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

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. 

The Magic of K-Pop: A Cultural Consumption Perspective

Join us for the first EALL colloquium of the fall term on Friday, October 20, 2017, at 12:00 noon in room 4130 WWPH.

Yun-Oh Whang, Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration of Katz Graduate School of Business will be discussing the phenomenon of K-Pop....

Monkey Business

Join us to celebrate the release of Monkey Business volume 7, a journal showcasing the best of contemporary Japanese literature in translation and North American fiction. The Monkey Business team are visiting Pittsburgh for the first time with  TWO EVENTS:

Department Congratulates Grads and Awardees