Language Activities

Chinese Club

Chinese Club was founded as a resource for expanding and increasing awareness of the Chinese culture and language at Carleton College. It provides an environment that gives students, taking Chinese or otherwise, a chance to learn and practice Chinese.

Spring 2014

Chinese Movie Night is every Thursday from 7:00-9:00 pm in LDC 205.

Chinese Lunch Table is in the LDC every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Professors, teaching associate Wenyan Lu, and students of all levels come to dine and practice their Chinese and to ask questions regarding study abroad in China.

Chinese Tea Time every Sunday from 7:00-9:00 in Whittier House Apt. 1E

Dinners - For special occasions such as Chinese New Year and the freshmen welcome party, the Chinese Club, in conjunction with the Chinese Language Associate and the Chinese language students living in Parish, host a Chinese dinner. Typical dishes include sweet and sour pork and ma-po tofu.

Japanese Circle

Come enjoy Japanese ocha (tea), movies, and culture. Look for our special dinners. We'll even sumo wrestle if you dare us. Questions? Want to join the mailing list? E-mail the language associate at

Spring 2014

Tea Time (Ocha no jikan) every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 pm at Parish House.  Drink delicious Japanese tea, eat delectable snacks, play games, practice real conversational Japanese, there's almost too many things to do! All levels are welcome! (Including the occasional student who wanders in by mistake.)

Japanese Movie Night: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 pm in LDC 330 (Movies are in Japanese with English subtitles.)

Japanese Lunch Table from 12:00-1:00 pm on Thursdays in East Dining. The table specially designated as the Japanese Table is a mecca for students of Japanese as well as native speakers when they want to enjoy the wonderful experience of speaking Japanese while trying to chew. Yes, it really is as interesting as it sounds so come join us!

Dinners - A Dinner is prepared by interested students under the supervision of the language associate and professors about once every term in Parish House. Dishes prepared in the past include: miso soup, rice, gyoza dumplings, oyakodon, different kinds of sushi, and other delectable dishes. There are postings around the LDC about upcoming dinners so stay posted!