Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Welcome back, and Happy New Year!
LCLC staffers -- Abby, Anci, Brian, Koral, Michelle, Svetlana, and our new recruit Frank -- all look forward to collaborating with you to make classroom technology useful and engaging for you and your students.

Drop-in hours and workshops are open to all faculty, TAs, and staff in the LCSL (times, dates and locations to be announced). Email us at for more information.

We are happy to welcome the Portuguese conversation club starting this Friday, January 16 at 1PM.  See the events list below and the LCLC calendar for dates and times of our other weekly events.

Special event: Je suis Charlie:  The Department of French and Francophone Studies invites you all to join us Wednesday, January 14, in Grant Hall 308. This informal gathering is an opportunity to meet and think about the events of the past week in Paris.
A more formal French and Francophone Studies event, including speakers, will be organized in the next few weeks.

Please help us advertise the multiplicity of languages and cultures in the LCSL by sending photos to:

We also encourage you and your students to participate in our weekly events in 308 Grant Hall, listed on the right and on our calendar: To request 308 for your cultural event, click here.

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

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, January 16th, 3:00-5:00PM


Next Week's Films

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, January 21st, 3:00-5:00PM

Café de Flore (2011)

A love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. A mystical and fantastical odyssey on love.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, January 22nd, 1:00-3:00PM


Russian flag iconFRIDAY, January 23rd, 3:00-5:00PM


Cultural Events in the City

ñWEDNESDAY, January 14th, 6:00PM

Mariposa Nocturna: A Puppet Triptych, Chicago Puppet Fest

A child’s wish to a Guatemalan folk saint for her dying grandmother to have a “happy sleep” morphs into a bawdy, Japanese shadow-dream (and other delights) in this trio of vignettes employing handcrafted tabletop and shadow puppets, original music and stop-motion film. Audiences are encouraged to bring a token or memento of a loved one to contribute to the show’s folk-art inspired community altar.
Location: Free Street Theater at Pulaski Park, 419 W. Blackhawk, Chicago
Fee: $5 - $20
For more information, click here.

French flag iconSATURDAY, January 17th, 2:00PM

Story-Telling (ages 3-7): Toi Grand, Moi Petit

Traditional as well as contemporary French tales are staged with puppets and drawings. Side activities will facilitate comprehension and make them active. A rich and fun experience!
Location: 810 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago
Fee: $5
For more information, click here.

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, January 21st, 6:30PM

Micmacs à tire-larigot / Micmacs by Jean-Pierre Jeunet La rétrospective LOL! French Contemporary Comedy

A man and his friends, including a contortionist, come up with an intricate and original plan to destroy two big weapons manufacturers. Dany Boon, also called France’s Mister Funny, taps into his inner Charlie Chaplin for his performance in MicMacs under the direction of Jean Pierre Jeunet, the zany and whimsical director of Amelie and Delicatessen.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Fee: $8
For more information, click here.

ñSUNDAY, January 25th, 3:00PM

Tango Buenas Aires

Led by Artistic Director Rosario Bauzá and Musical Director Fernando Marzán, the company brings its sensual passion to the Auditorium stage with “Song of Eva Perón,” a Tango dance and music performance inspired by the most important female figure in Argentinian history.
Location: Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress, Chicago,
Fee: $25 – $65
For more information, click here.





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, 12 - 1 PM

Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

Mon, 3 - 4 PM


Tue, 1 - 2 PM

Russian flag iconRussian
Tue, 2 - 3 PM


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

Wed, 1 - 2 PM

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


French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

Fri, 1 - 2 PM

Fri, 2 - 3 PM

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