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For the week of November 12, 2018

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Students having fun at Russian Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

It is week 12, and we are happy to announce that the LCLC peer tutoring for French, Italian, and German BLP classes are in full swing. Peer tutoring is just one of the many ways your students can learn, practice, and participate in the target language at the LCLC and make the most of their language studies. 
LCLC Peer Tutoring Website:  www.lclc.uic.edu/students

For more fun and practice, encourage your students at all levels to check out the film series and conversation hours, all of which are free and enriching opportunities for cultural immersion 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: Creating Blackboard Wikis. Have you thought about Wikis as a way for your students to teach their classmates about differences in dialects across Latin America and Spain, or showcase their research about cultural movements in Korea? Have you used Wikis  before?  How about a refresher course on how to set them up and teach students how to use them?

Blackboard Wikis give students the opportunity to collaborate, peer edit, and present information to their classmates in a way that is captivating and easy to navigate, and compels them to practice techniques of clear and straightforward expression. They are a great way to get students to make connections and curate their research, putting a new spin on topics searchable on the web.

Blackboard Wikis are simple to configure and edit: drop by the LCLC this week to learn more!

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.

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 November 12th-16th 2018
Wednesday
2-3
GH 301
Friday
3-4
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Teaching with QR codes

Do you want to make your classroom greener and more efficient? Save time and paper with QR codes. Quick Response Codes are scannable images that take a user directly to a website simply by snapping a photo with their smartphone.

QR codes are useful to accelerate activities by offering students feedback on assignments. Include these scannable codes on print materials, like hand-outs, worksheets, or posters, or skip the paper altogether. Don’t make copies of the homework; just print a QR code or display it on a monitor and let your students’ smart phones take them to the assignment.

Both iOS (built-in feature) and Android (requires QR-reader app) can capture codes in print or displayed on LCD & LED monitors, making it easy for students to learn more information about a topic (i.e., information about a cultural event, or a reliable web page to complete a class activity) without having to search or enter URLs.

Peer Tutoring QR Code

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

 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Polonia Goes to War - NOW through March 10th 2019
November 11th 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I and the Centennial of Poland’s regained independence. The ongoing exhibit Polonia Goes to War examines the actions of Polonian organizations as well as Polish-American soldiers in the United States Army and Polish volunteers serving in the French-organized Blue Army during the early 1900's through 1923. Uniforms, posters, drawings, photographs, documents, and rare film footage will shine the light on this chapter of Polish-American history.
Fee: FREE
Location: The Polish Museum of America - 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642
Click here for more information.