Skip to Local Navigation
Skip to Content
California State University, Long Beach
CSULB Catalog Banner
Print this page Add this page to your favorites Select a font size Select a small font Select a medium font Select a large font

Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures

College of Liberal Arts

Pete the Prospector Statue

Department Chair: Lisa Vollendorf

Office: Academic Services, Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985-4318

Program Directors
Aparna Nayakguercio and Laura Ceia Minja (French)
Carlo Chiarenza (Italian)
Jeffrey High (German)
Harold K. Schefski (Russian)
Bonnie Gasior (Spanish)

RGRLL Language: Markus Muller
Single Subject for L.O.T.E.: Jean-Jacques Jura
FRENCH - Faculty: Laura Ceia-Minjares, Clorinda Donato, Stephen Fleck, Aparna Nayak-Guercio, Najib Redouane
GERMAN - Faculty: Jeffrey High, Nele Hempel-Lamer
ITALIAN - Faculty: Carlo Chiarenza, Clorinda Donato, Teresa Fiore, Enrico Vettore
RUSSIAN - Faculty: Harold K. Schefski
SPANISH - Faculty: Maria Carreira, Alicia del Campo, Bonnie Gasior, Claire E. Martin, Leslie Nord, Alexander Rainof, Lisa Vollendorf
Administrative Analyst/Specialist: Cindy McCarty

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors. Credential
advisors, Undergraduate Advisor, Graduate Advisor.

Teaching Assistantships in French, German, and Spanish

Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships are available for qualified students in the French, German and Spanish M.A. Program. New applicants for Teaching Assistantships must have been accepted into the M.A. Program and must present a letter of application, a resume, a complete set of transcripts, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the Graduate Coordinator. Teaching Assistants are required to enroll in RGR 524 (Second Language Acquisition) and RGR 601 (Teaching Methodology). Students are also encouraged to apply for financial assistance under the Federal Work-Study Program.

Scholarships Available in the Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures Department

The Department awards over $20,000 of scholarships annually. Please contact the department office for application deadlines or visit our website at