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Workshops are Wednesday 11-12PM and Thursday 11-12PM, both in Grant Hall 304. (or email for information).

LCLC Workshops

Week of January 26th - January 31st

Safe assign

Wednesday 2/04

GH 304

Safe assign

Thursday 2/05

GH 304

Drop-in hours

Week of February 2nd - February 8th

Wednesdays 2PM-3PM

UH 1750

Fridays 10AM-11AM

UH 1501

If you have any questions regarding how to enhance your teaching with technology tools, our RAs will be ansewring your questions during Drop-in hours on Wednesdays 2 -3PM in UH 1750 and Fridays 10-11AM in UH 1501. Email us at for more information.

Special events:

What do you know about Italy? Italian stereotypes with Dr Rosana Ariolfo. Come and enjoy an interactive, informal lesson at Tavola italiana. Wednesday February 4, 2-3PM, 308 GH.

Do you like cake and cultural traditions? Come to the Galette des Rois event sponsored by the UIC French Club to find out more! Thursday February 53-5PM, 308 GH.

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

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, February 4th, 3:00-5:00PM

Violette (2013)

Aspiring writing Violette LeDuc meets Simone de Beauvoir: the start of an intense relationship based on their mutual passion for writing and freedom of expression. De Beauvoir mentors LeDuc as she fights censorship of lesbian themes in her novels.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, February 5th, 1:00-3:00PM

Matka Joanna od aniołów (Mother Joan of the Angels, 1961)

A priest is sent to a small parish in the Polish countryside which is believed to be under demonic possession and there he finds his own temptations awaiting.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, February 6th, 3:00-5:00PM

The Island (2006)

Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, February 11th, 3:00-5:00PM

Bicycling with Molière (Alceste à bicyclette, 2013)

Bicycling with Molière is a 2013 French comedy film directed by Philippe Le Guay. In January 2014, the film received three nominations at the 39th César Awards.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, February 12th, 1:00-3:00PM

Panny z Wilka (The Maids of Wilko, 1979)

At the age of 40, Wiktor Ruben returns to the family property where he had spent his late teens/early twenties as a tutor of young sisters. Now they are all women - mostly wives and mothers. Wiktor discovers that Fela, once the closest to him, is now dead for some time and other sisters aren't too keen to talk about her and her grave is rather forgotten. Wiktor spends time in Wilko but isn't able to see that his return restored once forgotten dreams and hopes of the sisters.

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY,February 12th, 3:00-5:00PM


Russian flag iconFRIDAY, February 13th, 3:00-5:00PM


Cultural Events in the City

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, February 5th, 6:00PM

Sky without stars (Himmel ohne Sterne): German History in Film

The tragic love story between an East German factory worker and a West German border policeman in 1952/53. Although the film was produced in the west during the Cold War, it does not serve the Cold War at any time, but seeks to disregard all ideology and remain humane.
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

ñFRIDAY, February 6th, 7:30PM

Chicago Flamenco Festival: Lakshmi Basile “LA CHIMI” – Luna Flamenca Dance Company + The Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater + Bumbac Joe (Madrid)

7:30 – 7:45 pm. Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
7:45-8:45 pm. La Chimi
8:45 – 10:30 pm. Opening night reception and flamenco party with DJ Bumbac Joe.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W Ohio, Chicago, IL
Fee: $35 general admission; $30 students and members of Instituto Cervantes, Arte y Vida Chicago, Flamenco Arts Center and Old Town School of Folk Music
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French flag iconSATURDAY, February 7th, 1:30PM

Les Emotifs Anonymes/ Romantics Anonymous by Jean-Pierre Améris: Special program! Film and Chocolate Tasting

Romantics Anonymous tells the story of Angélique, a gifted chocolate-maker whose uncontrollable shyness prevents her from acknowledging her talents. Struggling chocolatier Jean-René (Benoît Poelvoorde), who also suffers from a similar case of awkward bashfulness, hires Angelique as his new sales associate. With the future of the business hanging in the balance, Angelique and Jean-René must overcome their limitations and confess their sweet affections for one another in this delectable comedy.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: $8 Admission with a glass of our favorite French wine, Louis Jadot
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SATURDAY, February 7th, 6:30PM

Lithuanian World Center 2015 Gala “Winter Wonderland”

Lithuanian World Center is organizing annual gala event called "Winter Wonderland" (Žiemos Svajonė)
Location: LWC Banquet Hall, Lithuanian World Center 14911 127th St. Lemont, IL 60439
Fee: $70
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

ñFRIDAY, February 13th, 6:00PM


Pilsen Outpost is pleased to present INCIVILIZADO, a solo exhibition of original illustrations and paintings by Mexican born, Minneapolis-based artist Rodrigo Oñate, (Roco). In his first solo exhibition in the United States, Roco brings his brilliantly hued mixed media paintings and illustrations with a combination of textures, shapes and characters on paper and canvas that evoke traditional and cultural graphics of Mexican folk and urban contemporary street art.
Location: Pilsen Outpost, 1958 W. 21st St,. Chicago,
Fee: N/A
Click here for more information.

French flag iconSATURDAY, February 14th, 5:00PM

Love, What Language Do You Speak?

German, French, Italian, Spanish, Lithuanian, and English
Join an international gathering of cultural organizations for a multimedia, multilingual evening of poetry, music, film, and theater in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Location: Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Fee: Free
Click here for more information

Polish flag iconTUESDAY, February 10th, 6:00PM

Candlelight Vigil Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Deportations of Polish Citizens

Seventy-five years after Stalin’s mass deportations of Polish citizens to Siberia, we gather to commemorate the spirit of our Polish comrades and to honor those who have passed. Join us for a memorable evening of grace, honor and inspiration, which begins with a candlelight vigil, and will include prayer, performance and words to honor the fate that befell nearly 2 million Polish people.
Location: Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Fee: Free
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SATURDAY, February 21st, 3:30PM

Greek Language Symposium: History, Education, Bilingualism

The Greek Language: Sound, Structure, Writing - Jason Merchant, Ph.D. (Professor of Linguistics, University of Chicago); Bilingualism - Anastasia Giannakidou, Ph.D. (Professor of Linguistics, University of Chicago); Using Technology to Teach Greek - Voula Sellountos, M.Ed. (Head of Schools, Hellenic American Academy)
Location: National Hellenic Museum, 333 South Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois 60661
Fee: Suggested donation of $5
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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, 12 - 1 PM

Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

Mon, 4 - 5 PM


Tue, 12-1 PM

Tue, 1 - 2 PM

Russian flag iconRussian
Tue, 2 - 3 PM

Mon, 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


French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

Fri, 1 - 2 PM

Fri, 2 - 3 PM

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