Archive for the 'video' Category

LFLFC Revisited – January 21, 2015 – 1:30 PM – C 210

CLC Presentation   LFLFC Revisited   When: January 21, 2015 Time: 1:30 PM Where: C 210 (2nd Floor Cobb)   Please join us on Wednesday January 21st, when Karma Ngodup (Tibetan Language) and Michael Berger (CLC) will review ways to use the Berkeley Language Center’s Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC): starting with registering […]

LFLFC Revisited

March 6, 2013 @ 1:30 PM in C 210 (2nd Floor Cobb)   Michael Berger will review ways to use the Berkeley Language Center’s Library of Foreign Language Film Clips: from registering and logging on, to searching, and choosing clips to distribute to your students.   Refreshments

An Intro to iMovie

Wednesday, February 20th @ 12:30 PM in Cobb 211   Join the CSL’s Rod Edwards when he talks about basic video editing, using Apple’s most recent version of iMovie.   Refreshments

CSL Presentation – “Raising Cultural Awareness through Videos” and “YouTube in the Advanced Language Classroom”

February 13, 2012 @ 12:30PM in Cobb 210 (Cobb 2nd Floor)   Veronica Vegna and Ana Lima of Romance Languages will show the work they presented at the November 2011 ACTFL Conference: “Raising Cultural Awareness through Videos” (Vegna) and “YouTube in the Advanced Language Classroom” (Lima).   Veronica and Ana will also report on other presentations they […]

Using iMovie

Where: CSL Room: Cobb 210 Date: April 13, 2011 Time: 1:30 pm Tami Wysocki-Niimi will hold a demo on the basics of video editing using iMovie ’09. In this hour-long session Tami will cover importing video, basic video editing, subtitling, and options for exporting your edited video. (Please note: This presentation was originally scheduled for […]

YouTube Tip

For teachers who use YouTube videos in class or send the links of YouTube videos to students here is a tip that might make accessing specific portions of longer clips easier. This was published in the NYTimes today (2/10). When you copy the URL for the clip just add #t=MmSs to the end of the […]

Announcing Video Tutorial on the Use of the CSL’s Digital Camcorders

We are glad to announce a new video tutorial on the use of the CSL’s digital camcorders. The tutorial is accessible through the CSL’s web site. To view the tutorial go to: Before using a CSL camera teachers and students will be required to view this tutorial.

Panel Discussion about the Uses of Student Video Projects in the Foreign Language Class

Where: CSL Room: Cobb 201 Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009 Time: 2:30 pm The Center for the Study of Languages invites you to attend a panel discussion about the uses of student video projects in the foreign language class. The panelists are teachers of language from several departments at the University of Chicago: Jason Grunebaum […]

New Camcorder Demo and Training for Language Teachers

Where: CSL Room: Cobb 210 Date: November 4, 2009 Time: 2:30 p.m. The Center for the Study of Languages will demo recently purchased Sanyo digital camcorders. These video cameras replace the older Canon and JVC cameras, and like those will be used for pedagogical materials development projects and student class projects. On Wednesday, November 4, […]

Podcasts, Blogs, and more

Keep an eye on the development of various podcasts (audio and video), blogs, and more for use in language learning. has a nice listing of some podcasts. Also open iTunes on your computer and do a search for your languages in Podcasts at the iTunes store as well as new iTunesU offerings.

EthnicTV Network on the internet

I saw a post about this website recently: The premier Russian TV videos site, available in broadband, is on the Ethnic TV Network at: Superb, full-screen videos. Thousands of taped programs available in the archive. Thsi is a commercial site. Cost: $10 for 20 hours a month, $20 for 50 hours a month, $40 […]

DishNetwork in the CSL

Since June, the CSL has had DishNetwork satellite dishes ready to receive foreign language programming. We tested the system with German, Polish, and Russian television during the summer courses. We’ll be adding more programming in Autumn quarter. If you have an interest in programming we aren’t currently offering, talk to your language teacher, language coordinator, […]