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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.


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.

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My professors did a great job of providing a balanced education. There were courses not just in English content, but also in education, pedagogy and a lot of field experience before you start student teaching.

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


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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


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


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.

May 21

The Roundtable Perspective: Modern Masculinity

Harry Denny, Ph.D., a professor of English at Purdue University, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss gender, sexuality and the cultural politics

May 28

The Roundtable Perspective: Pandemic Parenting

Amanda D. Zelechoski, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the struggle parents faced during the Covid-19 pandemic.

News & Announcements

The world awaits: Meet 2022 PNW graduate Natalia Salazar

Looking forward to a career in international journalism, Natalia Salazar, ’22, is graduating with bachelor’s degrees in English, with concentrations in Writing and English Literature, and Foreign Languages, with a concentration in Spanish, as well as a minor in Global Studies from Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.


Lionhearted Leaders: Bethany Lee

Bethany Lee, assistant professor of English and director of the PNW Writing Center, feels her role as a creative writing instructor has helped her students find media to share their feelings as they navigate a complicated educational career affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Purdue University Northwest students earn fall semester Dean’s List honors

The Purdue University Northwest (PNW) 2021 fall semester Dean’s List recognizes 1,703 undergraduate students for their academic achievement.