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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, […]

Lecture by A. Godley, November 15, 2018

Amanda Godley, Professor, English Education & Language, Literacy and Culture, University of Pittsburgh Critical Language Pedagogy: Teaching about Dialect Variation, Identity and Power Description: Language and literacy education scholars have long called for the teaching of language to be more critical, raising students’ awareness of how language choices and varieties convey power, identity and ideologies. […]

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

Fall 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Developing Korean Online Beginning Course Minsook Kim, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures TBA Exploring the Place of the Environment in Intermediate and Advanced Intermediate French Language Classroom Vesna Rodic, Lecturer, French TBA Teotitlan del Valle Zapotec Language Revitalization Julia Nee, GSR, Linguistics TBA Friday, November 30, […]

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Lecture by M. Quinn, October 12, 2018

Mary Quinn, Associate Professor, Spanish, University of New Mexico Teaching a Spanish Literature Course Online: A skeptic’s experience According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one in every four undergraduate students takes at least one class online and studies show that access to online learning can boost graduation rates. But certain subjects, like language learning, seem […]

Lecture by M. Kaiser, September 14, 2018

Mark Kaiser, Associate Director, Berkeley Language Center Film in the Language Classroom: A multiliteracies approach, and beyond In this presentation I will examine the place of film in the language classroom from three perspectives, film studies, language, and software design, in order to explore the many ways that film can serve as source material for […]

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, […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Weems, Szoke, Ekici), May 4, 2018

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts Erica Weems, Lecturer, French This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and […]

Found in Translation: Greta Vollmer, April 25, 2018

Conjugating Catalonia:  Language Learning in Turbulent Times Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University Language learning is, as we know, a complex process.  Yet when I chose to study Catalan in Spain last year, little did I know that I would receive an even greater education in the complexities of bilingualism […]

Lecture by M. Pegrum, April 23, 2018

Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor, GSE, University of Western Australia Mobile Lenses on Learning This seminar will outline the research currently underway on my new book project entitled “Mobile Lenses on Learning”. Using the metaphor of lenses, it draws together and builds on research carried out over the past decade and published as “From Blogs to […]

Found in Translation: Gabrielle Blell, April 20, 2018

To Operate between Cultures and Languages: (Multilingual) Transnational Films in Foreign Language Classes Gabrielle Blell, University of Hannover, Germany Our societies have undergone two major changes during the last decades: firstly, the continuous rise of cultural and linguistic diversity, due to the global economy, migration and universal mobility, and secondly, the steady expansion and gathering […]


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