Thessaloniki, Greece by Elizabeth Dolly Weber 

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Do you use UIC’s library databases to find research articles? If so, would you like to have a tool that saves links to those articles and lets you organize those articles into folders and subfolders? Do you want to automatically generate citations and bibliographies? Then you want to learn about Refworks! The LCLC will guide you through this tool and help understand its main features. Workshops are Tuesday 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.

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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 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.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconTUESDAY, December 2nd, 2:00-4:00PM

Petits frères (2001)

A girl (Stephanie Touly) sets out on a desperate search after teenage thieves (Ilies Sefraoui, Mustapha Goumane) steal her beloved pit bull and sell it to dogfighters.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, December 5th, 1:00-3:00PM

The Art of Disappearing (2013)

An unknown real story of a Haitian voodoo priest, who visited Poland in 1980. He conducts a ceremony to free Poles from evil. A metaphysical view on the time of communism through the eyes of a stranger from a different culture.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, December 5th, 3:00-5:00PM


Cultural 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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Next Week's Culture Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeMONDAY, December 1st, 6:00PM

The Grimms' Fairy Tales Your Mother Never Told You: The Original First Edition

Jack Zipes speaks about Grimms' Fairy Tales accompanied by the storytellers and musicians Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte
Location: 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601
Fee: Free
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ñWEDNESDAY December 3rd, 8:00PM

11th Annual Tribute to the Improvisational Singer

The 11th Annual Tribute to the Improvisational Singer presents Mannix Martínez, Franklin Paz and Papo Santiago. These proud residents of the Second City are ready to demonstrate what Chicago-made salsa is all about under the direction of master pianist Edwin Sánchez.
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago,
Fee: Free; $10 suggested donation
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French flag iconTHURSDAY, December 4th, 6:30PM

1914 - 2014 : "The Great War and the Origins of Humanitarianism"

Bruno Cabanes, a pioneer in the study of the aftermath of war, shows, through his vivid and revelatory history of individuals, organizations, and nations in crisis, how and when the right to human dignity first became inalienable.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue,
Fee: Free
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japanese_flag_smallFRIDAY, December 5th, 6:00PM

Holiday Ikebana Workshop

Ms. Inoue Darcy will introduce the basics of Ikebana’s systematic method of floral arranging, as well as give a brief presentation on the cultural importance of Ikebana. This workshop is open to beginners and all levels of Ikebana knowledge.
Location: Japan America Society of Chicago, 1 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2475, Chicago, IL 60602
Fee: $30 Members/$40 Non-Members (flowers included in fee)
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Polish flag iconSATURDAY, December 6th, 7:00PM

The Love and Peace of Christmas presented by The Anthony Kawalkowski Orchestra

Led by violinist, Anthony Kawalkowski, the full orchestra and vocalists will feature Christmas favorites including Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, the Hallelujah Chorus and many more. Enjoy the fun with the entire family this Christmas!
Location: Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Fee: $25 – $50
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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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