Modern Languages and Literatures

Language Center

We have moved! We are now located at Old Chapel 3rd Floor.

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 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. Walk-ins are available, however making an appointment is preferable (the link to the calendar to make an appointment is sent by your professor or stop by the Language Center).

If you are taking intermediate Spanish classes, Conversation Partners are available. You professor will forward the information to you at the beginning of each term (stop by the Language Center with questions).

We have headsets with microphone and audacity for voice recording made easy. Here you can type in many different languages on our PCs.

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

Language Center staff

  • Language Assistants Fall 2022

    Language Assistants are native speakers. They are available to answer questions, practice conversation, give grammatical explanations and help with composition during their office hours IN PERSON in the Language Center. Ask your professor or email the Language Center Director ( for the link to the appointment calendar for your language.

    Chinese: Ting-Fang Wang (Katrina)
    Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm
    Wednesday 3:00-6:00pm

    French: Céline Neveu
    Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm

    German: Justine Westphal
    Monday/Friday 12:00-1:00 pm

    Japanese: Mari Yamamoto
    Monday 4:00-5:00 pm
    Tuesday 12:00-2:00 pm

    Russian: Aleksandra Koval
    Wednesday 2:00-4:00 pm
    Thursday 11:00 am-1:00 pm

    Spanish: Daniela Castillo
    Monday/Wednesday 5:00-6:00 pm

  • Language Mentors Fall 2022

    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.

    All Language Mentors are IN PERSON this term in the Language Center.

    TY: Monday 2-5 pm
    Yiqi: Monday 5-8 pm

    Christelle: Monday 5-8 pm
    Claudia:Monday/Wednesday 10-11 am and Tuesday 4-5 pm

    German: Stephen
    Tuesday 1-3 pm and Wednesday 7-8 pm

    Japanese: Fuka
    Tuesday 1-3 pm and Wednesday 7-8 pm

    Buzurg: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 12-1 pm
    Tuesday 3-4 pm

    Sebastian: Thursday 10 am -12 pm
    Johanny: Thursday 4-6 pm

  • Spanish Conversation Partners Fall 2022

    If you are taking an intermediate/advanced Spanish course, Conversation Partners are available to practice your conversational Spanish. Your professor will email you all the information regarding this program, including how to book an appointment. Our Conversation Partners are native and heritage speakers as well as advanced students of Spanish. They are available by appointment ONLY.

    Tuesday: 2-4pm
    Thursday: 2-3pm

    Monday: 3–5pm
    Thursday: 3-4pm

    Wednesday: 6-8pm
    Friday: 10-11am

    Tuesday: 1-2pm

    Wednesday: 3-5pm
    Thursday: 11-12pm

    Tuesday: 4-6pm
    Wednesday 5-6pm

    Monday: 12-1pm & 7-8pm
    Tuesday/Thursday: 7-8pm
    Friday: 12-1pm

  • Center Consultants 2022-2023

    Senior Consultants: Sofia Fabres & Sebastian Santelices

    Consultants: Amy Aranda, Micry Cocoa Soriano, Bradley Garcia, Angie Jimenez, Fuka Kanesaka, Johanny Mendez, Buzurgmehri Muzaffar, Christelle Narcisse, Yiqi Wang and Tianyuan Wu.

Class/lab schedule Fall 2022

  • Monday

    9:15-10:20 GER 100-01
    10:30-11:35 FYI
    1:50-2:55 GER 100-02

  • Tuesday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 491
    11:00-11:45 SPN 100 Lab
    12:00-12-45 GER 100 Lab
    1:00-1:45 SPN 100 Lab
    2:00-2:45 CHN 100 Lab
    3:00-3:45 CHN 100 Lab
    4:00-4:45 CHN 100 Lab
    5:00-5:45 JPN 200 Lab

  • Wednesday

    9:15-10:20 GER 100-01
    10:30-11:35 FYI
    12:00-1245 GER 100 Lab
    1:50-2:55 GER 100-02
    5:00-5:45 GER 100 Lab

  • Thursday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 490
    11:00-11:45 JPN 100 Lab
    12:00-12-45 GER 100 Lab
    1:00-1:45 GER 100 Lab
    2:00-2:45 SPN 100 Lab
    3:00-3:45 RUS 100 Lab
    4:00-4:45 CHN 200 Lab
    6:00-6:45 SPN 100 Lab

  • Friday

    9:15-10:20 GER 100-01
    10:30-11:35 FYI
    1:50-2:55 GER 100-02

Supplemental materials