Events at the BLC


Lectures by BLC Fellows (D. Petterson, D. Wacks, C. Warner)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Expanding Extensive Reading in the French 2 Curriculum David Petterson, French L2 Production and Immersion Simulation Software: The Next (Proficiency-Based) Generation David Wacks, Spanish & Portuguese The Design and Implementation of Networked-Based Activities in the German 2 Classroom: A Pilot Project Chantelle Warner, German Friday, May 10, 2002 3-5pm, 370 […]

Lecture by Carl Blyth, April 19, 2002

Representing Language Use for Foreign Language Learners: Contributions of the Native, the Near-native, and the Non-native by Carl Blyth, University of Texas, Austin Friday, April 19, 2002

Colloquium on the OPI (R. Clifford, J. Phillips, B. Rifkin, R. Salaberry, C. Thompson, L. van Lier)

OPI Colloquium   Proficiency/ Performance/ Achievement Testing Ray Clifford, Defense Language Institute, Monterey OPI and the Foreign Language Standards June Phillips, Weber State University, Utah The ACTFL OPI and Oral Proficiency Guidelines as a Framework for Curricular Planning: The Lesson; the Instructional Unit; the Semester; the Program Ben Rifkin, University of Wisconsin The Validation Process […]

Lecture by Norman Fairclough, February 12, 2002

Critical Discourse Analysis in Social Research by Norman Fairclough, Lancaster University, United Kingdom In this lecture I will discuss the case for a discourse analytical focus in contemporary social research, especially research on social change directed at such themes as ‘Globalization’ and ‘New Capitalism.’  I shall present and illustrate a version of ‘Critical Discourse Analysis,’ […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (S. Roberts, K. Sliwinski, A. Barili, J. Kelso, L. Frame)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Using Drama to Enhance Language Learning in Second-Year French Sarah Roberts, GSR, French Researching the Role of Performance in the Teaching of Durrenmatt’s ‘Der Besuch derr alten Dame’ in German 3 Karina Sliwinski, GSR, German Teaching Grammar and Composition to Advance Spanish Students: A Method that Works Amelia Barili, Lecturer, […]

Lectures by BLC Fellows (L. Little, B. Samuelson, K. Wiliarty, B. Wolfson, N. Van Duesen)

Instructional Development Research Projects Performance & Placement: Designing a Plan for Testing in the Undergraduate Russian Program Lisa Little, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures This project assesses the role of heritage language instruction among the foreign language departments in the UC system. It asks the broader question of how “heritage language” is defined and presents […]

Lecture by Catherine Doughty, April 9, 2001

Effects of Instruction in Second Language Acquisition by Catherine Doughty, University of Hawaii at Manoa This talk will present an up-to-date survey of the recent explosion of empirical research on the effects of instruction on second language acquisition.  The findings will be discussed in terms of L2 learning rate, sequences, processes, and ultimate attainment.  We […]

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