The East Asian language pedagogy of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures trains teachers and learners of East Asian languages and cultures. It is designed and carried out with the conviction that the ability to participate in the cultures of China, Japan and Korea is the core of what language learners have to acquire. The goal of pedagogical studies at DEALL is to understand the principles and processes of learning East Asian languages as they are situated in their respective cultures and to use that knowledge to improve the learning environment, process, and curricula. Courses offered are focused on philosophical foundations, pedagogical presentation of materials, instructional analysis of languages, pedagogical grammar, and curriculum and program designs and development. Theses, dissertations and projects completed by pedagogy concentrators have combined studies of the traditions of East Asian cultures with disciplines such as linguistics, psychology, literary criticism, cognitive science, second language acquisition, statistics and information sciences. We aspire to nurture experienced and creative practitioners of language and culture studies.
Faculty working in this area: Galal Walker, Jianqi Wang, Xiaobin Jian