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Written By: Youki on December 1, 2011 1 Comment
A Dictionary of Bay Area Locations with Spanish Origins

Ever wonder how Mount Diablo got its name?  What the “San” in San Pablo means, or what an “alcatraz” is?

California’s diverse toponymy comes from its rich cultural history — places like Ohlone Park, Sonoma, Solano, Petaluma, Marin and Napa all originate from the indigenous peoples of the area (Ohlone, more→

Written By: Jonathan Haddad on October 20, 2011 3 Comments
La Seconde Guerre mondiale vue par un lycéen qui apprenait le français (et qui l’enseigne aujourd’hui)

J’ai grandi dans une famille juive. J’ai passé mes trois dernières années de lycée dans une banlieue de Chicago à majorité juive. Il n’y avait pas moyen, donc, d’ignorer le Shoah. On en parlait. À la télé, on passait un téléfilm avec le Capitaine Spock en vedette et qui s’appelait “Never Forget.” Et, […]

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Written By: Jonathan Haddad on September 10, 2011 No Comment
History and Memory in Foreign Language Study: Your Stories

Today, we are attending the Berkeley Language Center’s conference on History and Memory in Foreign Language Study.

So, we’re asking you some questions:

How have you brought history into your foreign language classroom? Have you taught a language where you felt that a national memory or a historical period was off limits? Have you encountered […]

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Written By: daveski on September 10, 2011 No Comment

I’m at the BLC one-day colloquium, History and Memory in Foreign Language Study, and though I’ll only be able to be here for part of the day, I’d like to leave a few thoughts. Or, as I’ve tried to indicate in the title, one view.

Before launching into the collection of liveblogging tidbits that […]

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