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Special Event: Applied Language Studies Information Session, September 4, 2014

You are warmly invited to the Orientation and Reception for the Applied Language Studies Minor For the last five years, the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) program has been offering an interdepartmental undergraduate minor in Applied Language Studies (ALS). The field of Applied Language Studies is devoted to the study of particular domains of language learning…

BLC Spring 2014 Lecture Series

BLC Spring 2014 Lecture Series Teaching Romance Languages through Intercomprehension: Networking hearts and minds in the language classroom Clorinda Donato, California State University, Long Beach Friday, January 31 B4 Dwinelle, 3-5 pm The Legitimacy Gap: Multilingual native language teachers in monolingual foreign language departments Claire Kramsch & Lihua Zhang, UC Berkeley Friday, February 28 370…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Y. Baker, N. Wallace, E. Born, K. Vinall), May 2, 2014

Spring 2014 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Got Llorona?: Reflections on the potential to develop learners’ symbolic competence in the language and culture classroom Kimberly Vinall, GSR, GSE This presentation traces the development of my own reflections on symbolic competence and its potential to facilitate learners’ critical reflections on meaning making in the language…

Lecture by Katharina Brizic, April 18, 2014

Multilingual Inequality: What narratives reveal about social segmentation and academic success in two European crossroads of migration   Katharina Brizic, Postdoctoral Scholar, Berkeley Language Center At the heart of the challenges of modern societies is social inequality. In my research, the term of social inequality refers to the academic success or failure of whole immigrant…

Lecture by Elana Shohamy, March 14, 2014

Linguistic Landscape: A tool for documenting, analyzing and contesting societies and their complexities Elana Shohamy, Professor, Tel Aviv University Linguistic Landscape (LL) refers to languages displayed in public spaces on signs, advertisements, instructions, buildings, streets and billboards, etc. ‘Language’ within LL refers not only to written forms but also to other sources that interact in…

Colloquium on the Multilingual Native Language Teacher, February 28, 2014

The Legitimacy Gap: Multilingual native language teachers in monolingual foreign language departments Foreign-born language instructors who teach their native language in the U.S. face the difficult task of mediating between two worlds that often seem historically, socially and culturally incompatible. While they are expected to represent the stereotypical native speaker and to make their students…

Lecture by Clorinda Donato, January 31, 2014

Teaching Romance Languages through Intercomprehension: Networking Hearts and Minds in the Language Classroom by Clorinda Donato, California State University This presentation will discuss how the strategies of Romance Language Intercomprehension are being adapted to the North American context to teach French and Italian to Spanish speakers at California State University, Long Beach. Topics to be…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (K. Balter, C. Girvin, M. Prina, C. Tsai), December 6, 2013

Fall 2013 BLC Fellows’ Instructional Development Research Projects “Have you heard that one about…?”: Russian Language and Culture through the Anekdot Katya Balter, GSR, Slavic Languages and Literatures Humor is notoriously difficult for L2 students to grasp and yet real linguistic and cultural competency requires a certain level of comfort with humor—at least recognizing it…

Lecture by Michael Erard, November 8, 2013

Hyperpolyglottery as an Emerging Multilingualism by Michael Erard Examples abound of historical figures who were talented language learners as well as massive accumulators of languages. Numerous myths are told of these figures, too. But a networked society and global business are clearing cultural and economic spaces where the hyperpolyglot’s linguistic proficiencies can be legitimized and…

Lecture by Paige Ware, October 18, 2013

Piecemeal but Promising: Technology Integration in Secondary Language Classrooms by Paige Ware, Southern Methodist University In the last ten years, the pace at which technology has been integrated into classroom instruction in US secondary educational institutions has quickened rapidly. Often invoking a discourse of “21st century learning,” vibrant calls abound for schools to focus on…

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