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BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2020

Un-Boxing Gender: Toward Trans-Affirming L2 Pedagogies Kris Knisely, Assistant Professor, French and Intercultural Competence, University of ArizonaSeptember 11, 3-5 pm Anniversary Panel for L2 Journal: What Should Be the Knowledge Base of Foreign Language Teachers in Higher Education? Margot Szarke – Lecturer, FrenchDominick Lawton – Graduate Student, SlavicIgnacio Navarrete – Professor, SpanishMinsook Kim – Lecturer, […]

Anniversary Panel for L2 Journal, October 9, 2020

Roundtable discussion:What should be the knowledge base of foreign languageteachers in higher education? To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the L2 Journal, the BLC will hold a Roundtable on the relationship between research and practice in the teaching of foreign languages. With globalization, many of the traditional tenets of foreign language teaching and learning at […]

Lecture by Glenn Levine, November 12, 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, […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Khankan, DeWaele, Ko, Weiher), December 4, 2020

Fall 2020 BLC FellowsInstructional Development Research Projects Teaching Song. Soliloquy and Other Poetic Turns in Levantine Colloquial ArabicNathalie Khankan, Lecturer, NESTBD Teaching Cultural Competency and Skills of Textual Analysis through Popular Music in the Beginner Russian LanguageKathryn DeWaele, GSR, SlavicTBD The Role of Texts in Language RevitalizationEdwin Ko, GSR, LinguisticsTBD A Variationist Approach to French […]

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Lecture by Kris Knisely, September 11, 2020

Kris Knisely, Assistant Professor, French and Intercultural Competence, University of Arizona Un-Boxing Gender: Toward Trans-Affirming L2 Pedagogies Language education represents a site for identity (re)construction, mediated through language acquisition and use (Atkinson, 2011). Through acts such as speaking, reading, and writing, learners must linguistically position themselves and be positioned by others. In this way, language […]

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 […]


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