GRALL-COML-ECS Welcome (Back) Reception

Friday, September 8
3:00 p.m.
Shiffman 122

Celebrate the start of a new academic year with faculty and students from the Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature (GRALL), the Comparative Literature and Culture Program (COML), and the European Cultural Studies Program (ECS).

All are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

5th Annual International Video Competition

Congratulations to the students in JAPN 20B: Continuing Japanese, who won second place in the 5th Annual International Video Competition on Tuesday, April 25!

Title: The Turtle Inside My Dream (watch the video)

Participants: Jingyuan Huang '17, Allison Tien '20, Nancy Tran '20, Charlie Weld '20

Instructor: Hisae Fujiwara

Learn more about the International Video Competition and see past winners on the Foreign Language Oversight Committee (FLOC) website.


The Japanese Language Program of the Department of German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literature offers a four-year curriculum in Japanese language study. The program emphasizes the acquisition of proficiency in four areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. At the same time, the program aims to develop an awareness of the distinct culture and heritage of Japan through hands-on classroom activities and special presentations.

Our courses utilize audio, video, computer and Internet resources to support comprehensive learning of the Japanese language and to create a dynamic learning community. Each semester, students develop their own Japanese-language Web pages and student work is created and displayed on the program's electronic blackboard.

We invite students of all majors to explore this uniquely complex language and acquire an invaluable perspective on cultural diversity.

6th Brandeis International First-Year Video Festival "Language Oscars" Japanese Language Program Video!
Title: Beautiful 10 days/ きれいな十日
Creators: Minkyu Kim ‘19Carmen Huang ‘20Hongyu Li ‘21Zifan Wang ‘20  
Instructor: Hisae Fujiwara