Resources for Students

Every day of the week, you can hear many different languages being spoken in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University.

Are you taking advantage of all the opportunities to practice your language skills? The department offers a variety of activities and support services to help you succeed, including language tables, tutoring, clubs and the occasional field trip.

Language clubs and tables

Arabic: Arabic table with cooking activities, free tutoring and occasional field trips.
Contact: Hend Hegab

Chinese: Chinese Language and Culture Club, weekly Chinese Speaking Corner, and brown bag lunch and language partnerships with students from China.
Contact: Dr. Xiaojun Wang

French: French table, free tutoring and free film screenings.
Contact: Marjorie Zippert

German: German club, table, film series and free peer tutoring.
Contact: Dr. Olivia Gabor-Peirce

Japanese: WMU Japan Student Organization with games, movies, international festival preparation and weekly meetings.
More information.

Latin and Greek: Tutoring available.
Contact: Dr. David Kutzko

Russian: Russian club, tutorials and occasional films.
Contact: Dr. Dasha Nisula

Questions

Visit your advisor. Whether it's about coursework, study abroad, minoring or majoring in your language or possible career paths, we encourage you to visit your advisor during office hours. We are ready to answer your questions and advise you on which course to take next as you progress in your studies.