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Lectures by BLC Fellows (E. Hellmich, I. Kogel, L. Louie), December 4, 2015

Fall 2015 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects Beyond Grammar: Revisiting Translation in the Foreign Language Classroom Linda Louie, GSR, French Department Translation is a negligible component of most foreign language curricula today as it is strongly associated with outdated paradigms. This talk will argue that translation deserves a more prominent role in foreign language…

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…

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…

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…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (K. Balter, C. Girvin, M. Prina, C. Tsai), December 6, 2013

Fall 2013 BLC Fellows’ Instructional Development Research Projects “Have you heard that one about…?”: Russian Language and Culture through the Anekdot Katya Balter, GSR, Slavic Languages and Literatures Humor is notoriously difficult for L2 students to grasp and yet real linguistic and cultural competency requires a certain level of comfort with humor—at least recognizing it…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (E. Coyne, M. Vendetti, J. Shin, C. Byrnes), May 3, 2013

Spring 2013 BLC Fellows’ Instructional Development Research Projects Ethnic and National Minorities of the Russian Federation: A Diversity-Based Curriculum for the Intermediate Russian Classroom Erin Coyne, GSR, Slavic Languages and Literatures This presentation will focus on the creation of a diversity-based curriculum comprised of a series of 6 lesson plans designed to introduce intermediate students…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (J. Caballero, E. Langer, M. Purpura), November 30, 2012

Fall 2012 BLC Fellows’ Instructional Development Research Projects   Using Film to Teach Cultural Analysis Skills in L2: A Pragmatic Guide Juan Caballero, GSR, Comparative Literature This presentation describes a semester-length sequence of lessons structured around closely-watched film clips for fourth-semester Spanish.  Based on the implementation of these lessons this semester, and of an analogous…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (J. Haddad, J. Johnson, D. Brooks), April 27, 2012

Spring 2012 BLC Fellows’ Instructional Development Research Projects   The Parrot’s Two Feet: Teaching French in Contact with Arabic Jonathan Haddad, GSR, French How can the language classroom account for the ecologies of language that generate bilingual and multilingual practices, attitudes, and cultural products? Using texts and media that incorporate French and Arabic, this project…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (L. Allais, S. Tuomainen, M. Smith, R. Carbotti), December 2, 2011

Fall 2011 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects   Third Place in the French Classroom: A Separate Space for a New Beginning? Letizia Allais, GSR, Graduate School of Education From Cultural Studies, to Linguistics, to Education, the notion of Third Place has often confused those ideas revolving around identity, language, and people’s sense of belonging.…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (N. Euba, D. Malinowski, O. Gurevich, S. Roberts), December 2, 2005

Fall 2005 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects   Why Teach and Learn German in 2005? Articulating the German Language Program at UC Berkeley Nikolaus Euba, Lecturer, German Several studies conducted among students, alumni, faculty, and GSIs provide the framework for examining the role of the language program within Berkeley’s German department, followed by a…

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