Author: Victoria Williams

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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…

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…

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