Author: Victoria Williams

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From a Face-to-Face to Hybrid Intermediate Korean Course

The Korean program has had a high attrition rate from beginning (K1A) to intermediate levels (K10B) (AY 2017: 77%). In searching for a solution to this trend, my colleague, Dr. Junghee Park and I received a one-year joint BLC fellowship to develop a hybrid course for intermediate level Korean. As I report for the first…

L2 Journal Special Issue Call for Papers: Rethinking Critical Pedagogy in L2 learning and teaching

L2 Journal Special Issue Call for Papers “Rethinking Critical Pedagogy in L2 learning and teaching” Guest Editor: Panayota Gounari, University of Massachusetts Boston panagiota.gounari@umb.edu Deadline for submitting abstracts: May 1, 2019 Deadline for submitting manuscripts: November 18, 2019 Please send abstracts (300 words) and other queries to Panayota Gounari at panagiota.gounari@umb.edu. CFP L2 Special Issue…

Zapotec Language Revitalization: What can be accomplished with a two-week Summer School

Humanity is facing a language endangerment crisis on a global level, as indigenous languages are increasingly being replaced by widely spoken languages like English and Spanish. In response, communities around the world have initiated efforts to encourage the use of endangered languages. However, little empirical research on what makes these language revitalization efforts most successful…

Found in Translation: Julia Nee, March 8

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Using Learner-Generated Work as Source Materials for a Language Revitalization Course * JULIA NEE Doctoral candidate, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley * * * Friday, March 8, 2019 12 - 1 p.m. in B-4 Dwinelle Hall  …

Found in Translation: Ana Elisa S. C. S. Ferreira, Feb. 15

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   Can Social Media Be Used As a Teaching Tool? A Conversation With Pierre Lévy on Twitter *    ANA ELISA S. C. S. FERREIRA Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center *  *  * Friday, February 15, 2019 12…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s 72nd Annual Convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming. True to nature, the conference had an excellent variety of multilingual pedagogy and literature sessions. This is the one conference I make sure to attend. It is large enough to provide variety but small enough to promote a collegiate ambiance…

Found in Translation: Junhong Liu, Jan. 25

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   DEVELOPING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE IN BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHING: A Case Analysis of Intercultural Business Negotiation Classroom Activities * JUNHONG LIU Associate Professor, School of Foreign Languages, China Three Gorges University; Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center, UC Berkeley *…

Special Event: Words in Action, April 12, 2019

Words in Action: A Multilingual Student Performance Come and celebrate an afternoon of linguistic diversity as UC Berkeley students perform scenes, songs, and poems in the following languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chichewa, Czech, English, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tamil, and Telugu. Friday, April 12, 2019 3:15…

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

I recently attended the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, where I presented a paper entitled “Visual Economies: War Photographs in Circulation In and After Yugoslavia” and chaired a panel on the use of figurative language in Croatian literature. My paper focused on selected works by a series of…

Found in Translation: Sabrina Hax Duro Rosa, Dec. 5

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group   English Language Teaching Through Symbolic Competence Development:  A Possible Response to Brazil’s Law of Quotas *      Sabrina Hax Duro Rosa Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center, UC Berkeley *  *  * Wednesday, December 5, 2018 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.,…

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