Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Check out the new Department of Francophone Studies video--students explain why they enjoy their French classes! Click here to see the video: French at UIC. LCLC has also created videos for German, Spanish, TESOL, Slavic, and Italian. If you'd like to create or update a video to promote your program, contact LCLC!

Saving and Reusing Blackboard materials. Want to learn how to save materials you have posted to Bb on the UIC cloud (for easy access from any computer), and how to copy materials from your old Blackboard site to the new one? Come to our workshops on Monday from 11am-12pm in GH 301 or Wednesday from 12am-2pm in UH 1750. 

Scroll down to see a selection of language and culture-related activities taking place in the Chicago area, including a lecture about the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the exibition Galería Sin Fronteras, poetry workshop at the Chinese American Museum, and many more.

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.  Note our new Ukrainian Conversation Club, see LCLC calendar for meeting times.

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.

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LCLC Workshops

Week of April 28th - May 2nd

Reusing Blackboard Materials

Monday 4/28

GH 301

Reusing Blackboard Materials

Friday 5/2

UH 1750


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, April 28th, 2:00-4:00PM 

FRENCH FILM CLUB: Diva (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1981) 

Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, May 2nd, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM CLUB: Decalogue VIII (Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski, 1990)

The Decalogue - VIII is the eighth part of the television series The Decalogue by Polish director Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski, connected to the ninth imperative of the Ten Commandments, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. A Holocaust survivor confronts an ethics professor who once refused to help her on the basis of this commandment.

Culture Events in the City

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, April 30th, 6:30PM

Current Affairs: From the Eastern Question to the Middle East

A lecture on contemporary France looking into the many dimensions of the East-West relationship with the most eminent scholar on the Arab World in France today.

Trained as an historian, Henry Laurens is the author of several reference works, including a history of modern Palestine, La Question de la Palestine. He is Professor and Chair of History of the Contemporary Arab World at the Collège de France in Paris. He will be in conversation with Nabeel Khoury, Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Fee: Free
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
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German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, May 1st, 6:30PM

Let’s Talk About Germany: The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall

Join German historian Anette Isaacs, as she presents a historical and political overview of the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. It has been almost 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall – an insurmountable icon of the Cold War.
With its rise on August 13th the course of German history, and especially Berlin history, took an inconceivable turn. It would take over 28 years later on November 9th, 1989 to tear down this cruel and inhuman symbol of Germany’s division, thus giving birth to yet another period in this European nation’s evolution.
Fee: FREE and open to the public. Beer and snacks available for purchase.
Location: DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 North Western Avenue
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ñ FRIDAY, MAy 2nd, 6:00PM

EU-Russian Relations: The Ukrainian Crisis

East Global Geopolitics magazine is pleased to invite you to a presentation of the latest issue and discussion. Speakers will be Giuseppe Scognamiglio, chairman of Europeye,publisher of East Global Geopolitics, and Alexandru Grigorescu, PhDAssociate Professor, Political Science Department and Assistant Director of the International Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago.There will be light refreshments following the presentation.
Fee: Free and open to the public
Location: Loyola University Museum of Art, 820 N. Michigan Avenue
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ñ ONGOING EVENT, until August 17th

Exibit: Galería Sin Fronteras

Founded by Gilberto Cárdenas in Texas, for thirteen years the actual Galería Sin Fronteras specialized in Chicano, Latin American, and Caribbean art, taking an important role in bringing to light emerging Latino artists. Touching on cultural, social and political themes, this exhibit is free and runs till August 17th.
Fee: Free
Location: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street
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Next Week's Culture Events in the City

ñMONDAY, May 5th, 6:00PM

Film screening: Masángeles

After her mother's suicide, illegitimate 7-year old Masángeles has to survive in her father's epic-neurotic family, in the midst of the guerrilla war.
Fee: ?
Location: Instituto Cervantes - Auditorio, 31 W. Ohio St.
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Japanese flag iconWEDNESDAY, May 7th, 6:00P-8:00PM

Documentary Film Screening: Tohoku Tomo
followed by Q&A with Wesley Julian, Producer/Director & Tim Schraeder, Marketing Manager

Tohoku Tomo, a story of true friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery by the international community following The Great East Japan Earthquake.
As the world marks the third anniversary of The Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2014), Chicago-based filmmaker Wesley Julian is preparing to debut a documentary film, Tohoku Tomo (translated: “Friends of Tohoku”) to bring attention to the ongoing efforts to rebuild the Tohoku region of Japan which was directly impacted by the disaster.The film includes over a dozen interviews, footage from the impacted areas, and features J-Pop artist Maynard Plant.
Fee: Students and Children Free/ $5 Admission
Location: Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts (Lecture Hall), 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg, IL 60193
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French flag iconSATURDAY, May 10th, 1:30-4:00PM

Family Ciné Workshop (Ages 5 - 12): La Clé des champs

Family Ciné Workshop: from comedy to poetry, drama to documentary, come and join us to dream, laugh and learn with French movies, followed by an activity and a “goûter” (snack): have fun and learn! The first film in the series, La Clé des champs, is about two lovely children who discover an abandoned pond and its wilderness. They befriend each other and learn about life while observing this unique environment...
Fee: Family Pass (1 adult min, 4 family members max) - $10 for 1 movie, $25 for series of 3
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
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Chinese flag image, icon sizeSATURDAY, May 10th, 2:00PM

Poetry Workshop at the Chinese American Museum

Come join us for an inspirational afternoon of poetry fellowship, appreciation, reading and writing.
Fee: $8 members, students, and seniors; $12 general
Location: 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616   
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SUNDAY, May 11th, 6:00PM

Lecture: Saving Greece’s Cultural Heritage: The Looted Aidonia Treasure & Mycenean Cemeteries of Nemea
presented by James Wright, Director, American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Fee: Free with Museum Admission. $10 for adults, $8 for seniors. Students, faculty, and Museum members are free.
Location: National Hellenic Museum. 333 S. Halsted, Greektown.
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All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.


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


Tue, 2 - 3 PM

ñ Ukrainian
Tue, 4 - 5 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


French flag iconFrench
Thurs, 12 - 1 PM

ñ Spanish
Thurs, 1 - 2 PM

Japanese flag icon Japanese
Thurs, 4 - 5 PM


Polish flag icon Polish
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

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