Cornell University Language House

Cornell University Language House The Language House is Cornell University's residential program for immersive language learning. The Language House offers language immersion communities that interact in Arabic French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

The Language House is hosted by Alice Cook House on West Campus and largely housed in Boldt Hall, a beautiful Gothic building with a long Cornell history and some perks exclusive to Language House residents. Currently, all Language House residents live with fellow language learners in Boldt Hall, along with an on-staff, on-site Native Speaker who supports the language community. The community is also supported by a highly specialised team that includes an SA, an admin, and a directing GRF. Language House residents attend meals four times a week with their Native Speaker, fellow residents, other people interested in speaking the language, and once a week with a Language House Fellow, a professor who speaks the target language. The Native Speakers also arrange conversation hours, trips, and events. The Language House staff helps organise events, guest speakers, and personalised tutoring, and supports residents with internship, grad school, fellowship, scholarship, and job applications, and provide academic and emotional support. They also keep residents posted on other related events and interest groups on campus. Language House residents have access to a world-class network of Language House alumni, which spans the globe and includes a broad range of institutions, with an emphasis on government, NGOs, international business, and academia.

Mission: The Language House at Cornell University promotes a supportive and congenial environment of language immersion for select Cornell students by providing access to live-in native speakers, faculty, and staff who facilitate programs and activities that enhance students’ linguistic and cultural competence in their target language and cultures in order for them to be prepared to flourish in a global society.

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How much do you know about the Language House? 🤔This month we will be highlighting the history of the Language House on ...
12/16/2020

How much do you know about the Language House? 🤔This month we will be highlighting the history of the Language House on our account! Keep watch for new stories of different trips we have taken over the years 🤩🤩⛩🐫⛲️✈️🗺

Join us for our Bingo night this Saturday!
12/09/2020

Join us for our Bingo night this Saturday!

#blacklivesmatter
06/03/2020

#blacklivesmatter

这个学期最后一个对话小时,中文部一起去大学城吃了火锅!The Mandarin section went out to collegetown for hot pot during their last conversation hour!...
12/11/2019

这个学期最后一个对话小时,中文部一起去大学城吃了火锅!

The Mandarin section went out to collegetown for hot pot during their last conversation hour! #culanguagehouse #cornell #university #languagehouse #language #mandarin #中文 #conversation #convohour #hotpot

Two teams participated in the Language House Cupcake Wars! One team made a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting an...
11/24/2019

Two teams participated in the Language House Cupcake Wars! One team made a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting and another made a chocolate cupcake with a chocolate mocha ganache filling with a meringue frosting on top. Both were so beautiful and delicious! #lculanguagehouse #cornell #cupcakes @ Cornell University Language House

11/21/2019
Cornell Lingua Mater 2019: Student Submissions

Cornell Lingua Mater 2019: Student Submissions

The top three student submissions for the 2019 Lingua Mater competition at Cornell University. The Lingua Mater competition is co-sponsored by the Language R...

The Japanese section is making chocolate chip cookies for conversation hour! Yum! #japanesesection #culanguaghouse #corn...
11/15/2019

The Japanese section is making chocolate chip cookies for conversation hour! Yum! #japanesesection #culanguaghouse #cornell #programhouse #convohour

For Spanish convo hour, the section practice self-care with some rejuvenating face masks! #culanguagehouse #cornell #uni...
11/14/2019

For Spanish convo hour, the section practice self-care with some rejuvenating face masks!
#culanguagehouse #cornell #university #languagehouae #language #spanish #español #selfcare #conversation #convohour #spanishsection #facemask

Come visit the Language House table at the Program House Takeover in 105 RPCC to learn about living in the Language Hous...
10/30/2019

Come visit the Language House table at the Program House Takeover in 105 RPCC to learn about living in the Language House! #culanguagehoise #cornell #cornelluniversity

The Language House had fun celebrating fall and making candy apples, while enjoying donuts and cider and watching “Screa...
10/30/2019

