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BLC Hours for RRR and Finals Weeks 2016

The Berkeley Language Center computer facility in B-21 will be open from: 9 – 5 M – F, December 5 – 9 & 10 – 4 M –Th, December 12 – 15 BLC facilities will be closed for the winter break and will re-open on the first day of classes, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. If…

BLC Fall Faculty Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fall 2016 Faculty Reception Please join us on Wednesday, September 7, 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.

BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2016

The Aesthetic Experience in Process Drama in Second Language Learning: Voices, Identity and Intercultural Awareness Erika Piazzoli, Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin August 26, Friday, 3-5pm Trends in Language Enrollment/Trendy Languages Dennis Looney, Director of Programs and ADFL, MLA September 9, Friday, 3-5pm Compelling Reading and Problem-Solving: The easy way (and the only way) to…

BLC Hours for Fall 2016

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open during the 2016 fall semester on the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 - 6:00, and Friday, 8:00 - 5:00, from August 24 through December 2. Schedules for RRR and finals weeks will be posted toward the end of the semester. B-21 will be closed…

PanLex at the BLC

PanLex, a project of the Long Now Foundation, is spending this summer at the Berkeley Language Center with 29 interns and 5 staff researching and analyzing lexical data on hundreds of lesser-known languages. Like a panlingual digital dictionary, PanLex aims to enable the translation of words from any language into all languages to support machine…

BLC Hours for Summer 2016

The BLC computer facility in B-21 Dwinelle will be open during the 2016 Summer Sessions on the following schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 5:00, from June 20 through August 12.  B-21 will be closed from August 12 until the first day of classes on Wednesday, August 24. If you have any questions or concerns,…

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2016

Performative Competence in Language Teaching: A Practical Workshop Nikolaus Euba, Lecturer, German Department Anna Maria Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies February 11, Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm Developing Symbolic Competence in Modern Language Classrooms: Expanding Meaning-Making Potentials Erin Kearney, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo March 18, Friday, 3-5pm Technologies and Literacies in Language Education: Looking Beyond Communicative Competence Richard…

BLC Director Kern Receives Award

On January 20th, 2016, the Consul General of France, the Honorable Pauline Carmona, presented BLC Director and Professor of French Richard Kern the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Palmes Académiques, citing Rick's contribution to the promotion of French language and culture and to greater understanding between France and the U.S. The event took place…

New Issue of L2 Journal

L2 Journal is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 8 Issue 1 Contents of the issue: General Articles Researching Vocabulary Development: A Conversation Analytic Approach Reichert, Tetyana Thanks to Reviewers Kramsch, Claire Teacher’s Forum “Got Llorona?”: Teaching for the Development of Symbolic Competence Vinall, Kimberly

LFLFC News, Jan. 2016

We are excited to let users of the LFLFC know about several exciting developments: First, we have moved from Adobe Flash to HTML5 as our platform for delivering video, which means that users may now watch video clips on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Second, we are now partnering with the Media Resources…

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