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EALL Welcomes New Faculty

In addition to the incoming class of 2018, we are pleased to welcome to our department Ms. Kyungok Joo, a new Assistant Instructor of Korean language. Kyungok has taught Korean for many years, most recently at Harvard University. Kyungok is a valuable and timely addition to the Korean faculty now that we have more than fifty beginning students this fall—the highest in program history.

We also welcomed five new part-time instructors of Chinese language: Kailu Guan, Liling Huang, Yuyun Lei, Qiong Wu, and Kailin Yuan.


Summer 2015 Courses are Announced

We're in the middle of winter, and now is the time to think about your summer plans. Click on the Summer Programs box for details. This year we are adding Korean: Second Year Korean 1 and 2, during intensive 5-week sessions. Registration began on February 16, 2015. Read More

Luft to head up a Year-in-Japan Program at Konan

Lecturer Stephen Luft has been named resident director of the Konan-Illinois Year-in-Japan program. His appointment will begin in July 2015. Known as the Konan Program at Pitt, it is a full-year residential program in Kobe for students from consortium universities in the U.S. As resident director, he will teach one course per semester and oversee all aspects of this study abroad program.

Joo-eun Lee Lecture, "Korean Art after the Korean War"

Dr. Joo-eun Lee from Konkuk University presented a lecture on January 15, 2015, exploring the evolution of Korean art as influenced by the history of Modern Korea from the 1960s to 2010s. It was sponsored by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Ridgway Center, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Dr. Chung Soo Yoo Korean Studies Endowment.

Spring Fling: March 18, 2015.


Extend the fun of Spring Break at our annual Spring Fling. It will be held in the beautiful ballroom of the O'Hara Student Center. There will be food, fun, and surprises. Time: 4-6:00 pm. Talk with your language instructors if you are interested in performing.

EALL Colloquium

Friday, December 5, 2014: "The Everyday without Depth: Hong Sang-soo and a Cinema of Paradox," Seung-Hwan Shin, 12:00 noon, 4130 WWPH. Light refreshments will be served. Please click here for pdf of flyer with abstract.

Friday, January 30, 2015: "Visual Orthographic Variation and Learning to Read across Writing Systems," Li-Yun Chang, PhD candidate, Learning Research and Development Center, Department of Psychology, 12:00 noon, 4130 WWPH. Please click here for pdf of flyer with abstract.

Thursday, February 26, 2015: "'Radical' Thinking about Character Recognition: The structure of the Chinese orthography and its ramifications," Frank Dolce, MA candidate, East Asian Studies, 11:00 am, 4217 WWPH. Please click here for pdf of abstract.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015: "Victims, Martyrs, and Heroes: A Formation and Manipulation of Historical Memory in China," Deena Horowitz, MA candidate, East Asian Studies, 12:00 noon, 4130 WWPH. Please click here for pdf of flyer with abstract.


2014 Department Awards Announced

Congratulations go to the following students for being awarded EALL's annual awards.

Academics Prize in Chinese:  Nicholas Vettese  

Language Achievement Award in Chinese:  Kristen Stoler

Academics Prize in Japanese:  Michael Antonacci

Language Achievement Award in Japanese:  Zeba Ahmed

Academics Prize in Korean: Reihana Wilson

Language Achievement Award in Korean: Deanna Puglia

They were recognized during EALL's Annual Graduation Celebration on April 27, just prior to the Pitt's commencement ceremony.

Spring 2015 Korean Film Festival

Wednesday, March 18, 2015. "Miss Granny," comedy-drama (2014) Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk. 4130 WWPH. 6-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015. "The Attorney," drama (2013) Director: Yang Woo-Suk. 4130 WWPYH, 4-7:00 p.m.

Please click here for flyer.