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For the week of November 26, 2018

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LCLC and Professor Xiang promoting LCSL classes in SCE 

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

We are back in full swing after the break, just in time for the last push before finals. This semester has been a great success thanks to your participation, to the well-attended film and conversation hours, and to the new peer tutoring program, which is off to a great start. Click HERE for more information about the Peer Tutoring in French, German, and Italian and meet our tutors! To keep the momentum going, we look forward to hearing your plans and ideas for Spring scheduling and thank you in advance for your continued enthusiasm!


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!

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Using google to find PowerPoint presentations in different languages 

If you are looking for ready presentations on different topics in different languages, google can be very helpful! In google.com enter a desired phrase and click search. Then, click on “settings” and select “Advanced search”.

In Advanced search, you can select a desired language for the PowerPoint as well as the file type.

Then, click on advanced search button and explore the selection!

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.

LCLC Weekly Workshop: Screenshots & Video Capture with Screenpresso.
Week of November 26th-30th
Tuesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
10-11
GH 301

Weekly Workshop: Screenshots & Video Capture with Screenpresso. Have you thought about creating a narrated PowerPoint presentation for students to watch at home? What about making a “how to” tutorial with images or videos captured from your computer? Do it all with Screenspresso, the free screenshot and & video capture app.

Screenpresso is a great little tool for capturing images and video from your computer to use in documents, presentations, or emails. Save precious class time for more communicative activities. Avoid misunderstandings by using screenshots to communicate exactly what you mean. Support students with a step-by-step guide on how to navigate a website or use a new technology.

Screenspresso is easy to use, quick to install, and it’s free: 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? Email us to set up a meeting at the LCLC or in your office: lclc@uic.edu

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

Welcoming Refugees : Lessons of the European Crisis from a French Perspective -  TUESDAY, November 27, 6:30PM
Part of the Marrianne Midwest Series. The speakers discuss a contemporary global topic followed by a question and answer session with the audience and partner locations. Through this series of debates, mutual representations between the United States and France are challenged and re-evaluated.
The talk will be streamed live at the Alliance Française! You will be able to watch it from their comfortable auditorium AND to ask questions: just like being there!

Fee: FREE
Location: Alliance Française - Auditorium, 810 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 The Identity Paradox: How Our Multiple Identities Both Divide and Unite Us [Lecture] - THURSDAY, December 6th, 6:00PM
In this exploration of universal identity issues—which are at the core of innumerable conflicts around the world— Prof. Judith Levi presents insights about identity she has derived from 20 years of working in German-Jewish dialogue and reconciliation. These insights address the complexity of our identities, how they influence our "reconciliation readiness," and how we can use our identities to unite instead of divide us—by refocusing on our common humanity. Katya Lipovetsky, Israeli Director of Cultural Affairs, will present how Israelis’ complex identities are embodied in Israeli society today—how they collide at times, and come together at other times, with the other complex identities around them. A Q&A session follows.
Fee: FREE
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago - 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, lL 60601 
Click here for more information.