The incomparable beauty of medieval France: the chateau at Gien evokes the solemn grandeur of an earlier age.

The remote solemnity of this Portuguese church evokes through its simple architecture an enduring natural beauty.

Toledo, the city where Spain’s three great religions (Christian, Jewish, Muslim) intermingled to produce an abundant richness of culture.

A great river flows through it: the Tiber juxtaposes monuments from Rome’s imperial past with its Catholic present.

One of Latin America’s storied cities, Havana, Cuba bears the marks of Caribbean culture from colonial times to the present.

Overview of Programs

RLL offers vibrant programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our language classes have long been popular with undergraduates, including those interested in international travel and those who anticipate a global dimension to their future careers. All of our classes focus on culture writ large: we study great texts, and we do so with an eye to gender roles, traditions, communities, individual freedom, social obligations, and many other topics of critical importance today. We offer concentrations in French, Italian, and Spanish, as well as a composite major in Romance Languages, and courses in introductory Portuguese. Our Ph.D. programs in French and Spanish are comprehensive and designed to prepare careers in academia, with a focus on research and teaching. more

The Cross-Interview

Billy Acree and sophomore Spanish major Maria Schulz interview each other.

Earlier this month Professor William Acree sat down with Maria Schulz, a sophomore studying Spanish & Biology, to talk about their interests in Latin America and Spain, how they came to the study of Spanish language, and the benefits they see in majoring in Spanish. In the first part of the conversation Schulz posed the questions; and in the second half, Acree interviewed Schulz...[Read More]

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Hurst Lounge @ 9:00am
Véronique Aubouy
Danforth University Center, Presentation Room 234 @ 4:00pm
Reception at 5:00pm and talk at 5:30pm
McMillan Cafe @ 5:30pm