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, PCs and region free DVD players.

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.

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.

Language Center staff

  • Language Assistants Spring 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 online via ZOOM. Ask your professor or email the Language Center Director (sartiaua@union.edu) for the link to the appointment calendar for your language.

    Chinese: Ting-Fang Wang (Katrina)
    Monday 8:00-10:00pm
    Sunday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:00-9:00pm

    French: Elise Bouley
    Tuesday 9-11 am
    Thursday 10-11 am

    German: Christina Gray
    Tuesday/Wednesday 2-3 pm

    Japanese: Nobuko Kuroda
    Monday 12:30-1:30 pm
    Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm
    Friday 11:00AM-12:00 pm

    Russian: Viktoriia Stadnikova
    Monday/Tuesday 12:30-1:30 pm
    Thursday 1:45-2:45 pm

    Spanish: Daniela Castillo
    Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm
    Thursday 12-1 pm

  • Language Mentors Spring 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.

    Chinese: Yiqi
    Wednesday 1-2pm and Thursday 1-3pm, 4-5pm

    French:
    Christelle: Tuesday 4-6 pm and Thursday 5-6 pm
    Claudia:Tuesday 2-4 pm and Wednesday 12:30-1:30pm

    German: Carolina
    Monday 1-3 pm and Tuesday 1-3 pm

    Japanese: Fuka
    Monday 4-6 pm
    Tuesday 12-1 pm
    Wednesday 5-6pm
    Thursday 2-4 pm

    Russian:
    Charlie: Wednesday 11am-1 pm
    Buzurg: Tuesday 1-3 pm

    Spanish:
    Caro: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm and Tuesday 11am -1 pm
    Sebastian: Tuesday 2-3 pm, Wednesday 5-6pm and Thursday 11 am - 1 pm


  • Spanish Conversation Partners Spring 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.

    Beverlly: Sunday 1-3pm

    Edwin: M/W 2-3pm

    Charlie: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 3-5pm

    Luisa: Monday 5-7pm, Friday 1-2pm

    Angie: Monday 7-8pm, Thursday 2-5pm

    Amy: Tuesday 11-1pm, Thursday 12-1pm

    Charlie: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 3-5pm

    Bradley: Tuesday 5-6pm, Friday 11-1pm

    Emmanuel: Wednesday 1-2pm, Thursday 5-7pm

    Sebastian: Wednesday 6-7pm, Thursday 10-11am

  • Center Consultants 2021-2022

    Senior Consultants: Edwin Garcia-Flores and Yalena Terrero Martinez

    Consultants: Amy Aranda, Khara Bretell, Charles Deakin, Bradley Garcia, Ryo Hashimoto, Angie Jimenez, Fuka Kanesaka, Carolina Missura, Buzurgmehri Muzaffar, Christelle Narcisse, Luisa Romero, Sebastian Santelices, Benjamin Veresko, Emmanuel Visoso-Morales, Yiqi Wang and Berverlly Yauri.

Class/lab schedule Spring 2022

  • Monday

    10:30-11:35 RUS 102
    Labs are online this term

  • Tuesday

    10:55-12:50 SPN 202
    Labs are online this term

  • Wednesday

    9:15-10:20 RUS 102
    ​​​​​​​Labs are online this term

  • Thursday

    10:55-12:50 SPN 202
    Labs are online this term

  • Friday

    10:30-11:35 RUS 102
    ​​​​​​​Labs are online this term

Audio materials