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Languages and Literature Department (LLD)

The Languages and Literature Department is a collegial department that seeks to improve the language skills and abilities of DLSU students, faculty and staff through competent members. It also sees itself as the prime mover in the professional advancement of language and literature teachers in the CALABARZON area. To fulfill its mission, the department is committed to fulfilling the following objectives:

  1. provide quality instruction in English, Literature, French, and Nihonggo to undergraduate students of the university to prepare them to become globally competitive;
  2. sponsor conferences on recent issues and trends in language teaching and learning to broaden the knowledge of the members of the department, academic community and faculty of other language and literature departments in the region;
  3. collaborate with other academic units or institutions in its research undertakings; and
  4. help marginalized sectors of the society through the outreach programs of the university by providing volunteer-faculty members in the area of language instruction.

Faculty and Staff

  • Lucila R. Calairo
    MA Language Teaching
    Director, Quality Assurance Office

  • Merlyn V. Lee
    Doctor of Arts in Language and Literture
    Director, CLAC- Graduate School

  • Susan R. Mercaida
    MA Literature
    PhD in Literature (on-going)
    Director, Language Learning Center

  • Ma. Luisa A. Ongcol
    PhD in Reading (on-going)
    Director, Student Publications Office

  • Teresita P. Pareja
    Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics

  • Marco S. Saez
    MA English Studies
    Doctor of Philosophy English Studies
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Services


Languages and Literature Department
209 Julian Felipe Hall
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email the LLD Secretariat

Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900 local 3071
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180