Greeting from the LAAL Chair


Welcome to the Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics! Our department is home to ground-breaking research in applied linguistics, stellar teaching of eleven different world languages plus English for international students, and two vibrant majors, in Spanish Studies and in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism. More than ever, understanding languages, and understanding how languages function in society, is key to understanding and succeeding in our world. I invite you to peruse our website to learn more about the courses that we offer, the research interests of our faculty, and special events that we are planning. More importantly, I invite you to consider how studying another language or applied linguistics will enrich your studies, enhance your career possibilities, and brighten your future.

Bryan Donaldson
Associate Professor of French
Chair, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics