Author: Victoria Williams

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Found in Translation: Laura Sacia Bonicatto, Nov. 14

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group "The Influence of Prevailing Ideology on Definitions in Duden Monolingual Dictionaries From the Third Reich Through the Reunification"   *     Laura Sacia Bonicatto Lecturer, Department of German, UC Berkeley *  *  * Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12 p.m.-…

Found in Translation: Maria Labarta, Nov. 5

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   "Translation Strategies for Filmic Text:  Idiom vs. Explicit Meaning in English Subtitles" *     María Labarta Postigo Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication University of Valencia, Spain *  *  * Wednesday, November 7, 2018 12 p.m.-…

Found in Translation: Aria Razfar, Oct. 24

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  “Cracking the Code: Language, Learning, and Technology in Dystopian Times” Aria Razfar, Professor of Education and Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago  *  *  * Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., B-4 Dwinelle…

Found in Translation: Gabriella Licata, Oct. 10

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  “Language Politics and Attitudes of the Genovese Variety” Gabriella Licata Ph.D. Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley    *  *  * Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12 p.m. ­‐ 1 p.m., B-4 Dwinelle Hall   The…

Found in Translation: Paola Giunchi, Sept. 19

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  “The Role of Grammar in Language Teaching and Learning Across Time: From an Italian Perspective" Paola Giunchi, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12-1 p.m., in B4 Dwinelle Hall Language teaching and learning…

BWLP Professional Learning Series, 2018 – 2019

World 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. Dates: September 22, October 20, December 1, January 26, March 16, April 13 (Saturdays) Time: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm Location:…

NCOLCTL 2018

Thanks to the travel grant from Berkeley Language Center, I attended the 21st Annual conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL). I try to attend this conference regularly as it is the only conference that focuses specifically on LCTLs. It is always nice to see colleagues from different universities, share our…

Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

At the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages at UCLA, Karen Llagas, Cynthia Aban and I presented our paper “More than Tourists: Using Critical Pedagogy to Teach Filipino Heritage Learners. Karen Llagas served as lead presenter; she wrote the final paper based on the notes given to her by Cynthia Aban and myself. It was…

Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

From February 16-17, 2018, I attended and presented at the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages in UCLA. I presented a paper called “More than Tourists: Using Critical Pedagogy to Teach Filipino Heritage Learners.” This paper explored what it means to teach Filipino at UC Berkeley within the framework of critical pedagogy, and how this…

Highly Varied Proficiency Levels in the Same Classroom — Differentiated Instruction as a Means of Effective Language Teaching

Instructors of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) often find themselves in classrooms where students' language proficiency levels vary on a broad scale, spreading from novice to advanced. The question that arises in these situations is how to teach all of the students in a way that will provide for each of their individual language-progression…

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