Author: Victoria Williams

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The Languages of America in the 21st Century

Hosted by the Global Association of Promoting Swahili (GAPS or CHAUKIDU), African Languages Teachers Association (ALTA), National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) The annual CHAUKIDU/ALTA/ NCOLCTL was held at the Hilton Hotel Washington Dulles Airport, on April 23-26, 2015 The National African Resource Center secretariat that is home to the executive director of…

BLC Hours for RRR and Finals Weeks

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open from 9:00 - 5:00 from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11, and from 10:00 - 4:00 from Monday, December 14 through Thursday, December 17. BLC classrooms and will be closed from Friday, December 18 until Tuesday, January 19, 2016, the first day of classes…

BLC Hours for the Thanksgiving Holiday

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open from 8:00 - 6:00 on Monday, November 23, and from 8:00 - 5:00 on Tuesday, November 24. The Center will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 until Monday, November 30. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu or phone…

COTSEAL professional development workshop held at the Berkeley Language Center

On Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL), of which I am currently president, held a professional development workshop in facilities (Dwinelle B-3 and B-4) graciously provided by the BLC. Professional development is difficult to come by indeed for many Southeast Asian language instructors in the…

Thinking about Writing: The challenge of writing assignments at the intermediate French language level

My project addresses issues with composition in the second-year French language program. In response to concerns voiced in surveys by students and instructors, I designed four units and suggested lesson plans. The first provides color-coding analysis of sample essays, allowing students to visualize and parse the elements of an essay. The second unit walks the…

Two Revolutions: Teaching History in Fourth Semester Russian

In my talk, I will present some of the materials I have made for an interdisciplinary intermediate Russian cultural curriculum, intended to combine the study of literature and film with historical readings. I will discuss challenges of preparing intermediate Russian students to read complex non-fictional texts, focusing especially on the following three areas: the choice…

Announcement from the Center for Southeast Asia Studies

CSEAS welcomes Kenneth Wong (Aung Naing Oo) as UC Berkeley's new instructor for Beginning Burmese this fall! Originally from Burma, Kenneth moved to the U.S. after the military junta's crackdown in 1988, and is now based in San Francisco where he is a writer and translator. His personal blog highlights his recent writings and translations…

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS)

The 105th annual meeting for SASS, indeed an old organization supporting Scandinavian Studies in North America, was held in Columbus, Ohio from May 7-10, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference was Indigenous Discourses, Methodologies, and Histories. To celebrate the theme, we heard a concert by Ulda, a Finnish-Sámi Joik Band. The Sámi, the only indigenous…

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