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International House at Maxcy

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Language Annex

Language Learning

The Language Annex is home to nine language clusters including: French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.

Language Tables

Learning a foreign language? Whether you’re just getting started or want to maintain your already-excellent skill level, you can get your practice at weekly conversation hours. Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian tables are all represented at Maxcy, with other languages soon to follow. Don’t see your foreign language listed yet? Come start a conversation hour.

  • French: Mondays at 6pm in the Maxcy Classroom
  • German: Tuesdays at 3:30pm in the Maxcy Classroom
  • Japanese: Thursdays at 6pm in the Maxcy Dining Area
  • Spanish: Tuesdays at 6pm in the Maxcy Classroom
  • Mandarin: Thursdays at 4:30pm in the Maxcy Classroom
  • Portuguese: 4:30pm in the Maxcy Dining Room on the following dates:
    • Monday, September 9
    • Tuesday, September 24
    • Monday, October 7
    • Tuesday, October 22
    • Monday, November 4
    • Tuesday, November 19
  • Arabic
    • Wednesdays at 1:10pm in the Maxcy Classroom on the following dates:
      • September 10, September 25, October 9, October 23, November 6, November 20
    • Thursdays at 2:15pm in the Maxcy Classroom on the following dates:
      • September 19, October 3, October 17, October 31, November 14, December 5


Apply to Live in the Language Annex

Residents of the International House can elect to live in a language-immersive environment called the “Maxcy Language Annex.” Residents share a common area with one to two other students who are learning the same language. All three will sign an agreement pledging to only speak that language in the common areas, as well as agree to other activities to support the immersive environment.

The Language Annex is an apartment-style residence hall located in the Thornwell building, and as such, has a higher rate than a suite-style residence hall. Compare to the rates for Maxcy.

Applications for living in the Annex are due by November 15th.  Complete the Housing application and tell us why you’d love to live in our community.

  • Step One: Complete the University Housing Interest form at the link above by select “International House at Maxcy College.”
  • Step Two: Indicate your foreign language preference in response to the question about "extracurricular language support." 
  • Step Three: Indicate interest in the Maxcy Language Annex in response to the last question about "language-immersive environment."

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