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Thatcher Language House:
Chinese Language Program
If you would like to experience everyday life in Chinese, the Chinese Language Program is a way to do that right on campus.
The Thatcher Language House offers the opportunity to live in a residence hall dedicated to learning a foreign language and exploring foreign cultures. In this hall of 110 students, the majority are a part of one of the six Language Programs.
Participants in the Thatcher House Chinese Language Program live together on a floor which includes a classroom/lounge, where they can socialize in the language. Also, they meet in the classroom regularly during the week for a specially-designed, two-credit conversation/culture course. An experienced graduate student from the Chinese department teaches the course and organizes social and cultural activities.
The Chinese Language Program members will engage in a variety of activities: Chinese New Year's celebration, role playing everyday situations in Chinese life, learning calligraphy, hosting an authentic Chinese dinner. Both Chinese majors and non-majors from a variety of disciplines make up the Thatcher House Chinese Language Program. Often members become double majors, adding Chinese fluency to their professional training. There are a variety of opportunities for study in the People's Republic of China and in Taiwan. The Program is an excellent place to prepare for study abroad, as well as a supportive community to return to after studying in China or Taiwan.
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