Located at 36 North Main Street, the Chinese Language House was established for students interested in studying Chinese languages and cultures. With six bedrooms accommodating a total of eight students, the house allows for close interaction on a daily basis with the live-in Resident Director from Beijing Normal University. The primary language of communication is Chinese. Each resident's cooperation with the Resident Director and the other inhabitants is essential to the success of the Chinese Language House.
All students help plan for, and participate in, activities during their stay. A long-running activity has been the Cooking Group, a rotation utilizing the Center's kitchen for group meals. Each year new goals and objectives are developed through conversations among the DAMELL Chair, Chinese Language House Committee, Resident Director, and Student Liaison. Residency at the Chinese Language House is intended for students of Chinese language only. Inquiries about the program can be addressed to Gerard Bohlen.