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For the week of January 21, 2019

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Students having fun at last semester's German Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Welcome to the second week of the semester! We are excited to announce that Peer Tutoring starts this week for French, German, and Italian. Please visit our website to meet our tutors and to see the tutoring schedule. 

Also, don't forget to check out the LCLC table at Thursday's (1/24) Involvement Fair! We'll be in the Illinois Room in SCE from 11-3 promoting LCLC and LCSL events and programs at UIC.


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:

 Photos for Class

Photos for Class (photosforclass.com) is a great tool for finding free, safe, Creative Commons photos for use in any project. Just search for a photo and you'll be immediately presented with high-quality, watermark-free images that you can download with one click - no sign-up needed! The photo library is diverse and suited to courses in most any language or culture. It's also "school safe" - no risk of stumbling across questionable images that might pop up in some Google searches. All in all, Photos for Class is a great tool not just for teachers but for students looking to add images to a project like a blog or slideshow.

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: Blackboard Spring Cleaning
Week of January 21st-25th
Tuesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

Weekly Workshop: Blackboard Spring Cleaning. We’re a week into the new semester now—how are your Blackboard courses looking? Course contents, folders, tests and quizzes, gradebooks, and everything else can sometimes seem overwhelming, especially if you haven’t used Blackboard before. Maybe you still aren’t fully familiar and comfortable with all that the site has to offer, or maybe everything is present but difficult to navigate. If so, stop by and we can help you get everything in order early! LCLC is here to help you organize the contents of your course, get all the basic elements functioning properly, and even incorporate a variety of other learning tools to make Blackboard easy and effective for you!

 

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


Chinese Conversation

11-12
Starting 1/28


Chinese Conversation

1-2
Starting 1/28


Russian Film

3-5
Starting 1/28

Tuesday
German Film

11-1
Starting 3/5


Spanish Conversation

1-2

 
Wednesday
German Conversation

12-1


Korean Conversation

1-2


Italian Conversation

2-3
Starting 1/30

(Latin) Ancient World, Modern Media
3-5
Every other week
Starting 1/30

Thursday


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

 Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection -  NOW through Sunday, January 27th 2019
During the 17th century,  ukiyo, or the “floating world,” was born in Japan's largest cities Kyoto, Osaka, and Edo, and artists of the period captured this popular phenomena in ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world.” Over the last 25 years, Roger Weston has assembled an outstanding collection of ukiyo-e paintings—masterpieces by the most famed artists of the day. This exhibition, the first public showing of his comprehensive ukiyo-e painting collection in the United States, showcases the sheer beauty of floating world painting and offers an exclusive view of the urban amusements of early modern Japan.
Fee: Included with general admission to museum ($19 for students)
Location: Regenstein Hall at the Art Institute of Chicago; 111 S. Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60603

Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Falbalas [Film Screening] - WEDNESDAY January 30th, 7:45PM
When FALBALAS, long unseen in the U.S., resurfaced during the recent round of Becker retrospectives, several critics were struck by the resemblances between it and Paul Thomas Anderson's THE PHANTOM THREAD. Boldly mixing romantic comedy with Hoffmanesque fairy tale, the film centers on Philippe Clarence (Raymond Rouleau), a brilliant, temperamental couturier who uses and discards women as easily as one would last year's dress. At a creative ebb, he finds renewed inspiration in his best friend's fiancée (Micheline Presle), but this one proves not so easy to forget. Becker beautifully captures the bustling, hothouse atmosphere of the fashion house; Jean Paul Gaultier cited this as the film that inspired him to become a fashion designer.
Screened in French with English subtitles.
Fee: $6 for members, $11 for non-members
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Click here for more information.