Events at the BLC


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 […]


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 […]

Found in Translation (FIT) Talk: Elisa Repo, April 12, 2022

“Learners in a School System Declared to be Language-Aware:Experiences of Students in Multilingual Finnish Schools” ELISA REPO Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center and Doctoral Candidate, Department of Teacher Education, University of Turku (Finland)   Tuesday April 12,  2022  12:00pm – 1:00pm PTJoin Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 954 0335 6267   Passcode: FitTalk This study explores the promotion of language and […]

Our Languages, Our Cultures – A Week of Student-led Events (April 11-15)

Download program as a PDF Let’s Discuss the French Presidential Election: First Round ResultsMonday, April 11 | 2:10-3pm | 3335 DwinelleClaire Tourmen and the Students of French 137This timely discussion will inform the general audience of the first-round French presidential election results and the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on the election while taking into […]

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 talk we argue that consumer-oriented machine translation (MT) software applications are disrupting foreign language (FL) education. To mitigate this impact, we offer guidance on how to […]

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, […]

Conversation with Claire Kramsch, February 7, 2022

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

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