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Spanish Studies in Costa Rica students visit coffee farm (July 2021) Sara Rico-Godoy named Yates Dissertation Fellowship Recipient The University of Tennessee Meets Actor Daniel Sharman Lidwin (major in Italian) Earns Fulbright Award Language & World Business Students Earn National Awards Vernacular Symposium, February 2020

Note: MFLL like all units on campus is operating on a distance basis during the Covid-19 period. Please email our administrative staff for questions related to MFLL generally, or our individual faculty according to the language program in which they teach. Email addresses can be found through the "People" tab on the left side of this page.

Thank you, Luis Cano, Interim Head.

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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