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Language Houses

Haskell House and Elbert House

Haskell House (French)Elbert House (Italian & Arabic)Haskell House is the French Language immersion house, and Elbert House is the Italian Language immersion house. Each serves as a residence for 13 - 20 students interested in improving their understanding of both language and culture. The houses have a full kitchen and living room; in addition, Haskell House has a piano and fireplace. Events are organized by the Cultural Program Coordinators in liaison with the French and Italian Department.

CPCs at GOGLanguage House Cultural Program Coordinators (CPCs) are staff members who live in a language house. In addition to teaching adjunct language courses, CPCs strive to create a sense of community within their houses and provide an opportunity for the students living in the houses to be immersed in the language and culture. The CPCs plan cultural as well as community-building programs.

For more information in International programming, see the Colorado College International Programs page.

Cultural Program Coordinators

Sara VenturelliSara 2015

Cultural Program Coordinator of the Italian Language House

Country of Origin: Italy

2015-2016 and 2016-2017 academic year

Ciao ragazzi!

I’m very happy to be joining the Italian team of Colorado College and I hope to meet you all soon.

It’s commonly known that Italians love riding a Vespa, they are mostly caffeine-addicted and are real experts in all fashion-related matters. Well, it’s also well known that stereotypes are dangerous! With me you will have a chance to reconsider what you think is true about Italy and its inhabitants, since I hardly match the stereotypical description of an Italian… but don’t worry: I do enjoy cooking (and eating, of course) and I can’t imagine a good Saturday night without a pizza involved.

I come from beautiful Tuscany, although I moved to Bologna a few years ago to major in Italian as a Foreign Language, which brought me to teach in Australia, then Turkey and now Colorado. Every experience abroad turned out to be more enriching than I could imagine, so I really look forward to becoming part of the Colorado College community. It will be a pleasure for me to introduce you to my language and culture and I hope you will enjoy learning Italian as much as I enjoy teaching it!


Contact Sara:
Office:  Armstrong Hall Room 323, x6924 
Office Hours:  


Charlotte Hanne

Cultural Program Coordinator of the French Language House

Country of Origin: Senegal

2016-2017 academic year

Contact Charlotte:
Office:  Armstrong Hall Room 323, x 6924
Office Hours: