National Poster Contest 2019
February 2, 2016
AATSP/NorCal @ 2019 CLTA CONFERENCE
February 20, 2017
Show all

FLANC 2016 @ Berkeley City College

Our chapter will host a lunch meeting in room 212 . October 29. Please visit for more information.

Conference Program 

Fall Workshops and Conference will be Saturday, October 29 at Berkeley City College: 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Where is Berkeley City College located? (google maps) / Public Transportation – City of Berkeley

FLANC will also have some Spanish-Portuguese Special-Interest sessions:

9-9:50 | Teaching Beginning Language Online: Questions and Possibilities – (Room 212)
by Carol Copenhagen
Fact of life or wishful thinking? Can students learn a beginning foreign language online? Are there innovations that we can use to teach conversational competence? Please bring your concerns, experience and ideas and join the discussion.
Level of Education: Community College, perhaps high school or other higher education
Main Language of Presentation: English ─ Examples in Spanish

9-9:50 | Teaching Writing through Translation and Teaching Translation through Writing – (Room 33)
by Frances Sweeney
Abstract: This presentation explores the popular topic of translation, and how it can be used to help students get excited about translating and writing.  First, we will have a brief overview of the field of translation and its theories, and then consider how they relate to main practices in writing development. The majority of time is spent on interactive practice and exercises that can be used and modified by teachers to help their students understand translation, and improve their writing at the same time. A side benefit is exploring cultural variations in language use, across genres such as songs, commercials, poetry, and essays.
Level of Education: Secondary and post-secondary
Main Language of Presentation: English ─ Examples in Spanish

10-10:50 | Online tools for every language teacher – (Room 212)
by Jane Dilworth and Fabian Banga
Abstract: Can we successfully reproduce the experience of the face-to-face classroom online and, if so, how and to what degree? The presenters will explore these key questions with examples from different types of language classes with diverse mixtures of heritage and non-heritage learners.
Level of Education: all levels
Main Language of Presentation: English ─ Examples in Spanish

1:30-2:20 | Book presentación: Brujos, espiritistas y vanguardistas. – (Room 212) by Fabián Banga
The title is Brujos, espiritistas y vanguardistas (Witches, spiritualists and avant-garde) and was published by the Argentinean publishers, Leviathan. The book explores the representation of esoteric traditions in the aesthetic projects of the avant-garde literary movements in Latin-American and Spain of the early decades of the twentieth century.
Main Language of Presentation: Spanish-English

1:30-2:20 | Technology and Creativity: Partners for Success – (Room 32)
by Renato Alvim and Sílvia Ramos-Sollai
Abstract: We will present some evidence-proven technological tools that are simple and inclusive: apps through which students practice linguistic and cultural contents to gain more tolerance to ambiguity by recording their own voices and comparing pronunciation, a media project and video excerpts produced by students to explore an immediate access to the Lusophone world while speaking Portuguese in the very first semester of the language and more. These tools have proven to be efficient, inclusive, and dynamic practices and, at the same time, a fun and creative language engagement to class with students using their creativity in their own productions, to elaborate authentic materials researched.
Level of Education: All levels
Main Language of Presentation: English ─ Examples in Portuguese

1:30-2:20 | Classroom Uses for Online Language Learning Web Applications – (Room 33)
by Sarac Branka
Abstract: Online, independent, computer-based, interactive foreign language, cultural teaching and learning materials that promote learner autonomy can be used in flipped classroom in order to enhance language proficiency. The presenter will share specific examples of the flipped classroom model implementation of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Institute tools in Spanish language.
Level of Education: All levels
Main Language of Presentation: English ─ Examples in Spanish

2:30-3:20 |  U.S. Latino History in the Spanish classroom – (Room 212)
by Anne Fountain, Melissa Batalla and Tim Alexander
Abstract: California Spanish teachers appreciate the long Hispanic legacy in the United States and know the iconic figures like César Chávez, Luis Valdez and Dolores Huerta. But Latino presence is more prolonged and diverse than is commonly understood. This session presents some surprising historical facts, reveals the unusual ties between José Martí and California, and illustrates the similarity of the Chicano Civil Rights movement to the fight for racial justice in the U.S. South.  Classroom handouts.
Level of Education: Secondary and post-secondary
Main Language of Presentation: Spanish and English ─ Examples in:  Spanish and English


Conference Program 

Fall Workshops and Conference will be Saturday, October 29 at Berkeley City College: 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

Where is Berkeley City College located? (google maps) / Public Transportation – City of Berkeley