Foreign Languages and Literatures

Currencies of the world montage.

The study of foreign languages and literature provides valuable experience and a potential edge for future career development for our students.

Scientists and engineers function in a global market: they rely on primary sources published in other languages, attend international consortia, and often find themselves interacting across national, cultural, and linguistic borders. Government and industry often give preference to job applicants who are proficient in a foreign language. MIT students are encouraged to work and study abroad in conjunction with university, private, and public organizations.

The faculty of the FL&L Section, the language coordinators, and the Undergraduate Academic Administrator can provide assistance in choosing an appropriate program and granting transfer credit from overseas or domestic programs. MIT provides a unique perspective on foreign languages because of the opportunities available to integrate the study of natural languages with the latest technological advances in multimedia and interactive learning. FL&L-affiliated faculty are exploring and implementing methods in which multimedia technology can be used to make learning a foreign language a more authentic experience.

Although MIT is known throughout the world for its programs in science and engineering, MIT is also an institution where the humanities, arts, and social sciences play an integral role in the educational mission. Together, they help to make MIT much more than just an institute of technology.

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures links

Visit the MIT Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures home page at:
http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/

Review the MIT Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures curriculum at:
/OcwWeb/web/resources/curriculum/index.htm#21F

 

Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 21F.010Introduction to European and Latin American FictionFall 2006
 21F.011Topics in Indian Popular Culture: Spectacle, Masala, and GenreFall 2006
 21F.013Out of Ground Zero: Catastrophe and MemoryFall 2005
 21F.017Germany and its European ContextFall 2002
 21F.019Communicating Across CulturesSpring 2005
 21F.020JAfter ColumbusFall 2003
 21F.021Communicating Across CulturesSpring 2005
 21F.022JInternational Women's VoicesSpring 2004
 21F.024JThe Linguistic Study of BilingualismFall 2006
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21F.027JVisualizing CulturesSpring 2008
 21F.030East Asian Cultures: From Zen to PopFall 2005
 21F.031JTopics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and CinemaSpring 2003
 21F.034Media Education and the MarketplaceFall 2005
 21F.035Topics in Culture and GlobalizationFall 2003
 21F.037Japanese Popular CultureSpring 2003
 21F.037Topics in Culture and GlobalizationFall 2003
 21F.039Japanese Popular CultureSpring 2003
 21F.040A Passage to India: Introduction to Modern Indian Culture and SocietySpring 2005
 21F.041Topics in South Asian Literature and CultureFall 2004
 21F.043JIntroduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical ExperienceFall 2005
 21F.044Traditional Chinese Literature: Poetry, Fiction, and DramaSpring 2007
 21F.056Visual Histories: German Cinema 1945 to PresentFall 2003
 21F.059Paradigms of European Thought and CultureFall 2003
 21F.061Advanced Topics: Plotting Terror in European CultureSpring 2004
 21F.065Japanese Literature and CinemaSpring 2006
 21F.067JCultural Performances of AsiaFall 2005
 21F.069JRace and Gender in Asian AmericaSpring 2006
 21F.084JIntroduction to Latin American StudiesFall 2005
 21F.084JIntroduction to Latin American StudiesFall 2006
 21F.098JWorking in a Global EconomyFall 2005
 21F.101Chinese I (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.102Chinese II (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.103Chinese III (Regular)Fall 2005
 21F.103Chinese III (Regular)Fall 2003
 21F.104Chinese IV (Regular)Spring 2004
 21F.104Chinese IV (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.105Chinese V (Regular): Chinese Cultures & SocietyFall 2003
 21F.106Chinese VI (Regular): Discovering Chinese Cultures and SocietiesSpring 2003
 21F.107Chinese I (Streamlined)Fall 2005
 21F.108Chinese II (Streamlined)Spring 2006
 21F.109Chinese III (Streamlined)Fall 2005
 21F.110Chinese IV (Streamlined)Spring 2004
 21F.114Chinese VI (Streamlined)Spring 2005
 21F.151Chinese I (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.152Chinese II (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.157Chinese I (Streamlined)Fall 2005
 21F.158Chinese II (Streamlined)Spring 2006
 21F.191Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl: Chinese East AsiaFall 2004
 21F.213High-Intermediate Academic CommunicationSpring 2004
 21F.214High-Intermediate Academic CommunicationSpring 2004
 21F.222Expository Writing for Bilingual StudentsFall 2002
 21F.223Listening, Speaking, and PronunciationFall 2004
 21F.224Listening, Speaking, and PronunciationFall 2004
 21F.225Advanced Workshop in Writing for Science and Engineering (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.226Advanced Workshop in Writing for Science and Engineering (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.227Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.228Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.232Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.233Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.301French IFall 2004
 21F.302French IIFall 2004
 21F.311Introduction to French CultureFall 2004
 21F.312Introduction to French CultureFall 2004
 21F.351French IFall 2004
 21F.352French IIFall 2004
 21F.401German IFall 2003
 21F.402German IISpring 2005
 21F.403German IIISpring 2004
 21F.404German IVSpring 2005
 21F.405Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language & CultureJanuary (IAP) 2005
 21F.414German Culture, Media, and SocietyFall 2006
 21F.452German IISpring 2005
 21F.501Beginning Japanese IFall 2004
 21F.502Beginning Japanese IISpring 2005
 21F.503Intermediate Japanese IFall 2004
 21F.505Advanced Japanese IFall 2005
 21F.506Advanced Japanese IISpring 2005
 21F.593Japanese Literature and CinemaSpring 2006
 21F.701Spanish 1Fall 2003
 21F.702Spanish 2Spring 2004
 21F.703Spanish IIISpring 2006
 21F.704Spanish 4Spring 2005
 21F.705Oral Communication in SpanishSpring 2004
 21F.711Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition: Perspectives on Technology and CultureSpring 2005
 21F.712Spanish Conversation and CompositionFall 2003
 21F.714Spanish for Bilingual StudentsSpring 2003
 21F.716Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic LiteratureSpring 2005
 21F.717Introduction to Spanish CultureFall 2004
 21F.730Twentieth and Twentyfirst-Century Spanish American LiteratureSpring 2003
 21F.740The New Spain: 1977-PresentFall 2005
 21F.751Spanish 1Fall 2003
 21F.752Spanish 2Spring 2004
 21F.991Smashing the Iron Rice Bowl: Chinese East AsiaFall 2004
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Updated within the past 180 days

