THE ROMANCE LANGUAGE HOUSE
mission of the Romance Language House is to promote foreign language
development within the campus community. Through living in an environment in
which all house members speak multiple languages (Italian, French and Spanish),
residents are encouraged to speak and interact in their respective foreign
languages. Members of the house also reach out to the college community through
planning, organization, and promotion of the house events and through
attendance of the weekly foreign language tables. The goal of the Romance
Language House is to educate others on foreign languages and diverse cultures
through living in a shared environment, as well as opening up that environment
to the college community as a whole.
LA MAISON FRANÇAISE À REED HALL
The French House (La Maison française)
is a place where
students interested in French may practice the language in a relaxed,
friendly environment, while
interacting with students of other Romance Languages and international
students. Located in the Romance Languages House in Reed Hall, La Maison française provides a unique opportunity to live in a Francophone environment if you wish to practice and improve your French. The French overseas student assistant (OSA) lives at La Maison française, helping students practice their French and
organizing social and cultural events with them.
students who plan to go to France during their junior year, La Maison française is
a great opportunity: they will be totally immersed in the culture even before
going to France. Those returning from France will live in a truly international
environment, where they will keep practicing their French while interacting
with students from other countries, as they did during their junior year.
If you want to be a part of La Maison française, apply to the Department of French and Italian by filling out the La Maison française application. Email the application to Madame Beaudry at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 7, 2013.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION AND ELIGIBILITY
Residents must be committed to speak French at all times with the residents of La Maison française. Preference will be given to (1) rising juniors and seniors, (2) native speakers of French who are willing to share their culture with others, (3) students who have completed French 116 and are either French majors, or International Studies or Business Majors whose region of specialization is the Francophone world, (4) students who plan to go to Toulouse or Cameroon during their junior year.
Students must agree to adhere to the Dickinson College "Code of Conduct" (Student Handbook, 60-71), as well as pledge to speak French within La Maison française. Applicants must agree not to participate in the general Dickinson Housing lottery for the following year. The rooms will be assigned on the basis of seniority. Finally, students must be enrolled in a course in French during their year's residence in La Maison française.