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For the week of September 24, 2018

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Dear all,

Thanks to wonderful LCLSL volunteers and beautiful weather, the UIC Open House was a huge success! Hundreds of potential UIC students are interested in the 14 languages we teach in LCSL, and were happy to chat with a real UIC instructor or student. Looking forward to welcoming many of these students into our classes in January!
 

FRIDAY, 3:30, Professor Colleen McQuillen, Russian: Integrating a visualization project (social network mapping) using kumu.io into an upper-level class.  Join us in 301 GH.


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: New Google Sites! Google sites is a powerful, flexible, and user-friendly way to organize and publish content online. The application is connected to the same G Suite system that you already use for UIC email and Google Drive, and through it you can publish your site for students, the UIC community, or the whole internet! Google Sites makes it easy to organize content such as text, images, and videos from the web and from your own computer in one place for easy access. It is also useful for students to collaborate on group projects, which they can work on in sections and work on together! In this workshop, we will go over the features of Google Sites, provide a demonstration of the app to show how to use it, and suggest some possible ways to apply it in the classroom.

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 Google Sites
Week of September 24th-28th
Wednesday
12:30-1:30 PM
GH 301
Friday
12-1 PM
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Lightboard Recording Studio (at UIC)

Create video lectures using innovative light board technology (example: https://go.uic.edu/lightboard_studio_video), drawing notes and diagrams on an illuminated glass board. Log in to https://webcheckout.uic.edu to reserve the lightboard studio located in Daley Library, Floor 2, in the Southeast Corner.
 

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


Russian Conversation

2-3
In GH 305

Polish Conversation

2-3
Every other week

Polish Film

2-3:30
Every other week

Tuesday
German Film

12-2
Starting 10/6


Russian Film

2-3:30
Every other week
In GH 305



 

Wednesday
German Conversation

12-1


Italian Conversation

2-3


Korean Conversation

3-4

Thursday
Spanish Film Series

11-1


Cluba de Cuentos

Every other week
1-2

Korean Conversation

3-4


Japanese Conversation

2-3

Japanese Conversation

4-5

Friday
French Conversation

12-1



 



 

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 Events

The Chess Player [Film Screening] - Tuesday, September 25th, 7:00-8:30 PM
After Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Chess Championship he meets a beautiful French journalist called Marianne and they soon marry and have a daughter. But when the Spanish Civil War breaks out and his best friend is assassinated, Mariana convinces Diego to move to France; fate deals them a cruel hand when Diego is accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. His survival and the opportunity to reunite with his wife and daughter will depend now on his frequent chess matches with Nazi Colonel Maier.
Film is screened in Spanish with English subtitles.
Fee:
FREE
Location:
Instituto Cervantes (Chicago) - Auditorio, 31 W Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.

 Chicago Japanese Matsuri [Summer Festival] - Saturday & Sunday, September 29th-30th, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The city’s first annual Chicago Japanese Matsuri will be held the weekend of September 29th-30th. The festival will occur over two afternoons and feature authentic food, drink and performances, including: Taiko Drumming, large scale Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy), photo booths, Aikido (Japanese martial art), "Big Brush" Sumi-e (ink painting), a Fashion Show with local Japanese street fashion community, a Cosplay Competition, Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship), a traditional Samurai armor dressing booth, Indigo Dyeing demonstrations, Shodo (Japanese Calligraphy) writing on-demand booth (your name or a phrase), traditional Japanese dance performances, a Shurikenjutsu demonstration (throwing stars), and a Karate demonstration.
Fee: FREE, with Food & Drink tickets available for purchase
Location: NEWCITY Plaza (Lincoln Park) - 1457 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60642
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Borsalino City [Film Screening] - Thursday, October 4th, 6:00-8:00 PM
This 2016 documentary film directed by Enrica Viola tells the history of the Borsalino hat, which became an iconic and sought-after piece of memorabilia after being worn by actor Marcello Mastroianni in Federico Fellini's legendary film , from the factory where it was conceived in a small Italian town to the glamorous world of Hollywood. 
The documentary is based on different testimonies, drawing a picture of two worlds: a small provincial town of entrepreneurs, workers and local historians on the one hand, and world of Hollywood, famous actors, and international film culture on the other, with both worlds united by the famous hat.
Fee: FREE
Location: Italian Cultural Institute - 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.