Residence Life

Division of Student Services

On-campus Housing

Language Houses

The Residence Life office supports six language houses that represent six academic departments at Reed: French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. Each house is staffed with a native speaker (see language scholars below) and a student house advisor whose responsibility it is to work with a resident director, the appropriate academic department, and student residents to make each house a center for language and culture for the entire campus. Each house sponsors a variety of programs during the year that enhance the opportunity to learn about the various languages and cultures each house represents. The language houses are only available to upperclass students through an application process (Arabic House is open to incoming students depending on available spaces).

Application Information for Language Houses

2013-2014 Language House Contact Information

Language House Resident Director: Julia Nicholson

French House:        House Advisor          Maya Campbell

Language Scholars    Audrey Brizard

 Yaëlle Oliva

German House:      House Advisor          Katrina Bastian

Language Scholar     Ludwig Prokop

Spanish House:      House Advisor          Fedora Copley

Language Scholars    Albert Jornet Somoza

Marina Franco

Russian House:      House Advisor          Sasha Peters

                              Language Scholar     Anastasia Gushchina

Chinese House:      House Advisor          Natalie Pong

Language Scholar     Li’e Liang

Arabic House:        House Advisor          Mical Yohannes

Language Scholar     Sarkawt Amir Sabir

Language Scholars

Reed College brings to campus each year eight language scholars.  Each language house is supported by a language scholar who is a native speaker of one of the six languages (French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, and Arabic). 

These scholars live in Reed's language houses to support the learning of language and understanding of other cultures both in the halls and classrooms. In addition to initiating new cultural programs, the scholars are often involved in sponsoring conversation sessions, tutoring students to assist regular coursework, and giving presentations to the community on contemporary life in their homelands.

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Contact Res Life
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.


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