Florence, Italy, photo by Elizabeth Weber                                                                      


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

This Wednesday and Thursday, come learn how to use free UIC Cloud Storage. Interested in collaborating --or having your students collaborate-- on a writing project, sharing documents, videos, photos, spreadsheets? Come to our workshops in UH and GH and see what UIC Box and Google Drive can do for you and your students.

We are happy to welcome a new conversation club, Arabic Conversation, Tuesdays at 2PM. Coming soon: Advanced Spanish Conversation! (Date and time TBA).

Scroll down to see a selection of language and culture-related activities taking place in the Chicago area this week!

Please forward the Film and Conversation Club information to your students and colleagues. Most gatherings have free coffee, tea, and snacks, and are open to UIC students, faculty, and staff.

If you'd like to host a language or culture event in GH 308, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

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

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LCLC Workshops

Week of February 17th - 21st  

UIC Box/GoogleDrive

Wednesday 2/19

UH 1750


UIC Box/GoogleDrive

Thursday 2/20

GH 304 

 Week of February 24th - 28th

UIC Box/GoogleDrive

Wednesday 2/26

UH 1750

UIC Box/GoogleDrive

Thursday 2/27

GH 304 


International Films

ALL FILMS ARE SCREENED IN 308 GRANT HALL. All films are sub-titled in English.

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend all films! Here's the complete calendar for films and conversation clubs.

If you'd like to host an event, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

French flag iconMONDAY, February 17th, 2:00-4:00PM

FRENCH FILM CLUB: Paris (Cédric Klapisch, 2008) 

Pierre, a professional dancer, suffers from a serious heart disease. While he is waiting for a transplant which may (or may not) save his life, he has nothing better to do than look at the people around him, from the balcony of his Paris apartment. When Elise, his sister with three kids and no husband, moves in to his place to care for him, Pierre does not change his new habits. And instead of dancing himself, it is Paris and the Parisians who dance before his eyes.

FRIDAY, February 21st, 10:00AM-12:00PM

REEL ARAB FILM SERIES: The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)

An account of the bloodiest revolution in modern history.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, February 21st, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM CLUB: Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) 

Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, February 21st, 3:00-5:00PM

RUSSIAN FILM CLUB: Needle (Rashid Nugmanov, 1988)

Moro returns to Alma Ata to collect money owed to him. While waiting out an unexpected delay, he visits his former girlfriend Dina, and discovers she has become a morphine addict. He decides to help her kick the habit and to fight the local drug maphia responsible for her condition. But Moro finds a deadly opponent in "the doctor," the maphia kingpin who is exploiting Dina.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconMONDAY, February 24th, 2:00-4:00PM

FRENCH FILM CLUB: The Girl on the Train (André Téchiné, 2009)

A drama centered on a young woman who claims she was the target of an anti-Semetic attack and the subsequent media sensation it creates.

German flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, February 25th, 3:00-5:30PM

GERMAN FILM CLUB: Gigantics (Sebastian Schipper, 1999)

In the port town of Hamburg, Germany, Floyd decides that he's shipping out to South Africa and Singapore now that his two-year probation for an unspecified juvenile offense has been completed.

FRIDAYFebruary 28th, 10:00AM-12:00PM

REEL ARAB FILM SERIES: The Iron Gate (Youssef Chahine, 1958)

Kinawi, a physically challenged peddler who makes his living selling newspapers in the central Cairo train station, is obsessed by Hannouma, an attractive young woman who sells drinks. While she treats Kinawi in a sympathetic way and jokes with him about a possible relationship, She is actually in love with Abu Sri', a strong and respected porter at the station who is struggling to unionize his fellow workers to combat their boss' exploitative and abusive treatment.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, February 28th, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM CLUB: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, 1975)

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Culture Events in the City

Japanese flag iconTUESDAY, February 18th, 7:00PM 

Evening of Traditional Japanese Performances: Rakugo (comedic storytelling) and Kamikiri (paper cutting)

Welcome: Madeline Henry, SLC 
Demonstration: Kazumi Hatasa, SLC  
Short Rakugo: JPNS 402 Students 
Rakugo: Ryutei Saryu
Kamikiri: Hayashiya Niraku 
Rakugo: Ryutei Saryu 
All performances will be in Japanese with English subtitles projected by powerpoint slides.
Location: Purdue University
Fee: Free 
Click here for more information 

German flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, February 18th, 7:30PM 

A Concert Tour of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Musikschule Leipzig Concert

The Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Music School Leipzig „Johann Sebastian Bach“ under the direction of Ron-Dirk Entleutner visits the US for a ten day concert tour. The trip's motto is “Make Music – Make Friends”.
Location: Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston
Fee: Free
Click here for more information

 WENDESDAY, February 19th, 3:00-5:00PM

Unveiling the Mysteries of the Universe 

The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago will present a talk by UIC professor of physics, Nikos Varelas, “Unveiling the Mysteries of the Universe. 
Location: UIC Daley Library, 1-470, Chicago
Fee: Free, to register call 312.996.2291
Click here for more information

ñ WEDNESDAY, February 19th, 8:00PM

Chicago Flamenco

The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Instituto Cervantes present Chicago Flamenco as part of the Chicago Flamenco Festival 2014. Chicago Flamenco traces the history of the Flamenco music and dance scene in Chicago recognizing the founders and pillars of the local community and featuring live performances from top Chicago performers.
Join us for an evening of passionate music and dance!
Location: Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall – Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL
Fee: Free, $10 Suggested Donation
Click here for more information 

