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Tutoring & Language Learning Center

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Free language tutoring is available through the Department of Modern Languages!

Our FREE language tutoring sessions are held either in-person in our Language Learning Center (SAC 305) or online, and are scheduled in 30-​minute or ​one-hour blocks during the following days and times:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.
Please note: sessions after 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and all sessions on Saturdays will be offered online only.  Appointments must be made by 8:00p.m. the day before the start of the tutoring appointmentStudents who miss more than two appointments per quarter without alerting their tutor or cancelling their appointment one hour in advance will be prohibited from making further tutoring appointments for the remainder of the term.

You can schedule appointments on your own—at any time—using our online scheduler, WCOnline.  If you need assistance, you can chat with a Language Learning Center assistant using our Live Chat feature, or call the Language Learning Center at 773-325-1888.  

Students currently enrolled in a DePaul language course are eligible to arrange for up to 120 minutes of appointments a week (in 30-minute or one hour sessions) with a language tutor in their respective language (e.g., SPN class = SPN language tutor).  

Our tutors provide the following language-related assistance:

• Helping improve students’ pronunciation;
• Explaining grammar structures;
• Practicing conversational skills;
• Assisting with reading assignments;
• Helping with writing assignments;
• Offering other language-related support in all academic subjects.

Log in from our homepage or go directly to https://depaul.mywconline.net/ and follow the steps there to schedule your session(s). PLEASE NOTE: you’ll have to create a login and password to schedule language tutoring appointments with us.  If you already have login credentials with WCOnline through DePaul’s Writing Center, you’ll still need to create a different login in order to access our language tutoring services.  Appointments must be made by 8:00p.m. the day before the start of the tutoring appointment.  Students who miss more than two appointments per quarter without alerting their tutor or cancelling their appointment one hour in advance will be prohibited from making further tutoring appointments for the remainder of the term.  


Become a Language Tutor!

Tutor candidates are recommended by language professors, and then reviewed by the tutor coordinators in the Department of Modern Languages (MOL) using the criteria listed below.  Tutors must be eligible for employment as student workers at DePaul. To apply, contact the tutor coordinator in your language:

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least sophomore status.
  • Advanced foreign language proficiency as measured by one of the following:
    • coursework at the 300 level in the language,
    • language proficiency test scores, or
    • (for native speakers) interview with tutor coordinator.
  • Recommendation by a faculty member in MOL in the relevant language.

Additional (Preferred) Criteria:

  • Study abroad experience in the relevant language.
  • Declared language major or minor.
  • Participation in other MOL events, activities, and programs.

Language Tutor Expectations:

  • Attend one of the New Tutor Orientations and one follow-up training/reflection session during the same quarter.
  • Meet with students by appointment and follow the established guidelines for tutoring sessions.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and submit tutoring reports.