Events at the BLC


Lecture by Nathalie Auger, March 30, 2015

  The Multilingual/Multicultural Challenge in Language Education in France and Europe after Charlie Hebdo   Nathalie Auger, University of Montpellier, Frances Considering Europe as a plurilingual and multicultural area including family languages (migrant and regional languages) is fairly new. The Council of Europe has produced recommandations for equal treatment for all languages and cultures and […]

Lecture by Sophie Marnette, January 30, 2015

Speech and Thought Presentation in French Sophie Marnette, University of Oxford, Medieval French Studies Dr. Marnette will offer a brief overview of her work on Speech and Thought Presentation in French.  More particularly, it will highlight and discuss hybrid forms of reported discourse that can be found in press articles and day to day conversations. […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (D. Southard, S. Hicks, M. Romani), Dec 5, 2014

Fall 2014 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Memoria Histórica: A Film Module for Intermediate Spanish Donna Southard, Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese The purpose of this project was to develop pedagogical material for a film module on historical memory in Intermediate Spanish, as part of a larger departmental goal of increasing the presence and effectiveness […]

Lecture by Don Doehla & Nancy Salsig, November 14, 2014

Teaching World Languages in the High School Context: Realities, Challenges and Aspirations Don Doehla and Nancy Salsig, Berkeley World Language Project Although the ideal model for world language courses is based on theory and research and is codified in state content standards and ACTFL documents, most secondary language teachers are overwhelmed by the challenges of […]

Lecture by Andrew Garrett, October 17, 2014

Linguistic Contributions to Native California Language Teaching Andrew Garrett, Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley Academics with PhDs in linguistics rarely have graduate training in language learning or language teaching; applied linguistics is not often part of a linguistics graduate program, and when it is the students in applied linguistics and in theoretical and descriptive linguistics are […]

Lecture by Carl Blyth, September 19, 2014

Digital Social Reading: Textual Interpretation as Collaborative Activity Carl Blyth, Department of French & Italian, University of Texas at Austin Current e-reading devices allow multiple readers to read the same text together, annotate the text and to share their annotations. The resulting practice is referred to as digital social reading. This new literacy practice violates […]

BLC Fall Reception, September 12, 2014

Please join us on Friday, September 12, anytime from 3:00 until 4:30, 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.

Special Event: Applied Language Studies Information Session, September 4, 2014

You are warmly invited to the Orientation and Reception for the Applied Language Studies Minor For the last five years, the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies (UGIS) program has been offering an interdepartmental undergraduate minor in Applied Language Studies (ALS). The field of Applied Language Studies is devoted to the study of particular domains of language learning […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Y. Baker, N. Wallace, E. Born, K. Vinall), May 2, 2014

Spring 2014 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Got Llorona?: Reflections on the potential to develop learners’ symbolic competence in the language and culture classroom Kimberly Vinall, GSR, GSE This presentation traces the development of my own reflections on symbolic competence and its potential to facilitate learners’ critical reflections on meaning making in the language […]

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