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Lectures by BLC Fellows (D. Southard, S. Hicks, M. Romani), Dec 5, 2014

Fall 2014 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Memoria Histórica: A Film Module for Intermediate Spanish Donna Southard, Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese The purpose of this project was to develop pedagogical material for a film module on historical memory in Intermediate Spanish, as part of a larger departmental goal of increasing the presence and effectiveness…

Lecture by Don Doehla & Nancy Salsig, November 14, 2014

Teaching World Languages in the High School Context: Realities, Challenges and Aspirations Don Doehla and Nancy Salsig, Berkeley World Language Project Although the ideal model for world language courses is based on theory and research and is codified in state content standards and ACTFL documents, most secondary language teachers are overwhelmed by the challenges of…

Lecture by Andrew Garrett, October 17, 2014

Linguistic Contributions to Native California Language Teaching Andrew Garrett, Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley Academics with PhDs in linguistics rarely have graduate training in language learning or language teaching; applied linguistics is not often part of a linguistics graduate program, and when it is the students in applied linguistics and in theoretical and descriptive linguistics are…

Lecture by Carl Blyth, September 19, 2014

Digital Social Reading: Textual Interpretation as Collaborative Activity Carl Blyth, Department of French & Italian, University of Texas at Austin Current e-reading devices allow multiple readers to read the same text together, annotate the text and to share their annotations. The resulting practice is referred to as digital social reading. This new literacy practice violates…

BLC Fall 2014 Lecture Series

BLC Fall 2014 Lecture Series Digital Social Reading: Textual Interpretation as Collaborative Activity Carl Blyth, University of Texas at Austin Friday, September 19 B-4 Dwinelle, 3-5 pm Linguistic Contributions to Native California Language Teaching Andrew Garrett, UC Berkeley Friday, October 17 370 Dwinelle, 3-5 pm Teaching World Languages in the High School Context: Realities, Challenges…

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…

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