Pitt-in-Japan students at Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

Why East Asia Matters

Prepare yourself to meet diversity in thought and lifestyle, and communicate in the languages more than one and half billion people speak on the planet. Work in a range of professions—in diplomacy, journalism, IT, business, law, teaching, public relations—and become part of the global citizenry. EALL develops essential skills in research and critical thinking, writing, and reading that will help your personal growth.

News and Events

Legendary Women: Giō and Hotoke in Japanese Cultural History

Lecture presented by Professor Roberta Strippoli, University of Binghamton
​April 18, 2018
12:00 noon
Room 119 CL

“New Housewives” in Contemporary China: Through the Lens of Chen Hengzhe

Final colloquium scheduled for the spring term with Visiting Associate Professor Hua Huang, from Capital Normal University of China in Beijing. Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00 noon Room 4130 WWPH

Technology for Interactive Language Teaching: Using Online Interactive Whiteboards for Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational Modes of Communication

Hands-on workshop with Olga Klimova, Visiting Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Friday, March 30, 2018
3:00 pm
Room 4127 WW{J 

Bring your own laptop. 

Azize Altay Harvey is awarded prize in AATJ's Nengajo Contest
April 2: Hold the date for SPRING FLING

Don't be an April fool...plan to attend the exciting 16th Annual Spring Fling.  The department hosts all students working hard to learn Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.  There will be Food, Fun, Games, and Entertainment.  Time:  4:00-6:00 pm.   Place:  O'Hara Student Center Ballroom

The Dynamics of a Duo: Perceptions and Reflections of Gender, Nationality, and Identity in Yamamura Misa

Join us on February 23, 2018 at 12:00 noon for the first EALL colloquium of the new year presented by MA in East Asian Studies candidate, Ali Richardson.

Room:  4130 WWPH

Pedagogical Technology Mini Workshops, Part Two: Anki


Friday, December 8, 2017, 12:00 noon, 4130 WWPH

Stephen Luft, Lecturer, Coordinator, Japanese Language Program
Assigning study with Anki as homework:  This presentation will describe how to hold students accountable for studying with Anki, a free flashcard program, outside of class. While the presentation will focus on using Anki to aid retention of newly learned characters (e.g., kanji), it is considered to be applicable to a wide variety of subjects.

Refreshments will be offered.


Pedagogical Technology Mini Workshops, Part One: VoiceThread and Quizlet

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:00 noon, 4130 WWPH

Kyungok Joo, Assistant Instructor, Korean Language Program
Quizlet, Digital Flashcards for Vocabulary Learning. This presentation will demonstrate how to create digital flashcards to teach vocabulary to beginners in learning L2.

Vanessa Ju-Chun Wei, Acting Coordinator, Chinese Language Program
VoiceThreading 101: This presentation will cover basics on creating a VoiceThread and its pedagogical implications in a foreign language class.