Author: Victoria Williams

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AAAL 2017

I attended the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon, in March. I presented my research entitled Cross-language discrimination of Korean consonants. My presentation provides a cross-linguistic perceptual test of Korean consonants by ten native speakers each of Chinese, English, and Korean. The study examines the misperception or insensitivity to native…

BWLP Professional Learning Series, 2017 – 2018

World Language Teachers: You will see that the Berkeley World Language Project has a new name for our series of programs: Keys to the Communicative Classroom. We think that it better reflects our overall focus, though we will still include Common Core and literacy strategies. We have also refocused our program offerings. Keys to the…

BLC Hours for Summer Sessions 2017

The Berkeley Language Center computer facility in B-21 will be open from: 9 – 4 Mon – Fri, June 5 - June 16 & 8 - 5 Mon – Fri, June 19 – Aug 11 BLC facilities will be closed from Fri, Aug 11, until Wed, Aug 23, the first day of classes, fall 2017.…

Project-Based Language Learning 2017

Project-Based Language Learning 21st Century, Inquiry-based Learning for Teachers and Students of World Languages June 12, 13, 14, 17, 2017 Participants will: • Develop an instructional unit incorporating the eight essential design elements of PBLL, the California World Language Standards, 21st Century Skills, and Common Core Standards, with a focus on target language proficiency development…

Found in Translation: Arnaud Richard

Commemorative naming on Hispaniola: one massacre, two countries, three languages, and different points of view Arnaud Richard, Associate Professor, Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III In 1937, more than 20,000 Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were massacred within a few days by the Dominican army and police forces. These mass murders remain little known…

BLC Hours for RRR and Finals Weeks 2017

The Berkeley Language Center computer facility in B-21 will be open from: 9 – 5 M – F, May 1 - 5 & 10 – 4 M –Th, may 8 - 11 BLC facilities will be closed from Friday, May 12, until the first day of Summer Session B, Monday, June 5. If you have…

Leadership Skills Symposium: Developing Teacher Leaders

Learn how to plan and lead effective meetings with colleagues Practice using facilitation protocols with your peers         Learn how the Common Core and World Language standards align Plan an advocacy event for World Languages at your site. Targeted Audience:  All teachers of World Languages (including American Sign Language), of English Language Learners, and of Heritage Language…

Italian by Design: A “Bridge” Course

We have grown accustomed to perceiving the arts and language as very different kinds of engagements: the former transgressive and creative, the latter structured and acquired. This talk presents a blueprint for an advanced Italian language course (102) that approaches language and design as analogous processes. Tracing how the coordinates of space and time are…

ASEEES Convention

In November, 2016 I attended the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual convention, held in Washington DC. This conference is the premier North American conference for scholars of language, literature, and culture of the East European and Eurasian regions. I have regularly participated in this conference since 2009. Engaging with other area…

BLC Hours for Spring 2017

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open during the 2017 spring semester on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 – 6:00, and Friday, 8:00 – 5:00, from January 17 - April 28. Schedules for RRR and finals weeks will be posted toward the end of the semester. B-21 will be closed…

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