The Department of Language and Literature offers majors and minors in English, French, Spanish, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). English majors may choose from three emphases— literature, writing, and education—while our other majors offer teacher certification as well. A Christian world view is foundational to each discipline. Students have multiple opportunities to explore their calling through cross-cultural travel, publishing and presenting, attending conferences, teaching, and serving the local and global communities.

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Bethany Reinsch

Bethany Reinsch is a Spanish and English writing double major with a minor in linguistics from Nashville, Tennessee. She currently serves as the vice president of events for Kairos Scholars Honors Program and Editor-in-Chief of Lee Review. She also works in Lee’s Global Perspectives Office, which helps students plan their cross-cultural trips. “I cannot express how glad I am to be around such a great group of people around campus; each one adds to my Lee experience every day!” After graduating, Bethany plans to go on to grad school and earn a master’s degree or doctorate in linguistics, with hopes to later work as a translator, writer, or publisher. 

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