STARTALK Program Wraps Up Its 7th Year

UVA's STARTALK program successfully wrapped up its 7th year this past Friday.

Take a look at an article written by The Daily Progress here for more information.

You can also visit the STARTALK Chinese Student Academy program website here, which houses classroom videos, e-portfolios, photos, and more.


Fall 2014 Language Placement Testing

The fall 2014 language placement testing information is listed below. Please remember to sign up beforehand on the sign up sheets located in New Cabell Hall. Please click here for more information on placement testing. 

Chinese Placement Testing

August 25th, 2014
New Cabell Hall 303, 309, 323, and 368.

Japanese Placement Testing

August 25th, 2014
New Cabell Hall 044 & 056


Congratulations to DEALLC's Class of 2014!

DEALLC is proud to present our class of 2014! Please join us as we extend our congratulations and well-wishes to the following students:

Shahleen Ahmed
Logan Clements
Blair Davis
Leann Deckert
Tai Feng
Sam Gruber
Patrick Herr
Ida Knox*
Alix Meardon
Jennifer Murray*
Neil Pearson
Maggie Rank*
Cynthia Rinehart
Sarah Slaven
Anna Troutman
Thidavone Vongkaysone
Alexander Webb
Courtney Yancey


Professor Hsin-hsin Liang Publishes 2nd Ed. of Book

Professor Hsin-hsin Liang has just successfully published the second edition of her co-authored textbook The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries. Please join us in congratulating her!




Professor Miao-fen Tseng Appointed IWL Director

Miao-fen Tseng has been nominated as the incoming director of the Institute of World Languages. We wish her success in her 3-year term in that position. Please join us in congratulating her!


Chinese Placement Exam Fall 2014

The placement test information will be released by the end of May.

Thank you for your patience!!


STARTALK Student Application Deadline Extended

Please note that the deadline for the student applications for the 2014 Startalk program has been extended to May 23, 2014. 

You can download the application here


Professor Ran Zhao to Give Talk on "Flipped Class" Setting

One of DEALLC's Chinese language lecturers, Ran Zhao, has been invited to give a talk on her experience in a flipped class and active learning setting in the upcoming Innovation in Pedagogy Summit on May 6. Ran Zhao received a $10,000 Hybrid Challenge Award in 2013 to redesign CHIN1010 into a flipped and technology-enhanced model. 

Please join us in congratulating her!


Congratulations to senior Cynthia Rinehart!

Cynthia Rinehart, one of DEALLC's graduating Japanese Language and Literature majors, has been accepted to a Master's program in pedagogy at George Mason University. Cynthia will be UVA's first Japanese major to pursue graduate work related to Japanese language teaching. Please join us in congratulating her!


DEALLC Students Nominated to Japanese National Honor Society

DEALLC is proud to announce that five of our Japanese language students have been nominated to the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS) for the academic year of 2013-2014. 

Please join us in congratulating the following students on their achievement! 

Alexander Breeden
Kathryn Manning
Zakiya Nurse
Cynthia Rinehart
Nile Wilson