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For the week of April 16, 2018

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LCSL 505 alums Meloddye Carpio Ríos and Anna Torres Mallma present on new tools for the language classroom at the annual In/Between conference.

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Do you use VoiceThread in your class? Are you interested in learning more about how this tool might be used in your intermediate and advanced courses? If so, the International Association for Language Learning Technology's upcoming FREE webinar "Using Voicethread to engage intermediate and advanced students in the language classroom" may be of interest to you. The webinar takes place Thursday, April 26 at 1pm CDT. To register, visit: http://iallt.org/webinars/4-26-18/.

Have questions about VoiceBoard? Email lclc@uic.edu to setup a one-on-one appointment before the end of the semester.


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 after May 11th, 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: Gather and organize online materials Do you want your students to do research online? What about create a multimedia project or portfolio? If you’ve ever asked them to do this - or tried to do it yourself - you’ve probably realized that keeping tabs on all the different websites, images, videos, and documents is hard. Fortunately, there are tools that can help you and your students better manage content you find online. In this week’s workshop, we’ll show you 5 online curation tools - Paper.li, Elink.io, Bulb, Kudoboard, and Flipsnack - you can use to gather and organize online materials from websites to images to videos to PDFs. These are great tools for student research and portfolios, but also for instructors who want to create resources for their students, so bring your syllabus and/or 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: Gather and organize online materials
Week of April 16th-20th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

from the archives
Readlang: Online Reading Help

Readlang (http://readlang.com/) is a useful site for students who want to read more in the language they’re studying but need a little help understanding. It offers a curated library of authentic text and video content that students can browse by language, level, and type (non-fiction, fiction, dialog, etc.). As students engage with the content, they have the ability to receive a limited number of translations of words and phrases they don’t know just by clicking on them. These words then become part of the students’ personalized vocabulary list and flashcard set.

Students can also upload their own content to explore in the Readlang environment or use Readlang’s Chrome extension to read websites and other web content that’s not part of the Readlang library.

While Readlang may not be appropriate for all students at all levels, it has the potential to be useful for students struggling to take that next step in reading comprehension

New at Daley Library:

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Encourage your students who have done or are finishing up any type of research project to apply.

For more info and application: https://researchguides.uic.edu/researchawards

Questions? Contact Carl Lehnen, Library Liaison for LCSL - clehnen@uic.edu

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

 Stammtisch - Karaoke - Friday, April 20th, 7:30PM
Grab the mic and sing it out. Come sing your favorite German and American hits. Snacks and drinks 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Children's Day Japanese Sweets Fair - Friday, April 27th
Open from 9am-8pm, restaurant hours open 11am-7:30pm. Call (847) 956-6699 for more information.
Fee: FREE
Location: Mitsuwa Marketplace, 
100 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Click here for more information.