Events at the BLC


Undergraduate Colloquium, October 24 & 28, 2022

Why Study Languages/Cultures at UC Berkeley? Cal students choose to study languages and cultures for many different reasons–curiosity, getting a job, family. In this two-part colloquium, participants will hear from current and former Cal students who have pursued language and culture studies.  Part I: Undergraduate Panel In Part I, participants will hear a panel of current […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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