I've been helping to organise next year's On the Same Page program for all incoming freshman and transfer students. To launch the program, we made this cool video featuring just a few of the many amazing students and faculty at UC Berkeley who speak an incredible range of languages.
The day we spent filming the video was an amazing experience. We filmed from eight thirty in the morning until seven at night. We interviewed 50 people speaking languages from French to Finnish, Kinyarwanda to Karuk, American Sign Language to Swahili. We met some amazing members of the Cal community and the whole team was bowled over by the variety of languages, accents, and stories.
The program features a range of events so check out the On the Same Page website.
Specialists in linguistics will be particularly interested in the experiment being run by Keith Johnson called Talk Back.