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BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2018

Film in the Language Classroom: A multiliteracies approach, and beyond Mark Kaiser, Associate Director, Berkeley Language Center Friday, September 14, 3-5pm Teaching a Spanish Literature Course Online: A skeptic's experience Mary Quinn, Associate Professor, Spanish, University of New Mexico Friday, October 12, 3-5pm Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about dialect variation, identity and power Amanda Godley,…

BLC Staff Receive Achievement Award

The BLC Team (Victoria Williams, John Wuorenmaa, Orlando Garcia, Keith Hernandez, Elle Suzuki) were recognized by the College of Letters and Science with a Staff Achievement Award for making the 2017 CALL Conference a resounding success. The BLC provided technical support in 6 conference rooms and hosted coffee breaks, two lunches, and 1 dinner for…

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…

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