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For the week of April 9th, 2018

Playing games during Italian Conversation Hour!

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Playing Guess Who in Italian Conversation Hour!

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Be sure to check out the teaching-focused panel at this week's In/Between conference from 11-12:30 on Friday the 13th! In addition to presentations from Chiara Fabbian and Emanuela Zanotti and LCLC postdoc Abby Stahl, there will a presentation from two LCSL 505 alums - Meloddye Carpio Ríos and Anna Torres Mallma - on researching digital tools for the classroom.


Registration for this year's Chicago Language Symposium - featuring a presentation by LCSL's own Anna Szawara - 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.

Weekly Workshop: New tools for student presentations! Many of us ask our students to do presentations in the final weeks of the semester. PowerPoint, Prezi, and Google Slides are great, but there are lots of other ways to have students present material. If you’re still looking for just the right way to have your students present either in or out of class, individually or as a group this workshop is for you. We’ll introduce some presentation tools that offer some new ways of presenting material – alternatives for making slideshows, visually-rich pages, interactive images, infographics, and emagazines – and help you figure out which one might work best for your students. 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: New tools for student presentations!
Week of April 9th-13th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Google Team Drives for Collaboration

 

Google has a great new feature called Team Drives that are perfect for people working in groups. These drives work just like a regular Google Drive but instead of being owned by a single person are owned by the group, and any documents, spreadsheets, videos, or other files in them are owned not by individual collaborators but by the drive itself. This eliminates issues of permissions and lost access that can sometimes crop up when collaborators to a regular shared Google Drive folder or file leave the university.
 
Team Drives are designed for secure collaboration. Team members can be added with different permission levels - from full to view - and restrictions can be made on what can and can't be shared in a Team Drive, making them ideal for use by departments, programs, and individual classes. To keep things secure, folders in Team Drives can't be shared, but individual files can be shared just as in a regular Google Drive.
 
While Box has a similar feature in the Team Folder, what sets Google's Team Drives apart is the fact that UIC Google Drive users can create Team Drives themselves - without having to go through the ACCC to request a Team Drive. You can also create as many Team Drives as you'd like, meaning you can have different "teams" for different purposes and different groups.
 
Learn more about Team Drives here: https://gsuite.google.com/learning-center/products/drive/get-started-team-drive/#!/. Have questions or wonder how a Team Drive might work for you? Email lclc@uic.edu.
 

New at Daley Library: 

Sylvia Easy Arabic Reader Text for Beginning Students Ein Vorbild fur die tiere

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

 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Stammtisch - Karaoke - Friday, April 20th, 7:30PM
Grab the mic and sing it out. Come sing your favorite German and American hits. Snacks and drinkes available for purchase onsite. 
Fee: FREE
Location: DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 6th Floor - Skyline Lounge. 4740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625 
Click here for more information.