortune, edited and translated by Geri L. Smith. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe 52. Toronto: Iter Press/ACMRS, 2017.

Florin Mihai, Ph.D.

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Mihai, F.M. (2017). Assessing English learners in the content areas: A research-into-practice guide for educators (2nd ed.). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Alla Kourova, Ph.D.

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Kourova, A. (August, 2016). Picturing Russia: A Research Guide to Russian Culture. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, IA.

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