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Language and AI Conference, Feb 28, 2024

Conference notes - Language and AI: Generating Interdisciplinary Connections and Possibilities at Berkeley Bill Allison, February 28, 2024 The Berkeley Language Center and the Language and AI working group at the Townsend Center for the Humanities held a conference this week-- Language and AI: Generating Interdisciplinary Connections and Possibilities. Organized around three pillars (research, industry, and theory) with academic…

2024 Korean Literature Essay Contest

We are pleased to announce the Korean Literature Essay Contest, organized by the Korean Language Program within the East Asian Languages and Cultures department and supported by the Center for Korean Studies. This contest is open exclusively to attending undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley who are interested in Korea and Korean literature. The featured book…

In Memoriam of John

It is with great sadness that the BLC announces the passing of John Wuorenmaa on January 11, 2024. John has been a part of the BLC since its founding, assuming his current position in 1996.  Throughout the subsequent 28 years, the BLC underwent substantial transformations, from analog to digital technologies, and John’s responsibilities morphed and…

Spring Fellows Forum, April 26, 2024

Spring 2024 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Bringing Translation to the Intermediate Italian Language Classroom Cristina Farronato, Lecturer, Italian StudiesTBD Awareness of Contemporary Occitan among Learners of French Oliver Whitmore, Graduate Student, FrenchTBD (Creative) Second Language Writing: Approaches to Metalinguistic Reflection Caroline Godard, Graduate Student, FrenchTBD Friday, April 26, 2024 B-4 Dwinelle Hall &…

Talk by Dr. Simon Coffey, March 15, 2024

Sparking the Imagination: Creative Connectivity and Emotional Investment in Language Learning There has been an extraordinary rise of interest in the use of ‘emotion’ and ‘creativity’ as leitmotivs in language learning research and teaching. I begin this talk by briefly reviewing some developments of these terms in language education scholarship (including two recent special issues…

Talk by Professor Judit Kormos, February 23, 2024

Supporting Language Learning for Neurodiverse Students in Classroom Settings The concept of neurodiversity views individual variability along cognitive and neurological dimensions as integral to how people experience and interact with the world around them. Neurodiverse language learners can face several challenges in instructed language learning and assessment contexts, most of which could be alleviated if…

Conference on Language & Artificial Intelligence, February 28, 2024

LANGUAGE & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE A CONFERENCE FOR HUMANITIES AND TECH Researchers, instructors, and practitioners from the UC Berkeley community gather to showcase the work being done in machine learning and language/culture study and to explore questions of language, language use, and technology from three perspectives: research, industry, theory. What questions about humanistic inquiry does AI…

Talk by Glynda Hull & Catherine Park, February 2, 2024

Towards a Pedagogy of Transculturality In our interconnected world, our students experience and traverse digital and physical moments of cultural contacts in more numerous and complex manners than ever before. Such experiences have prompted us to revisit, with lessons learnt from our students, the powerful framework that has underpinned much important research and practice on…

BLC Spring 2024 Event Series

Talk:Towards a Pedagogy of Transculturality Glynda Hull, Professor, Berkeley School of Education Catherine Park, Doctoral Candidate, Berkeley School of Education Friday, February 2, 3-5pm, B-4 Dwinelle & Zoom Talk:Supporting Language Learning for Neurodiverse Students in Classroom Settings Professor Judit Kormos, Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University Friday, February 23, 12-2pm, Zoom Only Talk:Sparking the Imagination:…

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