William and Mary

Language Houses

Language Houses

The academic and cultural mission of each Language House is to immerse students in a living environment that fosters increased language study and cultural awareness. Native speaking Tutors facilitate conversation hours, movie nights, cultural celebrations, cooking classes and many other activities for all residents. In addition, they post office hours to provide help with language courses.

The language houses are housed in the Randolph Complex and include: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, and Russian. Students interested in residing in one of these houses for the 2014-2015 academic year must:

  • Submit an on-line application to the Modern Language Department by 5:00p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014. Students should contact Modern Languages and Literatures (221-3634) for additional information or questions on the selection process.
  • Pay a $200 Room Reservation Deposit by the February 14, 2014 deadline.
  • Once selected to participate in one of the special interest houses, you will need to choose a room and sign a contract on February 26, 2014, 5:30pm. Once a contract is signed, the forthcoming room selection time block is null and void. If you cannot make the room selection meeting on February 26, you should designate a proxy to select a room and sign a contract in your absence.
2014-2015 Language House Calendar
Mon., November 4, 2013

Language House Application available on-line.
Applications may be submitted anytime between now and February 7 to Sharon Palma, Language House Coordinator, Washington Hall 219, 221-3634, [[sgpalm]]

Mon., November 11, 2013 Non-refundable Room Reservation Deposit accepted at the Cashier's Office, Blow Memorial Hall
Wed., January 29, 2014, 4-6pm Open Houses in all Language Houses
Fri., February 7, 2014 Interview sign-up sheets posted outside Washington Hall 219
Fri., February 7, 2014
by 5pm
Deadline for submitting Language House application on-line
Mon., February 10-
Tues., February 11, 2014
Advisor and Tutor review applications
Wed., February 12 - Thurs., February 13-
Fri., February 14, 2014
Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor
Fri., February 14, 2014 Deadline for paying $200 non-refundable room deposit to the Cashier's Office. No late payments will be accepted and your application cannot be considered unless the deposit has been paid.
Mon., February 17, 2014
Tues., February 18, 2014
Interviews for Language Houses conducted by Advisor and Tutor
Wed., February 19, 2014 Acceptance e-mails sent out to chosen applicants
Thurs., February 20, 2014 Deadline for students to initial their acceptance into a Language House. Applicants may also email acceptances to [[sgpalm]]
Fri., February 21, 2014 Language House alternates will be contacted, if necessary
Wed., February 26, 2014, 5:30pm Students must go or appoint a proxy to the Language House location to select room and sign a 2014-2015 Housing Agreement with Residence Life.