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Special Workshop via Zoom: Preparing for Fall 2020

A Workshop on Remote Language Teaching Is this the new reality? This online workshop will help us prepare for the possibility of continued remote instruction in the fall semester. Please come and share what worked (and what didn’t) in your classes this spring. What would you do differently in the fall? How might things be different…

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Universitas Linguarum The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition Linguarum enim inscitia disciplinas universas aut exstinxit, aut depravavit… For ignorance of languages either marred or abolished the world of learning…. —Erasmus, 1529, De pueris statim ac liberaliter instituendis. Opera I, 377 Berkeley’s celebration of languages in the Library could not come at a better moment. We…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Linares, Carr, Vivrette), May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 BLC FellowsInstructional Development Research Projects via Zoom (Meeting ID: 937-3656-5945) Literacy en français and à la française: Socializing Students to Academic Literacy Practices in a Foreign LanguageEmily Linares, GSR, FrenchDespite an emphasis on “multiliteracies” and “intercultural learning” in literacy research, reading and writing in a foreign language continue to be largely understood as…

Lecture by G. Levine, April 10, 2020

Glenn Levine, Professor, German, UC Irvine On Butterflies, Onions, and Surfers: How Language Teaching Can Save the World Teaching a language always implies an underlying pedagogy. Regardless of whether that pedagogy is explicit or implicit, it is comprised of knowledge, beliefs and assumptions about what language is and how language learning happens. In this presentation, I…

* Cancelled * Lecture by J. Kerekes, March 13, 2020

Per recommendation from campus leadership, we are postponing our BLC Lecture scheduled for this Friday, and will reschedule in the Fall 2020. Julie Kerekes, Associate Professor, Language and Literacies Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto Crossing Institutional Borders: A Collaborative Study in Pragmatics Between University Students and a Settlement Organization Soft skills,…

Lecture by E. Hellmich & K. Vinall, February 7, 2020

Emily Hellmich, Assistant Professor, French and Second Language Acquisition/Teaching, University of ArizonaKimberly Vinall, Professor, Spanish, De Anza College "Machine Translation is a lot like Booze": Language Instructors' Beliefs about Machine Translation Whether we like it or not, foreign language teaching and learning is implicated in the increased popularity and sophistication of machine translation platforms (e.g., GoogleTranslate). With…

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2020

"Machine Translation is a lot like Booze": Language Instructors' Beliefs about Machine Translation Emily Hellmich, Assistant Professor, French and Second Language Acquisition/Teaching, University of Arizona Kimberly Vinall, Professor, Spanish, De Anza College Friday, February 7, 3-5 pm Crossing Institutional Borders: A Collaborative Study in Pragmatics Between University Students and a Settlement Organization Julie Kerekes, Associate…

Found in Translation: Maria Labarta, Nov. 12

Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group Multilingual Translation of Figurative Language in Internet-TV-Series: A Contrastive Approach Maria Labarta Postigo Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication, University of Valencia, Spain This paper analyzes and discusses the translation of figurative language in internet-TV-series. Today, technology and distribution networks make it possible to have access to original series from…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Hayes, Cai, Lawton, Pribble), December 6, 2019

Fall 2019 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Teaching Karuk and Yurok Online: A Story of Pain and Healing Dmetri Hayes, GSR, Linguistics The Karuk and Yurok people have told stories orally for centuries. Some of their words have been recorded in dictionaries and written in notebooks by linguists. A great loss of life and…

Lecture by B. Schmenk, November 7, 2019

Barbara Schmenk, Professor, Applied Linguistics and German, University of Waterloo Coming to Terms: Sloganization in Language Education Discourse This presentation looks at one neoliberal trend in academic discourse: the sloganization of concepts and terms, i.e., the use of slogans rather than clearly defined terms in language education discourse. While sloganization is not entirely new, its use…

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