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For the week of April 29th, 2019

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Students having fun at Arabic Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Welcome to the last week of classes: Presentations and papers and projects, oh my!  If you'd like to tweak that process for your students next semester, pay attention to how things go this week and contact LCLC.  We'll brainstorm with you on ideas for guiding students through research and interactive projects. 

SPANISH, FRENCH, GERMAN, ITALIAN:  We're looking for PEER TUTORS for FALL 2019.  If you are teaching 104 or above, encourage your students to apply here:  DEADLINE MAY 3.

**TROUBLE LOGGING IN to the peer tutoring application? Open an incognito or private window, log in with UIC email, then click on the form from there.

 

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MORE PEER TUTORING INFO ON OUR WEBSITE (meet our current and future 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:

Unfiltered News

Unfiltered News is a global news website that lets you see what the world is talking about. The site gives you a map of the world and shows you what topics are trending in each country's news. Clicking on a keyword rearranges the map to highlight where that topic is most popular by resizing countries. You can also search to see what countries are talking about the topic you're interested in.

Selecting or searching for a topic also produces a list of related headlines from around the globe organized by country. Headlines can be clicked on to jump to the original news source - reputable publications, including most major national news outlets from each country - in its original language.

Unfiltered News also features an interactive timeline that allows you to explore how news topic trends change over time. 

This is a great way to encourage students to keep up with what's going on in both the US and in their target culture(s) and to help them make connections between their culture and the culture they're learning about. It's also a great resource for students to use for current event research projects.

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: PowerPoint Games
Week of April 29th - May 5th
Tuesday
11-12
GH 301
Wednesday
3-4
GH 301

Weekly Workshop: PowerPoint Games
Take in-class review to the next level with PowerPoint Games. PowerPoint Games are easy to create and are a great way to promote your teaching and learning experience! Come learn how to create different types of interactive games and activities like Vocabulary Learning Tasks, Jeopardy Games, Millionaire Games, and Maze Games at this week's Workshop.

 

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
2-3


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
Starting 1/30

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

Tornaveus [Concert] - WEDNESDAY, May 1st, 8:30PM
Labor songs, lullabies, drum songs, carols, naughty songs, nursery rhymes, and even tavern songs—Tornaveus conjures a surround sound experience created exclusively with voices. Vocal music has always been a rich local tradition among men and women in the Northwestern Mediterranean region, and Tornaveus are some of the finest purveyors of the form.
Fee: FREE
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music (Chicago), 4544 N. Lincoln avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

100th anniversary of the University of Arts in Poznań [Exhibition Opening] - FRIDAY, May 10th, 7:00PM
The exhibition is organized by selected artists working at the Department of Painting and Drawing, including: Dariusz Subocz, Joanna Marcinkowska, Tomasz Kalitko, and Marcin Lorenc. It presents various creative, academic, and research attitudes.
Fee: $15, $10 for PMA members
Location: PMA Great Hall, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.