Find the schedule for each adviser below!
Language Advisers (LAs) is a group of Occidental College undergraduate students and Visiting Language Assistants who work closely with Oxy students pursuing the study of language.
LAs can help you:
- Practice verbal language skills;
- Practice pronunciation;
- Discuss readings for better comprehension;
- Discuss cultural, social or political issues relevant to the language of study;
- Find and view current language materials in social media and other sources;
- Work on particular needs by reviewing quizzes and exams;
- Prepare for cultural events, karaoke performances, and open mics.
Select the language to access the schedule and links to join drop-in hours.
Hello everyone (مرحاباً بكم), my name is Jacob Knight and I am a senior DWA major and History minor. As of this year, I am the Arabic peer advisor and I have office hours on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. I know this is a difficult time to study a language as challenging as Arabic so if any of you have any questions, need help, or just want to talk about the language/region, I'd be glad to help. Lastly, a fun fact about myself is that I have heterochromia iridium, which means I have two different color eyes.
Mondays 12:30-1:30pm PST
Tuesdays 5-6pm PST
Thursdays 12-1pm PST
Access the Arabic virtual room with Jacob. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Hi! I’m Lee, I am the Chinese Peer Language advisor this semester. I am an Oxy Junior, DWA/Eastern Asian Studies major! I was born and raised in Chengdu, China: where pandas and Mapo Tofu are from. This semester I would like to work with you to improve your Chinese language skill in all aspects. Want to ask some general questions? Come to me! Want to have some Chinese conversations? Do you have specific questions about your homework? Just come to my drop-in hours!
Mondays 5:30-6:30pm PST
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm PST
Fridays 5:30-6:30pm PST
Access the Chinese virtual room with Lee. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Hi everyone! My name is Mathilde Venet and I’m a Senior DWA major here at Oxy. I’m the French peer language advisor this year and I’m available three times a week for any help with readings or classwork, for questions, or simply to have a conversation!
Tuesdays 5-6pm PST.
Thursdays 5-6pm PST
Fridays 12-1pm PST
Access the French virtual room with Mathilde. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
My name is Sung Sang Huh, and I am a sophomore majoring in biology. I am the Japanese Language Advisor this fall semester, and I hope I can be helpful in answering questions you had in class or providing a space where you can apply your knowledge to enhance speaking skills. An interesting fact about me is that I am culturally Japanese, and I would be happy to talk about Japanese pop culture, traditions, or anything you find interesting about Japan. I look forward to seeing you!
Mondays 7-8pm PST
Tuesdays 7-8pm PST
Thursdays 7-8pm PST
Access the Japanese virtual room with Sungsang. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Привет! My name is Audrey. I am the Russian Language advisor! I have been studying the Russian-language for about 5 years now. I am a senior who is majoring in Group Language (Spanish & Russian) and Diplomacy & World Affairs. I am also minoring in Religious Studies. Come visit me Tuesdays or Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 if you wanna chat, read, or write in Russian! I can teach you the basics or we can do more advanced things as well.
Mondays 10:15am to 11:15am PST
Wednesdays 10:15 to 11:15am PST
Fridats 10:15am to 11:15am PST
Access the Russian virtual room with Audrey. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Noah Yee Yick
What’s up! I am Noah, a junior at Oxy double-majoring in Diplomacy & World Affairs and Spanish Studies (or maybe Group Language). I love everything about the Spanish language, from grammar and pronunciation to literature and linguistics. I am here to help with any of the above, and anything regarding Spanish as a whole. ¡Te invito a hablar conmigo!
Mondays 11-12pm PST
Tuesdays 12-1pm PST
Wednesdays 12-1pm PST
Access the Spanish virtual room with Noah. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
¡Hola! My name is Sofie and I’m a senior Spanish major and history minor from Davis, California. In my free time, I enjoy listening to Reik and Jesse & Joy, watching Todo Noticias and Selling Sunset, and drinking boba (especially Brown Sugar Boba with 100% sugar). As a Language Advisor, I am very excited for the opportunity to meet more of the Oxy community as well as aid in anything related to Spanish! Please drop-in to say hi or practice Spanish speaking skills, review grammar, and get writing support!
Tuesdays 7:35-8:35pm PST
Thursdays 7:35-8:35pm PST
Fridays 12-1pm PST
Access the Spanish virtual room with Sofie. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Hello! My name is Lana and I am a Spanish and Cognitive Science double major with a Linguistics minor. I am in my junior year and I tutor Spanish. I have been studying Spanish for 8 years and have had the opportunity to put myself in various immersive environments. I also love learning new languages and going back to being a beginner (I am currently learning Korean). I'd love to guide you with your Spanish homework or essays, whatever level it is, or just have a conversation. I also want to help you find ways to make language learning fun. I look forward to seeing you!
Mondays 6-7pm PST
Wednesdays 6-7pm PST
Thursdays 12-1pm PST
Access the Spanish virtual room with Lana. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Hi! My name is Mate Major, I was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, and I am currently a junior here at Oxy, majoring in Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture. My emphasis is on the classics, which means I am studying Ancient Greek and Latin for the most part. I am hoping to go into education once I am done with my studies. I prefer spending my free time outdoors on hikes or at the beach, reading, or something equally riveting. I encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions about Ancient Greek specifically, or anything language advising or CSLC related. I look forward to meeting and working with you guys!
Mondays 5:30-6:30pm PST
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm PST
Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm PST
If you need help outside of these hours, feel free to contact Matt directly at email@example.com. Please allow at least 24 hours for a response.
Access the Greek virtual room with Matt. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Hi my name is Joelle Floyd I am a Senior Cognitive Science major and Classics minor from New York City. I am also a member of the track team here at Oxy. This year I am the Latin Language Peer Advisor! I have been studying latin for over 7 years and look forward to working with you this year! Come see me with any questions about Latin!
Mondays 11-12pm PST
Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm PST
Wednesdays 4-5pm PST
If you need help outside of these hours, feel free to contact Joelle directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow at least 24 hours for a response.
Access the Latin virtual room with Joelle. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
Hi, I'm Anne and I'm the German Language Advisor. I'm a Junior Biology Major and I'm considering Vet School after Oxy. I was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to Stuttgart, Germany when I was one year old. I grew up and went to school in Stuttgart before coming to Oxy. If you want help with grammar/vocab, just want to talk and work on speaking/pronunciation, or learn about some cultural differences, I'm always happy to help. If you're thinking of studying abroad here, I could share some things to do in Freiburg and Berlin. Also, my tiny fluff-ball of a dog will probably be hanging out during my advising hours, so come by if you want to meet him!
Tuesdays 11:45-12:45pm PST
Wednesdays 12:15-1:15pm PST
Thursdays 11:45-12:45pm PST
Access the German virtual room with Anne. Note: You must be logged in with your oxy.edu account in order to access the Zoom link and password.
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*This page was last updated on August 25, 2020.