The French Program at the University of Hawai‘i offers core courses in the literatures of France and Francophone countries throughout the world, plus additional courses in cultural studies, language and linguistics, and film. Learn more...
The German Program at the University of Hawai‘i is an innovative and responsive ‘boutique’ program, offering students a high level of personal support via academic advising and participation in an effective learning community. Learn more...
The Spanish Program at the University of Hawai‘i offers core courses in the literatures of Latin America, Spain and the Latina/o populations in the United States, plus additional courses in cultural studies, linguistics and film. Learn more...
The Russian program at UH Manoa offers language instruction at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels in Russian leading to a Russian Language and Culture Certificate. Learn more...
The Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas (LLEA) undergraduate and graduate courses focus on language, culture, history, linguistics, film, literature, cultural studies, L2 methodology, and translation in French, German, Russian, Spanish, as well as in English (LLEA and LAIS courses).
What do we offer?
- 1st-year and 2nd-year language courses in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish (any of which may be used to fulfill the two-year Hawaiian/Second Language (H/SL requirement)
- Minors in French, German Studies, Spanish and Latin American & Iberian Studies
- Certificate in Russian
- BA in Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas, with three tracks: French Studies, German Studies and Spanish & Latin American Studies
- MA in Spanish
Students in LLEA often take part in fun cultural activities, such as petanque, crepe classes, salsa lessons, movies, hikes, arts and crafts…
We encourage our students to travel and study in countries of their target language. See our programs and scholarships.
News & Events
LLEA Office Hours
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (out for lunch) Closed on State Holidays
Department of Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas
1890 East-West Road, Moore 464
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
Telephone: (808) 956-4187