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For the week of March 19, 2018

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Spanish PhD student Meloddye Carpios Rios's  tech review in the FLTMAG. (See below for details!)

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Congratulations to Meloddye Carpio Rios whose review of VideoAnt written for LCSL 505 in Fall 2017 was recently published in the FLTMAG! Read Meloddye's review here. Interested in using VideoAnt in your course? The LCLC can help you figure out how.


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: Easy Interactive Images and Videos with Thinglink! Lots of LCSL instructors have tried Thinglink in fun, creative ways - student self-presentations, student annotated film stills, and student annotated maps. This workshop will show you how to use Thinglink in lots of ways, from vocabulary presentations to textual analysis - in classes of all levels. You and your students can start creating your own interactive media in just seconds with Thinglink! As always, we'll help you figure out the best way to integrate this tool into your course - so bring your syllabus and 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: Easy Interactive Images and Videos with Thinglink!
Week of March 19th-23th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

From the Archives: Easy Jeopardy Style Review Games with FlipQuiz

FlipQuiz (https://flipquiz.me/) is a sleek, fast way to make Jeopardy! style review games for in class use. You simply add your categories, type or copy your questions and answers into the form, and add links to any images you'd like to include, and your game is instantly created. All you have to do is pull it up in class and play.

You have to keep score manually with the free version, but everything else is automatically done for you. You can also customize your background and color-scheme to keep things entertaining.

As an added bonus, you can embed your game into Blackboard and other websites, and also share it with students as a "review sheet" that shows them the questions and answers in an easy-to-read and -study format.


the FlipQuiz review sheet


a FlipQuiz question

the FlipQuiz board
 

New at Daley Library: 

Schrecklich schön und weit und wild Tintin collection Memorias del estanque

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

 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. Our Literaturlenz writers will also visit the University of Illinois at Chicago (March 19, for students only).
Fee: FREE
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, lL 60601
Click here for more information.

La caméra de Claire / Claire's Camera [Film] - THURSDAY, March 22nd, 7:00PM
A mash-up of two cultures, Claire's Camera highlights the Cannes Film Festival through an unlikely bond formed between two women. Starring award-winning actresses Isabelle Huppert and Kim Min-hee, the film is a comedic and witty exploration of director Hong Sang-soo's take on the famous film festival. The multilingual film demonstrates how similar two strangers may actually be, and the unviersal experiences that unite us all.
Fee: Free (with donation)
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue (near Alliance Française de Chicago), Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Prosecco tasting after screening of The Last Prosecco - TUESDAY, March 27th, 6:00PM
On Tuesday, after the screening of The Last Prosecco, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago invites the audience to a Prosecco tasting accompanied by a short wine lecture by Prof. Clara Orban of DePaul University.
Fee: $11; students $7
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Click here for more information.