Events at the BLC

Upcoming

Panel with D. Kyeu, M. Szarke, L. Zhang, February 26, 2018

Panel on Innovative Uses of Media in Language Teaching Media in Swahili Teaching: Hegemonic Tendencies of the Internet David Kyeu, Lecturer, African American Studies Using examples from Swahili, this paper will show how the internet is slowly taking over to be the most popular form of media that instructors of Swahili are using for teaching […]

Workshop by Greta Vollmer, March 14, 2018

Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English, Sonoma State University Genre Awareness and Analysis: A Strategic Tool for Language Learning Students studying foreign languages often struggle to produce texts whose forms, purposes and linguistic features are unfamiliar or unclear to them. How can we – as instructors – help them understand the key genres of a foreign […]

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 […]

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

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Developing Curricular Materials for Kurdish Language Instruction Denis Ekici, Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies TBD Differentiated Instruction as a Means for Effective Teaching across Highly Varied Proficiency Levels Eva Szoke, Lecturer, Slavic Languages & Literatures TBD Developing Interpretive Insight through Performing Texts Erica Weems, Lecturer, French TBD Friday, […]

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, Sonoma State University Wednesday, March 14, 3-5pm […]

Archive

BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2017

Learning Spaces: An Introduction to Performative Pedagogy Susanne Even, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University Bloomington September 8, Friday, 3-5pm Foreign Language Literacy: Affect, Aesthetics, & Ethics Chantelle Warner, Associate Professor, University of Arizona October 13, Friday, 3-5pm Post-Industrial Language Socialization Elinor Ochs, Professor, UCLA November 17, Friday, 3-5pm BLC Fellows Forum – Instructional Development Research […]

BLC Fall Faculty Reception: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Faculty Reception Please join us on Tuesday, September 12, 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.

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Ritchey, Yin, Postema), December 1, 2017

Fall 2017 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Teaching French Listening Comprehension and Cultural Awareness through Regional Variation Elise Ritchey, GSR, French At the university level, French language instruction in the US traditionally includes a course on phonetics and pronunciation. While the major aim of such courses is to improve students’ speaking and listening competence, […]

Lecture by E. Ochs, November 17, 2017

Elinor Ochs, UCLA *Message form Claire Kramsch* Foreign language teachers are used to seeing themselves as teaching language acquisition (SLA), not language socialization (LS). Success in second language acquisition is developing full command of the linguistic and communicative aspects of language, whereas for language socialization it is acculturation and blending into a speech community. However, […]

Lecture by C. Warner, October 13, 2017

Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona Foreign Language Literacy: Affect, Aesthetics, & Ethics Over the past couple of decades “literacy” has emerged as a key term in L2 teaching and learning. This has been driven by a renewed and re-theorized interest in how text-based practices mediate and are mediated by human activity across diverse media, linguistic, […]


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