language advising for fall 2020

For the fall semester, Sprau Tower will be closed to all students. Our language advisors will be available through email, phone, and WebEx meetings. For WebEx meetings, please call or email your advisor to schedule a time for your meeting. All advisors are also available by appointment outside of their office hours. 


Xiaojun Wang
Monday and Wednesday, 3 to 4 pm
(269) 387-6242

Viviane Ruellot (Last name A through K)
Monday and Wednesday, 2 to 3 pm

Molly Lynde-Recchia (Last name L through Q)
Tuesday, 11 am to noon
Thursday, 10 to 11 am 

Vivan Steemers  (Last name R through Z)
Wednesday, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Thursday, 9 to 10 am

Olivia Gabor-Peirce
Monday, 2 to 3 pm
Tuesday 3 to 4 pm

Jeffrey Angles
Thursday, 2:30 to 5 pm

Carlos Pimentel
Monday and Tuesday, 12:30 to 1:30 pm

David Kutzko
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 11:30 to 12:30 pm
To join a Webex meeting, please email and he will send you a link. 


The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University is at the heart of the University’s growing emphasis on global engagement and citizenship.

In the best liberal arts tradition, we offer courses in language acquisition, culture, literature and linguistics. We also offer language study tailored to future business people and translators. Our small classes provide students with the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with faculty mentors, and our many study abroad options enable students to add fluency in a second language and international experience to their four-year degree. Students have the opportunity to learn Arabic, Chinese, French and Old French, German, ancient Greek, Japanese, and classical and medieval Latin.

Whether you are interested in language and language-related studies for personal enrichment, adding linguistic and international expertise to another field of study, or becoming a professional in the field, we welcome you.

CAS study abroad photo contest winner

Cheryl White is the winner of the College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad photo contest. This picture was taken near the historical bridge in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. "This picture documents the joyful reunion of two WMU study abroad students: Cheryl White to Berlin, and Henry Thirty to Italy. This study abroad experience was an immense challenge and learning process for the both of us" Cheryl stated as she described the picture.

study abroad in egypt

Study Arabic in Alexandria, Egypt. 


Get Globally Engaged at Western Michigan University.