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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Majors, Minors and Other Opportunities

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in: 

Undergraduate minors in:

We also offer elementary and intermediate instruction in Chinese and Japanese. We also offer two popular study abroad programs: WISE-Spain and WISE-Costa Rica.



The Inaugural Kline Professorship Lecture Presented by Dr. Catherine R. Moore

Your are invited to discover the creative imagination of Guillaume Apollinaire "le mal-aimé", Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Morgan Hall 310. More details.

Vivian D. Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship Recipients

Vivian D. Kline and Lenore Huston Kline Scholarship Recipients 2013




Resources for Students

Foreign Languages in the News

Language Learning is Essential for Understanding Global Perspectives

NBC Health Reports on Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

CNN Money reports:   The hottest job skill is... (yes, you guessed it: knowledge of foreign languages!)

New York Post reports, "Speaking Two or More Languages Becoming Essential Skill."


German Coffee and Conversation Hour

The German "Kaffeestunde" will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Faculty Lounge/Conference Room.

Contact Dr. Gary Schmidt for more info at (309) 298-1558 or via email at


Japanese Club

The Japanese Club meets every Tuesday in Morgan Hall 330 starting at 4:30 pm. Learn about Japanese culture, improve your Japanese speaking skills, and meet new people.

For information contact Wenhong Teel at (309)298-1232 or via email at


Spanish Tertulias (Spanish conversations)

Mondays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Casa Latina, located in the WIU Multicultural Center.

Tertulias are moderated by Native Hispanic Faculty members from the department, and are co-sponsored by the FLL Spanish Club and Casa Latina.

Tertulias are free of charge, and open to all WIU students, faculty, staff, and members of the Macomb community who wish to practice their Spanish language skills, no matter what level they are at.

For more information contact Dr. Guada Cabedo-Timmons, at (309) 298-1615 or via email at 


French Conversation Hour

Tuesdays, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, located in MG Room 309A.

For more information contact Dr. Edmond Asare, at (309) 298-1558 or via email at