Modern Language and Literature Division
The Division of Modern Language and Literature is committed to developing Christian scholars who explore all facets of the spoken and written wordstrong leaders faithful to their calling to use language responsibly, creatively, effectively, and joyfully, to the glory of God.
The division offers seven majors: English, English Education, Spanish, Spanish Education, TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), TESOL Education, and Writing. Students prepare both theoretically and practically for a personal and professional life that recognizes language and literature as among God's great gifts.
The Division of Modern Language and Literature offers general education classes for all students in reading, writing, literature, language study, Spanish, and French. It operates both a language lab and a writing center, featuring appropriate technology and tutoring. It sponsors trips abroad open to all students, oversees the student publication Caesura, and arranges for speakers and performers in the areas of language and literary arts. It promotes the love of language arts and the deliberate study and use of careful, powerful language in the IWU community and in God's world.