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The Soviet 1960s: A Multiliteracies Approach to Intermediate Russian

Spring 2022 Fellow: Sabrina Jaszi Despite the adoption of a “Multiliteracies” framework in many FL classrooms (Kern, 2000; Paesani, Allen, & Dupuy, 2016; Swaffer and Arens, 2005), a text-centered approach has been slow to catch on in Russian language pedagogy. The need for explicit grammar instruction provides an obstacle, but a holistic, text-focused approach still…

Associate Director Job Search Now Open – 1st Review date: June 7

Apply now: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03476/applyView this position online: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03476 POSITION OVERVIEWPosition title: Associate DirectorPercent time: 100%Anticipated start: negotiablePosition duration: Term appointment with a two-year reappointment cycle APPLICATION WINDOWOpen date: May 23rd, 2022Next review date: Tuesday, Jun 7, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.Final date: Thursday, Jun 23, 2022…

The Year in Review

It has been a busy year for the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) community as we returned to campus and were finally able to join together again in person. We welcomed new faces and said goodbye to dear friends and colleagues, and resumed events previously on hold due to COVID while expanding our programming in exciting…

Exploring the Boundaries of Translation Contest

Exploring the Boundaries of Translation Consider untranslatable words: What are they? Be it a philosophical concept, a culture-specific practice, or a bizarre shade of color, such a word refuses to settle into an English equivalent just as one culture cannot be thoroughly understood by analogy with another. This contest, organized by the Berkeley Language Center…

Lectures by Jaszi, Licata, Wang, April 29, 2022

Spring 2022 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects The Soviet 1960s: A Multiliteracies-Based Approach to Second-Year RussianSabrina Jaszi, GSR, Slavic Languages & LiteraturesThis presentation focuses on an intermediate Russian course taught through engaging and relatable youth-centric works of the period of cultural liberalization following Stalin’s rule. Employing an integrated approach to reading, writing, and communication, the…

Words in Action, April 15, 2022

Words in Action A Multilingual Student Performance Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley studentsperform scenes, songs, and poems. With the participation of the following languages:ARABIC, ARMENIAN, CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, HINDI,HUNGARIAN, ITALIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN, PERSIAN, PORTUGUESE,PUNJABI, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, SWAHILI, TAMIL/TELEGU, UKRAINIAN Friday, April 15, 2022 • 3-7PM Durham Studio Theater, Dwinelle…

Found in Translation (FIT) Talk: Elisa Repo, April 12, 2022

“Learners in a School System Declared to be Language-Aware:Experiences of Students in Multilingual Finnish Schools” ELISA REPO Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center and Doctoral Candidate, Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku (Finland)   Tuesday April 12,  2022  12:00pm – 1:00pm PTJoin Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 954 0335 6267   Passcode: FitTalk This study explores the promotion of language and…

Our Languages, Our Cultures – A Week of Student-led Events (April 11-15)

Download program as a PDF Let’s Discuss the French Presidential Election: First Round ResultsMonday, April 11 | 2:10-3pm | 3335 DwinelleClaire Tourmen and the Students of French 137This timely discussion will inform the general audience of the first-round French presidential election results and the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the election while taking into…

Lecture by Uju Anya, April 8, 2022

Uju Anya Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University Critical Race Pedagogy for Antiracist, Equity-Minded, and Inclusive Language Teaching This presentation will be realized in two parts. In the first, participants will examine research on experiences of Black and other minoritized students in world language classrooms. They will discuss…

Conversation with Claire Kramsch and Mairi McLaughlin, March 30th, 2022

The Future of Translation in Higher Education Join Claire Kramsch in conversation with Mairi McLaughlin and contributors (Sara Laviosa, Emily Linares, Lucía Pintado-Gutiérrez) to discuss a new special issue of L2 Journal on “The Future of Translation in Higher Education.” The special issue is a direct response to the flurry of publications which over the last two decades have highlighted…

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