Author: Victoria Williams

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ASEEES 2017

I attended the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Chicago, Illinois, with funding from the Berkeley Language Center. While there, I presented a pedagogy paper and participated in a round table on Transgressions in Library Data. My paper, entitled “Having It All: Culture and the Four Skills…

Special Event: Words in Action!, April 13, 2018

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, and Telugu. Friday, April 13, 2018 3:00 - 6:00 pm The Durham Studio Theater The Durham Studio…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Recently, I attended the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s 71st annual convention in Spokane, Washington. I have been participating in the conference for many years now and, without exception, always come away reinvigorated and full of new ideas. I usually alternate my presentations between literature and pedagogy. As I gave a paper on pedagogy last…

BLC Hours for Spring 2018

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open during the 2018 spring semester on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 – 6:00, and Friday, 8:00 – 5:00, from January 16 through April 27. Schedules for RRR and finals weeks will be posted toward the end of the semester. B-21 will be closed…

BLC Hours for Fall 2017

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open during the 2017 fall semester on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 6:00, and Friday, 8:00 - 5:00, from August 23 through December 1, with the exception for the first week and a half noted below. Schedules for RRR and finals weeks will…

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…

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