Events at the BLC


CONFERENCE: Linguistic Landscape 7, May 7-9, 2015

Questioning Boundaries, Opening Spaces Advancing New Topics, Methods, and Applications   Registration required. Download LL7 program as a PDF May 7-9, 2015 Morning Plenaries: 2060 VLSB, Breakout sessions: 33 Dw, B4 Dw, B37 Dw. May 7th Plenary May 8th Plenary

BLC Picnic, May 4

BLC Picnic Bring your smile and something to share with your colleagues! We will celebrate the end of the semester and beginning of summer. Monday, May 4 12:30-3:30 Live Oak Park in North Berkeley

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Y. Baker, N. Wallace, K. Moller, C. Kitzinger, M. Szarke), May 1, 2015

Spring 2015 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Thinking about Writing: The challenge of writing assignments at the intermediate French language level Margot Szarke, GSR, French My project addresses compositional issues in the second-year French language program. In response to concerns voiced in surveys by students and instructors, I designed four units and suggested lesson […]

Special Event: Words in Action!, April 24, 2015

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, Armenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Chinese, Czech, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu. April 24, 2015 4:00 – 8:00 PM The Osher Studio 2055 Center […]

Special Event: Clairefest!, April 17, 2015

Claire Fest 2015 Please join us for a day-long conference celebrating Claire Kramsch’s research in applied linguistics, contributions to language and culture teaching, and service to the community of language educators. This event, marking her retirement from Berkeley, will offer participants an opportunity to share personal and intellectual reflections on Claire’s influence. PROGRAM 9:00 – […]

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 […]

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