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For the week of April 2nd, 2018

Students discuss what they know about Paris during French Conversation Hour

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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 writing. LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, April 6th in GH 304.


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: Edit Videos in a Snap! Do you want to make - or have your students make - a short video? make clips from a longer movieadd text to an existing video? This week’s workshops on basic video editing will introduce you to simple video editing with iMovie, WeVideo, or Moovly. All of these programs are FREE and are designed for beginners, and most don't even require you to download a program! 

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: Edit Videos in a Snap!
Week of April 2nd-5th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

From the Archives: Fake Social Media Profiles to Practice Writing and Analytical Skills

Have you ever considered using social media as a classroom tool? Having students create fake social media profiles can be a great way to practice writing and analytical skills. For lower level langauge students, you could have them create their own profile and short post history detailing a typical week. In more advanced classes, you could have students create a Facebook profile for the protaganist of a story they've read. They would have to gather not only facts, but also summarize the character well enough to complete an "About me" from the perspective of that charcter. Or, you could have them work in groups to create a post history retelling the story of a film they're analyzing in class.

To do this, you don't need anything fancy - you can just take the structure of your perferred media program and turn it into a Google doc like this. Or, for something more visually interesting, you can use a fake profile generator like Fakebook or Profile Publisher, or a Google Slides template like this one.

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

 Vivaldi’s Voices: A Conversation About Antonio Vivaldi’s Vocal Repertoire -TUESDAY, April 3rd, 6:00-8:00PM
In anticipation of Third Coast Baroque’s upcoming Vivica & Vivaldi concert series, internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sits down with TCB Artistic Director Rubén Dubrovsky to discuss the lesser-known but highly virtuosic gems of Antonio Vivaldi’s vocal repertoire. Vivaldi’s output included much more than his ever-popular “Four Seasons” with compositions ranging from solo cantatas to fully realized operatic productions. In an open discussion between singer and conductor, this Baroque icon’s vocal writing gets some well-deserved attention.
Fee: Free.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Film Screening:  A Village Doctor's Choice - SATURDAY, April 14th, 2018, 2:00PM
Season 6 of Asian Pop-Up Cinema will feature a screening of “A Village Doctor’s Choice”. Released domestically in 2014 China only, A Village Doctor's Choice is based on the true story of a Shanghai Medical student sent to the wild and savage Tibetan prairie to work as their one and only doctor "manba" in the late 60's.
Fee: FREE (RSVP)
Locations: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, 238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616
Click here for more information.