Faculty & Staff

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers you excellent and innovative educational opportunities to learn an additional language and culture that make you think beyond your zip code, the border, and the continent. By gaining a solid understanding of the nature of language and its intimate relationship with culture, as well as achieving a high level of linguistic proficiency, you will also be ready for advanced studies or job opportunities using the target language.

Location: King Hall D 1054

Phone: (323) 343-4230 Fax: (323) 343-4234

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Undergraduate Programs

  • Chinese BA
  • French BA
  • Japanese BA
  • Spanish BA

Graduate Programs

  • Spanish MA

Certificate Programs

The Undergraduate Certificate Program in Korean is designed to afford students the opportunity to develop the ability to communicate in both oral and written Korean in culturally appropriate ways. The certificate enables students to pursue careers in organizations that seek persons with communicative skills in Korean, such as international business, education, and government organizations. It also benefits students who obtain jobs in local organizations whose employees represent bilingual cultures.


  • Chinese
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish





  • Assistant Professor Hsin-fu Chiu



  • Professor, Department Associate Chair, Namhee Lee











  • Administrative Support Coordinator, Tracy Gamble


Advisement for Spanish M.A. Program

1st week: walk-in basis; first come, first serve

2nd-15th week: by appointments only

Please schedule your appointment in KH D1054 to meet with the advisers.

Dr. Pablo Baler                 [email protected]     KH D1054     (323) 343-4230

Dr. Gretchen Angelo       [email protected]     KH D 1054    (323) 343-4230


Language Program Coordinators

Chinese    Dr. Hsin-fu Chiu           [email protected]       KH A3039     (323) 343-4245

French      Dr. Gretchen Angelo   [email protected]   KH D1054     (323) 343-4230

Japanese  Dr. Chisato Koike      [email protected]        KH A3054     (323) 343-4237

Korean      Dr. Namhee Lee          [email protected]         KH A3032     (323) 343-4244

Spanish     See Department Chair