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For the week of October 21, 2019

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Last Week's Language Events in the Oasis!


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

LCLC PeerTutoring expanded this week!  SPANISH 101 students are now served, along with French, German, and Italian students in 101, 102, 103, and 104.  Meet our new tutors on our social media (LCLC@UIC on Facebook, Insta, and Twitter), as well as on our peer tutoring website:  lclc.uic.edu/peer-tutoring.  Our wonderfully diverse group of tutors know what it's like to be a student at UIC—a commuter student, a transfer student, a first-in-the family student, a working-40-hours-a-week student, an "oh my gosh, it's midterms!"—student.  Encourage your students to check out the schedule:  lclc.uic.edu/peer-tutoring

Last week's highlight at the LCLC was Japanese Conversation week, a live performance by Bentenya, a two-woman Chindon-ya band from Japan.  Bentenya is named after a Japanese goddess of music, entertainment, and wealth.  As you can see from the photos, there was a big crowd to enjoy Bentenya's renditions of Japanese folk songs, J-pop, and music from all over the world.  Thanks to Mika Changet for bringing this great event to the LCLC! 

National Education Week is November 18-22, so mark your calendar:  LCLC is hosting and co-sponsoring lots of special events that week.  For example, a talk about culture and food, November 20, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 1501 UH.

"Do I Love Something That Doesn’t Exist?: Food and Place in Italian Food Culture," a talk by Professor Simone Cinotto,  Director of “Master of Gastronomy: World Food Cultures and Mobility,” Università di Scienze Gastronomiche in Pollenzo, Italy.

"The bond between food and place is felt very strongly in Italian Food Culture. Italy boasts the record number of local specialty foods recognized by the European Union as PDOs and PGIs (protected denomination of origin and protected geographical indication) and any Italian cookbook proliferates with recipes a la Milanese, Bolognese, Venetian- or Roman-style. Italians’ attachment to place, whether their hometown, region, or nation, is most strongly represented by their attachment to some food "of our own"—and the other way around. The Slow Food philosophy has gained global traction by supporting a farm-to-table food consumerism inspired by, and based on, the protection and promotion of Italian farmers’ traditional local knowledges and bio-cultural landscapes. Yet, by any account, Italian culinary culture is the product of exceptionally intense mobility and exchange, from the importance of American plants such as tomato, chili pepper, corn, and potato in defining it, to the role of the million cooks in the diaspora in creating a previously non-existent, and now globally-revered, Italian Cuisine, to the recent immigrants from the world’s south providing most of the labor in Italian farms, processing plants, street markets, and restaurants.'

LCLC's workshop this week is "Interactive Mapping and Timelines". 

We look forward to hearing from you about integrating any kind of technology into your classroom!  Email us at lclc@uic.edu to set up an appointment.


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: Interactive Mapping and Timelines
Week of October 21th-25th
Tuesday
11-12
GH 301
Thursday
1-2
GH 301

Weekly Workshop: Interactive mapping and timelines for literature, culture, and linguistics.How many of your students have spent time in the cities or neighborhoods they read about in your classes? How many could use a little help understanding the historical context or chronology of their readings? Enrich their experience of the novel, cultural history, or linguistic history you are focusing on with a virtual visit through modern day Cuzco, occupied Poznán, medieval Bari, or the major events of the Ming Dynasty. Student research can be used to build individual or group timelines and maps rich in images and video. In this workshop we'll show you four different tools - StoryMapJs, VisualEyes, TimelineJS, and Sutori - and highlight the best uses of each one. Bring your syllabus and your ideas!

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

12 - 1





 

Tuesday
Korean Conversation

10 - 11



12-1
 
Wednesday
German Conversation

12 - 1


Italian CH

2-3


Latin FIlm

3-5
every other week

Polish CH

3:30 - 4:30
every other week
Thursday


Korean Conversation

2-3



Arabic Reading Club
12-1


Spanish Conversation

3-4


Japanese Conversation

4-5

Friday
French Conversation

12-1



2-4
 

Visit us online: http://lclc.uic.edu

To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at lclc@uic.edu.