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Lectures by BLC Fellows (Kim, Nee, Rodic), November 30, 2018

Fall 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects From a Face-to-Face to Hybrid Intermediate Korean Course Minsook Kim, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures The Korean program has had a high attrition rate from beginning (K1A) to intermediate levels (K10B) (AY 2015:83%, AY 2016: 81%, AY 2017: 77%). In searching for a solution to this…

Lecture by A. Godley, November 15, 2018

Amanda Godley, Professor, English Education & Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Pittsburgh Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about Dialect Variation, Identity and Power Language and literacy education scholars have long called for the teaching of language to be more critical, raising students’ awareness of how language choices and varieties convey power, identity and ideologies. In…

Lecture by M. Quinn, October 12, 2018

Mary Quinn, Associate Professor, Spanish, University of New Mexico Teaching a Spanish Literature Course Online: A skeptic's experience According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one in every four undergraduate students takes at least one class online and studies show that access to online learning can boost graduation rates. But certain subjects, like language learning, seem…

Lecture by M. Kaiser, September 14, 2018

Mark Kaiser, Associate Director, Berkeley Language Center Film in the Language Classroom: A multiliteracies approach, and beyond In this presentation I will examine the place of film in the language classroom from three perspectives, film studies, language, and software design, in order to explore the many ways that film can serve as source material for…

BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2018

Film in the Language Classroom: A multiliteracies approach, and beyond Mark Kaiser, Associate Director, Berkeley Language Center Friday, September 14, 3-5pm Teaching a Spanish Literature Course Online: A skeptic's experience Mary Quinn, Associate Professor, Spanish, University of New Mexico Friday, October 12, 3-5pm Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about dialect variation, identity and power Amanda Godley,…

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2018

Panel on Innovative Uses of Media in Language Teaching David Kyeu – Lecturer, African American Studies Margot Szarke– Lecturer, French Lihua Zhang – Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures Monday, February 26, 3-5pm Genre Awareness and Analysis: A Strategic Tool for Language Learning Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University Wednesday,…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Weems, Szoke, Ekici), May 4, 2018

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts Erica Weems, Lecturer, French This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and…

Lecture by M. Pegrum, April 23, 2018

Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor, GSE, University of Western Australia Mobile Lenses on Learning This seminar will outline the research currently underway on my new book project entitled "Mobile Lenses on Learning". Using the metaphor of lenses, it draws together and builds on research carried out over the past decade and published as “From Blogs to…

Workshop by Greta Vollmer, March 14, 2018

Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University Genre Awareness and Analysis: A Strategic Tool for Language Learning Students studying foreign languages often struggle to produce texts whose forms, purposes and linguistic features are unfamiliar or unclear to them. How can we - as instructors - help them understand the key genres…

Panel with D. Kyeu, M. Szarke, L. Zhang, February 26, 2018

Panel on Innovative Uses of Media in Language Teaching Media in Swahili Teaching: Hegemonic Tendencies of the Internet David Kyeu, Lecturer, African American Studies Using examples from Swahili, this paper will show how the internet is slowly taking over to be the most popular form of media that instructors of Swahili are using for teaching…

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