Event Recordings

Listed here is an archive of recordings made by the Geddes Language Center of events in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Please note, event recordings are only open to members of the BU community.

Spring 2018

Brown Bag Seminar: Integrating LGBTQ Equality into the Classroom
María Datel, Department of Romance Studies
April 23, 2018

Spring 2018 Faculty Showcase
April 25, 2018

  • Integrating the Contents of LS211 and LS212 with the Madrid Summer Program: New and Authentic Materials on Travel, Cultural Practices and Cultural Differences in the Hispanic World
    Maria Datel, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Romance Studies
  • Incorporating Topic-Oriented Video Modules into Business Chinese
    Hongyun Sun, Lecturer in Chinese and Head of Chinese Language Program, Department of World Languages and Literatures
  • Creating a Computerized Placement Test for Arabic
    Luluah Mustafa, Senior Lecturer in Arabic and Head of the Arabic Language Program, Department of World Languages and Literatures
  • Interpersonal Communication, Listening and Presentational Speaking Skills: Authentic Conversations at the Intermediate Level Pilot Project”
    Elena Carrión-Guerrero, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Romance Studies

Seeking a Future for East Asia’s Past
A Workshop on Sinographic Sphere Studies
April 27, 2018.

Language and the Gender Binary
Flora Bolter: The Evolution of Linguistic Policies in French LGBT+ Organizations
April 14, 2018

Second Annual WLL Pedagogy Symposium
March 16, 2018

Keynote: The Impact of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality on Language Learning Dr. Takako Aikawa, Head of the Japanese Language Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Panel I: What happens when we share our “digital stories” in class and online? Christiane Kaden, Amber Navarre, Nick Huckle, Matthew Trevett-Smith, Mark Lewis
Panel II: Language Acquisition Beyond the Classroom. Jungsoo Kim, Mira Angrist, Svitlana Malykhina, Mary Beth Raycraft
Panel III: Embedding “culture” and “Culture” in foreign language classes.  Etsuko Okita-Snyder, Liling Huang, Roberta Micallef, Celia Bianconi, Shilpa Parnami
Panel IV: Classics in the Classroom.  Ines Garcia de la Puente, Sunil Sharma, Wiebke Denecke, James Uden, Sassan Tabatabai
Closing Keynote: Language Pedagogy in the 21st Century Dr. Ercan Balcı, Director of the Center for Language Studies, Brown University

Brown Bag Seminar: Navigating through the STARTALK Grant Application Process
Jungsoo Kim, World Languages and Literatures
March 28, 2018

Brown Bag Seminar: Digital Storytelling for Differentiated and Proficiency Based Learning
Amber Navarre, World Languages and Literatures
March 12, 2018

Linguistics Colloquium: “Acquisition, Loss, and Change in Southern Quechua and Spanish: What happened to evidential marking?”
Professor Susan E. Kalt, Roxbury Community College
February 21, 2018

DiLL Refresher
Liliane Duséwoir and Kirby Chazal
February 12, 2018

Brown Bag Seminar: Using zoom.us a Pedagogical Tool in L2
Mira Angrist, World Languages & Literatures
February 5, 2018

Integrating Library Resources into Your Blackboard course for Language and Literature courses
Ken Liss, Head of Liaison and Instruction, Mugar Library
January 29, 2018

Seminar in Literary Translation 2018
Selected lectures and presentations from BU’s long-running seminar, “The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation,” in which noted translators discuss the problems, pleasures, and mysteries of their craft.

Fall 2017

Romance Studies Brown Bag Seminar – Mindful teaching: When Less is More
Borja Ruiz de Arbulo
November 13, 2017

In Search of New Horizons: One Hundred Years of Modern Korean Literature
Department of World Languages and Literature
October 27-28, 2017

Wizer.Me for Creating Online Assignments
Mira Angrist
November 6, 2017.

New Tools and Methods for Teaching with Digital Media Assignments (Adobe Spark/Explain Everything)
Mark Lewis
October 23, 2017

Haiku as World Literature: Celebration of the 150th Birthday of Haiku Poet Masaoka Shiki
Department of World Languages and Literature and the Center for Study of Asia
October 12, 2017

Spring 2017

Geddes Faculty Spring Showcase
Celia Bianconi & Adel Faudetzinova: “Converting the Face-to- Face LP123 to an Online Course”
Borja Ruiz de Arbulo Alonso: “Flipping First-Semester Spanish using Instructional Videos”
Liling Huang: “An Open Online Learning Course of Chinese pragmatics for Learners of Chinese”
Svitlana Malykhina: “Russian Digital Portfolio”
April 19, 2017

Heritage Languages in the University classroom – Pedagogical challenges and possibilities
Dr. Maria Luisa Parra – March 29, 2017

