• Working for a Green World

    Maria Woolson has recently published “The Melting of Humankind. How Art Deepens our Dialogue about Climate Change” in ReVista - Harvard Review of Latin America, and presented her work at AASHE 2018: “Pulling the Paradox of the SDGs to Uneven Ground: A Transdisciplinary Learning Journey.”

  • New Publications in Romance Languages & Linguistics

    John Waldron had two articles appear recently: “Screening Rupture in El sueño de Lú  and Los insólitos peces gato in Chasqui and “Writing at the End of the World: Mayra Montero’s In the Palm of Darkness” in Revista: Harvard Review of Latin America. 

  • Spreading Poetry

    Antonello Borra was invited to read from his poetry at the event "La pace della poesia", sponsored by the Centro Studi Sara Valesio in Bologna, Italy in July.

  • Innovating the Italian Classroom

    Adriana Borra presented "Staging Italian - Creating an Active Classroom through Theatre Methods" to the American Association of Teachers of Italian's international conference.

  • Tina Escaja with robot poems

    Across the Globe

    Over the last year, Tina Escaja has brought her art across the US, into Canada and Spain, and as far away as the Norwegian Arctic.

  • Tina Escaja La odisea marina de Maria Traviesa

    Tina Escaja Wins Award for Children's and Young People's Literature

    Escaja won the Campoy-Ada Award for her book La odisea Marina de María Traviesa

  • student watering in UVM greenhouse

The Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics houses UVM's programs in French, Italian, Spanish, and Linguistics.

In addition to our courses in language study, we offer a full array of classes on the literatures and cultures of the many regions of the world where the languages we teach are spoken, and on the form and meaning of human language itself.

Welcome to Romance Languages and Linguistics at UVM!

We offer a wide array of courses with talented teacher-scholars: language courses at all levels, courses in the literatures and cultures of the French, Italian, and Spanish-speaking worlds, and across the subfields of linguistics. Read the rest of our Chair's welcome letter...

 

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Marielle Macias Aunave, Senior Lecturer of French, will be teaching an immersive summer study abroad course (PDF) in France. 

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Katherine Brennan, a first-year student with a double major in French and religion, recently won first place and a $1000 prize in a video contest offered by the Franco-American Centre. Brennan's video shows how ubiquitous French culture is in the two places she spends the most time: her family home on Cape Cod and Burlington.







Our Programs

We offer undergraduate majors and minors in French, Italian Studies, Linguistics, and Spanish as well as a separate minor in Italian and a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate.

 

Our Faculty

Our instructors are poets and pedagogues as well as being literary, cultural, and linguistic scholars. Our faculty consists of 33 publicly recognized teachers and scholars who are highly knowledgeable, dedicated to their students, and active participants in the UVM community. 

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Our Courses

In addition to our courses in language study, we offer a full range of classes on the written works and cultures of the many regions of the world where the languages we teach are spoken, and on the form and meaning of human language itself.