Eiffel Tower, Paris, France, by Ellen McClure

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

We hope everybody had great time with family and friends during Thankgiving break! Now finals week is approaching and LCLC will make sure you are well-prepared for it. In case you have any doubts about how to use a voiceboard, a quiz tool or grading center, LCLC is at your disposal for consultation. As always, our workshops are Tuesday 12-1PM and Wednesday 12-1PM, both in Grant Hall 304 (or email lclc@uic.edu for information).

If workshop hours don't work for you, one of our staff members will be annswering your questions at UH 1750 during 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 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. 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, 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

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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Next Week's Culture Events in the City

MONDAY, December 8th, 6:00PM

Lecture: Luisa Elena Acalá

Leading scholar Luisa Elena Alcalá explores contemporary perspectives on colonial era paintings, and the recently opened exhibition, A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire.
Location: Art Institute of Chicago Fullerton Hall
Fee: Free
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TUESDAY, December 9th, 6:30PM

Mademoiselle C (2013,113 min) By Fabien Constant

A documentary focused on former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld as she moves to New York to launch her own magazine. A rare inside glimpse into her world, filled with all the artistry and absurdity, glamour and the grit of the fashion industry.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: $8 members / $10 Non members / $25 Series of 4 (Members only), with a glass of French mousseux!
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FRIDAY, December 12th, 9:30PM

Frank Gradkowski, Chris Brown & William Winant Concert

Founded in 2006 by three musicians already well-known internationally in the contemporary classical, jazz, and improvised music fields, their extensive backgrounds in both composition and improvisation are evidenced by their ability to improvise pieces with a clear inner structure collectively on the fly.
Location: Constellation, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago
Fee: Admission $10.00
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SATURDAY December 13th, 10:00AM

Chinatown Herbalist Walking Tour

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM originated in ancient China more than 2,000 years ago. During this walking tour through Chinatown, you will learn about the history and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine and the theory of “Yin-Yang”. You will visit two shops to see the vast variety of herbs incorporated into TCM and learn about some common herbs used in herbal remedies. The final stop will be at Kent Young Health Products where you will learn about other methods of TCM including acupuncture and cupping.
Location: Chinatown Square, 2133 S China Pl Chicago,
Fee: $25
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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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