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For the week of February 26, 2018

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Students practice their pasta-making skills before sampling different pasta dishes during Italian 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.


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: Add video and audio to Blackboard. Do you use video and audio in your course? If so, this workshop is for you! We'll show you four tools for adding media to your course content, quizzes, blogs, and other assignments. First, we'll highlight Sharestream and demonstrate the new, easier way to upload videos. In addition to Sharestream, we'll demonstrate how you can use three other web-based tools - Box, YouTube and Soundcloud - to add short video and audio clips that load faster than Sharestream. Bring your syllabus and your questions!

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: Add video and audio to Blackboard
Week of February 26th-March 2nd
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

From the archives: Free online image-editing tool

Pixlr, a free image-editing tool, is a great way to engage students by having them create and contextualize images in literature, culture, and language classes at all levels from BLP to graduate. Student projects might include modifying images to represent main characters in texts or films. How about a “Pinterest” page for Don Quixote? An illustrated family tree for the Buendia Family (100 Years of Solitude) or the illustrated diary of Gregor Samsa’s very bad day?

The free Pixlr editor (https://pixlr.com/editor/) includes all the basic functions of expensive Adobe Photoshop. You/your students can easily crop, recolor, add and remove text, and otherwise editing existing images–or draw your own. 

New at Daley Library: 

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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
(click flag for dates)


Russian Film

1-3
every other week
(click flag for dates)

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

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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Dessins en liberté / Cartoons for Freedom - WEDNESDAY, March 7, 6:30-8:30PM
Freedom of expression: this is the central theme of the art exhibit “Cartoons for Freedom,” which aims to broaden the discussion that began after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo. By demonstrating how this freedom continues to be successfully expressed around the world, whether it relates to censorship, the internet, or revolutions, these newspaper cartoons by artists from 45 different nations will make you think...and laugh, too.
Fee: FREE
Location: Alliance Française de Chicago, 54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60654
Click here for more information.