Author: Mark Kaiser

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Survey of Lecturers, Fall 2016

In August/September the BLC conducted a poll of language lecturers on the various services the BLC offers to the language teaching community. The attached pdf file reports in easily read tables the details of that survey, which was sent to approximately 100 lecturers teaching language courses. We had 37 responses, and not all questions were…

Found in Translation: Rafael Vetromille-Castro Lecture

“Complexity Theory and Applied Linguistics: insights from language (teacher) development and the classroom” Since 1997, when Larsen-Freeman published the first article bringing together Complexity Theory and Applied Linguistics, there has been growing interest in how this paradigm – grounded in Mathematics and Physics – can deal with recurrent questions in the language field.  Research has…

BLC Director Kern Receives Award

On January 20th, 2016, the Consul General of France, the Honorable Pauline Carmona, presented BLC Director and Professor of French Richard Kern the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Palmes Académiques, citing Rick's contribution to the promotion of French language and culture and to greater understanding between France and the U.S. The event took place…

LFLFC News, Jan. 2016

We are excited to let users of the LFLFC know about several exciting developments: First, we have moved from Adobe Flash to HTML5 as our platform for delivering video, which means that users may now watch video clips on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Second, we are now partnering with the Media Resources…

LFLFC summer additions

This past summer we added more than 100 films to the LFLFC, as well as approximately 1000 clips, primarily in Swahili, Armenian, Korean. This brings the total number of films in the LFLFC to 1715 and the number of clips to 16,757. Many thanks to the taggers who worked so hard to make these clips…

BLC Fall Reception, September 12, 2014

Please join us on Friday, September 12, anytime from 3:00 until 4:30, in the Claire Kramsch Lounge (34 Dwinelle Hall) for light refreshments and good conversation with your fellow language lecturers, visiting scholars, BLC Fellows, and BLC staff.

Chika Shibahara Appointed Coordinator of Academic Outreach

The Berkeley Language Center is pleased to announce that in fall 2014, Chika Shibahara of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures will begin a three-year appointment as the BLC Coordinator of Academic Outreach. Chika Shibahara holds two masters degrees, one from Kyoto Women’s University in English literature (her master’s thesis was on Zen…

Arts and Humanities Lecturers Honored

At a festive reception on May 14, 2013, Dean Anthony Cascardi and Associate Dean Sue Schweik celebrated the distinguished accomplishments of 25 lecturers in the college, all of whom have been teaching at Berkeley for 20 or more years. Among the honorees were Rutie Adler (Hebrew), Ayla Algar (Turkish), Yasuko Konno Baker (Japanese), Daniele Boucher…

Language Teaching and Technology Seminar

Invitation to participate in BLC/ETS Language Teaching and Technology Seminar. The Berkeley Language Center and Educational Technology Services welcome your participation in their Spring 2013 seminar on using technology and new media for language teaching. Registration form: http://bit.ly/113fnuO The seminar will meet weekly on Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00pm in Dwinelle 127, the active learning…

BLC Postdoc Job Announcement

Postdoctoral Scholar at the Berkeley Language Center The Berkeley Language Center (BLC) invites applications for a one-year (renewable for a second year) postdoctoral scholar position. Starting date is 7/1/2013 or later; end date for appointments longer than one year is no later than 6/30/2015. Founded in 1994 by Claire Kramsch, the Berkeley Language Center is…

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