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Congratulations Victoria Williams!

Victoria has been awarded a Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, which is presented to staff and teams who demonstrate excellence in performing their job duties and make significant contributions to the UC Berkeley campus community.  These awards are among the highest honors bestowed upon staff by the Chancellor. On behalf of all of us 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…

Kimberly Vinall Executive Director of the Berkeley Language Center kvinall@berkeley.eduCVOffice29 Dwinelle Kimberly Vinall received her PhD in Education at the University of California, Berkeley and her MA in Hispanic Literature at the University of Arizona. In her teaching and research, she explores how learners’ and teachers’ understandings of cultural and linguistic differences are mediated by…

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 BlakeThe 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 pause…

BLC Lecture Series, Fall 2021

BLC Summer Fellows Forum: Film in the Language Curriculum Nikolaus Euba – GermanVesna Rodic – FrenchChika Shibahara – JapaneseDonna Southard – SpanishJason Vivrette – TurkishLihua Zhang – Chinese Friday, September 24, 3-5pm Zoom Session BLC Panel: Study Abroad in a Post-Pandemic World Dan Davidson – American CouncilsGlenn Levine – UC IrvineKim Morris – University of…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Bonicatto, Beitler, De Luca) April 30, 2021

Spring 2021 BLC Fellows ForumInstructional Development Research Projects Exploring Culture through Definitions of WordsLaura Sacia Bonicatto, Lecturer, GermanThis project focuses on using comparative definition activities to help students build an awareness of the cultural bias associated with key terms. Through cross-linguistic comparisons and historical analyses of definitions in the German Duden dictionary, students gain both…

Lecture by Rodney Jones, March 12, 2021

Rodney Jones, Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Reading Digital Literacies and Synthetic Embodiment: The Ethics of Mimicry on TikTok This talk focuses on the ways new practices of synthetic embodiment made possible by digital technologies change people’s relationship with the voices and bodily performances of others, and the implications of such changes for their understanding…

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