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Tutoring and Conversation Hours

The VCL offers both tutoring and conversational opportunity for many languages taught on campus. These sessions are generally held in the VCL office Furman 001. While tutoring is a more structured and targeted form of help, our conversation hours are a less formal social gathering that gives students an opportunity to practice a language with others. For those sessions that are tutoring and conversation combined, the host will gauge the need of specific attendees. Please note that Portuguese and Spanish tutoring are by appointment only. Karen Amorim de Melo would be happy to meet with you (see the links at the bottom to schedule now)!


K’iche’ Maya Conversation Hour is here!

Conversation hour for K’iche’ Maya will be held every Thursday at 11:00am CST beginning on February 8th. Every week students will lead the discussion on a different topic. The conversation hour is hosted by native speaker Nela Tahay via zoom. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to for the zoom link. We welcome all levels to participate, but do ask that you have a little bit of prior knowledge about the language.

Spring 2024 Schedule


Hosted By: Henry Yusem
Tutoring – Mondays & Thursdays (3:30-4:30pm)



Hosted By: Peilin Wang

Tutoring – Tuesdays (1:30-2:30pm) & Wednesdays (3:30-4:30pm)


Hosted By: Younes Moursal
Conversation – Mondays (2:30-3:30pm)
Tutoring – Tuesdays (4:30-5:30pm)

Hosted By: Alexis Finet
Cafe Francophone
Conversation, Coffee, and Games – Wednesdays at 3:00pm


Hosted By: Courtney Rehkamp
Conversation, Coffee, and Games – Mondays at 2:00pm
Tutoring – TBD

Haitian Creole

Hosted By: Anseley Philippe
Tutoring – Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:30-2:30pm


Hosted By: Corey Feuer
Tutoring – Mondays & Wednesdays (3:00-4:00pm)

Hindi / Urdu

Hosted By: Shahbano Raza
Conversation – Fridays (1:30-2:30pm)

Hosted By: Min Kalasikam
Tutoring – Fridays (2:00-3:00pm)


Hosted By: Elena Sergio
Tutoring – Wednesdays (1:30-2:30pm)


Hosted By: Melumo Togashi
Tutoring – Mondays & Wednesdays (3:30-4:30pm)

Hosted By: Ejew Kim
Tutoring – Mondays & Wednesdays (2:00-3:00pm)


Hosted By: Benjamin Legg
Bate Papo
Conversation, Coffee, and Games – Mondays (3:30-4:30)

Hosted By: Karen Amorim de Melo
Tutoring By Appointment Only! Mondays (4:30-5:30) , Wednesdays (2:00-3:00pm), and Fridays (online 12:00-1:00pm)
Make your appointments for Portuguese tutoring here!


Hosted By: Luis Chiner Carrillo
Tutoring – Wednesdays & Fridays (3:30-4:30pm)


Tutoring Hosted By: Karen Amorim de Melo
Tutoring By Appointment Only! Mondays & Tuesdays (1:00-3:00), Wednesdays (12:00-2:00pm), and Fridays (online 11:00am-12:00pm)
Make your appointments for Spanish tutoring here!

Conversation Hosted By: Bear Anthony
Fridays (12:15-1:15pm)