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Panel Discussion on Teaching Conflicts in FL (Adler, Bellezza, Shibahara, Zhang), April 9, 2021

Spring 2021 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Moderator: Mark KaiserTBDRutie Adler, Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies TBDAnnamaria Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies TBDChika Shibahara, Lecturer, East Asian Language & Cultures TBDLihua Zhang, Lecturer, East Asian Language & Cultures Friday, April 9, 20213 - 5 pmZoom Session (registration required)

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Bonicatto, Beitler, Deluca) Aril 30, 2021

Spring 2021 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Using Monolingual German Dictionaries as a Tool for Increasing Cultural UnderstandingLaura Sacia Bonicatto, Lecturer, German Assessing Symbolic Competence in Intermediate-level Students of FrenchBen Beitler, GSR, French Teaching Italian Language through Italy's MulticulturalityMariagrazia Deluca, GSR, Italian Studies Friday, April 30, 20213 - 5 pmZoom Session (registration required)

Lecture by Rodney Jones, March 12, 2021

Rodney Jones, Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Reading Digital Literacies and Synthetic Embodiment: The ethics of mimicry on TikTok This talk focuses on the ways new practices of synthetic embodiment made possible by digital technologies change people’s relationship with the voices and bodily performances of others, and the implications of such changes for their understanding…

BLC Spring Lecture Series, Spring 2021

The Humanities: What now? What next? David Laurence, Former Director of Research, Modern Language AssociationThursday, February 11, 3-5pm Digital Literacies and Synthetic Embodiment: The Ethics of Mimicry on TikTok Rodney Jones, Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Reading, UKFriday, March 12, 3-5pm Reflections on Teaching the Conflicts in Foreign Language Classes Rutie Adler – Lecturer, Near…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Khankan, Weiher, DeWaele, Ko), December 4, 2020

Fall 2020 BLC FellowsInstructional Development Research Projects Affective Listening: Towards Tarab in the Arabic Language Classroom Nathalie Khankan, Lecturer, Near Eastern StudiesThis project centers on ritual listening to Arabic songs. Borrowing from the notion of “ṭarab” or ‘enchantment’ in Arabic musical culture, ritual listening taps into the affective-subjective dimensions of language learning. During a semester of remote instruction, ritual…

Lecture by Glenn Levine, November 12, 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,…

Anniversary Panel for L2 Journal, October 9, 2020

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION:What should be the knowledge base of foreign languageteachers in higher education? To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the L2 Journal, the BLC will hold a Roundtable on the relationship between research and practice in the teaching of foreign languages. With globalization, many of the traditional tenets of foreign language teaching and learning at…

Lecture by Kris Knisely, September 11, 2020

Kris Knisely, Assistant Professor, French and Intercultural Competence, University of Arizona Un-Boxing Gender: Toward Trans-Affirming L2 Pedagogies Language education represents a site for identity (re)construction, mediated through language acquisition and use (Atkinson, 2011). Through acts such as speaking, reading, and writing, learners must linguistically position themselves and be positioned by others. In this way, language…

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