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Spring 2021 East Asian Languages Placement Exams

November 30, 2020

Chinese Exam Instructions

Test Date:

Wednesday, January 13

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET Written Test (composition; grammar & reading)

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm ET Oral Test (you will be assigned a 5-minute test slot between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. A Zoom link with your assigned slot will be sent to you through email)
 

Makeup Exam:

Tuesday, January 19

8:30 am - 10:30 am ET Written Test (composition; grammar & reading)

10:30 am - 12:30 pm ET Oral Test (you will be assigned a 5-minute test...

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Chinese Language Program Wraps 3rd Pedagogy Conference

Chinese Language Program Wraps 3rd Pedagogy Conference

October 12, 2018

The 3rd Harvard International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy (Harvard ICCP) was held on September 28-29, 2018. The session's theme was "Making Connections."

Over 100 participants from 8 countries, 13 US states, 40 universities and 10 pre-college institutions attended this session of the ICCP, sharing their latest work and discussing how to expand language learning from the confines of traditional academic divisions, and integrate traditional classroom approaches with the proliferation of new and promising resources, tools, and opportunities available to 21st-century...

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group photo of the CLP, judging panel, and students

Relive the Magic of the Oscars (in Chinese)!

April 10, 2017

The Chinese Language Program hosted their 3rd Film Festival last week, featuring student-produced short films entirely in Chinese language. Students from all levels from elementary Chinese (Ba and Bb) to Business Chinese (163) submitted their creations in 5 different categories: Best Performance, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, and Best Music.

The event was MC’ed by 万杰思 (Jacques Van Rhyn) and 邓安澜 (Anne Deng). Their witty banter kept us laughing in between the drama and suspense of the films. All in all, it was a wonderful evening seeing students showing off...

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Senior EAS Concentrators Present Research at Undergraduate Thesis Colloquium

February 17, 2017

This year's Senior Thesis Colloquium was a great success. Undergraduate students presented their research and preliminary conclusions on a broad spectrum of topics. They used varied methods to approach research questions surrounding gender, politics, labor rights, international relations, and literature.The colloquium was well attended by students and faculty alike, and each presentation produced a spirited back and forth about the intricacies and implications of the theses. 

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2016-17 Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Prizes Awarded

December 15, 2016

This year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma-Reischauer Awards Ceremony, an annual tradition co-hosted by Harvard’s Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, honored a record number of students for achievements in Japanese language and humanities. The ceremony brought together an audience of over fifty attendees last Friday to celebrate the five 2016-2017 prize winners, all of whom demonstrated exceptional skill in areas ranging from conversational Japanese to translation of medieval Japanese texts to a cultural reading of femininity in Japanese...

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