Professor and Director of the Berkeley Language Center
Professor Kern directs the French Language Program and teaches courses in French linguistics, applied linguistics and foreign language pedagogy. His research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, reading, writing, and technology. He is Associate Editor of the journals Language Learning & Technology and L2 Journal. He is currently beginning work on a book dealing with UC students’ experiences during study abroad.
“Research Perspectives on Virtual Intercultural Exchange in Language Education” (with Geneviève Zarate and Anthony Liddicoat) in Anthippi Potolia and Martine Derivry (eds.) Virtual Exchange for Intercultural Language Learning And Teaching: Fostering Communication for the Digital Age. Routledge (in press).
Screens and Scenes: Online Multimodal Communication and Intercultural Encounters, co-edited with Christine Develotte. Routledge, 2018.
“Five Principles of a Relational Pedagogy: Integrating Social, Individual, and Material Dimensions of Language Use,” Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 9(1), 2018, pp. 1-14.
Language, Literacy, and Technology. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
“Network-based language learning and teaching,” with Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer, in Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Nancy Hornberger (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Third Revised Edition. Heidelberg: Springer (2017).
“The Development of Digital Literacies,” with Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer, in Rosa M. Manchón and Paul Kei Matsuda (eds.) Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, 2016, pp. 307-328.
“Computer-mediated communication and language learning,” with Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer, in Graham S. Hall (ed.) Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching. New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 542-554.
“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, 2016, pp. 197-209.
“Technology in Language Use, Language Teaching, and Language Learning,” with Dorothy Chun and Bryan Smith. Modern Language Journal, 100, 2016, pp. 64–80.