Events at the BLC


Lecture by Stacey Margarita Johnson, January 28, 2022

Stacey Margarita Johnson, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University Academic Podcasting, Public Scholarship, and Professional Networks Podcasts are everywhere! Through this new medium, enterprising makers create public-facing audio episodes for the public, and consumers can find episodes on any topic under the sun. Good academic podcasts might spark conversation, democratize knowledge, bring attention to […]

Workshop on Producing Podcasts, February 3, 2022

Keith Hernandez (BLC Recording Technician) & Kimberly Vinall (BLC Executive Director) Producing Podcasts in the Classroom In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to record, edit, and share podcasts. It will demonstrate the use of commonly available recording tools, such as smartphones, laptops, and Zoom, along with text-based audio editing software to make the […]

Conversation with Claire Kramsch, February 7, 2022

Emily Hellmich, Assistant Professor, University of ArizonaClaire Kramsch, Professor Emerita, L2 Journal Editor, UC BerkeleyKimberly Vinall, BLC Executive Director Do You Speak Translate?: A Conversation about Machine Translation and Language Education Join Claire Kramsch, L2 Journal editor, in conversation with Kimberly Vinall and Emily Hellmich, to discuss the new special issue Machine Translation and Language […]

Workshop on Machine Translation, February 24, 2022

Claire Knowles, Spanish Instructor, Motlow State Community CollegeJason Jolley, Professor of Spanish, Missouri State University Luciane Maimone, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, Missouri State University Laurence Denié-Higney, Senior Lecturer of French, UC Los AngelesVera Klekovkina, Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointYoung Ae Kim, Assistant Professor, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language CenterJieun Ryu, Director, […]

Lecture by Uju Anya, April 8, 2022

Uju Anya, Associate Professor, Second Language Acquisition, Carnegie University Critical Race Theory TBD Friday, April 8, 2022B-4 & via Zoom (registration required), 3-5pm If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 x19,, with as much […]

Lectures by Jaszi S., Licata G., Wang Z., April 29, 2022

Spring 2022 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects TBASabrina Jaszi, GSR, Slavic Languages & LiteraturesTBA TBDGabriella Licata, GSR, Spanish & PortuguesesTBD TBDZhonghua Wang, GSR, Italian StudiesTBD Friday, April 29, 2022B-4 Dwinelle & via Zoom (registration required), 3-5 pm This lecture is sponsored by the College of Letters and Science.Berkeley Language Center * B-40 Dwinelle Hall #2640 * […]

Lecture by Per Urlaub & Eva Dessein, March 4, 2022

Per Urlaub, Associate Professor, MiddleburyEva Dessein, Visiting Assistant Professor, Middlebury From Disrupted Classrooms to Human-Machine Collaboration? The Pocket Calculator, Google Translate, and the Future of Language Education In this workshop, participants will explore how to facilitate students’ critical engagement with machine translation (MT) tools, such as Google Translate, to support the development of foreign language […]


Lectures by BLC Fellows (Melnikova, Lau-Preechathammarach, Llagas, Palau), Dec 3, 2021

Fall 2021 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Course Innovation of Hindi 101A (Readings in Modern Hindi Literature)Nora Melnikova, Lecturer, South & Southeast Asian StudiesIn this presentation I share an innovative reworking of a literature reading course designed for medium-high to advanced-high speakers of Hindi. The objective was to shift the curricular focus towards a […]

Found in Translation: Nataliia Goshylyk, Nov. 23

Personal Narratives of Ecolinguistic Identity for a Sustainable Future NATALIIA GOSHYLYK Associate Professor, English Philology DepartmentVasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine) The project attempts to bring together the materials on ecolinguistic identity, which is understood as expressing ecological identity in media discourse, with a focus on sustainable development discourse as its content frame. It will […]

Talk by Cati V. de los Ríos, November 18, 2021

Guitarras on the Rise:Framing Youth Sierreño Bandsas Translingual Ingenuity Cati V. de los Ríos Assistant Professor of Literacy, Reading, and Bi/Multilingual Education, Graduate School of Education Music remains a fundamental aspect to sociocultural traditions and environments. In this paper, I explore a sierreño band of translingual youth artists and their appropriation of norteño music in […]

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