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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…

Retirement congratulations to Victoria Williams!

On May 13, with a poignant mixture of gaiety and nostalgia, we celebrated Victoria Williams' 42 years of committed service to UC Berkeley. Victoria has seen the full evolution of the Berkeley Language Center from when it was known as the "Language Lab" under the directorship of Jesse Sawyer, John Polt, Jerry Craddock, John Lindow,…

The winners of the Exploring the Boundaries of Translation contest!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this contest. We received many excellent submissions from a wide array of languages that demonstrated an extraordinary breadth of linguistic knowledge and sensitivity to cultural (mis)understandings. Most impressive of all was the awareness of language as symbolic form and power: how meaning is made through language…

Welcome to Roxana Wang!

It is with great pleasure that the BLC introduces our very first Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator: Roxana Wang! Roxana is a second-year student studying Comparative Literature, German, and Classics (albeit with an occasional dip into Political Economy). She is considering a career as a philologist but has no idea how to become one. The focus of…

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…

Congratulations Annamaria Bellezza!

Annamaria Bellezza of the Italian Studies Department has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest level teaching award on the Berkeley campus. The DTA ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the Pauley Ballroom (in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Union). Please mark you calendar and plan to…

Congratulations Victoria Williams!

Victoria has been awarded a Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, which is presented to staff and teams who demonstrate excellence in performing their job duties and make significant contributions to the UC Berkeley campus community.  These awards are among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor. On behalf of all of us at the BLC…

Welcome to Elisa Repo!

Elisa Repo (M.A.) is a doctoral researcher in applied linguistics and educational sciences at the University of Turku, Finland, who will join the BLC as a Visiting Student Researcher for one year starting this January. Her doctoral thesis focuses on increasing linguistic diversity in schools. Besides her research, Elisa has been working as a university…

Welcome to Hongjing Liao!

Dr. Hongjing Liao will be a Visiting Scholar at the BLC for one year starting this January. Dr. Liao is Associate Professor of Beijing Foreign Studies University. She also serves as Deputy Secretary General of the China Association for Intercultural Communication, as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, and as an editorial board…

Welcome to Maris Saagpakk!

Maris Saagpakk, Associate Professor of German Cultural History and Literature at Tallinn University (Estonia) will be a Fulbright Scholar at the BLC for five months. Professor Saagpakk’s research interests include Culture and Literature Didactics, Baltic German Culture and History, German Literature, and methods of foreign language teaching. During her stay, she will be working under…

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