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For the week of February 19, 2018

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Students celebrating the Chinese New Year at Chinese Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

NEW! The LCLC is on Instagram. Follow us @lclcuic and encourage your students to do the same to get the latest on cultural events in GH.


This Wednesday is the last day to submit a proposal for the Chicago Language Symposium! The LCLC is a co-sponsor and we encourage LCSL instructors and graduate students to submit a proposal and/or attend: it's FREE!

The challenges of teaching a LCTL have spurred collaborations, new sources of materials and media, and innovation in teaching and assessment. What can we learn from our colleagues? How can and does their work impact ours? How can we work together?

Topics may include:

  • Program building
  • Materials development and authenticity
  • Outreach and recruitment
  • LCTLs in the context of large language departments
  • The burden – or freedom – of the “one-(wo)man show”
  • The challenges of collaboration
  • Relevance of standards and guidelines

Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome. Submission information here - https://ceeres.uchicago.edu/content/call-proposals-chicago-language-symposium-2018Proposal submission deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Do you have a project in mind but aren’t sure how to make it work? Is there a technology that you’d like to learn more about or possibly use in your course? The LCLC is here to help! We have tech tools for every kind of project - in any kind of class from beginning language to advanced graduate - and can help you find the best way to integrate them effectively and meaningfully into your teaching. Email us at lclc@uic.edu with all your questions!

Weekly Workshop: Blogs, Wikis, Journals, or Video Blogs? Looking for the best way for your students to do end-of-the-semester projects? Is an individualized blog what you need? Or does a collaborative wiki better fit your assignment? Maybe you want something more interactive using video? This week’s workshop will help you decide what Blackboard tool – wikis, blogs,journals, or video blogs (using VoiceThread) – best fit your needs and show you how to set it up. Bring your questions, syllabus, project ideas!

Can't make the scheduled workshop times below? Email us to set up a meeting at the LCLC or in your office: lclc@uic.edu

LCLC Weekly Workshop: Blogs, Wikis, Journals, or Video Blogs
Week of February 19th-23rd
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Use Google Slides to add PowerPoints to Blackboard

Do you use PowerPoints in class to illustrate grammar points or present other content? Would you like to be able to share those presentations with your student without them having to download PowerPoint files (which we all know few will do)? Google Slides can easily convert PowerPoint presentations into web-based presentations that can be added directly into your Blackboard site. Presentations added using Google Slides don't require students to open anything and they can read the material directly in Blackboard making it more likely that they'll actually look at the material you post.

Ready to give it a try? The LCLC has created a set of simple instructions (click here to see them) or you can email us at lclc@uic.edu.
 
Many thanks to Mika Obana Changet for asking about how to make her PowerPoints more accessible for her students and giving us this great idea for a tech tip to share with you all!
 

UIC LCLC social media! Encourage your students and colleagues to check out the UIC Language and Culture Learning Center Facebook page and Instagram and Twitter feeds. Stay up-to-date with LCLC happenings. Promoting our pages is a good way to ensure your students know about your conversation hour or film series.

Weekly events for you and your students in 308 Grant Hall, listed below and on our calendar: lclc.uic.edu. All events at the LCLC are free and open to students of all levels (and the whole UIC community). To request 308 for your cultural event, click here.


CONVERSATION HOURS & FILMS
GRANT HALL 308 (LANGUAGE OASIS)

Please see lclc.uic.edu for the most up-to-date schedule.

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills.
All films are shown with English subtitles.

Click a flag to view event details including film titles and descriptions.

 

Monday
Arabic Conversation

11-12


Chinese Conversation

12-1


Spanish Conversation

1-2

Tuesday
Korean Conversation

11-12


Arabic Conversation

12-1


Korean Conversation

4-5

Wednesday
Arabic Conversation

11-12


German Conversation

12-1


Greek Conversation

1-2


Italian Conversation

2-3

Thursday
Spanish Film

10-12


Japanese Conversation

12-1


French Film

3:30-5:30

Friday
French Conversation

12-1


Polish Film

1-3
every other week
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Russian Film

1-3
every other week
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Scroll down to see our featured Cultural Events in the Chicago area. If you know of an event you think would fit, please send it to us by 9AM on Friday mornings, and we'll include it in our Monday newsletter.

Visit us online: http://lclc.uic.edu

To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at lclc@uic.edu.


This Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade - SUNDAY, February 25, 1:00-3:00PM
Everyone is invited to Chicago’s Chinatown to watch the annual Lunar New Year parade. The parade will kick off at 24th Street and Wentworth Avenue and will feature marching bands, colorful floats, and traditional lion dances. As this is the year of the dog, we will also be featuring a dogs on parade, with local participants and their dogs.
Fee: FREE
Location: Wentworth Avenue between 24th Place and Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60616 (see link below for map)
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Concert to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Gioachino Rossini's Death - WEDNESDAY, February 28, 6:00PM
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Gioachino Rossini, the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with PianoForte Foundation, is pleased to present a concert of music by Rossini.
Fee: FREE
Location: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.