College Advisors

For genereal inquiries about any foreign language study, the CLAS advisors are the best starting point. They can also connect you with a specific language advisor or faculty member on the departmental level. For specific advising on language classes in our department, please contact our Language Coordinators.

Undergraduate Academic Advisor Senior, East Asian Languages & Cultures, French, Francophone & Italian Studies, German Studies, Global & International Studies, European Studies, Middle East Studies, South Asia Studies Certificate, Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, Slavic Languages & Literatures
Wescoe Hall, Room 2069
Office Hours:

By appointment

Graduate Academic Advisor, Classics, East Asian Languages & Cultures, French, Francophone & Italian Studies, German Studies, Philosophy, Slavic Languages & Literatures, Spanish & Portuguese
Wescoe Hall, Room 3107
Office Hours:

M – F: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment

Language Coordinators

Language Coordinators are able to help you with specific questions about the language they advise for. They may also be able to help with placement and/ or proficiency exams. Some Coordinators advise for more than one language.


Yan Li
Associate Professor, Chinese Language Coordinator, Ph.D. University of Southern California 2008
Wescoe Hall, Room 2111
Office Hours:

T, R: 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Lecturer, Hindi
Wescoe Hall, Room 2097

Office Hours:

T, R: 12:00 – 1:00 pm




Lecturer in Japanese, Japanese Language Coordinator, Ph.D.
Wescoe Hall, Room 2113

Office Hours:

M, W: 9:00 – 11:00 pm


Multi-Term Lecturer in Korean, Academic Program Associate, Korean Language Coordinator, Ph.D. University of Kansas 2009
Wescoe Hall, Room 2074
Office Hours: 

M, W: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm


Korean Language Coordinator

Korean language teaching


Lhunpo Champa
Lecturer, Master of Sutra and Tantra 1986
Wescoe Hall, Room 2115
Office Hours:

M: 2:45 – 3:30 pm, W: 1:45 – 2:30 pm


Tibetan language


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