October 2018

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Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL)

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) trains and qualifies future teachers, translators, interpreters, speech therapists, specialists, and researchers through Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programmes in French, Linguistics and Spanish, and five complementary minors in the fields of Brazilian Studies with Portuguese, French, Linguistics, Spanish, Caribbean Sign Language Interpreting (CSLI), with two certificates offered to non-degree students (CSLI and Speech-Language Pathology or SLP), all supported by study and work abroad programmes.

The DMLL teaches and researches the history and structures of four of the six official languages of the Caribbean, Belize and the Guianas, namely, English, French, French Creole/Patois and Spanish), and the regional and international literatures and cultures of three Romance languages (French, Portuguese and Spanish).

The five BA degrees include two Linguistics-related programmes, namely, English Language and Literature with Education, and Speech and Language Science, and another interdisciplinary BA, namely, Latin American Studies.

For postgraduates, the DMLL offers two diplomas (the Diploma in Interpreting Techniques, the Diploma in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), three taught MAs (Spanish, SLP and TESOL) and six research degrees (three MPhils and three PhDs) in French, Linguistics and Spanish.

The DMLL also delivers the English Language Foundation courses to the entire Campus, and administers The Writing Centre for students. DMLL Services include the Caribbean Interpreting and Translation Bureau (CITB), and the UWI Speech-Language Clinic. Visit them at http://sta.uwi.edu/fhe/dmll and FB: dmlluwista.

Centre for Language Learning (CLL)

The Centre for Language Learning (CLL) offers language programmes to UWI, St Augustine students and staff, and offers non-specialist classes to the public. You can learn Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Yoruba. Non-specialist language courses are conveniently scheduled at lunch time, on evenings and on Saturdays. Conversation-only classes are available at the post-beginner level. The CLL also delivers an English As A Foreign Language (EFL) programme for non-native speakers of English.

The CLL also has a collection of multimedia and hard copies of language materials available for consultation, including the Korea Corner located in the Self-Access Centre.

The CLL’s services to the public include off-campus classes for groups and individuals and international standardised testing in English (IELTS), Spanish (DELE), and Japanese (JLPT). Standardised testing in Mandarin (HSK) is available through the Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute (CI) complements the CLL’s Mandarin offerings with cultural programmes on and off-campus and off-campus language and culture classes.

The CLL and CI welcome all to share in their love of languages and culture. For more information visit their website: http://sta.uwi.edu/fhe/cll or follow them on Facebook, Flickr @clluwista or Twitter @clluwi. Follow the CI on Facebook @Confucius.UWI.