GRALL Off Campus

Professor Irina Dubinina presented her recent study at the Second International Heritage/Community Languages Conference in Los Angeles on March 6-8, 2014. The name of the paper that was presented upon during the event is "Can Heritage Speakers Tell A Story? Word Order Patterns in Heritage Russian" (co-author Oksana Laleko, SUNY New Platz).

Past Events

Below you will find information on past GRALL-wide events. To see past program-specific events, please visit the appropriate program's event page:

German | Russian | Chinese | Japanese

GRALL Open House

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 12 - 2 p.m.
Shiffman Humanities Center Lawn

New and returning students came to the department-wide Open House for food and conversation with representatives from the GRALL programs (German Studies, Russian Studies, Chinese Language, and Japanese Language). Each program shared international desserts, and faculty and students played interactive games and constructed origami in front of Shiffman.

To see pictures from the event, please visit our GRALL Open House 2014 page.

Orientation Academic Fair

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Farber Library

New students stopped by the GRALL programs' tables at the Academic Fair to connect with faculty and students and to learn about course offerings, the majors/minors, cultural events on campus, and more.

International Video Competition 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5 p.m.
Shiffman 002

The International Video Competition started at Brandeis in 2013 at the initiative of the Foreign Language Oversight Committee. The competition's goal is to increase motivation to learn foreign languages at Brandeis, to energize the language programs, and to create a community of language learners among beginning students of all languages. Students of any level-20 language courses may participate in the competition by sending one video to represent their language program. The video must be entirely in the target language and address language and cultural topics covered during the first year of language study at Brandeis. In 2014, nine languages participated in the Competition. Stay tuned for information on the 2015 competition!

Spring 2014 GRALL Submissions:

GERMAN 20B Video Entry (1st Place)

Student contributors: Yanique Seac, Nate Britten and Fei Xu
Instructor: Kathrin Seidl-Gómez


RUSSIAN 20B Video Entry

Student contributors: Sam Gorelik, Alexandra Johnson and Amandalynne Paullada
Instructor: Irina Dubinina


CHINESE 20B Video Entry

Student contributors: Brad Burns, Richard Prou, Robin Trantham and Iris Wang
Instructors: Jian Wei, Li Yang, Jin Yin


JAPANESE 20B Video Entry (2nd Place)

Student contributors: Christina Capshaw, Jessica Lu, Austin Luor, and Jianshuo Qiu
Instructor: Hisae Fujiwara