Rome, Italy by Elizabeth Dolly Weber 

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Use video in your class?  Want students to create videos and upload them to Blackboard? We'll show you how to post clips to Bb, capture clips from youtube, and add them to your Blackboard site.  Workshops areTuesday 12-1PM and Wednesday 12-1PM, both in Grant Hall 304. (or email for information).

UH 1750 Drop-in sessionsMondays, 10-12PM, Wednesdays 2-4PM. Stop by with short or long questions about incorporating any kind of technology into your classes. Blackboard got you stumped? We can help with that. Need help setting up grade center or creating instructions for a wiki? We can help with that, too!

Keep sending your photos of any country or region whose language/culture we teach in the LSCL to  We will include them in our newsletter, on our slideshow in Grant Hall, and on the Language and Culture Learning Center website. Wow everyone with your linguistic and cultural pride and your artistic talent!

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, November 18th, 2:00-4:00PM

Nobody Else But You (2011)

During his holidays on the countryside, David Rousseau, an author of crime novels, investigates the death of a beautiful young woman named Candice. He discovers that Candice had modeled her life and career after Marilyn Monroe. Rousseau refuses to believe she has committed suicide. Teaming up with a local policeman, he seeks to prove that Candice was murdered.

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

The Constant Factor (1980)

A Polish film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It tells the story of a young man struggling to face the death of his mother and harbouring a desire to climb the Himalayas as his father had done.The film won the Jury Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.

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

Brother 2 (2000)

Brother 2 a 2000 Russian film, and, in name, a sequel to 1997's Russian crime thriller Brother. The 'Russian-made gangster flick' was set about a year after the events that occurred in the first film. The movie included the frequent use of 12 handguns, two sub-machine guns, two assault rifles, three machine guns and two types of stick grenade.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, November 25th, 2:00-4:00PM

Populaire (2012)

Set in 1958–1959, Populaire focuses on Rose Pamphyle (Déborah François), who lives with her widowed father and is destined to marry a son of the local mechanic. Rose travels out of town and applies for a secretarial job with an insurance agency run by Louis Échard (Romain Duris). Louis learns that Rose can type with extraordinary speed and he tells her to compete in a speed-typing competition if she wants the job. Louis then begins training Rose to become the fastest typist in the world.

Cultural Events in the City

japanese_flag_smallSUNDAY, November 16, 3:00PM

Chicago Philharmonic Concert: "Power of Touch"

Come enjoy this afternoon performance along with members and guests of the Japan America Society! Titled “Power of Touch”, the theme of this performace revolves around the sense of touch in music, and is the second of five performances of Chicago Philharmonic’s “Celebrating the Senses” series. After the show is over, meet soprano soloist Asako Tamura for an informal meet and greet session. 
Location: Nichols Hall Evanston, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
Fee: $35 JASC (Japan America Society of Chicago) Members/$40 Non-Members 
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ñMONDAY, November 17th, 7:00PM

Latino Music Festival- Ondas Ensemble

Since their first concert in 2007 as part of the Chicago Latino Music Festival, the Ondas Ensemble has been delighting audiences with their inventive and unique programming of new and historic works.
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602 
Fee: N/A
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Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, November 18th, 6:00PM

In the Name of the Pope King (In nome del Papa Re)

A countess, mother of a revolutionary accused together with two friends of having carried out an attack in a building, consults with a judge from the Sacra Consulta to help her son. However, the Monsignor discovers that he is the father of the arrested man.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue , Suite 1450, Chicago, IL
Fee: Free 
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French flag iconWEDNESDAY, November 19th, 6:30PM

Quai d'Orsay / French Minister by Bertrand Tavernier; La rétrospective LOL! French Contemporary Comedy

A witty, face-paced and audacious comedy about French diplomacy, politics, and the peculiarities of power.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: $8 
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German flag image, icon sizeFRIDAY, November 21st, 7:30PM

November Stammtisch Open Haus

On the third Friday of every month the DANK Haus hosts a Stammtisch (group meeting) on the 6th floor in the beautiful Skyline Lounge. We invite everyone to the Haus to catch up with old friends and to make new ones. Each night has a theme to get the conversations started from trivia and game nights to Elvis and German bands. 
Location: DANK Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Fee: Free
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Next Week's Culture Events in the City

Chinese flag image, icon sizeSUNDAY, November 23rd, 3:00PM

30th Annual Music Festival in Honor of Confucius

The Music Festival in Honor of Confucius introduces participants to the rich heritage of Chinese music through instrumental and vocal competitions and scholarship opportunities. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Confucius Competitions as the Chinese Fine Arts Society also celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Location: Merit School of Music, (38 S. Peoria Street)
Fee: N/A
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Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, November 25th, 6:00PM

Between Miracles (Per grazia ricevuta)

Between Miracles is the first long feature film directed by Nino Manfredi. The theme of religious taboos (or superstitions?) is treated with talent. The movie received the award for Best First Film at Cannes in 1971.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue, Suite 1450, 60611 Chicago, IL
Fee: Free
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Polish flag iconTUESDAY, November 25th, 7:30PM

Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra - A Concert of International Classical & Sevdah

Philip Simmons leads the orchestra in works by Anton Rubinstein, Camille Saint-Saens, Edward Elgar, Franciscus Bossinensis, Dragan Suplevski, and traditional Bosnian folk songs with vocalist Samir Hadzalic.
Location: Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Fee: $20 general admission - $25 at the door
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ñWEDNESDAY, November 26th, 8:00PM

World Music Wednesday- Lara Bello concert

Lara Bello’s music puts the full Mediterranean palette on display. She infuses her compositions with the enchantment of her homeland Granada, while her world travels and new life in New York give this concert the flavor of personal fusion that crosses all borders and creates a language of unity in which flamenco, jazz, Arabic music, and Latin American colors converge.
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago,
Fee: Free ($10 suggested donation)
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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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