German movie night

Deutschland_83German movie night

Thursday, September 24 – 5pm

DEUTSCHLAND 83 is a gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.

French cinéclub

Comecamille redouble to the Welsh piano room tonight at 7pm to watch “Camille rewinds”, a great French comedy about starting over.

Check out the trailer here:

The movie will be subtitled in English.

Language tables

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Language tables are starting next week: Spanish table will be on Wednesdays at 5pm and café français will be on Thursdays at 5pm, both in Heubeck dining hall.

More updates to come for German table and Russian table.

Cooking activity: mochi ice cream

mochiThursday, May 7th, 2015


Welsh 2 common room

Come celebrate the end of classes with the Language House!

We will be making a Japanese dessert for tonight’s Asian dinner. Mochi ice cream is delicious, come have some on this summer-like afternoon 🙂 And at 6pm, we will be having temaki zushi for our end of the semester party!

Modern Languages Tea Time

gâteau marbré LHCome join Modern Languages faculty and students as we take tea with accepted students on the last of accepted students day!

Monday April 20th, 2015 – 1:30pm

Soper room (Julia Rogers 2nd floor)

German music lecture

birgit german music lectureBatza room, Athenaeum

April 14


When thinking of Germany, pop music might not be the first thing that comes to mind. In her lecture, music journalist Birgit Reuther explains how the history of the country delayed and influenced Germany’s pop culture. What music did the German post war era listen to? How did the artists in East and West Germany act differently? And what does the reunited country sound like?

Learn how it became more and more common to produce pop music in the German language and how the lyrics reflected the political and social situation of every decade. The lecture addresses whether or not pop these days affirms or criticizes the mainstream.

Birgit Reuther is an editor for the culture section of the daily newspaper Hambruger Abendblatt. Her specialties are in pop- and subculture.


Rosie smallHola! My name is Rosie, and I love living in Language House! I transferred to Goucher College last fall as a junior and was anxious to find ways to connect with people. Right away I felt at home living in the Language House, which definitely made the big transition from my hometown in Washington State to Goucher College much easier. It has been a huge blessing to be a part of such a diverse community that shares my love of language and culture. I have really enjoyed being able to practice Spanish with neighbors and at the weekly language tables. Even as my major coursework becomes more intense and I can’t always fit a Spanish class into my schedule, living in Language House has allowed me to keep up with practicing and enjoying the language. Hearing the different languages that my neighbors have studied always inspires me to learn more languages and travel to more places.
The Language House events are buckets of fun, and I especially love all of the LH game night Rosieopportunities to cook delicious foods as a large group. The mixture of different languages that are tossed around in the kitchen and the animated games people start when they aren’t cooking create an atmosphere that is hard to find anywhere else. One of my favorite Language House memories from last semester was a karaoke night I thought I was going to miss. I had to leave for rehearsal after the first ten minutes, but when I came back hours later they were still going strong, and we sang and danced late into the night. Enthusiasm within the language house community is highly contagious, and I love the momentum that can build when we are all together.
The language house directors Jeanne and Maite are also super supportive and welcoming, which makes it easy to feel engaged and excited about Language House activities. I am living across the hall from them this year and have really enjoyed our little chats in the hallway and getting to run into them so often.
I feel very connected to the Language House community. In so many ways, living in Language House was one of the best decisions I’ve made since coming to Goucher, and I definitely want to continue living here next year. For anyone who enjoys getting together with fun, amazing people and has an interest in language and culture, there is no better place to live on campus.


March and April events

hallway calendar march april 2015Check out the hallway calendar for regular updates about our activities! It’s color-coded and everything.

Blue = French

Green = Spanish

Red = Community events

Black = other events

L’Avare – Molière (French play)

l'avareThursday, March 5 at 7:30pm and Friday, March 6 at 7:30pm

Mildred Dunnock Theatre 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21286

Members of the Goucher community, along with the French theatre troupe Le Théâtre Rural d’Animation Culturelle de Beaumes-de-Venise (Le T.R.A.C.), will present a production of “L’Avare” (The Miser).

Written by Molière, a French playwright and actor considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature, the play takes a humorous look at greed and romance. Le T.R.A.C.’s lively productions have won over audiences at all levels of French proficiency during previous tours throughout Europe and the United States, including at Goucher. Although this classic will be presented in French, an English synopsis will be provided.

café français – édition spéciale!

Hello everyone! Join us for a very special café français in Heubeck at 5:30pm tonight. You’ll get to meet the French actors if you haven’t done so already. Just think, it might be the only café français all year where the French outweigh the Americans! Hope to see you there.