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For the week of April 30, 2018

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What games will you play during

your conversation hour?

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

This week is the last week for conversation hours and film series until the Fall. Be sure to remind you students to attend! This week is also the last week for LCLC workshops.


It's not too soon to start thinking about your Fall 2018 courses! The LCLC will be CLOSED AFTER NEXT FRIDAY (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: Collect and Grade Student Work with Blackboard. Have you ever wished your students' homework exercises could grade themselves? Or maybe hoped for an easy way to collect and grade weekly response papers? These things exist and they're at your fingertips - in Blackboard! Using Blackboard tests - which don't have to be tests at all! - you can recreate worksheets that self-grade, give students immediate feedback, allow students to repeat activities to improve and learn, and more. And Blackboard's Assignment feature lets students submit documents to you online without you having to search your inbox to find emails. Assignments collect all submissions in one place, keep track of what was submitted when, and can even check for plagiarism. Plus, Assignments can be graded directly in Blackboard saving time and paper. In this week's workshop, we'll show you all that these feature can do and help you figure out how to integrate them into your class. Bring your syllabus and your questions!

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: Collect and Grade Student Work with Blackboard
Week of April 30th-May 4th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

from the archives: Make Your Own Online Avatar

Are you worried that online learning tools make you seem too distant from your students? Are you afraid your emails are being overlooked? The solution: use an avatar. Avatars are small images that appear along with your name on many email, blog, and social media platforms. Even Blackboard now allows for the use of avatars! While any image can be an avatar, to truly set yourself apart and create an online presence you can easily design a free avatar that looks like you with sites like DoppelMePicassoHead, or PickaFace

New at Daley Library:

(Click image for printable flyer)

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
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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

 Trivia Night: Travel - Thursday, May 3 at 6pm
Join us for a night of travel-themed trivia and test your world knowledge! Whether you are a travel genius or know little to nothing, this trivia night will sure to be a fun night of  of curious, like-minded lovers of all things travel! Just like previous Trivia Nights, there will be prizes and fun. Bring friends or come solo to this casual evening; we will organize the teams. Refreshments will be served. No need to be a member, anyone with an interest in trivia is welcome.
Fee: $5
Location: Alliance Française de Chicago, 810 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 “Mihbaj” - Thursday, May 10th, 7:00-10:00pm
Watch a gripping play that sheds light on the Syrian tragedy. Near the areas occupied by ISIS in northern Syria, a widow struggles to to keep her three sons together, who represent three conflicting points of view, while an international proxy war spreads sectarianism, extremism, and hatred in a country that was once a harmonic grinder of all religious ethnicities, like a Mihbaj which prepares coffee beans for hospitality.
Fee: FREE
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.