MIT Course #Course TitleTerm
 21F.019Communicating Across CulturesSpring 2005
 21F.021Communicating Across CulturesSpring 2005
 21F.031JTopics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and CinemaSpring 2003
 21F.034Media, Education, and the MarketplaceFall 2001
 21F.101Chinese I (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.102Chinese II (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.107Chinese I (Streamlined)Fall 2005
 21F.108Chinese II (Streamlined)Spring 2006
 21F.151Chinese I (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.152Chinese II (Regular)Spring 2006
 21F.157Chinese I (Streamlined)Fall 2005
 21F.158Chinese II (Streamlined)Spring 2006
 21F.213High-Intermediate Academic CommunicationSpring 2004
 21F.214High-Intermediate Academic CommunicationSpring 2004
 21F.223Listening, Speaking, and PronunciationFall 2004
 21F.224Listening, Speaking, and PronunciationFall 2004
 21F.225Advanced Workshop in Writing for Science and Engineering (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.226Advanced Workshop in Writing for Science and Engineering (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.227Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.228Advanced Workshop in Writing for Social Sciences and Architecture (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.232Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.233Advanced Speaking and Critical Listening Skills (ELS)Spring 2007
 21F.301French IFall 2004
 21F.302French IIFall 2004
 21F.351French IFall 2004
 21F.352French IIFall 2004
 21F.402German IISpring 2005
 21F.452German IISpring 2005
 21F.701Spanish 1Fall 2003
 21F.702Spanish 2Spring 2004
 21F.751Spanish 1Fall 2003
 21F.752Spanish 2Spring 2004
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