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For the week of October 15, 2018

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Students having fun at Chinese Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Welcome to the 8th week of classes--halfway mark for the semester, still lots of time to add projects to your classes or to start thinking about projects for next semester. Want to encourage students to use engaging, interactive and multmedia tools? We can help! Check out our weekly workshop on Story Maps JS so you can get acquainted with an exciting presentational tool.  

Consult our events calendar for more information about upcoming events that can help your students engage with language outside the classroom. 


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: Story Map JS Do you want your students to create multifaceted presentations? Have you ever wondered how you can organize events or concepts geographically to convey interesting connections across texts? Story Map JS lets you create spatial timelines, map the historical context of a film or novel, or plot the events of a fictional work. Stop by the LCLC this week for a hands-on tutorial on how to use Story Map JS. Story Map JS has a simple interface and with an easy-to-share feature great for curating your research

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: Story Map JS
Week of October 15th-19th
Tuesday
11-12
GH 301
Wednesday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Using Cisco Jabber to connect and streamline communication

Want your students to be better equipped for voice and video conferencing in the target language? Consider installing Cisco Jabber on your Blackboard site with the help of LCLC!

Cisco jabber: Jabber is an open-source, multidevice messaging tool that lets its users communicate through voice, video, desktop sharing, and conferencing. This tool allows for secure communication and information exchange. It also extends learning beyond the classroom, making it easier for students to make contact with speakers of varying cultural backgrounds and dialects. 

Jabber is great for customizing assignments and introducing comprehensive forms of blended learning to your syllabus. If you're interested in implementing Jabber to connect students to one another, to you, and to outside experts to enhance communication opportunities in real-time, contact the LCLC and set up an appointment to learn how! 

Click here to learn more about Jabber.

 

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.

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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 10/16


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

11-1

Arabic Conversation

12:30-1:30
In GH 207


1-2
Every other week

Spanish Conversation

2-3


Korean Conversation

3-4

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

Cinema Chicago 54th Chicago International Film Festival - There is still time to see many great movies from all around the world! The Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s oldest competitive film festival, presented by its parent organization, Cinema/Chicago. Filmmaker and graphic artist Michael Kutza founded Cinema/Chicago in 1964 to provide an alternative to the commercial Hollywood movies that dominated the city’s theaters. Through October 21. Check out the schedule here!

 Oktoberfest [Stammtisch Open Haus] - FRIDAY, October 19th, 7:30PM
Trachten contest, Stein holding contest, music by Paloma band, dancing, singing, beer, brats and so much more. Come be a part of this amazing German celebration held in the DANK Haus, Marunde Ballroom. So much fun to be had by all.
Fee: $5 suggested door donation
Location: 6th Floor Skyline Lounge, 4740 North Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Sicixia [Film Screening] - WEDNESDAY, October 24th, 7:00-8:45PM
A sound technician tries to record in a tape the essence of the soul of Galicia: the voices and neighs at A Rapa das bestas, the foam of the waves climbing the steep slopes in Fisterra. The process, capturing and recording in a physical format the essence of a people, a landscape, is the same both if you watch Sicixia from outside or from inside, if we think of the main character, played by Monti Castiñeiras, or in the role behind the cameras of the director Ignacio Vilar. A process indistinguishable of falling in love, impossible if one’s not willing to be taken away by the green seaweed and the grey sky.
Sicixia is, then, a single love story where the loved objects: a woman, a sea, a land… are but reflections of a unique singularity, a multiplicity of converging destinations that meet in what once was, for ancient walkers who reached that point, the actual end of the world, the place where everything ended.
Fee: FREE
Location: Instituto Cervantes (Chicago) - Auditorio, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.