Author: Victoria Williams

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Explore the 2019 California World Languages Standards

  World Language, Heritage Language, and Dual Immersion Teachers! Are you curious about the 2019 California World Languages Standards? This FREE workshop is for you! Explore the 2019 California World Languages Standards Saturday, September 21, 2019 When: 9:30-12:00 (Breakfast snacks at 9:30. Program starts at 9:45.) Where: UC Berkeley, Dwinelle Hall, Room B-4 (level B,…

BWLP Professional Learning Series, 2019 – 2020

World Language, English Language, and Heritage Language Teachers: The Berkeley World Language Project, sponsored by the Berkeley Language Center at UC Berkeley, invites ALL language teachers at ALL levels to join us for the Keys to the Communicative Classroom. Strand A: Designing Lessons for Speaking, and Listening Prerequisite: None ($400 total for 6 Saturdays) Strand…

27th Conference on Spanish in the US & 12th Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

Every two years, the Conference on Spanish in the US is held jointly with the Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages. Scholars from fields related to the Spanish language, such as linguistics, sociology, anthropology, education, and legal studies, come together to share their research. Conference attendance and participation have continuously grown, signally high…

Representing a Foreign Culture: Cultural Learning During Study Abroad

What do we learn about a culture when we travel abroad? In this research study, I adopted a Piagetian perspective to understand how students represent a foreign culture before and after study abroad. I contacted four UC Berkeley students who did not initially speak French and who were not familiar with French culture, and I…

Intercultural Citizenship at the Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning

Last month, I participated in the annual Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, in Anaheim, CA. The theme of the conference was “Active and Engaged Learning.” I was invited to present on “Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence and Social Engagement”—a subject I have been implementing in my courses and currently researching through the BLC Fellowship.…

Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL)

On May 17-18, with support from a BLC travel grant, I attended and presented at the annual conference of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL) at the University of Washington-Seattle. I've been involved with COTSEAL since 1990, and I was President from 2014-17. The conference is usually held at the University of…

Careers in Translation and Interpretation

  Studying a Foreign Language?  Wondering if it will pay off for you? Translation and Interpretation could be just the opportunity you are looking for. Come talk to professional translators and interpreters to discover what kind of careers are out there for trained linguists. Christiane Abel and Julie Johnson, both translators, conference interpreters, and faculty members…

Found in Translation: Eve Zyvik

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group New Perspectives on the 'Incomplete Acquisition' Debate in Heritage Language Bilingualism   EVE ZYZIK  Professor of Spanish, University of California, Santa Cruz   Friday, April 26, 2019 12-1 pm in B-4 Dwinelle Hall In this presentation, I examine…

Found in Translation: Claire Tardieu & Céline Horgues

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  Does the European Tandem Language Learning Model still Apply in our Global Age? CLAIRE TARDIEU  Lecturer, Department of English, Sorbonne Nouvelle University CÉLINE HORGUES Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Sorbonne Nouvelle University Friday, April 19, 2019 12-1 pm…

Found in Translation: Jia Li, March 22

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Academic English Language Acquisition and Cultural Awareness:  Filmmaking with English Language Learners * JIA LI John A. Sproul Research Fellow, Berkeley Language Center Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada * *…

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