Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

  • Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

    We prepare our students for success in a diverse and globalized world. Whether your interests include international business or linguistic and cultural enrichment, federal and foreign service, non-governmental work.

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  • Programs

    Arabic • Chinese • EALC • French • German • Hebrew • Hispanic Linguistics • Italian • Japanese • Linguistics • Portuguese • Slavic (Russian) • Spanish 

  • Linguistics

    Professional linguists work in several fields such as teaching (Linguistics, speech, English, world languages), translation/interpretation, voice or speech recognition software development, literacy programming, curriculum development, data analysis, and U.S. intelligence or foreign service.

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  • In Remembrance of Maura Binkley

    November 2, 2019 marks the first anniversary of the tragic loss of Dr. Nancy Van Vessem and Maura Binkley, a German major, in the Hot Yoga mass shooting. The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics remembers all victims. To honor our student, we have created the "Maura Binkley Scholarship".

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Department News

  • Spotlight on Lauren Boylan

    Interview with Ms. Lauren Boylan.

    ​ Dr. Mark Pietralunga recently published Italians in America, a translation and critical edition of Amerigo Ruggiero’s 1937 study of Italian Americans in North America. The book was published with…
  • Meet Jonathan DaSo

    Meet Jonathan DaSo, the library liaison for the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. He received his undergraduate degree in Spanish with a minor in Chinese language and literature, then…
  • Spotlight On: Rawan Abhari

    Meet Rawan Abhari, an outstanding student in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics! Rawan is a current sophomore studying Economics and Middle Eastern Studies.
  • Spotlight On: Lyndssey James

    Meet your advisor, Lyndssey James! Lyndssey helps every student in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics reach their academic goals and work toward graduation.
  • Recent MLL graduate to be featured in Student Spotlight

    Victoria BienAime, a Spring 2020 graduate with a major in Chinese, was recently featured on “Seminole Spotlight”
  • 100 years of Sigma Delta Pi at FSU

    Dr. Brandl participated in the panel 100 years of history: Sigma Delta Pi, The national collegiate Hispanic honor society (1919-2019) and its chapters, as part of the AATSP’s 102nd Annual Conference…
  • MLL Majors Receive Prestigious Language Study Scholarships

    Several MLL majors have been selected to receive nationally competitive language study scholarships; the Boren Award and Critical Language Scholarships. Both prestigious awards are funded by the…
  • Congratulations MLL Spring 2020 Graduates

    The Class of 2020 convened online to celebrate their accomplishment.  Please visit the link below for a recorded reading aloud of all MLL degree recipients, both graduate and undergraduate. Thanks to…
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Undergraduate Spotlight

The College of Arts and Sciences hosted a Celebration of Philanthropy to thank donors and friends of the college for their generous gifts. This year’s event highlighted some of the undergraduate research that is taking place across the College. Simon Prado, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Culture with an additional major in Russian and a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs with an additional major in Political Science, Spring 2020 and Shaimaa Khanam, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Editing, Writing, and Media and a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs, Spring 2019 represented their disciplines with their work on “Change and Continuity of the Masculine Ideal in the Byzantine and Slavic Epic.” Simon and Shaimaa’s research, conducted under the mentorship of Prof. Robert Romanchuk of Modern Languages and Linguistics, is forthcoming in the online UC Undergraduate Journal of Slavic and East/Central European Studies.