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Western Association of Asian Studies

On Oct. 4, I attended the Western Association of Asian Studies Conference at Arizona State University, Tempe, with a travel grant from the Berkeley Language Center. I organized and chaired a panel entitled Using Authentic Materials in the Southeast Asian Language Classroom, and I presented a paper myself on that panel, entitled My Right to…

Women in French

From May 22 to May 24, 2014, I participated in the 7th International Women in French Conference, held in the charming city of Guelph in the Ontario province of Canada. As a newcomer to the conference, I was particularly pleased to discover a welcoming atmosphere among colleagues in French Studies from various parts of the…

Women in French

My colleague, Vesna Rodic, and I participated in the 7th International Women in French conference held at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Canada, May 21-24, 2014. The overarching conference theme was Women and Memory. Our presentations were in the pedagogy session that Vesna had organized on Approaches to Teaching Women and Memory which comprised…

American Association of Applied Linguistics

With the support of the BLC, I had the opportunity to present a paper at the annual American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference, which was held March 24-27 in Portland. I have attended this conference regularly for the past eight years. This conference brings together both American and international researchers with broad and diverse…

National Heritage and Community Languages Conference

On March 7-8, 2014, I attended and presented at the National Heritage and Community Languages Conference at UCLA, hosted by the NHLRC (National Heritage Language Resource Center) there. I was able to do so in part through a grant from the BLC, combined with my usual travel support from the UC Berkeley/UCLA combined Center for…

BLC Travel Grant Report

I recently attended the 2014 Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, held in Chicago, Illinois. I presented a brief talk and a poster in the poster session Teaching Less Commonly Taught Slavic Languages. In addition, I was asked at the last minute to act as chair of the…

BLC Travel Grant Report

I gave a lecture presentation on a project I co-authored with Kazuya Saito at the 166th Acoustical Society of America (ASA) on December 4, 2013. I have been presenting my work at the ASA since the 156th conference in Miami. The ASA is an international scientific society dedicated to promoting research on acoustics and its…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I recently participated in the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s 67th annual conference in Vancouver, Washington. The RMMLA continues to be one of the best literature and language conferences. It has great variety, excellent presentations, and a genuine esprit de corps among participants. Everyone is always willing to share and discuss their ideas about teaching…

BLC Travel Grant Report

Thanks to generous support from the BLC, I was able to attend the weeklong International Convention of Teachers of German (ITD, Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrer und Deutschlehrerinnen), which took place in summer 2013 in Bolzano, the capital of Italy’s autonomous province of South Tyrol, where a special statute protects the rights of a German-speaking minority.…

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