February 7, 2019
|12:45pm||Brown Bag Series||
In this Brown Bag we will present the Fields Program, a unique opportunity for students to pursue advanced-level language study in connection with their academic interests.
Vee Cangiano, Program Manager for DILS and Fields, will share a brief overview of the program, then facilitate a panel discussion with current Fields students regarding their motivations, goals, and experiences with the program.
RSVP to Maria Ideliu.
February 13, 2019
|2:00pm||Language Research Interest Group meeting||
Mary Jo Lubrano, CLS Associate Director, will convene a meeting of the Language Research Interest Group (LRIG). The LRIG is a space for all language faculty who would like to share their research projects, seek peer advice, or learn about what colleagues are involved in when it comes to classroom-based research.
RSVP to Maria Ideliu.
February 14, 2019
|12:30pm||Brown Bag Series: Yale Grammar Bootcamps (Guest Speaker: Claire Bowern)||
Prof. Claire Bowern (Linguistics) will give a talk about the Yale Grammar Bootcamps, a series of summer intensive programs for students who want to work intensively on a language. She will describe the rationale of the program, its value for teaching linguistics and for publishing documentary materials on endangered languages, and the resources produced.
Light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Maria Ideliu.
February 21, 2019
|12:30pm||Brown Bag Series: Reassessing Film in the Foreign Language Curriculum: A Multiliteracies Approach||
Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center, will join us for a talk on Reassessing Film in the Foreign Language Curriculum: A Multiliteracies Approach. For the past few years several scholars (Paesani et al 2016; Kaiser 2018) have advocated for a reexamination of film within a multiliteracies approach, whereby the film is seen as a text employing various semiotic systems to create meaning. In this presentation Mark will present clips from several different films and examine the ways that filmic devices and language are used to create meaning. He will consider various tasks that an instructor might employ with the aim of developing students’ linguistic, intercultural, and symbolic competences and their visual literacy. He will also demonstrate the core features of “Lumière”, the Berkeley Language Center’s database of 19,000+ clips, and the strategies used in Lumière to aid student comprehension.
Please RSVP to Maria Ideliu.
February 28, 2019
|12:30pm||Brown Bag Series: Guest Speaker Lawrence Charap||
Lawrence Charap (Director, AP Higher Education, College Board -AP World Language Instruction & Exams) will lead an exploration of how Advanced Placement (AP) World Language Exams are scored, the alignment between AP and introductory language course expectations, and ideas for how to use students’ experience with AP to recruit majors and minors. We’ll also discuss how instructors can gain experience with scoring student work at the AP Reading in Tampa and Cincinnati each June. Please RSVP to Maria Ideliu