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The Untold Story of the BLC

As the BLC completes its 25th academic year I can’t help looking back at what we have accomplished since I founded the Center in 1994. Our mission has always been to enhance the effectiveness of our teaching and the quality of our learning environments; to support research by language instructors and our ability to produce…

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…

Found in Translation: Eve Zyvik

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group New Perspectives on the 'Incomplete Acquisition' Debate in Heritage Language Bilingualism   EVE ZYZIK  Professor of Spanish, University of California, Santa Cruz   Friday, April 26, 2019 12-1 pm in B-4 Dwinelle Hall In this presentation, I examine…

Found in Translation: Claire Tardieu & Céline Horgues

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  Does the European Tandem Language Learning Model still Apply in our Global Age? CLAIRE TARDIEU  Lecturer, Department of English, Sorbonne Nouvelle University CÉLINE HORGUES Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Sorbonne Nouvelle University Friday, April 19, 2019 12-1 pm…

Found in Translation: Jia Li, March 22

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Academic English Language Acquisition and Cultural Awareness:  Filmmaking with English Language Learners * JIA LI John A. Sproul Research Fellow, Berkeley Language Center Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada * *…

L2 Journal Special Issue Call for Papers: Rethinking Critical Pedagogy in L2 learning and teaching

L2 Journal Special Issue Call for Papers “Rethinking Critical Pedagogy in L2 learning and teaching” Guest Editor: Panayota Gounari, University of Massachusetts Boston panagiota.gounari@umb.edu Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 1, 2019 Deadline for submitting manuscripts: November 18, 2019 Please send abstracts (300 words) and other queries to Panayota Gounari at panagiota.gounari@umb.edu. CFP L2 Special Issue…

Found in Translation: Julia Nee, March 8

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Using Learner-Generated Work as Source Materials for a Language Revitalization Course * JULIA NEE Doctoral candidate, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley * * * Friday, March 8, 2019 12 - 1 p.m. in B-4 Dwinelle Hall  …

Found in Translation: Ana Elisa S. C. S. Ferreira, Feb. 15

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Can Social Media Be Used As a Teaching Tool? A Conversation With Pierre Lévy on Twitter *    ANA ELISA S. C. S. FERREIRA Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center *  *  * Friday, February 15, 2019 12…

Found in Translation: Junhong Liu, Jan. 25

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHING: A Case Analysis of Intercultural Business Negotiation Classroom Activities * JUNHONG LIU Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages, China Three Gorges University; Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center, UC Berkeley *…

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2019

Experiencing Language, Language Education and Social Justice in Times of Violence and Resistance Robert Train, Professor, Spanish, Sonoma State University Tuesday, February 5, 3-5pm The Multiliteracies Framework and Interpretive Communication: Curricular and instructional perspectives Kate Paesani, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition Friday, March 1, 3-5pm Language as Symbolic Power: What's in it…

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