Events at the BLC

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BLC Spring 2023 Lecture Series

Workshop: Filmic LanguageThe Grammar of Film: A Primer for World Language Teachers Mark Kaiser – Retired BLC Associate DirectorMaya Sidhu – Continuing Lecturer, French Department Monday, January 30, 3-5pm, B-4 Dwinelle Mixed-Heritage Individuals: Rewriting Narratives of Racial, Linguistic and Cultural Deficiency Aurora Tsai, Assistant Professor, Center for Global Communication Strategies, University of Tokyo Wednesday, February […]

Workshop by Mark Kaiser and Maya Sidhu, January 30, 2023

WORKSHOP: The Grammar of Film: A Primer for World Language Teachers Mark Kaiser – Retired BLC Associate Director       Maya Sidhu – Continuing Lecturer, French Department Designed for language instructors who would like to have a better understanding of the visual language of film in order to enrich classroom discussions on films they teach, this workshop will […]

Talk by Aurora Tsai, February 15, 2023

Aurora Tsai – Assistant Professor, Center for Global Communication Strategies, University of Tokyo Mixed-Heritage Individuals: Rewriting Narratives of Racial, Linguistic and Cultural Deficiency Mixed-heritage individuals often have difficulty forming a positive sense of racial and cultural identity due to monoracial and raciolinguistic ideologies–beliefs that it is natural to categorize people into distinct categories of race […]

Talk by Alastair Pennycook

Alastair Pennycook – Emeritus Professor of Language, Society, and Education, University of Technology Sydney Language as Assemblage TBD Thursday, March 9, 2023Zoom4-6pm (PST)

Talk by Avineri & Baquedano-López , April 7, 2023

Netta Avineri – Associate Professor, Language Teacher Education & Intercultural Communication, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at MontereyPatricia Baquedano-López – Associate Professor, Berkeley School of Education ‘Applied Linguistic Anthropology’ in Action: Language & Social Justice Projects and Praxis TBD Friday, April 7, 2023B-4 Dwinelle Hall & Zoom3-5pm

Spring Fellows Forum, April 29, 2023

Spring 2023 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects TBAChi Leung Chan, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & CulturesTBA Introducing Gender Neutrality in Italian Language PedagogySimo Cocco, GSR, Italian StudiesTBA TBDSemyon Leonenko, GSR, Slavic Languages & LiteraturesTBA TBDAhmad Rashid Salim, GSR, Middle Eastern Languages & CulturesTBA Friday, April 29, 2023B-4 Dwinelle Hall & Zoom3-5pm

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Fall Fellows Forum, December 2, 2022

Fall 2022 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects North African Arabic Language CourseAmel Belguith, Lecturer, Middle Eastern Languages & CulturesThis presentation outlines a course designed to teach North African Arabic, with an emphasis on Moroccan Arabic, for students who know Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and are interested in pursuing further study in Arabic or a […]

Panel on Supporting Study & Work Abroad, November 17, 2022

Supporting Language/Culture Study and Work Abroad through Fellowships Studying and/or working abroad can be a transformative experience as one engages with other ways of thinking and being in the world. For students of language, studying abroad can also provide opportunities to further develop their understanding of the language. For those who have finished their classroom […]

Talk by Dr. Claudia Holguín Mendoza, November 7, 2022

Dr. Claudia Holguín Mendoza – Associate Professor, Hispanic Studies, UC Riverside From Research on Sociocultural Linguistics to Critical Literacy for Language Education In this presentation, Dr. Holguín Mendoza describes the design and implementation of a comprehensive Critical Sociocultural Linguistics Literacy curriculum that deconstructs and questions sociopolitical hierarchies, challenges the subordination of heritage language students’ linguistic […]

Panel on the Berkeley Language Center, November 3, 2022

Panel: The Berkeley Language Center:Taking Stock, Remembering the Past, and Envisioning the Future Participants:  Claire Kramsch (BLC Director Emerita), David Szanton (IAS Executive Director Emeritus), Alan Timberlake (Professor of Slavic, Emeritus), Richard Kern (Former BLC Director), Mark Kaiser (Former BLC Associate Director), Kimberly Vinall (BLC Executive Director), Emily Hellmich (BLC Associate Director) Founded in 1994, […]


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