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For the week of September 30, 2019

Open House 2019

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UIC Open House

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

LCLC and heroic undergraduate, graduate, and faculty volunteers enjoyed spending last Saturday with thousands of prospective UIC students and their families at UIC Open House (see photos above). Students asked about every single one of the 14 languages we teach in LCSL. We served up fresh flyers about the programs, and watched happy students walk off covered in buttons like "I ❤ Arabic," along with LCLC Peer Tutoring Pens. In additon to our strong programs, our biggest assets are our enthusiastic and dedicated undergrads: minors, majors, members of our language clubs, they happily explained why they love languages at UIC. Thanks to everyone! We'll see you at the January Involvement Fair.

Thinking of hosting an event related to the program you teach in? Cooking prep workshops are taking off - French will soon have one on preparing baked tomatoes, for example. How about lunchtime karaoke? TV club to chat about popular TV shows now on Netflix or HBO - for example, Los Espookys, in Spanish with English subtitles (from their website: Created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega, and Fred Armisen, Los Espookys, the primarily Spanish-language (with English subtitles) comedy follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.). LCLC is happy to host: email us at lclc@uic.edu to find a time!

Spanish BLP tutoring starts soon! French, German, and Italian peer tutoring is going strong, with lots of BLP students saying they "strongly agree" that it's a positive experience for them. BLP teachers, send your students to lclc.uic.edu/peer-tutoring for the schedule and information.

Of course, we're here for your tech questions too. Our workshop this week is Blackboard Discussion Boards, and you can email us at lclc@uic.edu with questions on that or any other topic.

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 Discussion Boards
Week of September 30th - October 4th
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Weekly Workshop: Blackboard Discussion Boards
Do your students need more time to process or reflect after class discussions? The Discussion Board tool on Blackboard is an effective method of asynchronous communication that helps you to provide a meaningful space for students to interact and contribute to discussions at their own pace. This Blackboard tool also allows you to give individual feedback and assign a grade for these discussions. Stop by one of our workshops this week to learn how to set one up in your course. 


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.

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Chinese Conversation

12 - 1

2 - 2:30


Korean Conversation

10 - 11


German Conversation

12 - 1

Italian CH


Latin FIlm

every other week

Polish CH

3:30 - 4:30
every other week

Korean Conversation


Spanish Conversation


Japanese Conversation


French Conversation



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

Greek Flag Demetra Kasimis on Nostos in dialogue with Angeliki Tzanetou from UIUC - SUNDAY, October 6, 2PM-4PM
At a moment of unprecedented human mobility, shifting asylum laws, and raging anti-immigrant sentiment, Professor Demetra Kasimis reflects on democracy’s longstanding relationship to immigration and nativism by returning to the thought and politics of classical Greece. 
Fee: Sudents: $5, Non-members: $15, NHM Members: $10
Location: NHM - Kamberos Special Events Hall, 333 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661
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Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

German Flag The Berlin Philharmonic: The Digital Concert Hall - MONDAY, October 7, 12PM
Like Jean Sibelius before him, Finnish composer Uuno Klami (1900-1961) was attracted to the national epic The Kalevala. Listeners who are familiar with Sibelius' tone poems on Kalevalan subjects will likely find this suite intriguing. Initially, he planned to write an opera on it, then an oratorio, or a ballet, but ultimately he wrote this major orchestral suite. After Klami left Finland he studied music in Paris with Florent Schmidt and Maurice Ravel. Other works presented in this concert are Maurice Ravel's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major and Jean Sibelius' Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39.
Bring your lunch, bring a friend!
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601
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