Events at the BLC

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Lecture by C. Limb, September 18, 2019

Charles Limb, Professor and Chief of Otology, 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 of artistic significance that were previously felt to be inaccessible […]

Lecture by B. Schmenk, November 7, 2019

Barbara Schmenk, Professor, Applied Linguistics,University of Waterloo Sloganization in Language Education Discourse: Conceptual Thinking in the Age of Academic Marketization TBA Thursday, November 7, 2019 3 – 5 pm B-4 Dwinelle Hall

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

Fall 2019 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects An Advanced Chinese Course Design under the Multimedia Language Learning Model Weisi, Cai, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures TBD Communication Through Verse: Teaching Russian Phraseology by Learning Poetry Dominick Lawton, GSR, Slavic TBD “Zhili-Byli…”: Russian Folklore in the Intermediate Language Classroom Kathryn Pribble, Lecturer, Slavic TBD […]

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Lectures by BLC Fellows (Barili, Park, Tourmen, Ko), May 3, 2019

BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Building Bridges Across Cultures: Intercultural Service Learning Amelia Barili, Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese In our troubled global world and our diverse communities, our students need to develop positive attitudes, skills, values, knowledge and understanding towards people with different world views and to collaborate in common projects with them to […]

Lecture by C. Kramsch, April 5, 2019

Claire Kramsch, Professor, GSE & Professor Emerita, German Language as Symbolic Power: What’s in it for foreign language teachers? As I am transforming my Language & Power syllabus into a book for Cambridge UP series “Key Topics in Applied Linguistics”, I have been overwhelmed by the extent to which language these days is used to exert […]

Lecture by K. Paesani, March 1, 2019

Kate Paesani, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition The Multiliteracies Framework and Interpretive Communication: Curricular and Instructional Perspectives Over the past two decades, postsecondary foreign language programs have experienced a shift away from an emphasis on oral communication toward more text-based curricula and the development of students’ multiple literacies. This “literacy turn” prioritizes […]

Lecture by R. Train, February 5, 2019

Robert Train, Professor, Spanish, Sonoma State University Experiencing Language, Language Education and Social Justice in Times of Violence and Resistance Attacking education has long been a staple food in the conservative political regimen of the “culture wars” in the US. However, the assault on higher education takes an increasingly troubling and openly violent texture in […]

BLC Lecture Series, Spring 2019

Experiencing Language, Language Education and Social Justice in Times of Violence and Resistance Robert Train, Professor, Spanish, Sonoma State University Tuesday, February 5, 3-5pm The Multiliteracies Framework and Interpretive Communication: Curricular and instructional perspectives Kate Paesani, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition Friday, March 1, 3-5pm Language as Symbolic Power: What’s in it […]

Special Event: Words in Action, April 12, 2019

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chichewa, Czech, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, and Telugu. Friday, April 12, 2019 3:15 […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Kim, Nee, Rodic), November 30, 2018

Fall 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects From a Face-to-Face to Hybrid Intermediate Korean Course Minsook Kim, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures The Korean program has had a high attrition rate from beginning (K1A) to intermediate levels (K10B) (AY 2017: 77%). In searching for a solution to this trend, my colleague, Dr. Junghee Park and […]


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