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Austin College’s Jordan Family Language House

Outside the Traditional Academic Classroom

The Language House is located on the campus of Austin College in Sherman, Texas. This residential and educational facility that teaches students over five different languages in one residential house setting. This new educational concept reinforces the idea of teaching new languages outside the traditional academic classroom. The learning facility is centered around a shaded courtyard that provides intimate, outdoor eating terraces, quiet places to relax and study, and opportunities to socialize with fellow students using their language of choice. Perimeter views from offices and classrooms which open into the Court are enhanced with sculpture and colorful plantings.