Author: Victoria Williams

Results in BLC Posts

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 * *…

From a Face-to-Face to Hybrid Intermediate Korean Course

The Korean program has had a high attrition rate from beginning (K1A) to intermediate levels (K10B) (AY 2017: 77%). In searching for a solution to this trend, my colleague, Dr. Junghee Park and I received a one-year joint BLC fellowship to develop a hybrid course for intermediate level Korean. As I report for the first…

L2 Journal Special Issue Call for Papers: Rethinking Critical Pedagogy in L2 learning and teaching

L2 Journal Special Issue Call for Papers “Rethinking Critical Pedagogy in L2 learning and teaching” Guest Editor: Panayota Gounari, University of Massachusetts Boston panagiota.gounari@umb.edu Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 1, 2019 Deadline for submitting manuscripts: November 18, 2019 Please send abstracts (300 words) and other queries to Panayota Gounari at panagiota.gounari@umb.edu. CFP L2 Special Issue…

Zapotec Language Revitalization: What can be accomplished with a two-week Summer School

Humanity is facing a language endangerment crisis on a global level, as indigenous languages are increasingly being replaced by widely spoken languages like English and Spanish. In response, communities around the world have initiated efforts to encourage the use of endangered languages. However, little empirical research on what makes these language revitalization efforts most successful…

Found in Translation: Julia Nee, March 8

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Using Learner-Generated Work as Source Materials for a Language Revitalization Course * JULIA NEE Doctoral candidate, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley * * * Friday, March 8, 2019 12 - 1 p.m. in B-4 Dwinelle Hall  …

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