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Written By: kernrg on January 6, 2009 No Comment
UCCLLT Colloquium on World Languages in California

Please note that January 6 is the last day to take advantage of “early bird” registration fees for the upcoming UC Language Consortium Colloquium on World Language Proficiency in the California Context, to be held here at the UC Berkeley campus (Pauley Ballroom) on February 6-7.  This is an important colloquium that I hope most […]

Written By: daveski on November 30, 2008 No Comment

This site will likely be in Beta-development for its entire life…what better place to be? The process is slow and piecemeal, and if any of you out there would like to lend your talents to the FIT team, please get in touch! <foundintranslation.admin[at]gmail.com>.

Additions/changes in the last week include:

A plugin for adding thumbnail pics to the […]

Written By: daveski on November 17, 2008 No Comment

If it’s your first time visiting Found in Translation, welcome! Today marks the beginning of International Education Week around the U.S. and around the world! Events encouraging study abroad are happening at universities across the country; here at Berkeley there are several events […]

Written By: daveski on November 10, 2008 5 Comments
The Blogging Scholarship…In the running!

I’m excited to be able to write here that I’ve been chosen as one of 20 finalists for a $10,000 blogging scholarship from collegescholarships.org! The call for applications went out on October 15, and the 20 finalists are now being voted on in a public poll. Thanks again, Usree, for the heads-up!! This […]

Written By: daveski on November 5, 2008 2 Comments

The Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) will be holding its fall conference at UC Berkeley this Friday and Saturday. Be sure to check out the program and stop by!

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Written By: daveski on September 28, 2008 4 Comments

Hi everyone,

It’s a new school year and time to upgrade this site, don’t you think? Some of the admins and BLC staff have been talking about what would make the site more successful, and we thought that moving to a more ‘magazine’-like format would allow us to feature different kinds of content. Hopefully this will […]

Written By: ghh on August 18, 2008 No Comment

News from the BLC recording studio: two major projects completed this summer: One is the transfer of over 200 analog tapes of VEDIC SANSKRIT chants – recorded in the field in India – to digital files. The other is the digitization of master tape recordings of speakers representing endangered California Indian languages. Archiving these languages […]

Written By: daveski on December 17, 2007 1 Comment
Redesigning this site

It’s the end of the semester (whew) and time to think about redesigning the site to make it more suitable for our own needs. How has your experience been reading and writing on this blog? What would this site look like ideally? What features need to be changed, added, or improved upon? If you have […]

Written By: daveski on November 28, 2007 No Comment

The International Student Affairs Committe, part of the Graduate Assembly, announced that there’ll be a reception tonight for international grad students and anyone else who wants to come. From their flier:

Wednesday Nov. 28, 6-8pm

Heller Lounge, 1st floor MLK Student Center

Free food and drinks

Visit the Graduate Assembly website for more info.

Written By: daveski on November 13, 2007 9 Comments

If you’re just visiting FIT for the first time, welcome! After you check out all the “autobiographie linguistique”, be sure to scroll down and check out the posts by tommy.york on imagined communities in Chinese 10AX, mustikka’s reflections on language and life in Finland, chigaijin’s post about self and other-definitions of difference while studying Japanese, […]

Written By: daveski on November 7, 2007 No Comment

Berkeley will be hosting events all next week (Nov. 12-16) as part of International Education Week. Check out the website and come by Sproul Plaza between 12 and 1pm on Tuesday the 13th–Found in Translation will be tabling together with the Berkeley International Office. Who knows, we could try […]

Written By: daveski on October 29, 2007 No Comment

There’s a new listserv that has been set up for anyone who’s interested in the development and activities related to this blog-forum**.

Topics that might be discussed on the listserv include:

Developing areas of content
Discussion of the functionality and appearance of the site
How to define and present user identityDoing outreach/promotion
Planning offline meetings, e.g. participating […]

Written By: daveski on October 21, 2007 No Comment

Are you interested in meeting other people who might like to contribute to this blog? What would make it a better/easier place to participate in? (Should we call it a “mlog” or something else other than “blog”?) What aspects of the topics covered, site design, and functionality need work? Are there particular topics that […]

Written By: kernrg on September 20, 2007 No Comment

Claire Kramsch, Professor of German and Education at UC Berkeley, and Founding Director of the Berkeley Language Center, gave a talk entitled “Language Ecology in Practice: Implications for Foreign Language Education” on Sept. 21, 2007.

For those unable to attend the talk, a recording will be made available soon on the BLC website (http://blc.berkeley.edu). In […]

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