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 Fall 2023

    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 11am-12:30pm and Thursday 11am-12:30pm

    French: Alexandra Pucheu
    Tuesday 11am-12pm, Wednesday 2-3 pm and Thursday 3-5pm

    German: Janine Maezendorfer
    Wednesday 3-5pm

    Japanese: Sae Kanda
    Tuesday 11am-12pm and 5-6pm

    Russian: Daria Vlasova
    Tuesday 4-5pm and Thursday 4-5pm

    Spanish: Pia Medina
    Monday 5-7pm

  • Language Mentors Fall 2023

    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: Wednesday/Thursday 1-3 pm

    Yuxiang: Monday/Thursday 5-7 pm

    Aurélie: Monday 2-3 pm, Tuesday 10-11 am, Thursday 10-11 am and 7-8 pm
    Florence: Monday 5-6pm, Tuesday 3-6pm

    Marie: Monday 5-6 pm, Tuesday 2-4 pm, Thursday 11-12 pm

    Fuka: Thursday 2-4 pm
    Luka: Monday 3-5 pm, Tuesday 2-4 pm
    Eri: Tuesday 4-5pm, Wednesday 5-6 pm and Thursday 4-5pm

    Abylay: Monday 2-4 pm and Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
    Buzurg: Wednesday 2-4 pm, Thursday 2-4 pm

    Johanny: Wednesday 5-7 pm
    Sebastian: Tuesday 10-11 am and 2-3 pm

  • Spanish Conversation Partners Fall 2023

    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 3-4pm
    Thursday 4-6 pm

    Monday 5-8 pm
    Wednesday 7-8 pm

    Wednesday 5-6 pm
    Thursday 2-4 pm

    Tuesday 12-3 pm

    Monday 3-5 pm
    Tuesday 4-5 pm

    Thursday 6-8 pm

    Tuesday 7-8 pm
    Wednesday 4-5 pm
    Thursday 11 am - 12 pm

    Tuesday 5-7 pm

  • Center Consultants 2023-2024

    Senior Consultants: Fuka Kanesaka, Sebastian Santelices

    Consultants, Mentors and Conversation Partners: Abilay Aitkazy, Amy Aranda, Mircy Cocoa Soriano, Ariela de la Villa Irizzari, Bradley Garcia, Luka Iwaki, Mohamed Kaid, Yuxing Liu, Jennifer Lopez, Eri Matsuoka, Johanny Mendez, Marie Meyer, Buzurgmehri Muzaffar, Ayah Osman, Jennessa Sanchez, Aurélie Truquet, Florence Vandersluys.

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

Class/lab schedule Fall 2023

  • Monday

    9:15-10:20 GER 200
    10:30-11:35 GER 402
    11:45-12:50 GSW 100
    1:00-1:45 GER 100 lab
    3:00-3:45 GER 100 lab

  • Tuesday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 491
    11:00-11:45 GER 100 lab
    12:00-12-45 JPN 200 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 SPN 100 lab
    5:00-5:45 CHN 100 lab
    6:00-6:45 RUS 200 lab

  • Wednesday

    9:15-10:20 GER 200
    10:30-11:35 GER 402
    11:45-12:50 GSW 100

  • Thursday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 490
    11:00-11:45 JPN 100 lab
    12:00-12-45 JPN 100 lab
    1:00-1:45 SPN 100 lab
    2:00-2:45 CHN 200 lab
    3:00-3:45 SPN 100 lab
    4:00-4:45 CHN 200 lab
    5:00-5:45 SPN 100 lab
    6:00- 6:45 RUS 100 lab

  • Friday

    9:15-10:20 GER 200
    10:30-11:35 GER 402
    11:45-12:50 GSW 100
    1:00-1:45 GER 200 lab

Supplemental materials