Events at the BLC


BLC Fall 2022 Lecture Series

BLC Roundtable: Summer 2022 FellowsFilm in the Language / Culture Curriculum Introduction by Mark KaiserPresenters: Cristina Farronato & Giuliana Perco (Italian), Karen Llagas (Filipino), Minsook Kim (Korean), Amir Effat (Spanish), Nataliia Goshylyk (Ukrainian), Nora Melnikova (Hindi)Friday, September 23, 3-5pm, B-4 Dwinelle & Zoom Undoing Competence:Coloniality, Homogeneity, and the Overrepresentation of Whiteness in Applied Linguistics Jonathan […]

Roundtable by Summer Film Fellows, September 23, 2022

Film in the Language / Culture Curriculum Introduction by Mark Kaiser Amir Effat (Spanish), Cristina Farronato (Italian), Nataliia Goshylyk (Ukrainian), Nora Melnikova (Hindi), Giuliana Perco (Italian), Karen Llagas (Filipino), Minsook Kim (Korean) Led by Mark Kaiser, BLC Associate Director Emeritus, this past summer the seven speakers listed designed a lesson plan for classroom use based […]

Talk by Jonathan Rosa, October 21, 2022

Undoing Competence: Coloniality, Homogeneity, and the Overrepresentation of Whiteness in Applied Linguistics Conceptualizations of competence, which permeate applied linguistics, systematically fail to account for the role of racialization in language learning. Building on collaborative work with Nelson Flores to conceptualize the framework of raciolinguistic ideologies as a project of undoing appropriateness, this presentation seeks to […]

Panel on Berkeley Language Center, November 3, 2022

The Berkeley Language Center – Taking stockRemembering the past and envisioning the future Participants:  Claire Kramsch, David Szanton, Alan Timberlake, Richard Kern, Mark Kaiser, Kimberly Vinall, Emily Hellmich Thursday, November 3, 2022B-4 Dwinelle Hall & Zoom12-2pm

Fall Fellows Forum, December 2, 2022

Professional Development Talks by Fall 2022 BLC Fellows Moroccan Colloquial Arabic Language – DalijaAmel Belguith, Lecturer, Middle Eastern Languages & CulturesTBA Introducing Gender Neutrality in Italian Language PedagogySimo Cocco, GSR, Italian StudiesTBA Redefining the Cultural Perception of Scandinavia for the Nordic Language ProgramsNatalya Nielsen, GSR, ScandinavianTBA Friday, December 2, 2022B-4 Dwinelle Hall & Zoom3-5pm


FIT Talk: María Labarta Postigo, September 26, 2022

The Berkeley Language CenterCordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of ItsFound in Translation (FIT) Working Group “Machine Translation vs. Human Translation: The challenge of translating sports metaphors” MARÍA LABARTA POSTIGOProfessor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and CommunicationUniversity of Valencia, Spain Monday September 26, 2022, 12-1pm PST Join Zoom Meeting HereMeeting ID: 910 9914 4690Passcode: 765880 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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