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 2015

Chinese Movie and Tea Night Wednesdays from 7:30-9:30pm in Parish House. (Movies are in Chinese with English subtitles.)

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

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 2015

Tea Time (Ocha no jikan) every Thursday from 7:30-8:30 pm at Parish House. Make Japanese food, drink Japanese tea, eat delectable Japanese snacks, learn about Japanese culture, and practice conversational Japanese. Anyone is welcome, regardless of whether or not you are studying Japanese

Japanese Movie Night: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:30 pm in LDC 345 (Movies are in Japanese with English subtitles.)

Japanese Lunch Table from 12:00-1:00 pm on Thursdays in East Dining. Engage in conversation with fellow students, native Japanese speakers, and your very own Japanese professors. Speakers of all levels are welcome!

Dinners -About once every two weeks in Parish House Basement interested students may work hands on in preparing Japanese cuisine together with the language associate, Kimie Tago. Dishes prepared in the past include: miso soup, dumplings, Japanese curry rice, as well as sushi. Students may even give suggestions on what to cook. There will be postings around the LDC about upcoming events so stay tuned!

Japanese Radio Show: Every Friday from 7-8 pm

Two main DJs, your very own Language Associate and an exchange student from Japan, talk about topics from Japanese culture based on students’ interests. Guest speakers join the show and converse with them. You can get used to listening to real Japanese conversation, learn more about Japanese culture, and listen to Japanese music songs. You can even share your interests from Japanese culture or submit questions/requests!