History and teaching staff

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Programmes of study

B.A., M.A., and doctoral studies

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Research centre, journal, publications

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International cooperation programmes

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About us...

The Department of English Language and Literature is the largest foreign language department of the Faculty of Letters, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, and one of the most important in Romania.

It has highly enthusiastic, fully qualified members in the main specializations at undergraduate and MA levels that it offers, i.e. English Language and Literature, American Studies, Translation Studies, Terminology, Interpreting and Applied Linguistics.These are also the main areas of study and research for our undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students.

There is considerable opportunity for staff members and students to participate in research groups, conferences and other activities. The peer-reviewed printed and e-journal LINGUACULTURE is one of our successful projects – to which both outstanding Romanian and international scholars as well as successful MA and PhD graduates have contributed.

The Department of English of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi was set up in 1925 when Iancu (Ioan) Botez (1872-1947) was appointed professor of English literature and civilization.




  • Great news from our Reading Room!

    Reading RoomSummer is officially over and we are two weeks away from the start of the new academic year. Before you get totally wrapped up in morose thoughts about how the careless summer days have passed so quickly, we've got some good news in store.
    No more uncomfortable chairs and bleak old desks reminiscent of a Dickens novel! With the help of the United States Embassy in Bucharest (and owing to the efforts of Lecturer Lorelei Caraman and her team of restless volunteers), the Reading Room now awaits you with brand new comfy and modern ones. Also, we plan on finally setting up those long-awaited extracurricular activities we've been discussing for some time. Which one of these would you be more tempted to join this academic year?
    - Study Groups & Tutoring Activities
    - Debate Club
    - Book Club
    - Poetry Club
    - Public Speaking Club
    - Drama Club
    - Contemporary Culture and Diversity Club

    Please leave us your thoughts on the Reading Room Facebook page.
    If you have suggestions of other extracurricular activities you'd like to take part in, we'd be more than happy to hear them out!

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Past events

În curând/Forthcoming: Embracing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity through English

12-15 October 2017

Iași and Chernivtsi

Discourse on linguistic and cultural diversity is by no means new and the topic has been approached from the most diverse angles of investigation: from cultural studies, anthropology and linguistics to literature, translation studies and foreign language teaching –if we were to mention some of the disciplines that are closest to this area of research. Despite its recurrence, though, the subject is far from losing its high relevance at a time when cultural and linguistic identities are constantly challenged by the powerful – and inevitable – phenomenon of globalization. Moreover, the interdisciplinary potential of the topic makes it still attractive to further multifaceted research and thought-provoking inquiries.

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