Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Teaching Assistants

Kiana Buzza

Teaching Assistant for JAPN 100

Email: 15kib2@queensu.ca

Tutorial times:Tuesday 8:30-9:30 in KINGST Lab B

  • I am in second year of my undergraduate degree at queens
  • I am studying political science with a minor in health studies
  • I am from Ottawa, the great capital of our country
  • I speak fluently English and Japanese
  • My mom is Japanese and my Father is Italian, therefore, growing up I learned both Japanese and English at the same time
  • During my spare time I love to go to the gym and work out
                                  

Brandan Ranjith

Teaching Assistant for JAPN 100

Email: 15br17@queensu.ca

Tutorial times:Tuesday 10:30-11:30 in KINGST Lab B

  • I am Sri Lankan. Born in the United States, then grew up in Belleville, Ontario 
  • I'm currently in my second year, majoring in life sciences with a minor in world languages 
  • I can speak Japanese confidently in converstional settings, and am studying for the N2 level of the JLPT
  • I have a passion for languages, and am currently learning Mandarin and Spanish at Queen's and Korean via self-study
  •  Other than going to medical school, my goals include using the languages I learn to make friends with people from all around the world

Maria Xu

Teaching Assistant for JAPN 200

Email:

Tutorial times:
Monday 10:30-11:30 in KINGST Lab B (FALL)
Monday 13:30-14:30 in KINGT Lab B (WINTER)

  • I am a fourth year History major and working on a second degree in Linguistics
  • I spent my first year at the BISC in the UK and my third year as an exchange student in Japan
  • I am from Beijing, China. Besides English I speak Mandarin Chinese and advanced level Japanese (and I will be trying out Latin from the fall!)
  • I love singing in different languages, take pictures and draw
  • Traveling and exploring different cultures have always been my passion