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.
Tutoring: Fall 2017
Arabic: Monday and Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. in 814 Sprau Tower with Ms. Amira Eldemerdash
Chinese: Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to noon in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Velzson Davidson
French: Monday, 11 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, 4 to 5 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Bennett Shelley
German: Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 2 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Ms. Sarah Keizer
Japanese: Monday and Thursday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Adam Murrie
Latin: Monday and Tuesday, 11 a.m. to noon in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Brody Van Roekel
Russian: Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. in 519.5 Sprau Tower with Mr. Adam Golden-Canute
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. Shu Yang
French: French table, free tutoring and free film screenings.
Contact: Dr. Vivan Steemers
French Table: Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. in 3002 Brown Hall
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.
Contact: Dr. Rika Saito
Latin and Greek: Tutoring available.
Contact: Dr. David Kutzko
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.
Student Success Services
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