About Us

Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University.

The Department of Modern Languages offers multiple opportunities for undergraduate and graduate study in language, culture, and literature. From language classes in Arabic, German, Hebrew, or Russian; to culture classes in Chinese, Haitian Creole, Italian, and Japanese; to degree programs including Bachelor of Arts in French, Portuguese, or Spanish, Master of Arts in Spanish and Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish; the Department of Modern Languages prepares students for a variety of educational and future career opportunities.

In addition to the full degrees, Certificates are available to both traditional and non-degree-seeking students in Translation Studies, Legal Translation and Court Interpreting, Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture Studies and German Language and Culture. Students also have the option to obtain a Minor in French, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, or Spanish.

Graduate and advanced undergraduate courses reflect the variety of the faculty's research interests from second language acquisition to historical linguistics; from the traditional, historically based divisions of literature and culture to the study of related fields and modalities of interpretation – from stylistics and traditional philology to cultural studies, post-structuralism, new historicism, post-colonial studies, comparative literature, and theories of gender and sexuality. We encourage independent and innovative thinking and research at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

We invite you to explore further the department’s site so that you may learn more about our programs, activities, and faculty. Should you have additional questions about studying in the Department of Modern languages, do not hesitate to contact us.

Department Chair
Dr. Pascale Becel
becelp@fiu.edu

Associate Department Chair
Dr. Santiago Juan-Navarro
navarros@fiu.edu

Graduate Program Director
Dr. María Asunción Gómez
gomezm@fiu.edu

Office Manager
Jackie Dipp
jdipp@fiu.edu

Graduate Program Specialist
Charlene (Lina) Brown
browncha@fiu.edu

Undergraduate Office Associate
Andrea Nuñez
aanunez@fiu.edu

Student Assistant
Nicolas Lopez
nilopez@fiu.edu