English, Speech and Foreign Languages

The TWU Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages is a center for the study of literature, language and writing. As one of the university's founding departments, our history is long and rich, and our legacy is an ongoing commitment to preparing and empowering students for active participation in society's discourses.

Our degree programs are unique for their small class sizes and flexible formats. Whether you are pursuing your bachelor's or master's degree in English, or your doctoral degree in rhetoric, you will have the option of participating in face-to-face, online and hybrid courses. For aspiring English and language arts educators, we offer a bachelor's and master's degree with 7-12 teacher certification.

As a student in our program, you will be encouraged to network with your peers in one of our student organizations and gain professional experience through an internship at our department-run tutoring center, The Write Site, or TWU's student newspaper, The LassoIf you are interested in expanding your horizons, we can help you learn a foreign language and even travel abroad.

ESFL professor and chair's Zora Neale Hurston collection hits shelves, tops 2020's most anticipated book lists

Congratulations to TWU ESFL's Genevieve West, Ph.D., editor of Zora Neale Hurston's short story collection, Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick. The collection, which hits shelves today, includes 8 "lost" Harlem Renaissance tales and has already received a rave review from The New York Times. It is one of Forbes' and Newsweek's most anticipated books of 2020, and the Miami Herald and Seattle Times, among many others, also listed the book in their "5 most highly anticipated books of 2020."

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