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Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Modern Language Center

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:

Course Title Time
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
Course Title Time
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
Course Title Time
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
Course Title Time
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.

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ePortfolio Help

Bulldog Trip's ePortfolioNeed 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!

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Movie Nights

Posters for Upcoming FilmsFaculty 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.

Annual Photo Contest

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.

Modern Languages Flickr AccountLook 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: 

Contest Categories

  • Landscape
  • Architecture
  • Cityscape
  • "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).

Official Rules

  • 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

Thumbnails for MLC Photo Contest WinnersEach 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.