GRALL Open House

Tuesday, September 2
12 - 2 p.m.
Shiffman Lawn
(Rain location: DuBois Lounge, Rabb 119)

Stop by our department-wide Open House for food and conversation with representatives from the GRALL programs (German Studies, Russian Studies, Chinese Language, and Japanese Language). All students, both new and returning, are encouraged to attend. International desserts will be served!

Employment Opportunity

The Japanese Language Program is searching for a graduate teaching assistant to support the first-year to third-year Japanese language courses for the fall 2014 semester. Responsibilities include: grading daily homework, tests and exams, and assisting the instructors with activities offered by the Japanese Language Program.

Skills and qualifications: Must be a native speaker of Japanese. Strong computer skills required.

Please contact Hisae Fujiwara, Director of the Japanese Language Program, to apply for this position.

After Brandeis

Japanese program alumni have developed professional interests in Japan in fields such as translation / interpretation, software development, business, art, and international relations, and many have participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program sponsored by the Japanese government. 

Alumni have also entered graduate studies in such field as law, economics, politics, history, East Asian Studies, fine art, computer science and medicine at such institutions as the London School of Economics, Cambridge University (UK), Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Duke, Columbia, Michigan, Stanford, etc.


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.