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Department of English and World Languages

By combining English and world languages, we offer a competitive, marketable education for the 21st century.

Academic Programs

Our rigorous programs bring real-world experience to the classroom, building the knowledge you need to succeed.

Undergraduate


It is such a supportive atmosphere. The smaller class sizes offered the opportunity to have conversations with and receive guidance from professors – opportunities I may not have had at a larger university.

PNW offered a perfect college experience for me. The connections and relationships I’ve made are my favorite thing about attending.

Emily Weber-Brokke, ’21, Political Science and Spanish

Resources

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 Student Resources

Opportunities and Outreach

Specialty scholarships, advisors and student organizations–see how we can help you succeed.

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About Us

OUR COMMITMENT

We are dedicated to ensuring our students are fully prepared for lifelong success.

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A Strong Start

First-Year Writing Program

We build writers by providing a strong foundation in writing and reading.

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Language Tutoring

INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CENTER

Need help with your language course? Stop by the International Media Center and talk to a language tutor. Please check the schedule to know when tutors are available.

News and Announcements

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PNW celebrates Day of the Dead with Coco junior novel author visit, campus events

Coming on the heels of Hispanic Heritage Month, Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is proud to celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by welcoming Coco junior novelization author Angela Cervantes for a two-day visit to its Hammond and Westville campuses to meet with PNW and Northwest Indiana students.

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PNW Faculty and Staff Earn ACUE Certifications

Effective teaching practices begin with strong training, a theme more than 100 PNW faculty and staff members have found after earning Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) certifications.

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PNW Faculty and Staff Earn ACUE Certifications

Effective teaching practices begin with strong training, a theme more than 100 PNW faculty and staff members have found after earning Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) certifications.

Oct 25

Spring 2022 Priority Registration: Sophomores

Get ready to register for Spring 2022! Priority registration is now open to PNW sophomores as well as juniors, seniors, graduate students, Honors College students, veterans and student athletes.

Nov 02

It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint: Anti-Racist Educators’ Journey

Malik S. Henfield, Ph.D, professor and founder of the Institute for Racial Justice and Janice Byrd, Ph.D., associate professor of counselor education talk about an anti-racist educators’ journey of engaging in self-work and connecting theory to practice.

Nov 12

Last Day to Drop a Fall 2021 Class

The last day to drop a course for Fall 2021 is Friday, November 12 by 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to meet with your academic advisor before dropping or withdrawing.

Nov 24

Thanksgiving Break

There are no classes due to the Thanksgiving holiday but campuses are open.