Clipping the Curriculum: Integrating Clips into the Foreign Language Classroom, June 14-17


Clips from foreign language films present instructors with wonderful opportunities to model behaviors, attitudes, cultural artifacts and discourse strategies prevalent in the target culture. In this workshop participants will learn how to work with the BLC’s Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC) to find, select, and annotate clips for use in the foreign language classroom. They will be exposed to a variety of ways that clips can be used to strengthen listening comprehension, enhance oral proficiency, and develop students’ translingual and transcultural competence. In contrast to last year’s workshop, this year we will focus on the creation of curricular materials. Each participant will create lesson plans incorporating film clips for use in the classroom and/or as homework assignments. The workshop will be led by Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the BLC, and is sponsored by the BLC and the UCCLLT. The workshop will take place June 14-17, 2010, on the Berkeley campus.

The UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching invites applications from University of California faculty in the following languages: Chinese, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Applications for participation may be found here.

Application deadline is MAY 17. If you have questions, send an email to Mark Kaiser (