Dulcimer Player, Warsaw, Poland by Richard Cameron

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

LCLC workshops this week: Blackboard quizzes or Quizlet—Explore options for creating quizzes for your courses! We will introduce Quizlet, an online tool where your students can learn vocabulary from flashcards and later practice it through tests or games. Also, we will compare Quizlet to the Blackboard quiz creator and point out advantages and disadvantages of each tool. Workshops are Tuesday 12-1PM and Wednesday 12-1PM, both in Grant Hall 304. Bring your syllabus and your questions!

UH 1750 Drop-in sessions:  Mondays, 10-12PM, Wednesdays 2-4PM. Stop by with short or long questions about incorporating any kind of technology into your classes. Not sure how to post documents in Blackboard? We can help with that. Interested in Storify? We can help with that, too!

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RECEIVING YOUR PHOTOS!  Send your photos of any country or region whose language / culture we teach in the LSCL to edweber@uic.edu.  We will include them in our newsletter, on our slideshow in Grant Hall, and on the Language and Culture Learning Center website. Russia, Italy, Mexico, Germany, Lithuania, Greece, Spain, France, Japan, Austria, Portugal, Morocco, Costa Rica, China, Peru...and more! 

Please forward the Film and Conversation Club information to your students. Most gatherings have free coffee and tea, provided by the School.

Scroll down to see our featured Cultural Events in the Chicago area, and if you know of an event you think would fit, please send it to us by 9 am on Friday mornings and we'll include it in our Monday newsletter.

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

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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.

This Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, October 7th, 2:00-4:00PM

FRENCH FILM CLUB: You will be my son (2011)

Arestrup plays Paul de Marseul, a passionate and demanding winemaker unsatisfied with the prospect of his son, Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) taking over his vineyard. He dreams of a more talented one, and finds him in the shape of Phillipe (Nicolas Bridet), the son of his steward, François (Patrick Chesnais). 

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, October 10th, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM SERIES: A Woman Alone (Kobieta samotna, 1981)

Irena (Maria Chwalibog) bears one burden each day as she delivers the mail and several others when she goes home to continuing penury after her divorce from an alcoholic husband. She also has the chore of caring for a dying relative, accomplished partly out of compassion and partly on the hope that she will inherit a little cash when the woman dies.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, October 10th, 3:00-5:00PM

RUSSIAN FILM CLUB: Hipsters (2008)

Stilyagi ("obsessed with fashion") is a 2008 Russian musical dramedy cult film, named Hipsters for its American release. The film represents a fictional transposition of an American subculture of jazz and "hipsters" into a predominantly repressed and Stalinist portrayal of Soviet society in the 1950s. 

Next Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, October 14th, 2:00-4:00PM

FRENCH FILM CLUB: The artist and the model (2012)

In the summer of 1943 in the occupied France, a famous sculptor, tired of life, finds a desire to return to work with the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp and becomes his muse.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, October 17th, 1:00-3:00PM

POLISH FILM SERIES: Knife in the Water (1962)

It is a Polish drama film co-written and directed by Roman PolaƄski, which was nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It is Polanski's first feature film, featuring three characters in a story of rivalry and sexual tension.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, October 17th, 3:00-5:00PM

RUSSIAN FILM CLUB: Ivan's Childhood (1962)

The film tells the story of orphan boy Ivan and his experiences during World War II. Ivan's Childhood was one of several Soviet films of its period, such as The Cranes Are Flying and Ballad of a Soldier, that looked at the human cost of war and did not glorify the war experience as did films produced before the Khrushchev Thaw.

