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 see the announcements section at the bottom of the page.

Class schedule

  • Monday

    9:15-10:20 SPN 200

    10:30-11:35 SPN 202

    11:45-12:50 GER 102

    2:00-2:45 GER 102 lab

    3:00-3:45 SPN 102 lab

    4:00-4:45 SPN 102 lab

  • Tuesday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 490

    11:00-11:45 GER 102 lab

    12:00-12:45 GER 102 lab

    1:00-1:45 RUS 102 lab

    3:00-3:45 CHN 102 lab

    4:00-4:45 GER 102 lab

    5:00-5:45 CHN 102 lab

  • Wednesday

    9:15-10:20 SPN 200

    10:30-11:35 SPN 202

    11:45-12:50 GER 102

    1:00-1:45 RUS 202 lab


  • Thursday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 491

    11:00-11:45 SPN 102 lab

    12:00-12:45 SPN 102 lab

    1:00-1:45 JPN 102 lab

    4:00-4:45 JPN 102 lab

    5:00-5:45 JPN 102 lab

  • Friday

    9:15-10:20 SPN 200

    10:30-11:35 SPN 202

    11:45-12:50 GER 102

Language Center staff

  • Language Mentors Spring 2019

    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. They are all located in the Language Center (Schaffer Library room 222).

    Victoria Grandel: Tuesdays 5-7PM
    Chen "Yolanda" Anzhe: Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays 8-9PM

    Kenza Mourji: Wednesdays 2-3PM and 5-6PM
    Omar Lebbar: Sundays 5-7PM

    Oumou Zakaria: Wednesdays 12-3PM
    Liana Ralli: Mondays 4-6PM

    Hana Brown: Mondays 7-8PM and Thursdays 1-3PM

    David Koval: Thursdays 2-4PM and Fridays 6-8PM

    Carolina Missura: Tuesdays 2-4PM
    Damarys Merida Lopez: Mondays 5-7PM

  • Language Assistants 2018-2019

    All assistants hold their office hours in the language center (Schaffer Lib 222) unless otherwise noted.


    Chinese: Ming I Chang (Andy)
    Office hours: Tuesdays 11-12PM and 4-5PM

    French: Jocelyn Mazuel
    Office hours: Mondays 3-4PM/Thursdays 11-12PM and Common Hour

    German: Ida Schober
    Office hours: Mondays 5-6PM/Thursdays 4-5PM

    Japanese: Maho Morita
    Office hours: Thursdays 11-12PM and 3-4PM

    Russian: Elizabeta Korskaia (Liz)
    Office hours: Mondays 2-4PM/Tuesdays 2-4PM

    Spanish: Maria Jesús González Vallejos
    Office hours: Mondays 4-5PM/Wednesdays 3-4PM

  • Center Consultants 2018-2019

    Senior Consultants: Virginia Cruz, and Victoria Grandel.

    Consultants: Jocelyne Akamaliza, Belissa Baez, Belen Barragan, Cameron Bechtold, Michelle De Leon, Iliyas El Arif, Zineb Hajjaj, Omar Lebbar, Veronica Leitao, Emma Marlow-Benedick, Damarys Merida Lopez, Carolina Missura, Kenza Mourji, Erendira Garcia Pallares, Sarah Taha, Oumou Zakaria, Benjamin Zeresko.

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