Italian flag image, icon sizeFRIDAY, February 21st, and SATURDAY, February 22nd, 7:00PM

Noise in the Waters, written and directed by Marco Martinelli

Noise In The Waters (Rumore di acque) is a monologue with live music that brings to life the human stories of African migration across the Mediterranean Sea into Italy. The speaker is an absurd military bureaucrat who has gone insane tallying the names and numbers of the thousands who have died at sea. He relives the tragedies of individual victims as he applies defensive cynicism and stereotypes to shield himself from his own responsibility in the ongoing disaster.
LocationLinks Hall, 3111 N. Western Ave, Chicago
Fee: General Admission $20, Friends of the Institute $15 (discount code ISTITUTO), Students/Seniors $10
Click here for more information 

French flag iconSATURDAY, February 22nd, 1:30-4:00PM

Family Ciné Workshop: Les contes de la nuit by Michel Ocelot 

A girl, a boy and an old projectionnist meet every night in a little movie theater to tell each other stories...

From comedy to poetry, drama to documentary, come and join us to dream, laugh and learn with these three French movies, followed by an activity and a “goûter” (snack): have fun and learn!
Location: 810 North Dearborn Street
Fee: $10 for 1 movie, $25 for series of 3; register for this event here
Click here for more information

Chinese flag image, icon size ONGOING EVENT

Exibit: Great Wall to Great Lakes

Part community archive, part rectification of history’s oversights, the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago draws its exhibitions from the Midwest’s Chinese-American population. Community contributions pepper the museum’s exhibit “Great Wall to Great Lakes: Chinese Immigration to the Midwest” which documents the population shift from the construction of the transcontinental railroad through the present day.
Location: 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago
Fee: $3
Click here for more information

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

ñMONDAY, February 24th, 6:00PM

Chicago Flamenco Festival 2014: Huelva Flamenca (2008), documentary by Benoît Bodlet and Chechu G.Berlanga

When asked how the documentary based on his career should be titled, Miguel Vega Cruz did not think twice: "The Shadow of the Strings" was his answer. El Niño Miguel has never stopped playing the guitar since his first concert took place when he was 7 years old, turning himself into the shadow of his guitar. Nowadays and due to an illness matter, he continues playing but this time busking on the streets of his hometown Huelva (Spain). This documentary recovers his life, music and thoughts, pieces of an alive legend, a myth which revolutionised Flamenco with only two albums in the market and left us an indispensable and eternal work, a professor whose lecture continues...

Join a director Chechu Berlanga & Josh Chicoine, Co-founder, Artistic director Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, CIMMfest for a Q/A following the screening
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio
Fee: Free, $5 suggested donation 
Click here for more information 

Italian flag image, icon sizeWEDNESDAY, February 26th, 6:00-8:00PM

The Barber of Seville - a roundtable discussion, moderated by Jesse Rosenberg

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Silvio Marchetti is pleased to invite you to a roundtable discussion on Lyric Opera of Chicago's   production of "The Barber of Seville" by Gioachino Rossini with Michele Mariotti, Conductor, Alessandro Corbelli, playing the role of Bartolo and Emanuele Andirizzi, Cover Conductor
Location: Italian Cultural Institute  of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450
Fee: Free
Click here for more information 

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, February 27th, 6:00PM

Crackle of Time - Christoph Schlingensief and His Opera Village in Burkina Faso

Crackle of time – Christoph Schlingensief and his Opera Village in Burkina Faso is a documentary about the development of his opera village in Burkina Faso. Despite being gravely ill, he regularly travelled to Africa to launch his most important project: an opera village in Burkina Faso, a place to unite life and art. 
Location: Goethe-Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Fee: Free
Click here for more information

French flag iconTHURSDAY, February 27th, 6:30PM

Provence Food and Wine - The Art of Living, with authors François Millo & Viktorija Todorovska

Book signing session, Degustation & Wine

Do the words ratatouille, tapenade, rosé ring a bell? Provence, the beautiful region that sits at the scenic crossroads of southern France, the Italian Alps, and the Mediterranean, is home to some of the finest food and wine France has to offer. Come and hear Award-winning photographer and Director of Provence Wine council Francois Millo, and sommelier and cookbook author Viktorija Todorovska, who will crack the code of Provence and share its legendary Art de vivre with you!
Location: Alliance Française de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: Free; register for this event here
Click here for more information



FpmC O N V E R S A T I O N



All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.


German flag image, icon sizeGerman
Wed, 1 - 2 PM


Tue, 2 - 3 PM


Chinese flag image, icon size Chinese
Wed, 12 - 1 PM

Wed, 1 - 2 PM

Italian flag image, icon sizeItalian
Wed, 2 - 3:30 PM

Russian flag iconRussian
Wed, 3:30 - 4:30 PM


ñ Spanish
Thurs, 1 - 2 PM

French flag iconFrench

Thurs, 2 - 3 PM

Japanese flag icon Japanese
Thurs, 4 - 5 PM


Polish flag icon Polish
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

As always, please email us at lclc@uic.edu if you have any questions!

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