The Language House had fun celebrating fall and making candy apples, while enjoying donuts and cider and watching “Scream” at the LH Fall Festival! #culanguagehouse #language #french #german #japanese #mandarin #spanish #fall #festival #fallfestival #scream #candyapple #fallfestival @ Cornell University Language House

The Language House BBQ and social was hopping! Everyone was loving the Beyond Meat burgers that we had, not to mention t...
09/14/2019

The Language House BBQ and social was hopping! Everyone was loving the Beyond Meat burgers that we had, not to mention the beef burgers and all-beef hotdogs! #cornell #culanguagehouse #wchs #bbq @ Cornell University Language House

Language Resource Center - Cornell University
09/13/2019
Language Resource Center - Cornell University

Language Resource Center - Cornell University

Calling all students (cash prizes💰💵💸)!
Lingua Mater Competition - deadline October 18
Can you translate Cornell’s Alma Mater into your mother tongue (or a language you are learning at Cornell) and sing it in public? Translate “Far Above Cayuga’s Waters” and submit a video of you (and your friends!) performing it somewhere on any of Cornell’s campuses.
http://lrc.cornell.edu/lingua-mater
#LinguaMater Cornell University Language House Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell Language Expansion Program - Cornell University Cornell International Students Union - ISU [email protected] Romance Studies at Cornell Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University Asian Studies at Cornell Cornell Classics Near Eastern Studies - Cornell University Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences Russian Language Program, Cornell University Cornell International Services

Language House alum, Hez Thompson (‘19) stopped by west campus to have dinner with the Mandarin section and take part in...
09/13/2019

Language House alum, Hez Thompson (‘19) stopped by west campus to have dinner with the Mandarin section and take part in Japanese convo hour! Welcome back, Hez! #culanguagehouse #mandarin #japanese #alumni @ Cornell University Language House

Mocktail mixer! First social of the year for the Language House! #culamguagrhouse #mocktails #social @ Cornell Universit...
09/07/2019

Mocktail mixer! First social of the year for the Language House! #culamguagrhouse #mocktails #social @ Cornell University Language House

Come visit the Language House table at the International Fair, happening from 11:30 to 2 pm in the Uris Hall Terrace! Ta...
09/04/2019

Come visit the Language House table at the International Fair, happening from 11:30 to 2 pm in the Uris Hall Terrace! Table 17! #cornell #internationalfair #international #culanguagehouse

Hope to see many of you at the International Fair, happening tomorrow from 11:30-2pm on the Uris Hall Terrace!
09/03/2019

Hope to see many of you at the International Fair, happening tomorrow from 11:30-2pm on the Uris Hall Terrace!

Cornell University Language House's cover photo
08/29/2019

Cornell University Language House's cover photo

Members of the Language House 2019-20! #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #cornell #french #german #japanese #chinese #mand...
08/29/2019

Members of the Language House 2019-20! #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #cornell #french #german #japanese #chinese #mandarin #spanish

Language House staff training is in full swing! We can’t wait to welcome our students back to campus! #culanguagehouse #...
08/17/2019

Language House staff training is in full swing! We can’t wait to welcome our students back to campus! #culanguagehouse #stafftraining #cornell #wchs #reslife

Have fun with it.
03/05/2019

Have fun with it.

Celebrate Fasching! Join the German Section of the Language House to celebrate Fasching (German Carnival), by decorating...
02/28/2019

Celebrate Fasching!

Join the German Section of the Language House to celebrate Fasching (German Carnival), by decorating masks and enjoying some German Treats!

