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For the week of October 29, 2018

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Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

As we venture into week 10, don’t hesitate to ask what the LCLC can do to help make your semester even better!
Check out the weekly on-campus and local, off-campus cultural opportunity announcements below and let your students know where to find the languages and cultures they study right here in Chicago.

Or, customize your own information ensemble using Adobe Spark Video to help your students navigate a particular aspect of their target language and culture. Stop by the LCLC in GH 301 this week to learn how this tool can help you!


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: Adobe Spark Video.  Adobe Spark offers a video-editing feature that allows users to create, narrate, and publish videos. This tool lets you easily combine video clips, photos, and icons into a compelling video narrative using text overlay and other design features. 
Adobe Spark is very easy to set up and use. The interface guides you through the process and offers templates and suggestions on how to create your video so you can seamlessly present visual themes, make cultural connections, or narrate an experience abroad as a way to keep your students feeling engaged. Stop by the LCLC in GH 301 to learn more about how you can integrate this feature into your classroom and syllabus!

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: Adobe Spark Video
Week of October 29th - November 2nd
Tuesday
11-12
GH 301

Thursday
10-11
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Using Google Lit Trips

Have you ever considered using Google Earth to map the travels of important historical and literary figures? Google Lit Trips lets users virtually map the storyline of the literature your students read for class or create trips depicting historical events or periods. While especially useful for making narrative comprehensible with visual layout, this feature can also be used to teach motion verbs, vocabulary related to trip itineraries, and the use of perspective in language.

Google Lit Trips, operating as a plugin in Google Earth, allows for the creation of a virtual itinerary grafted onto a digital representation of the real world which follows the events of literary works and supplements them with multi-media footnotes as the user travels from one location to the next. 

This tool is free and is supported on all platforms that use Google Earth. Users can find premade lit trips for major works, download the appropriate file, click on the various locations in chronological or nonsquential order, and present it to their students; or, they can customize their own trips.

 

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


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

 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, 500 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 The Berlin Philharmonic: The Digital Concert Hall - MONDAY, November 5th, 12:00PM
For this year’s guest appearance with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Gustavo Dudamel dedicates himself to Gustav Mahler, a transitional composer whose music absorbed both the last flourishings of the great Romantic tradition and the beginnings of a new epoch.
A very different tone is set by the first work of these evenings, written by Leonard Bernstein who, as a conductor, made a significant contribution to the Mahler renaissance which began in the 1960s.
Fee: FREE
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601
Click here for more information.