Asian Languages and Cultures

College of Letters & Science


BJ Lim has been selected for funding as part of the STARTALK 2017 program

I am happy to inform you that we have just heard from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) that the proposal “UW-Madison STARTALK Korean Lang &  Culture Academy”, developed by BJ Lim in collaboration with the Language Institution (in particular Wendy Johnson)

Sarah Beckham receives an Educational Innovation Small Grant

Sarah Beckham, instructor and program coordinator, Asian Languages and Cultures, College of Letters and Science, was awarded a small grant for a creating a blended course for Elementary Hindi. The primary aim of implementing a blended design is to increase student learning outcomes by significantly increasing face-to-face time with instructors while using the target language. The instructor will use a backward design approach to create a flipped classroom experience in which learners acquire and apply foundational knowledge in a distributed learning environment.

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).