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For the week of March 5, 2018

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Students practice their speaking skills during Spanish Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

All LCSL instructors are invited to attend this week's LCSL 505 session.

We'll be talking and learning about tech tools for speaking and listening. LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, March 9th in GH 304.


We have two new events this week! Starting THIS Tuesday (3/6) the German Film Series returns with its first screening of 2018 in GH 305. Also on Tuesday, the Spanish Book Club is back. See the calendar below for links and details.

In other events news, the Tuesday 11AM Korean Conversation Hour is moving to Thursdays at 4PM in GH 305.

Please encourage your students to attend these events! Interested in starting an event for your language? Email us at lclc@uic.edu.


It's not too soon to start thinking about your Fall 2018 courses! The LCLC will be closed over the summer, so now's the time to start laying the groundwork for any substantial Fall tech projects. If you're going to be using a new tool, adding a new component or assignment, or thinking about changing some aspect of your course, email us to make an appointment to talk over your options.


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: Simple Websites for You and Your Students. Do you want your students to create public or private websites? What about creating your own website as a teaching portfolio or to showcase your academic work? We'll show you five free and easy website creation platforms: Wordpress, Google Sites, Wix, Weebly, and Adobe Spark. We'll help you compare them and decide which platform is right for your needs and your students. Bring a syllabus or idea for an activity. For example, in a literature class, a student or group of students might write weekly prose poems in reaction to the works they read.  In a language class, students might create sites where they collect articles, images, videos about topics that interest them. In a culture class, students might create a site presenting research. Bring your ideas 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: Simple Websites for You and Your Students
Week of March 5th-9th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

(Updated) From the Archives:
Schedule Meetings and Office Hours in Google Calendar

Google Calendar’s Appointment Slots feature (https://calendar.google.com – login with your UIC email address)  is a great way to have students sign up for meetings without the hassle of a paper sign-up sheet. Creating a block of appointment slots is as easy as adding events to your UIC Google calendar. Then, just share the link given in any slot (post it to Blackboard or email it!) to allow students to see all the possible options and sign up. 

To make appointment slots even easier to use, you can set a large chunk of time, say two hours, and have Google automatically break it into smaller ( e.g., 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, etc. minute) slots. If you want more than one student to sign up at a time – for paired oral exams, for example – you can create multiple slots at the same time. And, if you teach more than one class and want to offer different possible meeting times to different classes, you can simply create individual calendars for each class and create and share your slots accordingly.

Check out this video tutorial for a great demonstration of how to set up appointment slots. (Still using the old view of Google Calendar? Check out this video.)

For more information on appointment slots, see here: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/190998

Interested in using Google Calendar Appointment Slots but need a little more help than the videos linked here? Email lclc@uic.edu. We'll be happy to help you learn how to set up appointment slots during a one-on-one meeting!

New at Daley Library: 

Abdel Marzi Drüben!

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
Arabic Conversation

12-1


German Film

12-2
in GH 305


Spanish Book Club

3:15-4


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


Korean Conversation

4-5
in GH 305

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

 Dessins en liberté / Cartoons for Freedom [exhibit] - 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.

 21st Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival - FRIDAY, March 9 through THURSDAY, April 5
This largest festival in North America exclusively showcasing films originating in the European Union brings the vibrant cultures of Europe to the comfort of your theater seat, with 61 Chicago premieres representing all 28 EU nations.
Fee: each film is $11; students $7
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago IL 60601
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Xamou [film] - SATURDAY, March 17th, 8:15PM
Until the day he is laid off, Johnny, manager for a four-star hotel chain, is all but immune to the lush beauties of the island of Crete, where he lives with his second wife and teenage kids. At loose ends while the family goes on with their busy lives, Johnny humorously begs his vineyard-owning neighbor for a job in the grape harvest. One thing leads to another in this pure fantasy of a plot that shows off Crete's eye-popping landscape and traditional culture at every turn. In Greek and English with English subtitles. Part of the Chicago European Union Film Festival 2018.
Fee: $11; students $7
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago IL 60601
Click here for more information.