Author: Victoria Williams

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Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Thanks to a travel grant from the Berkeley Language Center, I was able to attend the 22nd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. There were presentations on a variety of topics spanning the 7th to the 17th centuries investigating cultures…

Building Just Communities

Thanks to a BLC Travel Grant I was able to attend the Building Just Communities conference that took place from October 8 to 11, 2015, at Howard University in Washington D.C. The conference was organized by the Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACHME), an interdisciplinary organization that brings together educators from 1,100 universities…

BWLP News

The Berkeley World Language Project is on Day 4 of its 2015-16 professional development series. Teachers from as far away as Saint Helena and San Jose, and many places in between, are working on developing their skills as world language teachers in the school districts of Alamada, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano counties. Participants in…

New Issue of L2 Journal

L2 Journal is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 8 Issue 1 Contents of the issue: General Articles Researching Vocabulary Development: A Conversation Analytic Approach Reichert, Tetyana Thanks to Reviewers Kramsch, Claire Teacher’s Forum “Got Llorona?”: Teaching for the Development of Symbolic Competence Vinall, Kimberly

BLC Hours for Spring 2016

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open during the spring 2016 semester on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 6:00, and Friday, 8:00 - 5:00. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu or phone 877-4002 x19.

Found in Translation: Joseph Sung-Yul Park

Ideological construction of fansub work in South Korea Global circulation of digital media products opens up space for new modes of communicative practice, such as fansubbing (unofficial, fanproduced subtitles of foreign-language films or television programs). These participatory forms of media practice are fraught with tension, located at the boundaries of formal and informal media markets,…

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…

Words in Action

Come and celebrate linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in Arabic, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Catalan, Chinese, Czech, Filipino, German, Hungarian, Italian, Irish, Japanese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telegu, and Urdu.

Seminar for teachers and professors of Hebrew

October 9-11, 2015 Denver, Colorado The seminar is a yearly event that usually takes place in Denver, Colorado. This year I was particularly interested in attending it, since its topic, Technology in the Hebrew classroom, was something that I felt I could benefit from. As it turned out, it was a very useful conference, since…

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