Loyola University Chicago

Language Learning Resource Center

Language Coaches

Arabic  |  Chinese  French |  German   Italian  Japanese  |  Polish |  Russian  |  Spanish

American Sign Language (ASL)

Hello! My name is Sierra Wann and I am a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Multimedia Journalism. I am excited to work with all of you! In my free time, I love music, reading, and hanging out with friends and family. I took ASL 101 and 102 last year and absolutely loved learning the language and the accessibility that comes with it. That being said I truly think the best way to learn is by continuing to use the language as much as you can. Looking forward to being able to continue my own skills, while helping you with yours, because it is all a process!  Sign up for an appointment with me at LLRC Appointment Center

Mondays and Fridays: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


My name is Heena, and I am a 4th year student here at Loyola majoring in Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience and an Arabic minor! A little bit about me: I was born in Chicago and raised in its suburbs. I come from a South Asian ethnic background. My journey in Arabic started when I was in pre-school since I attended a full-time Islamic school till the 8th grade. Therefore, I’m trilingual - English, Urdu, and Arabic! My love for Arabic stems from my religious background, but I really came to appreciate the intricacies and beauty of the language after my journey from ARAB 101 - ARAB 104, including the courses that came along with the minor. I was so excited when Ustaadha asked me to take on the role as the Arabic coach, and I aspire to share my love for the language with other students and help them better their linguistic skills, in shaa Allah! 
Sign up with an appointment with me at this LLRC Appointment Center
Monday: 3-5 pm 
Tuesday: 1-2 pm
Wednesday: 3-4 pm 
Thursday: 1-2 pm 
Friday: 11:30 pm - 12:30 pm






你好!My name is Jenna, and I'm a junior majoring in IT and minoring in Chinese. I've been learning Chinese since I started high school and fell in love with it instantly. I’m excited to work with you and help with your Chinese or just talk anout the culture :)
Sign up for an appointment with me during the following hours at this LLRC Appointment Center.

Mondays and Tuesdays: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Bonjour! My name is Agathe and I’m a junior studying Neuroscience (cognitive and behavioral) at Loyola. I was born in Paris and grew up in a French environment where we would only speak French. I learned English when I was three. I love music, poetry, going out with friends, and exploring the city. I would love to exchange with you on speaking French and French culture as well as being a part of your journey to learn french. Merci!
Sign up for an appointment with me during the following hours at this LLRC Appointment Center
Tuesday: 2:30 - 3:30PM
Thursday: 2:30 - 3:30PM
Friday: 4:00 - 6:00PM


My name is Lukas and I'm a junior studying psychology. I lived my whole life in Germany before I moved to the US to go to Loyola. By moving for the first time to a completely different country, I've experienced that speaking to a native speaker is the best way to learn languages. No matter if you are just starting to learn German or have been practicing German for years. I'm excited to talk to you! Please schedule a conversation with me on this LLRC Appointment Center 

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:00pm - 6:00pm 


Hi everyone! My name is Tommaso Chiaramondia and I am a sophomore majoring in Information Systems, I also play Club Rugby here at Loyola. I was born and raised in Italy, Milan, I moved in the US at the age of 16 to continue my studies. I am glad to be able to help teaching Italian language and Italian culture, my parents are still living in Italy and I get the chance during school breaks to go back and visit them, I am very excited to be able to share with you my experiences. Learning a new language can be challenging but it is going definitely to help you in the future
Sign up for an appointment with me during the following hours at LLRC Appointment Center.

Mondays & Wednesday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm 


こんにちは。My name is 恵杏, Megan and I am a senior majoring in International Business. I am half Japanese and half American. I grew up in Yamaguchi, Japan. I'd love to get to know everyone and help you improve your Japanese or even just have a conversation about Japan and its culture! I am so excited to meet you all :)
 LLRC Appointment Center.

My hours are:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:30am-1:30pm 



Witam! My name is Jakub Jedrzejewski, and I am a senior majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Polish Studies. I am a cadet in the Loyola ROTC program. I was born in Gorlice, Poland and emigrated to the United States in 2007. Polish is my first language, and I have attended various Polish schools around Chicago. I am excited to help you with grammar, pronunciation, and conversation skills. Please do not hesitate to stop by and have a chat no matter your Polish proficiency. My coaching hours are Mondays 3:30pm5:30pm and Wednesdays 12:30am-2:30pm. Do zobaczenia!

Mondays: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Tuesdays: 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Sign up with an appointment with me at this LLRC Appointment Center


Hi! My name is Aida, I'm a senior at Loyola with a major in Psychology and a minor in Bioethics on the pre-med track, and I currently work in a hospital laboratory, gaining the necessary experience I need to be successful in my future endeavors in medicine. This semester, I am hosting coaching sessions for Russian 101, as well as for Russian 102 the following semester. I have an extensive background in tutoring/ coaching, and love what I do. I will be hosting study sessions for students looking to improve their Russian-speaking abilities, securing an A in the class, and earn the ability to say that they know another language fluently. All hosting sessions are by appointment, listed below. I look forward to seeing my students succeed!
Sign up for an appointment with me at this LLRC Appointment Center

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3 pm - 5 pm











Hello, my name is Alvaro Palacios, I am a sophomore majoring in Economics and Computer science. I am very excited to start working in the LLRC as a Spanish coach. I lived most of my life in Mexico City and moved to the United States when I was 16. I really enjoy drawing, cooking, and spending time with my friends. Don't hesitate in saying hello or asking questions, I'm excited to work with all of you and help you improve in your Spanish. 

My times available are:

Tusdays and Thursdays  4:30pm-6:30pm