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The Language House is a very busy place! Residents of the Language House will participate in various cultural, social and academic activities such as:

  • Lectures by faculty, embassy personel and guest lectures
  • Language House clubs
  • Coffee Conversations for informal conversations in one of the languages
  • Study abroad presentations
  • Symposia / Colloquia
  • Foreign film festival
  • Internship opportunities
  • International holiday celebrations
  • Career development workshops
  • Intramural sports
  • Interpersonal skill workshops
  • Dinners with faculty affiliates
  • Annual Around-the-world Film Festival (AWFF)
  • Showcase
  • Concerts & art exhibits


Current Events


Coffee Conversations Fall 2018

Starting on Monday,  Sept. 10, every Monday (4:00 to 5:30pm) through Dec. 3, at Ground Floor, St. Mary's Hall

(No Coffee chats on Monday, Oct. 15)

Join this weekly activity to practice, improve, or maintain your language skills in an informal, relaxed setting. In order to ensure that you are improving your skills, a native or near- native "facilitator" guides or oversees each Coffee Chat group. The facilitator can also give you vocab or grammar advice to help you better express yourself without interrupting the flow of conversation. Currently, 12 language tables are offered at the Language House Coffee Chats:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Other languages are featured occasionally during the semester. Call the Language House for more info on these non-weekly Coffee Chats or if you would like to add a language to the line-up.

For more information contact: Dr. Phoenix Liu at PhoenixL@umd.edu  301-405-6996.



Fall 2018 LH Events

Around the World FIlm Festival

Monday, October 15: 7 - 9 p.m.

The Language House (LH) Around the World Film Festival is a FREE short film presentation.  Written, produced and directed by LH students to reflect their TEN target languages and clutures.  The event will take place at the Hoff Theater (Stamp Student Union building) on Monday, October 15, 2018: 7 - 9 p.m.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in St. Mary's Hall ground floor.

For more information contact: Dr. Phoenix Liu at PhoenixL@umd.edu or 301-405-6996.


Ice Cream Social

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 (7:00 to 8:00 pm) in the Multi-Purpose Room, St. Mary's Hall

Cost: FREE

The Ice Cream Social is an award ceremony to recognize students for outstanding performance or volunteerism in the Language House program. The event is especially joyful for graduating seniors. Representatives of the graduating seniors will flash back and talk about their experiences in the Language House Immersion Program, one of the many living-learning programs at the University of Maryland.

For more information about the Ice Cream Social, contact:

Dr. Phoenix Liu

Director of Language House Immersion Program

at (301) 405-6996 or PhoenixL@umd.edu