The French event on Monday, February 23rd, is the Baltimore French Language Meetup group. They meet at 7pm at the Towson mall. It’s a great opportunity to meet other Francophones from around the world! If you’re interested in going contact Jeanne-Rachel (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 6:30pm tomorrow.
Monthly Archives: February 2015
Jane and Aliza
Jane and Aliza are roommates in one of the Language House apartments.
Hi! My name is Jane. I love living in the Language House! We have two awesome professors that host fun events where we get to practice our language skills and learn about different cultures. Some of the events involve making/eating food which is always fun! By living in the language house I get to meet other people with similar interests. When I found out about the Language House, I knew I had to apply. Jeanne and Maite are a blast to have around and make the events fun for students!
Hi! I’m Aliza. Living in the language house is a blast! Contrary to what I thought as a first year student, you are not obligated to talk in your language of study 24/7. Instead, as a language house resident you get special invites to fun events like karaoke nights, crêpe making parties, and fabulous guest-speakers. It’s also so great living among open-minded people who share your enthusiasm for languages and learning about different cultures, not to mention the summer savior that is air-conditioning. I would highly recommended applying to the language house to anyone with even the slightest interest; it really is a great deal of fun!
On Monday, February 16th, French ciné-club is showing Les garçons et Guillaume à table! (Me, Myself and Mum) It is a coming of age comedy film written, directed by and starring Guillaume Gallienne, of the prestigious Comédie Française.
Based on his stage show of the same name, it follows Guillaume as a boy as he develops his own identity and his relationship with his mother. In January 2014, the film was nominated for ten César awards and won five, including awards for Best Film and Best First Film.
My name is Nate and I am a French and Spanish double major at Goucher, Class of 2018. My experience of living in the Language House during my first two semesters at Goucher has been phenomenal. The community of students and teachers in the Language House is so much richer than that of a normal dorm, because everyone on the floor shares a common global interest. The result is a collection of individuals who often times are fluent in at least two languages, and sometimes many more. There are students in the Language House who have grown up speaking a language other than English, as well as students such as myself who have dedicated their studies to foreign languages and cultures. It is also a perfect environment for students to share and compare their abroad experiences with one another. Beyond the diverse community that the Language House offers, there is also an amazing opportunity to improve daily conversational skills. As oppose to the academically focused language skills practice in class, here students can take advantage of an atmosphere that allows daily conversational skills to develop. Every week there is a meal at the dining hall across from the Language House where students sit and eat while speaking a designated language. For me, these meals have been incredibly helpful in helping me to polish my conversation skills outside of the classroom. In addition to the weekly Language Tables, there are also various activities planned throughout each semester. These can range from watching movies in a foreign language, to cooking a dish that is specific to a given culture, to watching live programming on television from another country. The Language House is an amazing community that can provide countless opportunities to students that wouldn’t otherwise be available in regular housing. I would suggest it to anyone who has even the slightest interest in foreign languages and cultures.