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Faculty members of the Department of Modern Languages are active in the following core research domains:

L2 (Second Language) Teaching and Learning

  • L2 assessment tools to determine proficiency and specific competencies
  • Effective L2 course placement tools


  • Curriculum development for classroom instruction and program development
  • Professional outputs (scholarly book translations) for literature and media

Interdisciplinary Regional Studies

(Spain, South America, France, North Africa, China)

  • Literary and cultural movements within historical, political and social contexts
  • Culture industries including TV, film, and popular culture
  • Social movements (feminism, civic activism)
  • Cross border business practices in the 21st century