The goal of the Communications, Literature and Foreign Languages Department is to improve the critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills of our students. We want to prepare you for a technologically advanced and multicultural world.

We value technology as a tool in the learning process, but believe human interaction is a core value in education. We are committed to the shared responsibility of personal communication between instructors, students, and the community.

The department offers courses in communications, literature, Arabic, French, German, Spanish and American Sign Language. For course descriptions, view the academic catalog.

Speech Team

Students with an interest in communications can join the Moraine Valley Forensics (Speech) Team. The team is comprised of students who combine a command of the English language with a passion for public speaking.

The team competes with community colleges, four-year colleges and universities in speaking events.

Questions? Contact Department Chair: Thomas Dow, Ph.D., M.A., B.A., at (708) 974-5775 or