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Claire Kramsch in the News

The Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research just published an interview with Claire that highlights her professional trajectory, but also touches on her ideas about language and the profession. Highly recommended! The pdf may be found here.

Thank you, Berkeley!

I came to Berkeley from China as a Ph.D. student specializing in Educational Technology. I am interested in instructional design, especially design-learning activities supported by technologies based on design thinking. I feel so lucky to have been a visiting student researcher at the BLC. I learned a lot about language teaching in different meetings and…

UCB Kabarett

Zoomeist heiter bis wolkig UC Berkeley's students of German once again present a mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program - a humorous, poetic, and playful celebration of the German language featuring the suspenseful story of an exquisite overcoat, a poem lamenting the abuse of flowers and blossoms, a Berkeley take…

Give to the BLC

Give to the BLC When you give to the Berkeley Language Center Fund you support the learning and teaching of 59 languages at UC Berkeley! Founded in 1994, the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) is housed in the Division of the Arts and Humanities of the College of Letters and Sciences. The BLC is a vibrant…

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Universitas Linguarum The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition Linguarum enim inscitia disciplinas universas aut exstinxit, aut depravavit… For ignorance of languages either marred or abolished the world of learning…. —Erasmus, 1529, De pueris statim ac liberaliter instituendis. Opera I, 377 Berkeley’s celebration of languages in the Library could not come at a better moment. We…

Claire Kramsch and Lihua Zhang Receive MLA’s Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize

New York, NY– 4 December 2019 – The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its thirty-fifth Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize to Claire Kramsch, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Lihua Zhang, of the University of California, Berkeley, for their book The Multilingual Instructor: What Foreign Language Teachers Say about Their…

Found in Translation: Maria Labarta, Nov. 12

Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group Multilingual Translation of Figurative Language in Internet-TV-Series: A Contrastive Approach Maria Labarta Postigo Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication, University of Valencia, Spain This paper analyzes and discusses the translation of figurative language in internet-TV-series. Today, technology and distribution networks make it possible to have access to original series from…

Lumière now active!

Lumière, the successor to the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC), is now available for instructor use! Sporting an improved interface with more browsing and searching options, the ability to create your own 'private' clips, a glossary of film terms with short video examples, and the ability of students to comment on clips/films, Lumière…

Online Exhibition on Languages

UC Berkeley Library is currently running "The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition", featuring the languages taught at Berkeley. Each week a new essay on a foreign language text found in the library is added to the exhibit, which features an introductory essay "Universitas Linguarum" by Rick Kern, who succinctly identifies why the study of…

BLC Visiting Scholar on Moffitt Library

Ana Elisa Ferreira, a BLC Visiting Scholar during the 2018-19 academic year, has just published an article she wrote about the UC Berkeley Moffitt Library, framing the Moffitt renovation within a discussion of Regis Debray's mediology, Michel Pêcheux's notion of subjectification, and Shoshana Zuboff's theorization of surveillance capitalism. The article is written in Portuguese and…

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