World Languages and Literatures Pedagogy Symposium
Part I. Teaching Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures: Shilpa Parnami, Sassan Tabatabai, Sunil Sharma
Part II. Strategies for Active Learning: Hongyun Sun, Sue Griffin, Mark Lewis
Part III. On Literature and Language: Adel Fauzetdinova, Will Waters, Abigail Gillman, Keith Vincent
Part IV. Teaching with Online Resources: Amber Navarre, Liling Huang, Mira Angrist, Luluah Mustafa, Giselle Khoury
Part V. Advancing Cultural Proficiency: Jungsoo Kim, Beate Alhadeff, Svitlana Malykhina
Part VI. Part VI.  Leaving One’s Comfort Zone: Hiromi Miyagi-Lusthaus, Margaret Litvin, Yuri Corrigan, Peter J. Schwartz
Friday, March 24, 2017

Seminar in Translation 2017
Selected lectures and presentations from BU’s long-running seminar, “The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation,” in which noted translators discuss the problems, pleasures, and mysteries of their craft.

Fall 2016

Explorations in World Literature: Leaving Home
Abigail Gilman, Sunil Sharma, Wiebke Denecke, Cathy Yeh, Margaret Litvin, Peter Schwartz, Yuri Corrigan, Keith Vincent, Yoo Sun Yang, Will Waters
XL100: Fall Semester 2016 Lectures

Worlds of The Tale of Genji
World Languages and Literatures  – November 5, 2016

Spring 2016

How to Facilitate Group-based Learning – an exploration of cooperative, collaborative, problem-based and community-based learning and how they measure up in the foreign language classroom.
On a Friday afternoon in April 2016, a group of 20 faculty and graduate students from the Romance Studies and MLCL departments met in the Geddes Center for “How to facilitate group-based learning: What do you use and what are the benefits?”

Música Mexicana para Piano – Daniel Rodriguez
Latin American Studies – April 27, 2016

Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony
Dr. Ludmilla Leibman – March 29, 2016

Global Influences on Modern Hebrew – a Linguistic and Historical Exploration
Dr. Ruvik Rosenthal – February 8, 2016

Seminar in Translation 2016
Selected lectures and presentations from BU’s long-running seminar, “The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation,” in which noted translators discuss the problems, pleasures, and mysteries of their craft.

Fall 2015

Faculty Development and Reflection Week
eLearning and Multimedia Tools in the Arts and Sciences Curriculum: Romy Ruukel, Digital Learning Initiative with Mark Lewis, Director GLC
Basics of Communicative Teaching and Student-centered Learning: Alison Carberry, Department of Romance Studies
eLearning tools: An overview of the FLEAT 6-IALLT International Conference: Liliane Dusewoir, Mark Lewis, Shawn Provencal

Musical Analysis
Dr. Ludmilla Leibman – October 26, 2015

Russian Voices – Poetry in the Age of Totalitarianism
November 2015

Spring 2015

Spring 2015 BU Mini-Conference on Developing Language Proficiency using Technology
Bigger, better, fast, more: Technology in support of language learning: Professor Fernando Rubio
Technology for Developing Interpersonal Skills: Professor Fernando Rubio
The “Whys, Hows, and What Thens” of Flipped Instruction: Susan Griffin
Hybrid Learning Development of Online Turkish LT111: Esra Özdemir

Seminar in Translation 2015
Selected lectures and presentations from BU’s long-running seminar, “The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation,” in which noted translators discuss the problems, pleasures, and mysteries of their craft.

Fall 2014

Best of CARLA 2014 Session (October 1, 2014)

The Conflicted Identity of an Arab who writes and speaks Hebrew
Sayed Kashua –  October 2014

The hit Israeli sitcom, Arab Labor
Sayed Kashua – October 2014

Using Blogs in the First Year Language Classroom
Kate Lakin-Shultz – September 22, 2014

Byron Ahn – Focusing on Reflexives – What We Can Learn about Grammar from Reflexive Pronouns
More information about this lecture is available on the Linguistics website.
November 19, 2014

Kie Zuraw: Of mice and (of) men – Phenological influences on the omissibility of French de in coordinations
October 30, 2014

Neil Myler: Going the pub and being the library: A Microparameter in North-West English Prepositional Phrases
More information about this lecture is available on the Linguistics website.
October 2, 2014

Fall 2013

Alexander (Sasha) Nikolaev: The Story of Writing.
More information about this lecture is available on the Linguistics website.
November 20, 2013

Spring 2013

Lisa Matthewson: Cross-linguistic semantics – Methods and results.
More information about this lecture is available on the Linguistics website.
April 18, 2013

Ricardo Otheguy: On So-called ‘Spanglish’.
More information about this lecture is available on the Linguistics website.
March 7, 2013

Seminar in Translation (1975-2018)

Selected lectures and presentations from BU’s long-running seminar, “The Theory and Practice of Literary Translation,” in which noted translators discuss the problems, pleasures, and mysteries of their craft.

Click here to view the online offerings (1975-2018)