The primary mission of the Language Houses (Chinese, French, and German) is to assist House members in realizing their non-English language learning goals. Each year, the Language House Coordinators (native, near-native, and other competent speakers of Chinese, French, and German), are on site to speak with the House members, to provide language tutoring, and to organize cultural events.
Above all, the Language Houses are about having fun, living in a diverse community, and thinking about different positionalities and other ways of being in the world. Organized activities all tie into MOLA’s four major shared learning outcomes: ease of communication in the L2, cultural acumen vis-à-vis a non-English speaking culture, appraisal of one’s own cultural practices in relationship to the foreign culture, and the importance of diversity and transglobal (self)awareness.
The coordinators are carefully chosen and supported by faculty, and they organize regular weekly conversation hours and study groups as an extension of, and supplement to, classroom practice.
This immersive experience bolsters language and cultural abilities, equips students for a more in-depth study abroad experience and provides an opportunity for those returning from abroad to continue their progress in their target language.
The “TCU Language House” is located in the heart of the campus on the second floor of Mabee Hall within the Tom Brown-Pete Wright Residence. The student-residents are within a short walking distance to all the classroom buildings, the Brown-Lupton Union, the Mary Couts Burnett library, and right next door to the Rickle Recreation Center.
Currently students of sophomore standing and beyond who are studying French, Chinese, or German at TCU have the opportunity to live in the Mabee Hall suites. Next to the suites, a dual-language and dual-culture lounge accommodates small group meetings and events.
The cost of housing is $4650 per semester, and the Flex 7 Meal Plan costs $2100 per semester.
For information about the Language House, contact the faculty advisors by clicking on the appropriate link below.