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For the week of March 12, 2018

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Korean Conversation Hour takes over GH 305!

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Registration for this year's Chicago Language Symposium is now open! The 2018 Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 21st at the University of Chicago. This year's topic is "Learning from Less Commonly Taught Languages" and there will be a keynote presentation by Stéphane CharitosThe registration fee for LCSL teachers (lecturers, grad students, faculty) is FREE IF YOU REGISTER BY April 20th. If you register after the early registration deadline or on-site, you must pay the difference between the pre-registration and on-site registration fees. To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chicago-language-symposium-2018-registration-42474026958?aff=eac2 and use the Promotional Code symposium2018.
This code is for personal use only and it is not transferable or applicable to faculty or teachers from other institutions, so please do not share it with anyone not affiliated with UIC.


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: Interactive maps and timelines for any course! How many of your students have spent time in the cities or neighborhoods they read about in your classes? How many could use a little help understanding the historical context or chronology of their readings? Enrich their experience of the novel, cultural history, or linguistic history you are focusing on with a virtual visit through modern day Cuzco, occupied Poznán, medieval Bari, or the major events of the Ming Dynasty. Student research can be used to build individual or group timelines and maps rich in images and video. In this workshop we'll show you four different tools - StoryMapJs, VisualEyes, TimelineJS, and Sutori - and highlight the best uses of each one. Bring your syllabus and your 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: Interactive maps and timelines for any course
Week of March 12th-16th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Quick and Easy Interactive Polls

DirectPoll is a great, free tool for making easy-to-use polls. You might want to use polls to gather feedback from students or while giving a presentation at a conference, to survey students' knowledge of a subject before beginning a lesson, or to do a quick assessment of how well students have understood a concept being taught. Polls can be used live or distributed via Blackboard or email depending on what you're trying to do.

There are many polling tools like PollEverywhere, Kahoot, and Socrative, DirectPoll is our favorite because it offers the possiblity for both single and multiple choice questions, is 100% free, and has the adult, professional feel appropriate for the college classroom or conference presentation.

While the voting URLs aren't the easiest to distribute, you can use UIC's short URL service that we've featured as a tech tip before to make them easier for people to use. DirectPoll is mobile-friendly and works on any device or operating system.

Interested in using a poll but not sure how to make it work? Email lclc@uic.edu for personalized help.

Many thanks to Claudia Fernández for asking about polls for her professional development event and insipiring this tech tip!

New at Daley Library: 

Crépuscule du tourment 2 Advanced Russian through History Robert Bolano as World Literature

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

 21st Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival - 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.

 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Literaturlenz: Fatma Aydemir, Ursula Fricker, Robert Prosser - MONDAY, March 19, 2018
Each year Literaturlenz brings together the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Swiss and the Austrian cultural institutions for an evening of readings in German. Each author represents a unique voice in contemporary German-language literature. In 2018, we welcome Fatma Aydemir from Germany, Ursula Fricker from Switzerland, and Robert Prosser from Austria.
Fee: FREE
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, lL 60601
Click here for more information.