East Asian Languages & Cultures: Teaching East Asian Languages, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures, Teaching East Asian Languages Concentration


department website: Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

department faculty: East Asian Languages & Cultures Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/

 


This concentration prepares its graduates for teaching an East Asian Language (currently Mandarin Chinese or Japanese) in the public schools in Illinois.

Departmental Distinction: To be eligible for departmental distinction, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 overall, a 3.5 average in the major and complete an approved project or series of projects. Consult the Japanese or Chinese teacher education advisor for details.


Foreign study: Future teachers of Mandarin or Japanese are strongly encouraged to engage in one or more semesters of study abroad in China or Japan. Some of the curricular requirements may be met through the Year-in-Japan Program at Konan University or other approved programs or at an exchange program in China.

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures, Teaching East Asian Languages Concentration


Minimum required major and supporting course work: a minimum of 89 hours. In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain University of Illinois, cumulative, content area and professional education grade point averages of 2.5 (A=4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade point averages.


General education: Consult the Curriculum Preparatory to the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Concentration Requirements

Students must complete the Professional education course sequence and one teaching area of specialization sequence.
Professional education courses. See the Curricula Preparatory to Teaching Foreign Languages 29

Teaching Area of Specialization: Japanese1

JAPN 201
JAPN 202
Elementary Japanese I
and Elementary Japanese II
10
JAPN 203
JAPN 204
Intermediate Japanese I
and Intermediate Japanese II
10
JAPN 305
JAPN 306
Advanced Japanese I
and Advanced Japanese II
10
JAPN 440
JAPN 441
Fourth Year Japanese I
and Fourth Year Japanese II
6
EALC 120East Asian Civilizations3
EALC 250Intro to Japanese Culture3
Two courses in Japanese history 6
Two courses in Japanese literature6
JAPN 4603
One Japanese elective: Must be at the 300- or 400-level 3
Total Hours Required for Specialization:89

Teaching Area of Specialization: Mandarin Chinese1

CHIN 201
CHIN 202
Elementary Chinese I
and Elementary Chinese II
10
CHIN 203
CHIN 204
Intermediate Chinese I
and Intermediate Chinese II
10
CHIN 305
CHIN 306
Advanced Chinese I
and Advanced Chinese II
10
CHIN 440
CHIN 441
Fourth-Year Chinese I
and Fourth-Year Chinese II
6
EALC 120East Asian Civilizations3
EALC 275Masterpieces of East Asian Lit3
Two courses in Chinese history 6
Two courses in Chinese literature6
CHIN 4773
One Chinese Studies elective: Must be at the 300- or 400-level 3
Total Hours Required for Specialization:89