The Language House & Thormann International Center

The Language House is an on-campus living and learning community that provides students with the opportunity to improve their proficiency in foreign languages and to share and broaden their knowledge of other cultures. Speaking a foreign language and attending different foreign language and cultural events is the central focus of programming within the Language House. When students are accepted in the program, they commit to improving their foreign language and cultural skills. Language House residents are required to attend at least eight Language House activities per semester. Activities range from language tables (sharing a meal and conversation in the target language with a faculty member), cooking activities, concert outings, museum visits, dinners, movies and TV shows, karaoke nights and more!

The Spanish Table is a weekly meeting for students that want to improve their Spanish outside of the classroom. Students meet with Professor Maite Gomis Quinto and they share a meal while they talk in Spanish about their daily lives, news, events, music, cinema, or any other topic that the group chooses. It is a laid back, fun way to practice Spanish without worrying about grades.

Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual celebration that recognizes Latinx contributions to the US. Every fall, HLx faculty organize a series of events (film screenings and discussions, political debates, music, dance and theatrical performances) in collaboration with the student club HOLA (Hispanic Organization for Learning and Awareness) and different Offices on campus. The events are open to all the Goucher community and they take place between September 15th and October 15th every year.

  • The Language House is located in Welsh Hall.