Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science

Van Hise Hall, home to the Asian Languages and Cultures department, overlooks Lake Mendota


  • The 26th Annual Conference of International Association of Chinese Linguistics (IACL-26) &
    The 20th International Conference on Chinese Language and Culture (ICCLC-20) May 4, 2018 – May 6, 2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison The 26th...
  • Imagining the Future of Japanese Language Education (これからの日本語教育に向けて) Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018 University of Wisconsin-Madison We are pleased to announce the 27th CATJ conference to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
  • Dr. Erlin Barnard received the Satya Abdi Budaya (SAB) award! SAB is the highest award given to BIPA (Indonesian for Foreign Speakers) experts who have steadfastly developed the field of teaching Indonesian as a foreign language both at home and...
  • The 2017 STARTALK Fall Conference was held in Portland’s Hilton Downtown in Oregon from November 3 to 4, 2017.  This summer 11 different languages including Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and...
  • We are proud to share our Inaugural ALC Newsletter - August 2017. Please make requests to ...

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Upcoming Events

  • 04/4/2018 - 12:00 PM
    ALC faculty will join graduate students for an informal chat about research, course work, and beyond. Please join them with your lunch!
  • 04/6/2018 - 02:00 AM
    We are happy to announce that the department is holding a professional development workshop on course syll
  • 04/13/2018 - 05:30 AM
    Join us  for a night of food and camaraderie to celebrate the Asian cultures and community groups in our neighborhood. Learn about Asian languages and cultures from community members and UW staff and students. Enjoy performances, language/cultural tables and Dinner!


William H Nienhauser Jr
World Scientific
Adam L. Kern (co-editor)
Leiden: E.J. Brill