Modern Languages and Literatures

Language Center

Schaffer Library, room 222

The Language Center is designed to meet the needs of students and faculty in Modern Languages and Literatures, but serves many others in the Union community. Our facility offers state of the art equipment. We have a Smartboard, PC and Mac computers.

Our friendly staff is here to help you with your specific language needs.

Check our Language Assistants and Language Mentors‘ office hours for help with your assignments or simply to engage in great conversation.

We have headsets with microphone and audacity for voice recording made easy.

Here you can type in many different languages. We do have East Asian Languages enabled on our machines!

We host several events every term such as International Trivia, Around the Globe Karaoke, International Board Games. For the next upcoming event, consult the campus calendar.

Class/Lab schedule

  • Monday

    10:30-11:35 SPN 376
    11:45-12:50 SPN 202
    1:50-2:55 FRN 101

  • Tuesday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 490
    11:00-11:45 SPN 101 lab
    12:00-12:45 SPN 101 lab
    1:00-1:45 JPN 101 lab
    2:00-2:45 RUS 101 lab
    3:00-3:45 CHN 101 lab
    4:00-4:45 JPN 101 lab
    5:00-5:45 CHN 101 lab

  • Wednesday

    10:30-11:35 SPN 376
    11:45-12:50 SPN 202
    1:50-2:55 FRN 101
    3:00-4:00 RUS 101

  • Thursday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 491
    12:00-12:45 SPN 101 lab
    1:00-1:45 JPN 201 lab
    2:00-2:45 RUS 201 lab
    4:00-4:45 JPN 201 lab
    5:00-5:45 CHN 201 lab

  • Friday

    10:30-11:35 SPN 376
    11:45-12:50 SPN 202
    1:50-2:55 FRN 101

Language Center staff

  • Language Assistants Winter 2020

    Language Assistants are native speakers. They are available to answer questions, practice conversation, give grammatical explanations and help with composition during their office hours on a first come first served basis.

    Chinese: Ting-Fang Wang (Katrina)
    Thursday 1-3 pm

    French: Lucie Marchand
    Tuesday 7-8 pm
    Wednesday 2-3 pm
    Thursday 4-6 pm

    Japanese: Noriko Mitani
    Thursday 4:30-6:30 pm

    Russian: Viktoriia Stadnikova
    Monday/Tuesday 3-4 pm
    Friday 12-1pm

    Spanish: Daniela Castillo
    Tuesday 2-3 pm
    Thursday 3-4 pm

  • Language Mentors Winter 2020

    Language Mentors are available as an additional resource to practice speaking, help with studying, play games in the target language, answer simple questions etc. For help with complex grammar, composition and more advanced questions please see a Language Assistant.

    Chen "Yolanda" Anzhe:
    Monday 5-6 pm
    Wednesday 5-6 pm
    Sunday 7-9 pm

    Kenza Mourji: Tuesday 11- 1pm
    Iliyas El Arif: Wednesday 6-8 pm

    Liana Ralli:
    Tuesday 6:15-7:15 pm
    Wednesday 3-4 pm

    Dhea Kothari:
    Monday 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm

    Hana Brown:
    Monday 4-6 pm
    Wednesday 6-8 pm

    Ziyi Hu:
    Tuesday/Thursday 6-7 pm

    Andreina Negretti Benito:
    Monday 12-1 pm
    Wednesday 12-1 pm and 2-3 pm
    Carolina Missura:
    Monday/Wednesday 3-4pm

  • Center Consultants 2019-2020

    Senior Consultants: Belissa Baez and Zineb Hajjaj

    Consultants: Belissa Baez, Cameron Bechtold, Hana Brown, Anzhe "Yolanda" Chen, Michelle De Leon, Iliyas El Arif, Erendira Garcia Pallares, Anyergui Jimenez, Dhea Kothari, Omar Lebbar, Veronica Leitao, Emma Marlow-Benedick, Carolina Missura, Kenza Mourji, Andreina Negretti Benito, Mohammed-Noor Omane, Garyfallia Ralli, Yalena Terrero Martinez, Benjamin Zeresko and Emmanuel Visoso-Morales.

Audio materials