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For the week of November 5, 2018

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Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

It's week 11, which means the onset of final projects and end-of-semester grading pile-ups. But the LCLC is happy to help you ease the pressure of the grind! This week, discover new tips on how to manage student feedback in efficient ways. Drop by our workshop and learn about Google-compatible apps designed specifically to help you connect your feedback directly to your lessons and class rubrics.

Let your students know that we're here for them too! Encourage them to follow our social media to stay up to date so they can stop by our film and conversation hours, have a cup of tea, and talk with others who share their love for language and culture in a relaxed but vibrant setting.


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: Kaizena.  Kaizena is an app designed for use with Google docs to help instructors manage feedback. Offering students quality feedback can be challenging, especially when prompting the correction of lesson-specific errors. Kaizena lets you integrate your lesson plans directly into your comments to make the lesson-specific areas of focus more salient for improvement.

With Kaziena, users can offer feedback in four ways: thorught textvoicelink to lesson plan or external source, or by assigning a skill-level rating to areas of focus to track imporvement. Highlight passages of the students' written assignment and choose the medium most fit for providing comments. The option to leave verbal feedback to emphasize personal inflection, access previous student-instructor conversations, and link directly to lesson plans or other helpful sources are just some of the features that make this free, web-based tool especially useful for consolidating and customizing feedback. 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: Gather and organize online materials
Week of October 23th-27th
Wednesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
1-2
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Using Google Keep

Have you considered using Google Keep as a fast and easy way to store and manage personal to-do and other shareable lists? Google Keep is a free app, available for download on Android and iOs mobile, that lets you create checklists, jot quick notes, transcribe spoken memos, or set up reminders for yourself synced to your device's calendar, and click away the tasks when they've been completed.

Besides keeping tabs on your personal tasks, Google Keep works as a handy study resource. Language learners can use Keep to create and collaborate on vocabulary lists with links to definition and varied uses, as well as easily incorporate images to enhance their memorization. Students might find Keep useful to keep track of bibliographical materials and citations on-the-go between the library and their desk, or to interface for group projects and other time-sensitive assignments.

 

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

 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Felices 140 [Film Screening] - WEDNESDAY, November 14th, 7:00-8:30PM
Elia brings together a few family members and friends to celebrate her 40th anniversary and announces that she is the winner of the 140 million lottery jackpot. After hearing the news, the guests will start planning ways of getting their own shares of the money.
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.