The Language House at Cornell University was first founded in 1984 with German, Spanish, and French as the original three language sections. Throughout the years, the Language House has been housed in Campus buildings such as Comstock, Sage Hall, and Low Rise 9 before coming to West Campus to Boldt Hall. The Language House currently resides in North Baker. Since 2004, the Language House has been part of the Alice Cook House community.
Arabic, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish have all been part of the Language House over the years, whether housed in the residence hall or serving as an associate section (virtual section). The Language House has had 10 Directors and has over 500 alumni.
Today, the Language House has 59 residents, including the four Resident Language Fellows and also has Out-of-House Associate members. Each section averages about 11 residents.