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, consult the campus calendar.

Class schedule

  • Monday

    9:15-10:20 GER 100-01

    11:45-12:50 GER 100-02

    1:50-2:55 SPN 100

    3:00-4:45 SPN 405

  • Tuesday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 490

    11:00-11:45 RUS 200 lab

    12:00-12:45 JPN 200 lab

    1:00-1:45 SPN 100 lab

    2:00-2:45 JPN 200 lab

    4:00-4:45 CHN 200 lab

  • Wednesday

    9:15-10:20 GER 100-01

    11:45-12:50 GER 100-02

    1:50-2:55 SPN 100

    3:00-4:45 SPN 405

    4:00-5:45 CHN 100 lab

  • Thursday

    9:15-10:45 MLL 491

    11:00-11:45 RUS 200 lab

    12:00-12:45 RUS 100 lab

    1:00-1:45 JPN 100-01 lab

    2:00-2:45 JPN 100-02 lab

    3:00-3:45 SPN 100 lab

    4:00-4:45 CHN 100 lab

    5:00-5:45 CHN 100 lab

  • Friday

    9:15-10:20 GER 100-01

    11:45-12:50 GER 100-02

    1:50-2:55 SPN 100

Language Center staff

  • Language Assistants Fall 2019

    Language Assistants are native speakers. They are available to answer questions, practice conversation, give grammatical explanations and help with composition during their office hours on a first come first served basis.

    Chinese: Ting-Fang Way (Katrina)
    Monday 4-5pm
    Tuesday 1-2pm

    French: Lucie Marchand
    Tuesday 2-3pm
    Wednesday 6-7pm
    Thursday 1-2pm

    Japanese: Noriko Mitani
    Monday 5-6pm
    Thursday 5-6:30pm

    Russian: Viktoriia Stadnikova
    Tuesday 1-2pm
    Thursday 3-5pm
    Friday 1-2pm

    Spanish: Daniela Castillo
    Tuesday 3-4pm
    Thursday 12-1pm

  • Language Mentors Fall 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.

    Chinese:
    Chen "Yolanda" Anzhe:
    Mondays 8-9pm
    Tuesdays 4-5pm
    Thursdays 11am-12pm and 4-5pm

    French:
    Kenza Mourji:
    Wednesdays 12-1pm and 3-4 pm
    Omar Lebbar:
    Sundays 7-9pm

    German:
    Liana Ralli:
    Wednesday 4-5pm
    Thursday 3-4pm

    Hindi:
    Dhea Kothari:
    Wednesdays 4-6pm

    Japanese:
    Hana Brown:
    Mondays 3-4pm and Wednesdays 5-7pm

    Russian:
    Ziyi Hu:
    Thursdays 5-7pm

    Spanish:
    Andreina Negretti Benito:
    Mondays 12-1pm
    Tuesdays 5-6pm
    Carolina Missura:
    Tuesdays 2-3pm
    Thursdays 11am-12pm

  • Center Consultants 2019-2020

    Senior Consultants: Belissa Baez and Zineb Hajjaj

    Consultants: Belissa Baez, Cameron Bechtold, Hana Brown, Anzhe Chen, Michelle De Leon, Iliyas El Arif, Erendira Garcia Pallares, Anyergui Jimenez, Dhea Kothari, Omar Lebbar, Veronica Leitao, Emma Marlow-Benedick, Carolina Missura, Kenza Mourji, Andreina Negretti Benito, Mohammed-Noor Omane, Garyfallia Ralli, Yalena Terrero Martinez, Benjamin Zeresko and Emmanuel Visoso-Morales.

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