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In Memoriam: Olga Kagan

We are sad to report that Olga Kagan, UCLA Professor of Russian and Director of the Center for World Languages and the Russian Flagship Program at UCLA, has died of leukemia at age 70. An applied linguist, Professor Kagan authored a dozen influential Russian textbooks, won awards for her contributions to Russian pedagogy, and was…

Congratulations to Claire and Lihua

On February 23 about 18 lecturers gathered to celebrate the publication of Claire Kramsch's and Lihua Zhang's new book from Oxford U Press, The Multilingual Instructor. After a delicious potluck meal, glasses were raised to salute their accomplishment, several years in the making and with the participation of many Berkeley lecturers as well as lecturers…

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2018

Panel on Innovative Uses of Media in Language Teaching David Kyeu – Lecturer, African American Studies Margot Szarke– Lecturer, French Lihua Zhang – Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures Monday, February 26, 3-5pm Genre Awareness and Analysis: A Strategic Tool for Language Learning Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University Wednesday,…

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…

Congratulations to Ellen Langer

Ellen Langer, Lecturer in Czech in the Department of Slavic Languages and former BLC Fellow, has been awarded an Arts and Humanities Distinguished Teaching Award. The award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in Durant Hall Atrium, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., remarks at 4:45. Please join us in congratulating Ellen!

DVDs Have Moved to the MRC

The BLC used to maintain a DVD collection that had grown to approximately 1800 items and which served as the initial source material for the LFLFC. On occasion, instructors would borrow these DVDs for classroom instruction or would take DVDs home to preview before use in class. When this practice began, circulation policies at the…

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…

BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2017

Learning Spaces: An Introduction to Performative Pedagogy Susanne Even, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington September 8, Friday, 3-5pm Foreign Language Literacy: Affect, Aesthetics, & Ethics Chantelle Warner, Associate Professor, University of Arizona October 13, Friday, 3-5pm Post-Industrial Language Socialization Elinor Ochs, Professor, UCLA November 17, Friday, 3-5pm BLC Fellows Forum - Instructional Development Research…

BLC Fall Faculty Reception: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Faculty Reception Please join us on Tuesday, September 12, anytime from 4:00 until 5:30, in the Claire Kramsch Lounge (34 Dwinelle Hall) for light refreshments and good conversation with your fellow language lecturers, visiting scholars, BLC Fellows, and BLC staff.

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