Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- Modern Language Center
- Chinese Major and Minor
- French Major and Minor
- German Major and Minor
- Spanish Major and Minor
- Multilingual Major
- Language Internships
- Independent Study in Language
- Phi Sigma Iota
- Transferring Language Credits
- Study Abroad
- Language Req (CCOM, Int’l Bus, LAS)
- Placement Exam Request Form
- Placement Credits
- Placement Credits Request Form
- Departmental Honors
- Senior Keystone
- Faculty and Staff
Hours of Operation
MTWR: 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
Sundays: 1:00–4:00 PM
Jordan Hall, Room 391
(inside the Modern Languages main office suite)
Modern Language Center
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Modern Language Center is open virtually.
How can you get help in your language classes as we finish the semester online?
Come to tutor tables! Visit the Zoom link published in your Canvas course and sent to you via email from the Modern Language Center at the time designated for your class:
|SP 101||Beginning Spanish I||2:15–3:15 PM Tuesdays|
|SP 203||Intermediate Spanish I||1:00–2:00 PM Tuesdays|
|SP 204||Intermediate Spanish II||11:00 AM–Noon Wednesdays|
|SP 300||Grammar in Context||Noon–1:00 PM Mondays|
|SP 305||Spanish for Oral Communication||3:15–4:15 PM Wednesdays|
|SP 320+||Spanish Content Courses||5:30–6:20 PM Thursdays|
|GR 102||Beginning German 2||4:00–5:00 PM Mondays|
|GR 204||Intermediate German II||11:00 AM–Noon Tuesdays|
|GR 300+||German Content Courses||1:15–2:15 PM Thursdays|
|FR 101||Beginning French 1||11:00 AM–Noon Fridays|
|FR 102||Beginning French 2||Noon–1:00 PM Fridays|
|FR 203||Intermediate French I||1:00–2:00 PM Fridays|
|FR 204||Intermediate French II||3:45–4:45 PM Thursdays|
|FR 305||French Communic: Oral Emphasis||4:45–5:45 PM Thursdays|
|FR 320+||French Content Courses||2:30–3:30 PM Mondays|
|CN 102||Beginning Chinese 2||3:30–4:30 PM Tuesdays|
|CN 204||Intermediate Chinese 2||Noon–1:00 PM Thursdays|
|CN 320||Topics in Chinese||4:30–5:30 PM Wednesdays|
You may also contact the peer mentor assigned to your class for a study session (20 minutes) or conversation practice (10 minutes). The peer mentor assigned to your class is listed in the Modern Language Center email you receive weekly, as well as from your professor.
During a typical semester...
Get free language help or hang out with friends in our Modern Language Center (MLC, Jordan Hall 391). Located inside our department’s main office suite, the Center houses a vast foreign media collection, as well as fun events—think karaoke to Frozen in Chinese or acting out Star Wars in German, in addition to lectures, tastings, and public viewings.
Take advantage of our many viewing areas, including a big screen TV with comfy couches. Hop on PCs and Macs hooked up to a high-speed printer. Borrow one of our many dictionaries and grammar guides. Enjoy our always-stocked station of free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and water.
Need help with your Modern Languages ePortfolio?
Whether it’s knowing what to upload or how to do it, our MLC Peer Mentors are here for you.
Stop by anytime!
Faculty schedule evening viewings on the MLC big screen, where you can enjoy dinner, popcorn, and snacks.
Can’t make it? Visit us any time we’re open and watch by yourself or with friends.
Please check the bulletin board inside the MLC for the most up-to-date offerings.
Each year, Butler’s study abroad office the Center for Global Education (CGE) and the MLC host a photo contest showcasing Butler community international experiences. We encourage all faculty, staff, and students to submit photos that highlight global understanding and community.
Look for upcoming winners and entries on our department’s Flickr account.
Winning entries get framed and displayed in the MLC, and small gifts are awarded to the photos’ owners.
Each year’s entries are typically due by April. Be sure to swing by CGE, email our faculty director, or call our student worker desk to find out the specific due date.
Once the contest opens, pictures can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Tell You Story"
- Butler Spirit
- Faculty and Staff
Be Sure to:
- Include a description of the photo in the body of the email.
- Entries for the "Tell Your Story" category must include a narrative of what the photo depicts.
- Name the photo file in this manner: your last name and photo location, with hyphens instead of spaces (e.g., Rodriguez-Madrid-Spain.jpg).
- No more than one entry per category.
- No more than two entries overall per person.
- Entries must be attached as a .jpg or .png file to the email.
- The photo must be your intellectual property (no submitting photos taken by someone else or whose copyright you no longer own).
- Previous winning pictures may not be resubmitted.
- Faculty and staff can only enter the "Faculty and Staff" category, and are not eligible for the grand prize.
By submitting pictures for the contest, you grant Butler University permission to use your pictures for display, marketing, and other purposes.
Photo Contest Winners
Each year, we and Butler’s study abroad office—the Center for Global Education (CGE)—host a photo contest showcasing the Butler community's international experiences.
Check out recent winners on our department's Flickr page.