For students who are studying foreign languages at Temple, we offer a variety of services designed to help them develop proficiency and fluency in the languages. These offerings change somewhat from semester to semester, based on staff availability. The list below reflects the services available as of Summer I 2024. We regularly offer support for students of Arabic, ASL, Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), French, German, Korean, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, and Urdu. We also have Presentation Support and Reading Support available for certain languages (see pages for those programs for more).

Summer I 2024: French, German, Korean, Hindi, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Conversation Partners & Language Tutors

Meet one-on-one with an advanced speaker of your target language to practice speaking and listening; to improve reading comprehension; to review course materials or activities; to build vocabulary; to develop grammar skills; and to prepare for oral exams and presentations.

Open to Temple students in 1000-4000+ level courses (specific availability depends on the language) as well as students who are between coursework, preparing for study abroad or an internship, or who just want more practice. Some base knowledge in the target foreign language is required.


Spanish

Writing Tutoring

The Spanish writing tutoring service provides one-on-one support for students who are working on papers for classes, as well as cover letters, resumes, scholarship essays, creative writing, and any other texts students are working on in Spanish.

Open to Temple students who have a background in Spanish and/or are enrolled in Spanish courses. For more advanced through graduate level, please contact Kate at a.kate.white@temple.edu to schedule.

Conversation Partners & Language Tutors

Meet one-on-one with a fluent speaker of Spanish to practice speaking and listening; to improve reading comprehension in Spanish texts; to review course materials or activities; to build vocabulary; to develop grammar skills; and to prepare for oral exams and presentations.

Open to Temple students in 1000-4000 level Spanish courses, graduate-level Spanish, and students who have a background in Spanish. 


How to use these services:

 
Make an appointment for 1-on-1 tutoring in advance

  • Log-in to our appointment system.
  • Use the "Show All 'Appointment Focus' Options" drop-down menu to find your target language, and then select an available time slot. Conversation partners are listed under “Language Support” in the drop-down menu.
    • For example, you will see languages listed as follows: "Language Support - Spanish 1000 Level," "Language Support - Korean," "Language Support - French 2000 Level," and so on.
    • You will also see options for "Presentation Support" and "Reading Support" in different languages.
  • Appointments can be scheduled up to 8 days ahead of time. 
  • We offer two appointment types: 2-block appointments (45-50 mins) and 1-block appointments (20-25 mins). In general, we recommend 2-block appointments when possible, but you can choose. All appointments must be booked in our appointment system at least 1 hour in advance.
Language Tables

In Fall '23 we will have a weekly language tables for Arabic, ASL, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian, and Spanish in Charles Library 230 (our 2nd floor space). All students interested in practicing their language abilities in a group setting are welcome to attend. See the schedule and more on the Language Tables page.

Questions? Contact Kate White.