The value of community in learning has always been central to the mission, design and ambience of the Language Center. Here, students of all languages and levels intersect to work in an environment that facilitates the integration of formal and informal learning and promotes opportunities for interaction and sharing with others.

Wherever future directions in pedagogy and technology take the Language Center, the sense of a community of learners will remain constant and its most valuable asset.

Mary Beth Helderle

Director of the Language Center - CJ 302

Rachel Martinie

Language Center Coordinator & ALEX Program Technologist - CJ 102



Rachel (she/her) undertakes various responsibilities in her dual roles as Language Center Coordinator and ALEX Program Technologist. Rachel hires and oversees all Language Center student workers, manages payroll, collaborates with language faculty on curriculum development, creates second language acquisition workshops for language faculty, and conducts ALEX program data analysis. Rachel's background was secondary Spanish education, and earned her Master’s degree in TESOL. When not at the Language Center, Rachel spends her time gardening, hiking with her dog, and cooking.

Student Assistants

Miranda Gregory '25

Miranda is a Biology and Digital Arts Major and excited to be back working at the Language Center!

Regina Lin '24

Regina is a Chinese major who always tries to tell people to take Chinese at Hamilton. Regina is also a peer language tutor at the Language Center.

Chiara Morley-McLaughlin ’24

Chiara is a double major in Biology and Hispanic Studies. Chiara plays volleyball and she’s a member of the pre-health club. Chiara is also a peer mentor, and in her free time she enjoys reading and baking!

Jess Parsons '24

Jess is excited about working as a Language Center Student Assistant for another year!

Rachel Saxon '24

Rachel is a senior Neuroscience major. She just got back from a semester abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she immersed herself in the Spanish language. Rachel loves to read, crochet, bake, and helps run Paws for Cause.

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