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For the week of April 22nd, 2019

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Learning Katakana at Japanese Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Spring has sprung!  Let's make the most of it by learning how UIC's GoogleApps can make life easier for us and for our students.  Final presentations?  GoogleSlides can be shared with everyone in the class so students can read and comment on each other's work.  End of semester surveys?  GoogleForms makes that a snap, and the results can be read on a spreadsheet, as a pie chart, as a graph...  Other questions and ideas?  Email us at lclc@uic.edu and we can help with the rest of the semester, as well as getting a start on next semester!  PS:  PEER TUTORING EXPANDED HOURS in French, German, and Italian BLP students ongoing till the last day of classes:  lclc.uic.edu/students for the schedule and to meet our awesome undergrad tutors.  


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:

 Type Special Characters Using Alt Codes

Are you tired of copying and pasting special characters when you type? Do ümläüts and áccént marks break your creative flow? On Windows, you can use your alt key & numpad to type these letters quickly!

Just hold down either alt key on your keyboard and type in a three- or four-letter sequence to type the letter you want in only a second! Not only will this help you type fluidly in languages besides English, but you can type non-linguistic symbols like the degree sign º (alt+0186) or a square root √ (alt+251) without resorting to a Google search!

You can find a list of characters that are typeable via the alt code method on this website.

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: NEW
Week of April 22nd-26th
Tuesday
11-12
GH 301

Thursday
10-11
GH 301

This week our workshop will show you how to Work Smarter with GoogleApps@UIC. UIC's GoogleApps are more than just email. They're a powerful set of easy-to-use online tools designed with collaboration in mind that include alternatives to many Microsoft Office tools, as well as a website builder, cloud storage, quiz making tool, and more! Most importantly, GoogleApps can be accessed by logging in with a UIC ID and password and are FERPA compliant. In this week's workshop we'll introduce you to the major components of the GoogleApps@UIC suite of tools and share some ideas for using them in language and culture teaching at all levels. As always, we'll help you figure out the best tool for your project, so bring your syllabus or an idea with 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.

Mnday


Chinese Conversation

11-12


Chinese Conversation

1-2


Russian Film

3-5

Tuesday
German Film

11-1


Spanish Conversation

1-2

 
Wednesday
German Conversation

12-1


Korean Conversation

1-2


Italian Conversation

2-3

Ancient World, Modern Media
3-5
Every other week

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

Virtual Bauhaus: An Interactive Exhibition. Friday, April 25- Sunday, May 5.
In the spirit of The Bauhaus' central goal, to harness modern technology in order to improve the lives of everyday people, Virtual Bauhaus uses innovative Virtual Reality technology to bring Bauhaus to any space anywhere in the world. After putting on VR glasses, the visitor tours the iconic Dessau Bauhaus School as a former student, interacting with and exploring its architecture, design and educational philosophies. Spoken eyewitness accounts and background information round out the experience.
Fee: FREE
Location: Daley Plaza. 50 W Washington Ave. Chicago, IL.
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Polish Constitution Day Parade. Saturday, May 4th.
By participating in the biggest Polish Parade outside of Poland, you will have the opportunity to celebrate with Chicago’s Polish Community one of its finest traditions. The Chicago Polish Parade is celebrating the Polish Constitution of 1791 in honor of the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world only to the United States Constitution. Every year the Parade gathers thousands of people devoted to Polonia and Poland. This year's Parade motto: “Strength in Unity – Polonia Strong!”
Fee: FREE
Location: The Loop (Downtown), Chicago, IL
Click here or here for more information.