Welcome


Departmental Learning Goals

Giving students a comprehensive understanding of the languages and cultures of East Asia.

Departmental Learning Goals

Course Offerings

A full list of classes to be offered in the present and upcoming semesters.

Course Offerings

Language Assesment

Information on language course placement exams & the SFS language proficiency exam.

Language Assesment

Faculty, Staff, and Visiting Researchers

People are the foundation of our department.

Faculty, Staff, and Visiting Researchers

Our Students and Alumni

The activities and experiences of our students, both past and present.

Our Students and Alumni

Resources & Study Abroad

Helpful links for students and information on Georgetown approved study abroad programs and other recommended language programs.

Resources and Study Abroad

Media

Videos and images produced by EALC and its students. Image Credit: Julien Isaacs

Media

Chinese and Japanese language majors were established at Georgetown University in 1949. Today the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures includes majors and minors in Chinese and Japanese, as well as minors in Korean.  We offer some of the most rigorous Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language training in the country. In addition to three-year sequences of structured intensive instruction, the department has a large variety of advanced electives taught in the target languages. Many of our students, and all of our majors, spend a semester or a year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea, where they receive further intensive language instruction and benefit from immersion in the culture.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is more than a language program. It offers students comprehensive exposure to the cultures of East Asia.  Upper-level courses conducted in the target languages cover a wide range of topics, including traditional and modern literature, cultural and philosophical texts, and business and economic affairs.  In addition, our course offerings in English introduce a wider student body to aspects of East Asian culture including literature (from ancient to contemporary), film and anime, linguistics, Catholicism in Japan, and East Asian urbanism and food cultures.


Interim Department Chair, Kevin Doak
kmd39@georgetown.edu
(202) 687-8908

Department Administrator, Jonelle Daley
jmd380@georgetown.edu
(202) 687-5918

Chinese Language Coordinator, Fei Ren
fr94@georgetown.edu
(202) 687-8347

Japanese Language Coordinator, Yoshiko Mori
moriy@georgetown.edu
(202) 687-5098

Korean Language Coordinator, Min Koo Choi
mc1783@georgetown.edu
(202) 687-3955


Announcements

TV Asahi Fall Internship

July 30th, 2019

TV Asahi is still looking for interns for the Fall Semester! Please send a resume, cover letter, and transcript to tvasahiproducer@gmail.com&nbs…

Fall 2019 Chinese Online Placement Exam

July 25th, 2019

The Chinese online placement test (Part I) for Fall 2019 will be available from 6/17/2019 (Monday) through 9/6/2019 (Friday). The confirmation tes…