Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science


Data-based Case for Building U.S. Capacity for Foreign Languages

A recent article in Inside Higher Ed "Language by the Shrinking Numbers," by Colleeen Flaherty shares a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. "Language education is dwindling at every level, from K-12 to postsecondary, and a diminishing share of U.S. residents speak languages other than English, according to a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Educational Innovations grant awarded to SASLI

The Center for South Asia and the South Asia Summer Language Institute is pleased to announce that our project was selected for a UW-Madison Educational Innovations grant of $10,000!  This award will supplement costs associated with designing an Elementary Hindi blended course in Canvas and PressBooks.

In Memorium: Kannikar Elbow

As many of you already know, our Thai instructor of 12 years, Kannikar Elbow, passed away last week after her courageous fight against cancer.

Her obituary and the information regarding the Memorial Gathering scheduled tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15) are now available at the Gunderson Funeral Home website.

Professor Huntington tells a traditional Chinese ghost story

Rania Huntington, professor of Asian Languages and Cultures, tells a traditional Chinese ghost story during a Chinese-style haunted house at the Mosse Humanities Building Friday. The benefit event, hosted by the UW-Madison Chinese Language and Culture Club, also featured theatrical characters and clues for guests to solve a murder mystery. Read full story.

New Courses from CIC e-school in Korean Studies (FALL 2016)

Sponsored by the Korea Foundation's global e-school initiative, the CIC e-school is offering Korean studies courses for FALL 2016: 1) Korean History, 1945 to Present (9:30am-10:45am Tuesday & Thursday) by Professor Charles Kim (UW-Madison), and 2) Language and Society of the Two Koreas (2:00pm-3:15pm Monday and Wednesday) by Professor Hangtae Cho (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

New Course Offerings from EALL (Summer 2016)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Litertuare is pleased to announce summer courses in Chinese and Japanese as well as the Anime course (by Professor Steve Ridgely) for Summer 2016.  Detailed information is as follows:

UW-Madison Chinese Language Students Won at the Midwest Chinese Speech Contest

We are pleased to announce that our Chinese Language Program students won big again this year with four gold and three silver medals at the 2016 Midwest Universities Chinese Speech Contest at DePaul University in Chicago on April 23rd, 2016.  This year over 70 undergraduate and graduate students were competing from 15 universities in the Midwest and Great Lakes areas including Chicao, Indiana, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Wayne State, Kansas, Colorado State, Valpraraiso, Luther College, UWM and UW-Madison.  All of our seven participating students won and here a