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.

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.

Class/lab schedule

  • Monday

    9:15-10:20 RUS 100
    11:45-12:50 SPN 202
    1:50-2:55 GER 100
    3-05-4:45 GER 401

  • Tuesday

    Labs are online this term

  • Wednesday

    9:15-10:20 RUS 100
    11:45-12:50 SPN 202
    1:50-2:55 GER 100
    3-05-4:45 GER 401

  • Thursday

    Labs are online this term

  • Friday

    9:15-10:20 RUS 100
    11:45-12:50 SPN 202
    1:50-2:55 GER 100

Language Center staff

  • Language Assistants Fall 2021

    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 for the link to the appointment calendar for your language.

    Chinese: Ting-Fang Wang (Katrina)
    Monday, Wednesday, Sunday 7-8 pm

    French: Elise Bouley
    Tuesday 9 - 11 am
    Wednesday 3-5 pm
    Thursday 4-5 pm

    German: Christina Grant
    Tuesday 4-5pm
    Thursday 3-4 pm

    Japanese: Kazumi Ohata
    Tuesday 3-4 pm
    Thursday 12-1 pm

    Russian: Viktoriia Stadnikova
    Tuesday 11 am - 12 pm and 1-2 pm
    Wednesday 12-1 pm
    Thursday 1-2 pm

    Spanish: Daniela Castillo
    Tuesday 4-5 pm
    Thursday 12-1 pm

  • Language Mentors Fall 2021

    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: Tianyuan Wu
    Tuesday 11 am - 1 pm
    Thursday 10 am-12 pm

    Christelle Narcisse: Monday 4-6 pm and Thursday 5-6pm
    Claudia Sanz: Monday 10-11 am/3-4 pm and Friday 1-2 pm

    German: Caro Missura
    Tuesday/Thursday 2-4 pm

    Japanese: Ryo Hashimoto
    Monday 3-5 pm

    Charlie Deakin: Wednesday 1-3 pm and Thursday 3-4 pm
    David Krimer: Wednesday 7-9 pm

    Caro Missura: Monday/Wednesday 1-3 pm
    Sebastian Santelices: Tuesday 10 am - 12 pm

  • Center Consultants 2021-2022

    Senior Consultants: Edwin Garcia-Flores and Yalena Terrero Martinez

    Consultants: Charles Deakin, Sofia Fabres, Bradley Garcia, Ryo Hashimoto, Carolina Missura, Glory Moncion Allen, Luisa Romero, Sebastaina Santelices, Benjamin Veresko Emmanuel Visoso-Morales, Tianyuan Wu, and Berverlly Yauri.

Audio materials