Events at the BLC


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 […]

Special Event: Words in Action!, April 13, 2018

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 Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tamil, and Telugu. Friday, April 13, 2018 3:00 – 6:00 pm The Durham Studio Theater The Durham Studio […]

Workshop by Greta Vollmer, March 14, 2018

Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, 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 […]

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 […]

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 Elyse 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, […]

1 2 3 4 24