2013 Virginia Startalk Chinese Teacher Academy

The Chinese Program has once again been awarded a federal grant to run a teaching training program this summer, for the sixth consecutive year!

About Startalk:

Earn up to five graduate credits in teaching Chinese as a foreign language
Receive intensive training and practicum experience
Incorporate authentic materials to create authentic tasks
Integrate culture and technology into teaching
Compile a comprehensive teaching E-portfolio
Enjoy historic and cultural heritage at Thomas Jefferson’s hometown


Accelerated Elementary Korean to Boost Korean Heritage Learners

A new Korean class has been added, starting in the Spring of 2014, for Korean heritage learners, so that they need not take KOR 1010 and 1020. The course will cover first year Elementary Korean in one semester.  KOR1559 is designed for Korean heritage students who have a Korean language background but who do not have formal training in reading and writing. The focus of the class is to promote students’ literacy skills.


Prof. Charles Laughlin Posts Article on Chinese Nobel Laureate Mo Yan

Prof. Charles Laughlin has published an article on Chinese Nobel Literature Prize laureate Mo Yan entitled "What Mo Yan's Detractors Get Wrong" on the opinion website ChinaFile. Read it here: What Mo Yan's Detractors Get Wrong


Chinese and Politics Double Major Joseph Riley receives Rhodes Scholarship

Chinese major and ROTC cadet Joseph Riley has fulfilled his ambition to be named a Rhodes scholar for the forthcoming academic year. Valued at between $50,000 to $175,000, the scholarships fully fund two or three years of study at England's Oxford University. Riley will be the 48th Rhodes scholarship recipient from UVA. His ambitions include pursuing a Master's degree and then a Doctorate at the hallowed British university.


2012 UVA-in-Shanghai Chinese Program Teachers' Special Issue

The Chinese teachers from the Summer UVA-in-Shanghai program, based at East China Normal University, have produced their own magazine to complement the student magazine mentioned below. Click here to read more.


UVA Undergraduates Take the Bronze at This Year’s Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest

UVA East Asian Studies major Michael Andreano and Chinese Language and Literature major David Berry were contestants at the Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest on Sunday, November 4, 2012. Held annually at George Washington University, the contest presents gold, silver and bronze awards to student competitors from colleges and universities across the greater Washington metropolitan area. Mr. Andreano received a Bronze Award in the advanced group and Mr. Berry received a Bronze Award in the intermediate-advanced group.


Korea Week Featured in UVA Today

DEALLC Professor Susie Kim is interviewed by UVA Today regarding the exciting Korea Week events commencing on grounds today, November 1, 2012. Regarding today's talk by Indiana University Professor Michael Robinson, "Understanding North and South Korea through Its 'System' of Division", taking place at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilson Hall auditorium, Kim says "“He’s really one of the senior statesmen of this type of scholarship,” Kim said of Robinson.


UVA ROTC Cadet and DEALLC Chinese Major Joseph W. Riley Honored

Cadet Riley was recently ranked in the top 10 on ROTC's Order of Merit list. The list is selected from among 5,579 cadets nationwide. In the past, Riley has been selected as a Truman Scholar, Jefferson Scholar, Echols Scholar and a Lawn resident, and is currently a Rhodes Scholar candidate.


Professor Laughlin Interviewed on PBS Concerning Nobel Prize-Winning Chinese Novelist Mo Yan

DEALLC's Weedon Chair in Asian Studies, Professor Charles Laughlin, was interviewed by the PBS Newshour on October 11 regarding the literary legacy of this year's recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature, Chinese novelist Mo Yan.

Watch the interview here


UVA in Shanghai Selected for Light Fellowship Language Program

The UVA in Shanghai Intensive Summer Chinese Language Program, hosted by East China Normal University, has been selected by Yale University’s prestigious Light Fellowship as a destination site for language study utilizing Light Fellowship funding. For the past fifteen years, the Light Fellowship has funded hundreds of promising Yale students for language study in China, Japan and Korea.