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Panel Discussion on Teaching Conflicts in FL (Adler, Bellezza, Shibahara, Zhang), April 9, 2021

Spring 2021 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Moderator: Mark KaiserTBDRutie Adler, Lecturer, Near Eastern Studies TBDAnnamaria Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies TBDChika Shibahara, Lecturer, East Asian Language & Cultures TBDLihua Zhang, Lecturer, East Asian Language & Cultures Friday, April 9, 20213 - 5 pmZoom Session (registration required)

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Bonicatto, Beitler, Deluca) Aril 30, 2021

Spring 2021 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Using Monolingual German Dictionaries as a Tool for Increasing Cultural UnderstandingLaura Sacia Bonicatto, Lecturer, German Assessing Symbolic Competence in Intermediate-level Students of FrenchBen Beitler, GSR, French Teaching Italian Language through Italy's MulticulturalityMariagrazia Deluca, GSR, Italian Studies Friday, April 30, 20213 - 5 pmZoom Session (registration required)

Lecture by Rodney Jones, March 12, 2021

Rodney Jones, Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Reading Digital Literacies and Synthetic Embodiment: The ethics of mimicry on TikTok This talk focuses on the ways new practices of synthetic embodiment made possible by digital technologies change people’s relationship with the voices and bodily performances of others, and the implications of such changes for their understanding…

Thank you, Berkeley!

I came to Berkeley from China as a Ph.D. student specializing in Educational Technology. I am interested in instructional design, especially design-learning activities supported by technologies based on design thinking. I feel so lucky to have been a visiting student researcher at the BLC. I learned a lot about language teaching in different meetings and…

UCB Kabarett

Zoomeist heiter bis wolkig UC Berkeley's students of German once again present a mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program - a humorous, poetic, and playful celebration of the German language featuring the suspenseful story of an exquisite overcoat, a poem lamenting the abuse of flowers and blossoms, a Berkeley take…

Found in Translation: Maria Labarta, Nov. 12

Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group Multilingual Translation of Figurative Language in Internet-TV-Series: A Contrastive Approach Maria Labarta Postigo Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication, University of Valencia, Spain This paper analyzes and discusses the translation of figurative language in internet-TV-series. Today, technology and distribution networks make it possible to have access to original series from…

Italian by Design: A “Bridge” Course

We have grown accustomed to perceiving the arts and language as very different kinds of engagements: the former transgressive and creative, the latter structured and acquired. This talk presents a blueprint for an advanced Italian language course (102) that approaches language and design as analogous processes. Tracing how the coordinates of space and time are…

BLC Director Kern Receives Award

On January 20th, 2016, the Consul General of France, the Honorable Pauline Carmona, presented BLC Director and Professor of French Richard Kern the insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Palmes Académiques, citing Rick's contribution to the promotion of French language and culture and to greater understanding between France and the U.S. The event took place…

Workshop by A. Bellezza & N. Euba, February 11, 2016

Niko Euba, Lecturer, German Dept Anna Bellezza, Lecturer, Italian Studies Performative Competence in Language Teaching: A Practical Workshop Living in highly performative and connected societies, an important goal of foreign language education is to develop not only students’ communicative but also their symbolic competencies, helping them to become self-aware, reflective ‘performers on the world stage’.…