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

Chantel Furbert awarded a Bridging Scholarship
Chantel Furbert has been awarded a Bridging Scholarship for the Fall of 2015. Congratulations to her and to the Japanese program. She will use the money to study at Konan in the coming year. Her area is language and linguistics. Here is more information about the award: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships-2015-fall.
Four students are awarded CLS Scholarships

Spencer Brown, Samuel Gonzales, and Rebecca Wallace were awarded Critical language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institute to Study Chinese. Christine Matt is currently studying in Japan with the same award.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace recognizes Chinese Major

Patrick Farrell was awarded the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship. He is a triple major in Chinese, Political Science, and Economics.

Amgen Scholars Award

Carly O'Conner, a double major in Japanese and Neuroscience, was awarded an Amgen Scholars Summer Research Award for 2015. She is working on a project at Tokyo University with applied genetics, studying female mamillary oocyte development and fertility.

Gilman Scholarship Winners

We congratulate two EALL majors, Jason Roberson and Abigail Smith, who were awarded a Gilman Scholarship. They are both planning to study in Japan during the Fall term of 2015. Over 2,700 scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded this academic year for U.S. citizen undergraduates to study or intern abroad. Award amounts will vary depending on the length of study and student need with the average award being approximately $4,000 for fall and spring programs, and $3,000 for summer programs.

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.