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 […]

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 […]

Found in Translation: Maria Labarta Postigo, Nov. 16

The Berkeley Language CenterCordially Invites You to the Upcoming Meeting of Its Found in Translation (FIT) Working Group The Translation of English Idioms in Subtitles: Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal) MARÍA LABARTA POSTIGO Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication University of Valencia, Spain This paper analyzes the translation of figurative language from English to Spanish […]

Lecture by Heather Willis Allen, November 12, 2021

Heather Willis Allen, Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Madison Moving Beyond Product, Process, or Genre: A Design Orientation to L2 Writing Instruction Writing’s role in daily communication has grown in recent years given increases in text messaging and multimodal online composing, and it also figures prominently in the 21st century literacies that students should […]

Panel on Study Abroad, October 22, 2021

Pre-Panel Information Session: Studying Languages Abroad Thursday, October 14 (Zoom Session); 2-3:30pm Study Abroad in a Post-Pandemic World Panel led by Robert Blake The COVID pandemic has disrupted all phases of our lives, including study abroad (SA) and foreign university exchanges. Considering the long and arduous process of learning a second language (L2), the recent […]

Information Session on Study Abroad, October 14, 2021

Studying Languages Abroad We invite faculty, students, and advisors to participate in this information session to learn about the state of study abroad at UC Berkeley, with a particular focus on programs that support language learning and cultural engagement as well as virtual options. The programs that will be discussed include: University of California Education […]

Workshop on Lumiere: Using Film to Teach, September 30, 2021

Pre-workshop Forum: “BLC Summer Fellows Forum: Film in the Language Curriculum” Friday, September 24; 3-5pm (Zoom recording) WORKSHOP: Lumière: Using Film to Teach Language, Culture, and Semiosis In this workshop we will discuss the use of authentic (i.e., intended for native speakers) video in the foreign language curriculum. After considering more general issues (e.g., comprehension and […]

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