Community Resources

ASIAN

  • The Digital Resource Center is a sophisticated environment for interactive language study. Students hone their skills with software on interactive Macintosh systems, use the latest video technology and watch daily satellite news broadcasts from Tokyo, Beijing and New Delhi.
  • Japanese and Chinese tutors are available on a walk-in or by appointment basis.
  • The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is home to an extensive Asian art collection.
  • Hmong Cultural Center - St. Paul is home to the largest population of Hmong immigrants in the United States.
  • Indonesian Performing Arts Association of Minnesota
  • Mu Performing Arts
  • Ragamala Music and Dance Theater

JAPANESE

  • The Japan House on Vernon Street, adjacent to campus, houses three students and the department's native speaker. Living in Japan House strengthens student language skills through daily conversation among housemates. The house is also a center for the department's social and cultural activities related to Japan and Asia.
  • In addition to professors, the Japanese language program hires a native speaker to teach supplementary lab instruction classes each week. In addition to their classroom activities, this native speaker lives in Japan House and provides students with yet another resource for cultural study, conversation practice and research.
  • TV Japan, a 24-7 broadcast of Japanese television, is available via satellite through the on-campus cable distribution system.
  • An extensive tutoring program makes use of native speakers from Macalester's diverse international student body.  Tutors are available on a walk-in or appointment basis.
  • Macalester has developed a close relationship with the Minnesota chapter of the Japan-America Society. This relationship has resulted in numerous seminars, concerts, internships, scholarships and other learning opportunities for students held on campus.

CHINESE

  • The Chinese House on Vernon Street, adjacent to campus, houses five students and the Chinese native speaker. While living in Chinese House, students strengthen their language skills through daily conversation among housemates and the native speaker. The house is also a center for social and cultural activities related to China and Asia.
  • In addition to professors, the Chinese language program hires a native speaker to teach supplementary lab instruction classes each week. In addition to their classroom activities, this native speaker lives in Chinese House and provides students with yet another resource for cultural study, conversation practice and research.
  • An extensive tutoring program makes use of native speakers from Macalester's diverse international student body. Tutors are available on a walk-in or appointment basis.