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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…

Hangul Day Event: A celebration of 80 years of teaching Korean at UCB!

The Korean Language Program is excited to announce a special event that will take place next Monday (Oct.9th) to commemorate a significant milestone in the Korean language program's history.  This year marks the 80th anniversary of teaching Korean at UC Berkeley and we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement.…

Social Sciences Speaker Series in French – Fall 2023

Être journaliste de terrain entre la Californie et la France: quelles évolutions du métier?  Une discussion avec Corine Lesnes (grand reporter, correspondante du journal Le Monde à San Francisco) - Friday, Oct 6, Noon-1pm, in person only, 4229 Dwinelle, RSVP Pourquoi l’économie de marché est-elle mal aimée des Français?  Une discussion avec l'économiste David Spector (École d'Économie de…

BLC Awarded USDOE Grant for Machine Translation Project

The Berkeley Language Center (BLC) is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a FY 2023-26 US Department of Education International Research and Studies (IRS) grant for the project Translating Machine Translation for Language Education to Promote Language Learning, Critical Digital Literacies, and Global Citizenship.  The grant will provide funds to support the development…

Next CALICOffee Series Talk: October 19, 2023

Dear CALICO Graduate Students and Members,  We are excited to invite you to our second talk in the CALICOffee Series for the 2023-2024 year! : Thursday, Oct. 19th : 3pm PT/5pm CT/6pm ET : Zoom | Please register in advance -> https://bit.ly/Calicoffee2 Join the CALICO Graduate Student Special Interest Group (SIG) Members in a casual environment while two…

FIT Talk: BLC Visiting Scholar Annkristin Schwalb, Sept 18, 2023

The Berkeley Language Center Cordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its  Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group  The Digital Citizenship Education Concept for Teaching  English in Elementary Schools: Opportunities and Challenges of  Social Media ANNKRISTIN SCHWALB  Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center  Monday, September 18, 2023Zoom, 11-12pm Meeting ID: 995 0192 3672 Passcode: FiTTalk  The…

Lessons in Italian Cooking

Students of Italian Learn the Vocabulary of Cooking Hands-on By Cristina Farronato Why settle for just learning Italian or cooking Italian food while you can do that at the same time? In a fun-filled morning, the students of Italian 1 gathered in the kitchen at Morgan Hall to learn how to cook authentic Italian cuisine.…

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