Thursday March 7th, 5-7pm
G25 Stimson Hall
Language Resource Center - Cornell University

February break vibes in the Language House. A Harry Potter marathon and baking! #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #cornell...
02/24/2019

February break vibes in the Language House. A Harry Potter marathon and baking! #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #cornell #harrypotter #februarybreak #cake @ Cornell University Language House

The Spanish Section enjoyed going bowling together this past weekend for their conversation hour! #culanguagehouse #lang...
02/17/2019

The Spanish Section enjoyed going bowling together this past weekend for their conversation hour! #culanguagehouse #languagehoise #cornell #spanish

The Language House enjoyed some cheese and chocolate fondue this past weekend. #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #cornell ...
02/17/2019

The Language House enjoyed some cheese and chocolate fondue this past weekend. #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #cornell #fondue @ Cornell University Language House

Some members of the Language House making dumplings for the Chinese New Year! Happy Year of the Pig! #languagehouse #cor...
02/03/2019

Some members of the Language House making dumplings for the Chinese New Year! Happy Year of the Pig! #languagehouse #cornell #chinesenewyear #yearofthepig #dumplings @ Cornell University Language House

Members of the Language House celebrating George and Tyler’s graduation this semester, congratulations, you two! #cornel...
12/08/2018

Members of the Language House celebrating George and Tyler’s graduation this semester, congratulations, you two! #cornell #culanguaghouse #languagehouse #seniors #graduation @ AGAVA

The German section made “Lebkuchen,” Germanh gingerbread cookies for their final conversation hour of the semester! #cor...
12/08/2018

The German section made “Lebkuchen,” Germanh gingerbread cookies for their final conversation hour of the semester! #cornell #culanguagehouse #languagehouse #german #lebkuchen @ Cornell University Language House

Members of the Language House had a great time at the Arabian Night event hosted at the Africana Studies and Research Ce...
12/07/2018

Members of the Language House had a great time at the Arabian Night event hosted at the Africana Studies and Research Center by the Near East Studies Department, The Language House, and the Arab Studemt Association. The LH’s own Ana Penavić performed a traditional Sudanese wedding dance! #languagehouse #arabiannight #arabic #cornell #culanguagehouse @ Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University

The Language House Council sponsored a “fancy dinner” night and everyone from the Language House dressed up for House Di...
11/29/2018

The Language House Council sponsored a “fancy dinner” night and everyone from the Language House dressed up for House Dinner! #languaghouse #cornell #culanguagehouse #fancydress #housedinner @ Cornell University Language House

The Spanish section made “bistec a caballo con patacones” for their second to last convo hour of the semester! #language...
11/29/2018

The Spanish section made “bistec a caballo con patacones” for their second to last convo hour of the semester! #languagehouse #cornell #spanish #convohour @ Cornell University Language House

Some of the Language House residents went on a late night wintery walk before the holiday break. #cornell #languagehouse...
11/28/2018

Some of the Language House residents went on a late night wintery walk before the holiday break. #cornell #languagehouse #bonding #winterwalk @ Cornell University Language House

Winter has arrived at the Language House! Let the snowball fights officially begin! #winter #snow #languagehouse #culang...
11/16/2018

Winter has arrived at the Language House! Let the snowball fights officially begin! #winter #snow #languagehouse #culanguagehouse #cornell @ Cornell University Language House

The French section enjoyed making and eating Ratatouille while watching the movie Ratatouille for conversation hour this...
11/10/2018

The French section enjoyed making and eating Ratatouille while watching the movie Ratatouille for conversation hour this week! #french #cornell #languagehouse #conversationhour #ratatouille @ Cornell University Language House

“My dad is my mentor. He understands me probably better than anyone else. I’m a lot like my mom and because he’s lived w...
11/08/2018

“My dad is my mentor. He understands me probably better than anyone else. I’m a lot like my mom and because he’s lived with her so long, he understands how I tick. I’m part of of him and he’s a part of me. Though I should have said George because he gave me Cheetos.” Talia Greenberg ‘21 #humansoflanguagehouse #cornell #cornelluniversity #languagehouse #culanguagehouse

The Program House takeover at RPCC this evening was a lot of fun! We loved chatting with potential LH residents! #cornel...
11/08/2018

The Program House takeover at RPCC this evening was a lot of fun! We loved chatting with potential LH residents! #cornell #languagehouse #programhouse #themedliving #livingatcornell #cornelluniversity @ Robert Purcell Community Center

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