People in French

Il ne faut jamais avoir peur d’aller trop loin car la vĂ©ritĂ© est au-delĂ .

— Proust

Richard Kern

Professor and Director of the Berkeley Language Center

  • Office Location: 4214 Dwinelle
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 12-2

Richard Kern’s CV

Professor Kern teaches courses in French linguistics, applied linguistics and foreign language pedagogy. His research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, reading, writing, and technology. He is Associate Editor of the journal Language Learning & Technology and is currently co-editing a book on screens and representations in videoconferencing.

Publications include:

Language, Technology, and Literacy. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

“Limitations and Boundaries in Language Learning and Technology,” with David Malinowski, in Fiona Farr and Liam Murray (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. New York: Routledge (in press).

“Technology as Pharmakon: The Promise and Perils of the Internet for Foreign Language Education,” Modern Language Journal, 98, 1, 2014, pp. 330-347.

“Communicative Grammar and Communicative Competence,” with Claire Kramsch, in Carol A. Chapelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Malden, MA: Wiley, 2014.

Décrire la conversation en ligne: le face à face distanciel, co-edited with Christine Develotte and Marie-Noëlle Lamy. Lyon: ENS Editions, 2011

“Teaching communication in a global age: New goals for language/culture teacher education,” in H. W. Allen and H. Maxim (Eds.) Educating the future FL professoriate for the 21st century. Boston, Heinle (2011).

Literacy and Language Teaching, Oxford University Press, 2000.