The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures offers courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, literature, film, theater, and culture.

When you enroll in our department’s courses, you will be taking them from teachers who are nationally recognized as experts in their fields. In our highly rated language classes, you will learn to develop all language skills and use them with fluency and accuracy.

We recognize that linguistic skills alone are not sufficient; you also need to learn about culture and how to behave appropriately in that culture. Moreover, you will learn about other equally important cultural frameworks through the non-language courses offered in our department and other departments on campus.

News and Events

2015 EALL Departmental Awards

2015 awards for outstanding performance in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean were awarded to Rebecca Wallace, Douglas McNeil, Christina Matt, Sarah Dopierala, Sarah Horton and Alyson Caito.

Chinese and Japanese Language Programs Seek Part-time Instructors

Openings are available for Summer or Fall 2015.

DEALL Welcomes New Faculty Members

Joining the DEALL faculty are one instructor teaching Korean language and five part-time instructors of Chinese language.

Summer 2015 Courses are Announced

Your summer plans may include enrolling in one of our Summer Programs.

Luft to Lead a Year-in-Japan Program at Konan

Dr. Stephen Luft has been named resident director of the Konan-Illinois Year-in-Japan program. His appointment begins in July 2015.

Six Students Graduate with BAs in December

Fourteen students (three in Chinese and eleven in Japanese) received their bachelor’s degrees during the December 14, 2014 graduation ceremony.

Departmental Welcome

Many faculty members of EALL gathered on September 12, 2014, at the University Club to celebrate the new academic year.

Kakehashi Project Takes Shape

EALL hosted the first batch of Kakehashi Project students—13 college students from Japan on Pitt campus March 8-11, 2014.