Sharifa Brooks-Smith-Lowe

¡Hola! My name is Sharifa and I’m a senior majoring in Sociology and Anthropology with a Public Health minor. I am from the beautiful Caribbean island of Grenada and this is my second year living in the Language House. For my language requirement I decided to study Spanish and fell in love with the language all over again. Though it is not my major or minor I wanted to invest time into my Spanish practice and so I applied to live in the Language House. I also studied abroad in Spain!.

Living in the Language House has not only been a fruitful environment to continue to learn and practice Spanish outside of the classroom but I also get to engage in different cultural activities. This makes my acquisition of the language more holistic. I particularly enjoy the cooking events!

Additionally, as an International student, living here has been a safe haven, a place where many cultures can feel comfortable to share and celebrate with each other. You don’t just have to go to events that are centered on the language you study or know! Just among my roommates and myself multiple languages are spoken or being learned: Russian, French, Spanish, Grenadian Creole and of course English.

The Language house is a multicultural space that encourages you to practice a language in informal and fun ways and also engage with other cultures and languages. 

Dabkeh Lessons

Come and learn dabkeh , an Arabic folk dance that will bring you closer to the Middle Eastern culture and make you have a good time 🙂

Thursdays from 7pm to 8 pm in the Welsh Piano Room.


Adi Daniels

Salut! My name is Adi I am a International Relations and French double major. This is my FOURTH year living in the Language House and I am truly so grateful for what Language House has offered me my entire college education. Going to French table every week has been a lifesaver for me in terms of becoming more comfortable with speaking French casually. By the time I went abroad to Brussels my junior year, I had no issue initiating conversations with native French speakers and picking up colloquial phrases. Language House helped improve my French and become friends with like-minded people who also share a passion for learning languages. This place will always be a second home for me. I have also been able to arrange my own language events through Language House, specifically for other speakers and learners of Arabic. In collaboration with the Language House professors, I have been able to plan and create Arabic tables, cooking events, and cultural activities. The most popular event I, the Arabic Club, and the Language House have created so far together are our dabkeh lesson nights. Together, we learn dabkeh (Arabic folk dance) which is super fun and easy and gives non-Arabic speakers an exciting look at Middle Eastern culture. I hope to see you at some dabkeh lessons in the future :).

Friday, February 21st at 7pm: Spanish Movie Presentation: TOC TOC

“TOC TOC Summary From IMDB:
In the waiting room of an international well-known doctor expert in treatments for TOC (“Trastorno Obsesivo Compulsivo”; Spanish for “Obsesive Compulsive Disorder” or OCD) meet some people who by a malfunction of a new computer program have been dated the same day at the same time. In the group are the next: Emilio, a taxi driver expert in astronomical mathematical calculation who too is affected of Diogenes Syndrome (hoarder disorder); Blanca, a lab worker who suffers of mysophobia, an extreme panic to all virus and bacteria; Ana María, a prayerful religious with disorder of verification; Otto, a young guy with obsession by symmetry unable to step the cracks in the pavement lines; Lili, a nice young girl and gym coach who is affected at the same time by palilalia (unintentional repetition of quotes, words and syllables said by oneself) and echolalia (unintentional repetition of quotes, words and syllables said by other person); and finally Federico, a mature aspiring lawyer affected …”

Language House Open House – Come cook with us!

Thursday , March 14th 


at 5:00 pm in the Welsh 2 Common Room 

We will open the doors of our events that day to anyone interested in knowing better about our place. Prospective students would be able to interact with us all and take part in our events that day to know more about the opportunities and what it is like to live in the Language House!. 

We will be cooking some Croque-Monsieur together!!