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Language House Living and Learning Program

The Language House is an immersive residential program at University of Maryland where students live, eat, sleep, and work in one of ten target languages.

The Language House provides an international community atmosphere in which residents work together to develop language fluency under the direction of a mentor, and a faculty liaison from the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Students acquire an appreciation of the specific historical, geographical, and sociological world of the target culture(s). Ten language clusters are available: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Russian, and Spanish.  Open to sophomores and above (second-semester freshmen can be admitted as exceptions), it provides students, who are serious about language learning, with the opportunity for daily language and cultural immersion in an organized study environment. Students who choose this program will develop communication skills in both academic and daily life settings through diverse organized activities, informal daily contacts, annual Language House events, and supplemental coursework in the target language.

Why Choose the Language House?

  • Immersive linguistic and cultural environment
  • Great alternative or addition to studying abroad
  • Regular interaction with native speakers
  • Make friends with shared cultural interests
  • Vibrant and supportive community of staff, mentors, and faculty
  • Centrally-located housing (St. Mary's Hall) is steps away from the STAMP Student Union, McKeldin Library, and Jiménez Hall (where students take language courses).
  • Join the oldest living-learning program at Maryland, which has been running since 1989.

Explore The Language House

Language Clusters

Language Clusters

The Language House provides an international community atmosphere in which residents work together to develop language fluency under the direction of a mentor and a faculty liaison from the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Language Clusters

Residential Life

Residential and Student LIfe

Learn more about residential and student life in the Language House, including facilities, support staff, student clubs, and more.

Residential Life

People

Faculty, Staff and Mentors

Browse the Language House directory to find  contact information faculty, staff and mentors.


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Support The Language House

A gift to the Language House enables us to provide innovative, immersive language-learning experiences to our students. Learn more about how to make an impact through your donation.

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Contact Us

Marilyn Matar

Lecturer and LH Director, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Director, Language House
Lecturer, French

0107A St. Mary's Hall
College Park MD, 20742

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