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Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium

The colloquium offers an academic discussion of Korean art, history, literature, thought and religions in the context of East Asia and the world.

Winning speaker and faculty member at J.LIVE 2017


J.LIVE is an annual speech competition for college (and more recently, high school) students to demonstrate their presentation skills and Japanese proficiency.


News from EALL

Book To Heaven's Rim

Professor Chaves' translations featured in new publication

A new publication titled "To Heaven's Rim: The Kingdom Poets Book of World Christian Poetry, Beginnings to 1800, in English Translation (Poiema Poetry Series)" by Burl Horniachek (Cascade Books, 2023) includes Professor Jonathan Chaves' translations of a suite of 12 poems by Wu Li 吳歷 (1632-1718), the famous painter who converted to Catholicism and was ordained one of the very first Chinese priests.
Shaina Adams (left) and Professor Takae Tsujioka (right)

D.C. Student Wins Gold at Japanese Presentation Contest

Shaina Adams, a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., and a student in Teaching Associate Professor Takae Tsujioka’s Japanese language class at GW, won the high school division at the seventh annual J.LIVE Talk Japanese presentation contest, a national competition open to high school and college-level Japanese learners.

Jiangsu Cup 2021 GW students

Our students excel at Chinese Speech Contest

At the 2021 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest held on April 10, 2021, our students took both Gold Awards and one Silver Award. Congratulations to these student contestants: Chris Collins (pictured in middle): Gold Award; Maya Clydesdale (pictured on left): Gold Award; William Treaux Jackson (picture on right): Silver Award.
April Kim

April Kim, BA Japanese 2017, produces a piece for NHK World

One of our alumni, April Kim, has produced a news piece for NHK World titled "US Presidential Campaign Divides Communities." Congrats!


EALL students who won Jiangsu Cup

Students Won Silver and Bronze Awards at the 2019 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest

At the 2019 Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest held on Saturday, October 26, three of our students won a silver award and two bronze awards, respectively, as follows: Olivia G. Saunders 沈莉薇 won a Silver Award; Theo Moore-Manakas 莫新宇 won a Bronze Award; Natalie Horton 洪乐婷 won a Bronze Award. The Jiangsu Cup Chinese Speech Contest is the premier Chinese language speech competition for the Greater Washington D.C. higher education community ...
Hang Zhang presenting at the Chinese spring workshop

Successful First Chinese Teaching Methods Workshop

On May 3rd 2019, over 40 Chinese language educators and students attended the first EALL Chinese Teaching Methods Workshop at Phillips Hall of George Washington University. Most of the participants are from local educational institutions, including GWU, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, Georgetown University, Howard University, American University, Hope Chinese School, Friendship Public Charter Schools, and School Without Walls High School.