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Welcome to the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. With over eighty faculty members, 370 undergraduate majors, and nearly 200 graduate students, we are the largest department at UMass Amherst. Our undergraduate and graduate programs provide a rich array of courses, including many taught in English, and a stimulating environment for scholarship, collaboration, and learning.
The online Certificate in Professional Translation and Interpreting is designed for students with high proficiency in English and at least one Language Other Than English (LOTE) who are interested in developing language mediation skills to meet the needs of an increasingly globalized world.
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Congratulations to PhD student Tiarra Cooper, who has been awarded a fellowship to attend the 2020 Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program. The Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellows Program is a three...
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Communication is at our fingertips. In a global and online world, multilingul individuals realize advantages in professional, cultural, and social spheres. Learning a second language is invaluable in allowing one to build relationships, become immersed in a foreign culture, experience films and literature in their original language, bridge communication gaps, or aide in diplomatic relations. It could even give a potential employee the leg up when applying for competitive positions.Learn about the LLC