Everyone needs a little extra help from time to time. It is important to know the resources available to you in case you ever need to use them. If you need a little extra help outside of class in your language courses, check out these five resources.
1. Your professor
Your professor won’t bite. In fact, they’re here to help you. Each professor is required to hold office hours. This is the perfect time for you to visit them and ask questions. Don’t know when your professor holds office hours or where their office is located? Check your syllabus! If you can’t make their office hours, you can always email them any questions or arrange an alternative meeting time.
2. The Learning Center
The Learning Center on campus offers tutoring for many courses and areas of content.
The following language classes have tutors:
French – 101, 102, 201, 202
German – 101, 102, 201, 202
Japanese – 101, 102, 201, 202
Spanish – 101, 102, 201, 202
Tutoring is free for all students! To schedule your appointment, call The Learning Center at 765-285-3780.
3. Your classmates
If you’re feeling a little lost in class, or just want to study with someone else, you can always ask a fellow classmate for help. Your classmates are going through the same material with you at the same exact time, which makes them a great resource. Studying with someone else in the class is beneficial for both of you, and you may even make a new friend or two!
4. Language clubs and other organizations
If you’re looking for some extra practice, or you want to meet others who are interested in the same language(s) as you, then a language club or organization is the perfect resource! By joining a language club, you not only get to meet others who may be able to help you practice, but you also get to have fun experiences with some new friends. Ball State has many language clubs that participate in all sorts of activities! You can find a list of language clubs and organizations here.
5. The Department of Modern Languages and Classics Main Office
If you need help in a language course, but don’t know where to go, you can always go to the Department of Modern Languages and Classics’ main office, located in room 178 of North Quad. Office staff will help direct you to the best resource available for your questions and concerns. Can’t make it to the MLC office? No problem! You can call the office at 765-285-1361.
The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers courses in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Classical Cultures, and Language Teaching.
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