Housed in Benedictine’s College of Liberal Arts and home to eleven full-time faculty members, the Department of Languages and Literature offers undergraduate majors in English Language & Literature and Spanish, with courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels to suit a wide range of interests. We also offer minors in Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Medical Spanish, as well as an M.A. in Linguistics, with tracks available in TESOL
(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Literary Studies. Additionally, the Department runs the University's Intensive English Program (IEP), with coursework available for both undergraduates and graduate students.
Our programs offer a great deal of flexibility in order to address students' educational and professional needs and interests with equal concern. Our faculty are active professionals and dedicated teachers who work closely with students to guide them in their personal, academic and professional development. Low student-to-faculty ratios and small classes provide students with the kind of individual attention that enables them to develop their analytical abilities, improve their oral and written communication skills, and gain awareness of the literary legacy of diverse cultures and traditions.