Events at the BLC


Lectures by BLC Fellows (S. Fujita, K. Klar, S. Tuomainen, J. Wade)

Spring 2000 Instructional Development Research Projects   Mushfaking Theater Sakae Fujita, Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures Teaching foreign language and culture through improvisational techniques ———————– Sinulle on postia!  Using Global E-mailing to Enhance Students’ Mastery of the Finnish Language Sirpa Tuomainen, Lecturer, Scandinavian The second and fourth semester Finnish students have been paired up with […]

Symposium on Language Socialization and Acquisition, March 17-19, 2000

Language Socialization and Acquisition: Ecological Perspective an Interdisciplinary Research Workshop   Ann Bannick, University of Amsterdam Negotiating the Paradox of ‘Fresh Talk’ in Advanced L2 Classrooms Christopher Candlin, City University of Hong Kong The Classroom and the Housing Estate: Researching Identities, Discourses and Membership Among Teenage Youth in Hong Kong James Lantolf, Penn State University […]

Lecture by Sue Gass, April 5, 2000

Second Language Learners’ Perception of Feedback by Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor English Language Center, Michigan State University Theoretical claims for the benefits of conversational interaction have been made by Gass (1977) among others.  The interaction hypothesis suggests that negotiated interaction can facilitate SLA.  This may be because these interactional features function as implicit negative […]

Lecture by Joseph Lo Bianco, March 8, 2000

Planning Peace and Human Capital: Sri Lankan Language Policy by Joseph Lo Bianco, Chief Executive, Language Australia:  The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, The Australian National University, Canberra The paper will discuss divergent tendencies and initiatives in Sri Lankan language policy.  On the one hand a historically unprecedented policy of national bilingualism involving […]

Lecture by Patricia Chaput, February 25, 2000

Tacit Assumptions:  Walls that Separate the Imagined Communities of Languages and Literary Studies by Patricia Chaput,Professor of the Practice of Slavic Languages, Director of the Slavic Program, Department of Slavic Language and Literatures, Harvard University The gap that separates language teaching from literature in the status hierarchy of our field is evident to anyone who […]

Lecture by David Corson, November 19, 1999

Critical Realism: An Emancipatory Social Philosophy for Studying Language Diversity and Education by David Corson, Professor, Theory and Policy Studies and the Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.

Lecture by Dorothy Chun, November 9, 1999

Web-Based Language Instruction: Enhanced Multi-Media Learning Environment or Cognitive Overload? by Dorothy Chun, Associate Professor of German , University of California at Santa Barbara.

Lecture by Benjamin Rifkin, October 27, 1999

Error Gravity Research: Some Findings and a Critique by Benjamin Rifkin, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Russian School at Middlebury College.

Lecture by John Schumann, October 22, 1999

A Neurobiological Perspective on Variable Success in Second Language Acquisition by John Schumann, Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles.

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