On Sunday 19 May, Monash Arts students Oliver Woodman and Shahneezar Thevakumar respectively won first and second places of the 18th ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign University Students.
The first semester of 2019 proved a busy one at the Japanese Studies Centre; we welcomed back Dr. Alison Tokita as an adjunct researcher, as well as hearing from both local staff and guest speakers.
We were particular pleased to start out with a collaborative event, a public lecture by Prof Yasushiro Matsuda of Tokyo University, presented in cooperation with the Japanese Consulate General (for more info on this lecture, click here). We also heard from Dr. Lucien Brown (Monash University) who is doing comparative work on politeness in Japanese and Korean; later seminars included presentations by Dr. Tokita and our visiting scholar, Prof. Ayuu Ishida.
We look forward to a busy semester 2! If you would like to be added to our mailing list, let Prof Stevens know by emailing her here.
Monash University Korean Studies would like to welcome a new Korean language teacher. This semester (S1, 2019) HeeKyung Ahn will be teaching ATS1171/2171 Korean Introductory 1. Heekyung previously taught for three semesters at the University of Queensland while she was studying for a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. She has also worked at Charles Sturt University and the Holmes Institute in Melbourne as an academic advisor and learning management coordinator. Prior to coming to Australia from South Korea in 2012, she spent seven years working in primary schools in Korea for seven years.
“I wasn’t thinking about career prospects, money, corporate ladders, or any of those ‘real-world’ practicalities. All I knew was that I wanted to speak foreign languages.”
That’s Rachel King. She’s a recent graduate of the Master of Interpreting and Translations Studies (MITS) and is currently based in Lyon, one of France’s cultural melting pots that radiates both history and sophistication.