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All students interested in majoring/minoring or studying a world language should meet with an academic advisor in the department at least once per semester to plan your class schedule and monitor your progress toward graduation.

Incoming freshmen who have previously studied the target language are expected to take a placement exam in the target language. Visit NIU Testing Services to learn more about the testing procedure and upcoming test dates.

All Majors and Minors

Prof. Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz
Watson Hall 118
815-753-6448
jpcooke@niu.edu

Office Hours

Monday/ Wednesday, 11 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
Tuesday/ Thursday, 10 a.m.-noon
Friday, 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Deaf Studies Minor

Prof. Linda Saborio
Watson Hall 120
815-753-6451
lsaborio@niu.edu

Office Hours

Monday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Graduate Studies

Prof. Stephen Vilaseca
Watson Hall 315
svilaseca@niu.edu

Office Hours

Monday/Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. and by appointment

Area Name Email Phone Office
Educator Licensure (director) Karen Lichtman klichtman@niu.edu 815-753-6443 WH 114
Educator Licensure (assistant director) Kathy Kuschman kkuschman@niu.edu 815-753-6449 WH 112

Classics

French and Francophone Studies

German Studies

Graduate certificate in Foreign Language Instructional Technology

Italian

Minors (Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Russian, Translation for Global Literacy)

Portuguese

Southeast Asian Languages

Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Jessamine Cooke-Plagwitz jpcooke@niu.edu 815-753-6448 WH 118

Graduate certificates

Graduate studies

M.A. Spanish and Hispanic Studies

Stephen Vilaseca flgrad@niu.edu or svilaseca@niu.edu 815-753-6463 WH 315

Contact Us

World Languages and Cultures
Watson Hall 111
815-753-1501
askfl@niu.edu