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Special Workshop via Zoom: Preparing for Fall 2020

A Workshop on Remote Language Teaching Is this the new reality? This online workshop will help us prepare for the possibility of continued remote instruction in the fall semester. Please come and share what worked (and what didn’t) in your classes this spring. What would you do differently in the fall? How might things be different […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Linares, Carr, Vivrette), May 1, 2020

Spring 2020 BLC FellowsInstructional Development Research Projects via Zoom (Meeting ID: 937-3656-5945) Literacy en français and à la française: Socializing Students to Academic Literacy Practices in a Foreign LanguageEmily Linares, GSR, FrenchDespite an emphasis on “multiliteracies” and “intercultural learning” in literacy research, reading and writing in a foreign language continue to be largely understood as […]

Lecture by G. Levine, April 10, 2020

Glenn Levine, Professor, German, UC Irvine On Butterflies, Onions, and Surfers: How Language Teaching Can Save the World Teaching a language always implies an underlying pedagogy. Regardless of whether that pedagogy is explicit or implicit, it is comprised of knowledge, beliefs and assumptions about what language is and how language learning happens. In this presentation, I […]

* Cancelled * Lecture by J. Kerekes, March 13, 2020

Per recommendation from campus leadership, we are postponing our BLC Lecture scheduled for this Friday, and will reschedule in the Fall 2020. Julie Kerekes, Associate Professor, Language and Literacies Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, University of Toronto Crossing Institutional Borders: A Collaborative Study in Pragmatics Between University Students and a Settlement Organization Soft skills, […]

Lecture by E. Hellmich & K. Vinall, February 7, 2020

Emily Hellmich, Assistant Professor, French and Second Language Acquisition/Teaching, University of ArizonaKimberly Vinall, Professor, Spanish, De Anza College “Machine Translation is a lot like Booze”: Language Instructors’ Beliefs about Machine Translation Whether we like it or not, foreign language teaching and learning is implicated in the increased popularity and sophistication of machine translation platforms (e.g., GoogleTranslate). With […]

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2020

“Machine Translation is a lot like Booze”: Language Instructors’ Beliefs about Machine Translation Emily Hellmich, Assistant Professor, French and Second Language Acquisition/Teaching, University of Arizona Kimberly Vinall, Professor, Spanish, De Anza College Friday, February 7, 3-5 pm Crossing Institutional Borders: A Collaborative Study in Pragmatics Between University Students and a Settlement Organization Julie Kerekes, Associate […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Hayes, Cai, Lawton, Pribble), December 6, 2019

Fall 2019 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Teaching Karuk and Yurok Online: A Story of Pain and Healing Dmetri Hayes, GSR, Linguistics The Karuk and Yurok people have told stories orally for centuries. Some of their words have been recorded in dictionaries and written in notebooks by linguists. A great loss of life and […]

Lecture by B. Schmenk, November 7, 2019

Barbara Schmenk, Professor, Applied Linguistics and German, University of Waterloo Coming to Terms: Sloganization in Language Education Discourse This presentation looks at one neoliberal trend in academic discourse: the sloganization of concepts and terms, i.e., the use of slogans rather than clearly defined terms in language education discourse. While sloganization is not entirely new, its use […]

Lecture by R. Feal, October 11, 2019

Rosemary Feal, Executive Director Emerita, Modern Language Association of America Professor of Spanish Emerita, State University of New York, Buffalo How Language Centers Thrive: Notes from the Field During my years as executive director of the Modern Language Association, I learned a great deal about what makes language teaching effective on college and university campuses in […]

Lecture by C. Limb, September 18, 2019

Charles Limb, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Chief of the Division of Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, UCSF Music: The Universal Language? Musical creativity has existed since the earliest days of human civilization. Until recently, how the brain actually produces musical ideas was poorly understood. Recent advances in brain imaging have allowed us to address questions […]


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