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Written By: daveski on April 26, 2012 No Comment
“RobinFest” at UC Berkeley on May 4th

This post from LinguistList has just announced a major celebration of Professor Robin Lakoff‘s work:

In recognition of Robin Tolmach Lakoff’s many contributions to linguistics, a day-long symposium in her honor will be held on the University of California, Berkeley, campus Friday, May 4, 2012. Robin’s former students and colleagues […]

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Written By: daveski on April 21, 2011 1 Comment

A bit of a public service announcement: Modern Language Association President Russell Berman has issued a letter calling upon its members to protest the cuts to education, especially languages and the humanities, that are written into the new federal budget. This section from the letter, in particular, highlights the damage that […]

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Written By: lorenzsr on March 8, 2011 1 Comment

Admin note: An email announcement posted to the Berkeley Language Center mailing list earlier today, and re-posted here:

Dear Berkeley colleagues,

The White House has sent out a call for advice on education reform. The comment period is open until March 11 (Thursday). They promise every message will be read. During this small window of extra attentiveness, […]

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Written By: daveski on September 9, 2010 No Comment

Happy Friday!

If you have a language or cultural topic you’re curious to talk about or would like to try blogging about, or if you’d like to meet and share stories about your names in other languages and English, come to Caffe Strada anytime from 2:30 to 4, in the patio area outside.

It’d be […]

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Written By: daveski on February 4, 2010 No Comment

Have you been learning a language recently? Are you trying not to forget one? Do you have other thoughts or experiences about language, language learning, or language teaching that you’d like to talk about? FIT’s having a get-to-know-you meeting tomorrow (2/5) at 2pm in room 34 Dwinelle.

We’re hoping that there are others out […]

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Written By: daveski on December 7, 2009 No Comment

The UC Consortium on Language Learning & Teaching has just announced its “Conference on SLA Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives“. The conference will take place at UC San Diego from April 23-25, and will feature a keynote speech by Mark Turner of Case Western Univ., and a pre-conference workshop by more→

Written By: vagabond_multilingual_journal on November 28, 2009 1 Comment
Exciting publication opportunity!

Multilingual Literature submission deadline: 12/15/09!

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Written By: daveski on August 25, 2009 1 Comment

Message from Alisa Shekhtman & Maia Wolins, Vagabond co-Chief Editors:

Calling all Vagabonds! Want to share your multilingual poetry LIVE with UCB?!

Vagabond Journal is looking for volunteers for Calapalooza, which is
happening next Thursday, 8/27, from 5:30 to 9pm. The club fair is a
fantastic opportunity to let incoming freshmen and junior transfers know about Vagabond and give […]

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Written By: daveski on August 4, 2009 No Comment

From flyer:

CW 121: Issues in Teaching English Internationally
CCN: 16576 ; Units: 3
Time/Place: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm in 203 Wheeler
Instructor: Melinda Erickson (erickson@berkeley.edu)

Learn about principles that contribute to effective English language teaching and become acquainted with teaching opportunities abroad. CW 121 also satisfies one of the electives for the new minor in Applied Linguistics Studies.

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Written By: Youki on June 2, 2009 No Comment

Be sure to check out “FIT in Review: April” if you missed it.

Found in Translation is an open community and we welcome posts from new people!  Not sure how to make a post?  Visit our FAQ.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Usree’s FIT in May video:

A monthly roundup of blog […]

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Written By: daveski on May 19, 2009 1 Comment

Welcome to food-and-discussion this afternoon, the last Found in Translation gathering of the semester, where we’ll discuss where the blog has come over this semester, and where it should go in coming months. In particular, with the planned expansion of the BLC website pending, it’s a great time to re-imagine new ways for […]

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Written By: daveski on April 10, 2009 No Comment

Hi everyone,

There’ll be a Found in Translation gathering this afternoon in 130 Dwinelle starting at 3:15 and going for about 2 hours, if you’d like to drop by. There’ll be, as always many topics of bloggable interest; also, since we’ll be in a room with a projector and sound, we can share and discuss recent […]

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Written By: daveski on April 8, 2009 No Comment

A reminder from the calendar page: Stanton WorthamProfessor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, will be giving a talk today as part of the Berkeley Language Center’s lecture series:

Hillbilly Spanish and Tarzan English: Ideologies of Mexican Immigrant Language 

The talk is in B-4 Dwinelle Hall, 3-5 p.m., […]

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Written By: daveski on March 11, 2009 2 Comments

Word is just in that a minor in Applied Language Studies is going to be a reality as of this fall!! This is a welcome victory in a long-fought battle, spearheaded by Professors Claire Kramsch (German, Education) and Rick Kern (French) in a time of shrinking budgets and ongoing struggles to define why in the […]

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Written By: daveski on February 18, 2009 No Comment

The Berkeley Language Center has announced its Spring 2009 Lecture Series. The lineup is as follows:

Feb. 27: Alice Gaby (UCB): “When is West? Talking and Thinking about Time and Space”
Mar. 4: José del Valle (CUNY): “Everybody’s Usage: The Politics of Grammar in the Hispanofonia”
Mar. 19: James Coleman (Open Univ., UK): “New Perspectives on Study Abroad: […]

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Written By: daveski on February 12, 2009 No Comment

I’ve just added this lecture by University of Chicago linguistic anthropologist Michael Silverstein to the calendar*. It’s being sponsored by the Linguistic Anthropology Working Group, and anyone’s welcome to go — be sure, though, to RSVP!!

When: Fri, February 27, 4pm – 6pm
Where: 110 Wheeler

The title of the talk is: “The elementary forms […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 6, 2009 1 Comment

Come watch a special screening of the acclaimed film ‘Ramchand Pakistani‘! The film is derived from a true story concerning the accidental crossing of the Pakistan-Indian border during a period (June 2002) of extreme, war-like tension between the two countries by two members of a Pakistani Hindu family belonging to the ‘untouchable’ (Dalit) caste, and […]

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Written By: markkaiser on February 3, 2009 1 Comment

A new site for accessing three clips drawn from our Library of film clips is now available for UCB students. Go to http://flfc.berkeley.edu, logon using your CalNet ID, and choose your language (currently we have clips in Spanish, Russian, Japanese, German, and French, with more coming this summer). Enjoy!

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Written By: daveski on January 28, 2009 No Comment

This semester at Found in Translation we’re starting to plan several fun offline activities in addition to the blogging, and we hope you’ll get involved. We’re thinking of movie nights, field trips to local events and exhibits, experimental liveblogging, discussions about language, politics, culture and technology… you name it! (got an idea? post a comment […]

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Written By: daveski on January 28, 2009 No Comment
Next weekend: “World Language Proficiency in the California Context”

Rick Kern posted previously about the upcoming UC Language Consortium Colloquium: “World Language Proficiency in the California Context”. The event will feature many major speakers about topics of pressing importance for languages and education in California, as described in this new UCB event announcement. The colloquium is […]

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