2014 International Film Series Starting Next Week!

The Institute of World Languages at UVa is hosting its 2014 International Film Series, beginning next week. The series will show 8 films from around the world. All films are free to attend and are subtitled in English. 

All film showings will be held in Wilson 301 on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00pm.

Please download the flyer for a schedule of films!


Tibetan Program Updates

     Tibetan language professor Tsetan Nepali recently attended the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and World Languages Expo with several other faculty members from the department. The conference took place on November 22nd-24th in Orlando, Florida. On September 28th, Tsetan also participated in and gave a talk at the 3rd Conference of the North American Tibetan Language Schools in New York City.


DEALLC's Visiting Instructors

If you've taken courses in DEALLC during Fall 2013, then you may have met one of our 4 visiting instructors for the 2013-2014 academic year. Read below for more information on each instructor!


Wenyi Chu


C.T. Hsia, 92, passes away

Highly esteemed Chinese literary critic C.T. Hsia passed away on December 29th, 2013. 

Read the NY Times article here.



Japanese Placement Test January 2014

The Japanese language placement test will be held on January 13th, 2014 from 2:00pm-4:00pm in New Cabell Hall 162. Please remember to sign up before hand. 


Contact if you have any questions. 


Korean Placement Test January 2014

General facts:
The placement test consists of two parts: reading/writing and an oral interview. The reading/writing test normally takes 90 minutes and an oral interview is 5-7 minutes long. There are two types of the test. For students who wish to fulfill their language requirement, please take “Type E”. For students who wish to take Korean course, please take “Type P”


Friday, January 10, 2014.

Reading/writing: 10:00-12:00pm 

Oral interview: 1:00-3:00pm (individually done)


UVa Students Win Awards at the 2013 Jiangsu Cup

On Sunday, October 27th, several of our students traveled to George Washington University with Professor Hsin-hsin Liang and visiting instructor Wenyi Chu to compete in the Jiangsu Cup speech competition. The contest involved giving a 1 minute self-introduction, a 3 minute speech, and a 4 minute Q&A in Chinese.

Our students did very well, winning the following awards:

Bronze awards: Petra Wagner and Je Won Jung


Introducing Distinguished Major: Maggie Rank

Students who enroll in DEAL’s Distinguished Majors Program automatically become eligible for the annual Mastercard Scholarship, established by Mrs. Rebecca George and Mr. H. Eugene Lockhardt, Jr. to encourage the study of Asia. The scholarship is awarded based on merit as evidenced by excellence in language study and creative approaches to Asia-related topics.


Introducing Distinguished Major: Ida Knox

Recently enrolled in the Chinese Distinguished Major Program, Ida is a double major in Philosophy and Chinese Language and Literature. She’s already finished all the requirements for the Chinese major, so she decided to challenge herself by taking on a Distinguished Major thesis at UVA in her final year. She plans to focus on translating works by fiction writer and dramatist Su Qing, chiefly those which give her views on the roles played by sex and women in China of the 1940s.