Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Teaching Assistants

Alice Miao

Teaching Assistant for JAPN 100

Email: 15sem@queensu.ca 

Tutorial times:TBA

  • I am a 4th year English Literature major with a minor in World Languages.
  • I am from Vancouver, BC.
  • Other than English and Japanese, I am also conversational in Mandarin Chinese.
  • My interests include digging through vintage clothing and reading picture books. 
                                  

Brandan Ranjith

Teaching Assistant for JAPN 200

Email: 15br17@queensu.ca

Tutorial times:TBA

  • 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 100

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Tutorial times:TBA

  • 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