Author: Victoria Williams

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Arabic Language Pedagogy Conference

Between December 15 and 17, 2017, I attended and presented at a conference titled: “Approaches and Challenges in Arabic Language Pedagogy” at the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. This conference is one of the very few conferences focused on the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. This was a chance to get…

Found in Translation: Greta Vollmer, April 25, 2018

Conjugating Catalonia:  Language Learning in Turbulent Times Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University Language learning is, as we know, a complex process.  Yet when I chose to study Catalan in Spain last year, little did I know that I would receive an even greater education in the complexities of bilingualism…

Found in Translation: Gabrielle Blell, April 20, 2018

To Operate between Cultures and Languages: (Multilingual) Transnational Films in Foreign Language Classes Gabrielle Blell, University of Hannover, Germany Our societies have undergone two major changes during the last decades: firstly, the continuous rise of cultural and linguistic diversity, due to the global economy, migration and universal mobility, and secondly, the steady expansion and gathering…

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…

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