Reflections from Mt. Foodie

By Aaron Nir, UVa alum

When I departed UVA in 1985 for my third year abroad in Tokyo, my concept of Japanese food was rather limited. Sure there was sushi (although the worldwide boom had not happened yet) and chicken teriyaki – but I had no clue that I was about to undertake a culinary journey that would challenge and change my taste buds forever. Allow me to explain…



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.