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.