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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…

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.

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…

BLC recording studio utilized for BBC program on graffiti

The BBC recently utilized the Berkeley Language Center's recording studio in order to conduct and record a remote interview with Cal staff member Quinn Dombrowski. The topic was not her work as a Research Applications Developer with Information Services and Technology, but for her personal ongoing project of documenting graffiti from university libraries. Hear the story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033l4gg. Her portion…

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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