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For the week of October 22, 2018

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Students having fun at French Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Week 9 is upon us, and the LCLC is here to help you move from midterms to final exams! It's never too late to integrate new learning modules into your classroom that could help your students keep organized and interact with one another while doing so.

Drop by our weekly workshop this week in the LCLC to learn more about interactive reading and annotating tools!

All LCSL instructors are invited to attend this week's LCSL 505 session.

We'll be talking about teaching portfolios-never too early to start one! LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, October 26th in GH 304.

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: Looking for tools that help cultivate good reading habits and note-taking strategies? What about tools that give students access to customized descriptors and definitions? 

This week we will look at a variety of FREE online reading tools to help students work through your reading assignments: Perusall, Voyant, Formative, and Amazon Storybuilder. These are all free and user-friendly for teacher and student, and allow their users to upload PDFs, annotate texts, and interact with others. 

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: Interactive Reading Tools
Week of October 22nd-26th
Monday
1-2
GH 301
Wednesday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

All Video Downloader Professional

Have you come across a great video to use for your class somewhere other than YouTube? Sending links, scrolling through pages, or finding that your video has been deleted are major hassles. With the free All Video Downloader Professional extension for Chrome, you can SAVE videos to your computer from almost any website!

This is not a tool to download videos from YouTube. This simple to use Chrome extension is for all those other videos you find on sites like Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, or thousands of others.

To use, simply download the extension from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, a blue arrow appears on the top-right of your Chrome browser window. Any time you encounter a downloadable video on any web page, just click the arrow to download and then save for future use!

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


Russian Film

2-3:30
Every other week



 

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 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Book Presentation: "A History of Modern Italy" by Anthony Cardoza - MONDAY, October 29th, 6:00-8:00PM
Author Anthony Cardoza will be interviewed by Professor Franco Andreucci, former Professor of contemporary history at the University of Pisa.
A History of Modern Italy addresses the question of how Italy's modern history--from its prolonged process of nation-building in the nineteenth century to the crises of the last two decades--has produced a paradoxical blend of hyper-modernity and traditionalism that sets the country apart in the broader context of Western Europe.
Fee: FREE with RSVP
Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450, Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.