Cultural Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeSUNDAY, October 5th, 3:00PM 

"The American Friend" Celebrating 20 years: Sister Cities through film

Chicago and Hamburg have been sister cities since 1994. Come to Hamburg in a movie. "The American Friend." Director: Wim Wenders, 123 min., 1977. English subtitles.
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago.
Fee: General Admission $11, Students $7, Film Center Members $6, Students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute $5.
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French flag iconWEDNESDAY, October 8st, 6:30PM

1914–2014: French Chamber Music and Poetry from the War Years

Experience a direct connection to the First World War through the letters, photos and artefacts left behind by two présidentes in an exhibition curated by H. R. Williams, former AF Board President, with a companion video featuring interviews of Solange Brown and George Renwick, grand-son of Olive Hulbert.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago.
Fee: Free
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Italian flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, October 9th, 6:00PM

"American Nocturne": The Life and Works of Emanuel Carnevali

A trip through America at the beginning of the 1900s told through the visionary eyes of author Emanuel Carnevali, who arrived in the United States from Bologna when he was just a boy.A reading by Emidio Clementi,accompanied by musicians Corrado Nuccini and Emanuele Reverberi.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio st, Chicago
Fee: Free
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ñFRIDAY, October 10th, 6:30PM

2nd Annual Mexican Dance Ensemble Benefit

Mexican Dance Ensemble (MDE) provides a challenging environment that promotes cultural awareness, preserves the Mexican Folkloric Arts, and cultivate interest in dance by striving for the highest level of artistic excellence.
Location: Chicago Urban Art Society, 600 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, 
Fee: $40 in advance & $45 at door
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Chinese flag image, icon sizeSUNDAY, October 12th, 2:00PM

The World of Extreme Happiness

Savage, tragic and desperately funny, The World of Extreme Happiness is a provocative examination of individuals struggling to shape their destinies amid China's dizzying economic transformation.
Location: The Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn St Chicago
Fee: $10-$30
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Next Week's Culture Events in the City

French flag iconTUESDAY, October 14th

En Guerre: French Illustrations and World War I

With 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War I, En Guerre: French Illustrators and World War I offers a fresh exploration of the Great War as viewed through French graphic illustration of the period.
Location: Special Collections Research Center Exhibition Gallery, The University of Chicago Library
Fee: Free
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ñWEDNESDAY, October 15th, 7:00PM

Poetry off the Shelf

As part of its four-day festival in Chicago and Mexico City, MAKE Literary Productions hosts a multimedia evening with poet and translator Daniel Borzutzky, poet and critic Luis Felipe Fabre, and painter and poet Valerie Mejer Caso. The program will be in Spanish and English with some translations moving from one medium to another, as well as from one language to another.
Location: Poetry Foundation, 61 W. Superior, Chicago,
Fee: Free
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Chinese flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, October 16th

The hundred flowers project (a play by Christopher Chen)

Silk Road Rising co-founders, Artistic Director Jamil Khoury and Executive Director Malik Gillani, present the Midwest Premiere of Christopher Chen’s The Hundred Flowers Project. 
Location: Pierce Hall, the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St. (lower level) Chicago
Fee: $23 - $35
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Polish flag iconSATURDAY, October 18th, 7:00PM

Maryla Rodowicz concert

Maryla Rodowicz is a vocalist who plays a guitar and sings pop rock ballads. She recorded 30+ albums and sold over 12 million records worldwide.
Location: Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Fee: $45 – $65
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German flag image, icon sizeSUNDAY, October 19th, 5:15PM

Black panther - the story of Emilie and Jacob

In this skillfully controlled drama, Emilie and her estranged brother Jacob are reunited at their family’s holiday home in the Swiss Alps. Their parents have passed, and as the twenty-something siblings reconnect, their former desire for one another permeates their every interaction.
Location: AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street, Chicago
Fee: with code EFBLACK1 – $14 /$11
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All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.


Chinese flag image, icon size Chinese
Mon, 1 - 2 PM

Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM


Russian flag iconRussian
Tue, 12 - 1 PM

Tue, 1 - 2 PM

Tue, 4 - 5 PM


German flag image, icon sizeGerman
Wed, 12 - 1 PM

Wed, 1 - 2 PM

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

japanese_flag_smallJapanese for beginners
Wed, 4 - 5 PM


Thurs, 1 - 2 PM

ñ Ukrainian
Thurs, 4 - 5 PM


French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM


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