Literature and Languages

Understanding and changing the world with words

Literature and Languages programs at Trinity teach students to engage the world through imaginative and critical language. Students learn how reading and writing shape culture and perspective. Taught from a Christian perspective, classes work to create students who can build lives making a difference in the world using the incredible power of words.

The Spanish program, which focuses on the language, literature, and culture of the Hispanic world, is fully immersive. All students majoring in Spanish take part in the Semester in Spain (SIS) program in Seville.

The language programs at Trinity can help you succeed in nearly any type of career after graduation. For example, Trinity’s linguistics program graduates can work as teachers and professors; in international business careers; as diplomats or foreign service personnel; in ministry and humanitarian roles; as social workers; interpreters; journalists; human resources; and more. Simply put, a degree in modern languages does more than teaching you to read, understand, and speak more effectively– it can help make you a more well-rounded, global citizen.

Trinity Christian College is located near Chicago, offering students in the literature and languages programs numerous cultural and social opportunities just a short distance from our campus. To learn more about life at Trinity—including our programs, student services, and financial aid opportunities—schedule a campus visit. When you’re ready, apply for admission to become part of the Trinity family and take the first step toward your future!




Department Chair

Dr. Timothy Hendrickson

Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of Adjunct Care, Department Chair
Phone: 708.293.4566    Email:

Timothy Hendrickson is an Associate Professor of English, Department Chair of Literature and Languages & Coordinator of Adjunct Care.