Modern Languages and Literatures

Language Center

We are located in 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 Chinese Opera, Québecois and Hockey, International Board Games Night. For the next upcoming event, check the campus-events emails.

Language Center staff

  • Language Assistants Spring 2024

    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)
    Tuesdays: 9:30-11:30am
    Thursdays: 1-3pm

    French: Alexandra Pucheu
    Tuesdays: 2pm-4pm
    Thursdays: 3pm-5pm

    German: Janine Marzendorfer
    Monday 5-6pm
    Wednesday 2-3pm

    Japanese: Sae Kanda
    Tuesday 1-2pm
    Thursday 3-4pm

    Russian: Daria Vlasova
    Tuesdays 4-6pm

    Spanish: Pia Medina
    Tuesdays: 2-4pm

  • Language Mentors Spring 2024

    Language Mentors are available as an additional resource to practice speaking, help with studying, answer simple grammar questions, play games in the target language, 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.

    Ayah: Tuesday 6-8pm, Thursday 7-8pm

    Yuxing: Monday/Wednesday 2-4pm

    Aurélie: Monday & Wednesday 3-4pm, Thursday 1-3pm
    Florence: Monday 1-3pm, Tuesday 12-1pm

    Marie: Tuesday 5-7pm, Wednesday 6-7pm

    Elijah: Tuesdays/Thursdays 12:50-1:50 pm

    Eri: Monday 5-6pm, Thursday 12-3pm
    Fuka: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 4-5pm

    Buzurg: Wednesday 3-4pm and Thursday 6-8pm

    Johanny: Wednesday & Thursday 7-8pm
    Sebastian: Monday 2-5pm, Tuesday 4-5pm

  • Spanish Conversation Partners Spring 2024

    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.

    Wednesday 4-5pm and 7-8pm, Thursday 6-7pm

    Monday 2-3pm and Tuesday 2-4pm

    Monday 4-5pm, Tuesday 4-5pm, Wednesday 6-7pm

    Monday 1-2pm, Wednesday 5-6pm, Thursday 2-3pm

    Tuesday 5-7pm

    Thursday 3-6 pm

    Tuesday 12-1pm, Thursday 11-1pm

  • Center Consultants 2023-2024

    Senior Consultants: Fuka Kanesaka, Sebastian Santelices

    Consultants, Mentors and Conversation Partners: Amy Aranda, Mircy Cocoa Soriano, Ariela de la Villa Irizzari, Bradley Garcia, Elijah Light, Yuxing Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Eri Matsuoka, Johanny Mendez, Marie Meyer, Buzurgmehri Muzaffar, Ayah Osman, Aurélie Truquet, Florence Vandersluys.

    Language Assistants: Sae Kanda, Janine Marzendorfer, Pia Medina, Alexandra Pucheu, Daria Vlasova, Ting-Fang Wang (Katrina)

Class/lab schedule Spring 2024

  • Monday

    1:00-1:45 GER 102 lab
    3:00-3:45 GER 102 lab

  • Tuesday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 491
    12:00-12-45 CHN 102 lab
    1:00-1:45 SPN 102 lab
    2:00- 2:45 JPN 102 lab
    3:00-3:45 JPN 102 lab
    4:00-4:45 SPN 102 lab
    5:00-5:45 CHN 102 lab
    6:00-6:45 RUS 202 lab

  • Wednesday


  • Thursday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 490
    11:00-11:45 CHN 202 lab
    1:00-1:45 SPN 102 lab
    2:00-2:45 JPN 202 lab
    3:00-3:45 SPN 102 lab
    4:00-4:45 JPN 202 lab
    5:00-5:45 CHN 202 lab
    6:00- 6:45 RUS 102 lab

  • Friday


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