Congratulations to Christopher Crowe, one of our outstanding Student Assistants!

Chris, one of our Japanese majors, will be attending the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where he will pursue a Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology with a certificate in Comparative Effectiveness Outcomes Research. Specifically, this field of study seeks to inform health-care decisions by providing evidence on the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different treatment options.


UVA STARTALK celebrates its 10th anniversary

Congratulations to Miao-fen Tseng, as UVA STARTALK celebrates its 10th anniversary.  Miao-fen Tseng, an associate professor of Chinese in our department and the director of the Institute of World Languages in the School of Arts & Sciences, has brought Summer Chinese STARTALK Teacher/Student Academy to the University.  Since its inception in 2008, the program represents over one million dollars in funding from the federal government.


DEALLC Sponsors Comedy Show: Jesse Appell

The UVA Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites you to join us on a comedic journey through Chinese culture featuring Jesse Appell, a Fulbright Scholar of Chinese humor and disciple of master comedian Ding Guangquan! Jesse seeks to use his performances to explore novel ways of mixing the comedic styles of West and East and bridging cultural gaps through laughter.  It is sure to be a night that is packed full of fun and laughter!

Free Parking is available in the nearby K2 lot starting at 5 pm.


Student Published on World Economics Forum's Blog "Agenda"

"Please join us in congratulating Daniel Justus, one of our current student assistants and a UVA DEALLC alumnus (Chinese Language & Literature ’16), on the publication of his article on the similarities between the effects of Mao’s populism in rural China and Trump’s populism in rural Appalachia in the World Economic Forum’s official blog, “Agenda” and his recent participation in their Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland!


DEALLC Faculty Participating in the Course Design Institute receive grants to join Co-create initiative..

This spring Mieko Kawai and Miao-Fen Tseng have been awarded grants to join in a new initiative on grounds called Co-create UVa, which provides a platform for students to work directly with faculty to collaboratively improve teaching and learning at UVA. Interested in the details? You can learn more here.



UVA Student Places Second at J.LIVE

Joe Chey gives presentation at J.LIVE

J.LIVE (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk is a Japanese language speech competition for graduate and undergraduate students presented by The George Washington University.  The competition evaluates a comprehensive range of communication skills with an emphasis on the dynamism, vision and level of engagement of each participant’s presentation.  Entrants may include audio-visual materials, audience interaction, and other innovations that enhance his or her talk in a manner similar to the TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) talks.



Vacancies at Shea House for Spring 2017

Interested in living in an environment of total language immersion just steps from central grounds? There are 9 vacancies at Shea House for Spring 2017: 6 female spaces, 2 male spaces, and 1 single room in the following language communities: 2 Japanese, 1 Korean, 1 Persian, 1 Arabic, 4 Chinese.

Interested? Please apply through Housing & Residence Life or go to the Shea House website and follow the “apply now” link for more information.


IWL Director, Miao-fen Tseng, Received the 2016 Helen Warriner-Burke FLAVA Distinguished Service Award

Please join us in congratulating the IWL Director, Miao-fen Tseng, for receiving the 2016 Helen Warriner-Burke FLAVA Distinguished Service Award on October 7, 2016. As the Board of Education of the Commonwealth of Virginia puts it, the award “honors one foreign language professional each year who has made outstanding contributions to the profession in the commonwealth of Virginia.” It brings honor to Miao-fen Tseng “as a professional of the highest caliber, . . .


Ran Zhao Admitted to UVA's Academy of Teaching

Ran Zhao was one of the three faculty members university-wide to be accepted to UVA’s Academy of Teaching this year. Please check out this website for more information about this program from the Center for Teaching Excellence.