Dear students, Welcome (back) to BU! We are excited to see you in our language courses this fall. This fall, Boston University will offer most of its classes in a blended or hybrid format called Learn from Anywhere (LfA). LfA courses combine in-person and remote learning to allow students to take... More

Former WLL Student Invited to Join Kakehashi Project

Danni Qu (CAS '20) was invited to join in the Kakehashi Project. The Kakehashi Project is run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. She won the second place (college advanced division) at the speech contest hosted by the Consulate-General of Boston, which is where Danni had been discovered. Congratulations, More

2020 Virtual Celebration of our Graduates

WLL faculty, staff, and students gathered on Zoom with families and friends to celebrate our hard working class of 2020. The virtual event kicked off with a welcome address from Professor Keith Vincent (available here), WLL Department Chair, followed by a student address from Nadine Chen, who graduated Magna Cum... More

Irena Katz Awarded Excellence in Part-time Teaching

Congratulations to Russian Lecturer, Irena Katz, who is a recipient of the 2020 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Part-Time Teaching. CAS Dean Sclaroff writes, ""Irena has taught first- and second-year Russian at BU, with only a short interruption, since 1988. From the end of the Cold War to the advent of hybrid... More

Professor Roberta Micallef Wins Susan K. Jackson Award

Congratulations to our very own Professor Roberta Micallef, who is this year's recipient of the Susan K. Jackson Award.  CAS Dean Sclaroff says, "Roberta is dedicated to encouraging creative, worldly thought among her students through her expert teaching and her extensive involvement in the intellectual and emotional growth of the department’s student... More

Professor Sunil Sharma Published in Tehran

Professor Sunil Sharma's 2004 book, Amir Khusraw: The Poet of Sultans and Sufis has been translated and published in Tehran. Professor Sharma is a Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature in WLL. An English version of the book can be found here.

Chinese New Year Event – CANCELED

We are very sorry to announce that this year's Chinese New Year celebration, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 20th, has been CANCELED. Continue to check our website for new Chinese cultural events coming later in the semester!

Korean Events

Korea Tea Time The Korean Program had two get-togethers with students at the "Korean Tea Time" outside the classroom in Fall 2019. During the Tea Time, students met other students who were taking different Korean courses at BU and shared their interests and experience about the Korean language and culture. At the... More

Third Year Chinese Students Explored Yin Yu Tang House

Yin Yu Tang House is a late 18th-century Chinese house that had been removed from its original village in China and rebuilt in the Peabody Essex museum in Salem, Massachusetts. It is a tangible example of the scale of social and economic changes in China since the 18th century, and how it has affected... More