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For the week of September 9, 2019

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Highly Successful Fall 2019 Involvement Fair!

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Wow, Week 3, and I still haven't....set up my Excel/Googlesheets grade book...created that VoiceThread...written out instructions for our Instagram project...figured out the new Blackboard....No worries! LCLC has your back.  We're happy to help you figure out tech projects for this semester.  It's not too late to decide to add or modify something.  Contact us at lclc@uic.edu.
Last week, LCLC and LCSL faculty, grad students, and undergrads collaborated to publicize all LCSL programs at the UIC Involvement Fair: we brought flyers, buttons, pens, and tons of enthusiasm, and we chatted with tons of students eager to participate in language classes, events, clubs, and peer tutoring.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  Coming next....UIC Open House September 21, where we show prospective incoming students how great LCSL programs and teachers are.  Mark your calendars!
LCLC Language Peer Tutoring for BLP students in French, German, and Italian, is in full swing.  SPANISH peer tutoring will start October 9.  Send your students to our schedule and info at: lclc.uic.edu/peer-tutoring
LCLC events in 308 Grant Hall are booming! Come for Korean Conversation Hour, Piazza Italia, Russian film, and much more.  All events include free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and piping hot popcorn. Check out the schedule:  https://lclc.uic.edu/event/schedule-of-events-in-gh-308/

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:

 Voice Memos 

Looking for a quick way for students to record themselves during in-class conversations? The Voice Memos app is a built-in feature for iPhones that lets you record, edit, and directly share audio clips. If your students use Android, they can access Voice Memos or Voice Recorder through Google Play and download the app for free. These voice apps continue to record even when the phone slips into sleep mode, so students don't have to worry about keeping the screen active for for the app to function. Recording features are also excellent ways of helping students prepare for class presentations and boost their speaking confidence, so tell them to give it a try!

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: Navigating Panopto
Week of September 9
GH 301
GH 301

Weekly Workshop: Panopto,
the new way to upload and share movies on Blackboard, is a great tool but can be a bit tricky. In this LCLC workshop, we'll walk you through the basics: how to upload video, where to store it, and how to share it with a specific class. Can't make the workshop? Email us at lclc.uic.edu to set up an appointment to learn more. Or, you can check out the Panopto: Uploading to Blackboard document for basic information how to choose and insert videos that you already have stored. 

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.



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.


Chinese Conversation

Chinese Tea Time




German Film

Korean Conversation through K-drama



German Conversation


Ancient World, Modern Media
3-5 (every other week)

Korean Conversation

Chinese Reading Club

Italian Conversation

Piazza Italia


Korean Conversation

Korean Conversation
through K-Drama 

Spanish Conversation

Japanese Conversation

Japanese Conversation


French Conversation

French Conversation

Russian Film Series

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

Central America Fusion of Cultures - Thursday, September 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Within the framework of the 198th Anniversary of Independence of Central America, the Consulates Gerneral of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in Chicago, are pleased to present the cultural event: Central America Fusion of Cultures in which through an exhibition of typical national costumes, a film and tasting dishes of the region, in an effort to publicize and promote these countries in this city.
Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Arina Dähnick, The MIES-Project (Photography exhibition) - Monday, September 16th (runs until October 11th)
With the legendary Leica M rangefinder camera - an unusual choice for architectural photography - Arina follows her photographic intuition, choosing viewing angle and distance, the different light at various times of day and year, adjusting aperture, exposure, and focusing manually. The photographer captures the soul of the architecture with her camera, designing interlocking image levels, initiating a multifaceted game with reality and perception, between the reality and imagination.
Location: Goethe Institut Chicago: 150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 200, Chicago, lL 60601
Click here for more information.