Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, one of four departments in the Faculty of Humanities and Education. The current Head of Department is Dr Nicole Roberts. Our academic staff members are actively engaged in a wide range of research interests (see our DMLL Bookshelf). Our course offerings are diverse and range from intermediate-advanced language studies and traditional linguistics and literature courses to topic-driven courses in feminism, cultural and (socio)linguistic identity, language learning disabilities, Trinidad & Tobago Sign Language interpreting and foreign language business.

Our aim is to help students to enhance their linguistic dexterity, communication skills, critical thinking and cultural awareness. Programmes in the department prepare our students for active global citizenship by providing them with the disciplinary tools of linguistic, cultural, and literary analysis. The Department offers programmes in: French, Hindi, Linguistics, Portuguese, Spanish and courses in English Language (Foundation), Patois (Lesser Antillean French-lexicon Creole), and Trinidad and Tobago Sign Language (TTSL).

We hold to the Faculty’s vision to equip well-rounded students for entry into today’s competitive, multilingual, global marketplace. At the same time, we equally recognise the importance of cultural exchange programmes through which students acquire a broader, more comprehensive understanding of society and the diversity of Caribbean America and Latin America. The menu to the left will help you to navigate our pages. Please contact us at mll.fhe@sta.uwi.edu for any guidance you need.