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MFLL graduate students host 2nd Vernacular Symposium Feb 22-23 Dr. Lisa Parker's MFLL 199 Class on a Visit to DENSO, Maryville TN on October 10th 2018 Arab Fest 2018 Spring Courses Taught in English Update: Phillip Baites Wins IES Video Competition! Mapping Knoxville across Time, Media and Cultures MFLL Hosts the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures develops language proficiency to foster critical thinking through literary, cinematic, and linguistic analysis and hence to establish incisive perspectives on cultures and civilizations, including our own. The many faculty and student accomplishments in research, teaching, and service to the community build a solid foundation for exciting professional futures by informed, engaged citizens.

Students can earn a B.A. in Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures with a concentration in French, German, Italian, Russian, or Spanish. We also offer a concentration in Language and World Business, available for all of these languages plus Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese. Classes are available in a tenth language, Hebrew, as well. For Persian, we offer modified self-instructional language learning; for more information, please visit "Taped Language Program".


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