Language Assistants and Mentors

The French department has an array of language resources helpful to students learning French. This includes the French Language Floor Living-Learning Community, as well as weekly conversation sessions with peer language assistants in Elementary French classes. The weekly Language Table offers further opportunities to practice speaking French through lively discussions and dinner conversations. The Q&A sessions with the Language Mentor offer additional support around the concepts of learning the language.

Qualified students may apply for a language assistant position through the Language Assistant Program by contacting Morena Svaldi. Students may also apply to live on the French Floor by contacting Residential Life.

Language Table and Q&A hours

Zineb Takafi, Mentor in French

Zineb Takafi, Q&A Mentor

Mon 7-8 am EDT

Wed 5:30-6:30 pm EDT

Fri 11:30 am-12:30 pm EDT

Bonjour, my name is Zineb Takafi and I am from Morocco. I am a Computer Science and Economics/Maths major, class of 2023. I have been working with the French department as a French language assistant and I absolutely love it. I’m so excited to share my experiences, knowledge, and to help you all achieve your French language goals. À bientôt!

Blythe Schilperoort ’21, Interviewing Admission Ambassador

Blythe Schliperoort

Blythe is a French and Art History Major from Seattle, WA. She studied abroad in Paris for the Fall of her Junior year and lived with a homestay family in the second arrondissement. In addition to being a French Language Assistant, she is also a Senior Admission Ambassador and a member Diversions A Capella. Her interests include yoga, skincare and food.