Professor Rott with her students during German Conversation Club

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Did you know you can create videos using only your computer? Free screencasting software lets you (and your students) easily produce videos for tutorials or student presentations. During this workshop, we'll show you how to use our favorite screencasting tools and help you develop ideas for using them in your teaching. Here's an example of a Jing video tutorial: How to use WordReferencehttp://screencast.com/t/JZBz9TB1I 

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

LCLC Workshops

Week of February 23rd - March 1st

Narrated presentations 

Wednesday 2/25
11:00AM-12:00PM

GH 304

Narrated presentations

Thursday 2/26
11:00PM-12:00PM

GH 304

Drop-in hours

Week of February 23rd - March 1st

Wednesdays 2PM-3PM

UH 1750

Fridays 10AM-11AM

UH 1501

 
Questions about using Blackboard, Facebook, google docs, other? Drop in and ask! Drop-in hours on Wednesdays 2 -3PM in UH 1750 and Fridays 10-11AM in UH 1501. Email us at lclc@uic.edu for more information.

Encourage your students and colleagues to check out the UIC Language and Culture Learning Center Facebook page and Twitter feed. We post photos of events and announce upcoming events there so students can stay up-to-date with LCLC happenings. Promoting our pages is a good way to ensure your students know about your conversation hour or film series.

Please help us advertise the multiplicity of languages and cultures in the LCSL by sending photos to: edweber@uic.edu

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: lclc.uic.edu. 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 9AM on Friday mornings and we'll include it in our Monday newsletter.

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

If you teach any course that involves information-gathering or research, you know your students use wikipedia as a primary research source. Sometimes this wastes their time: sometimes it wastes your time. Here are some tips on how to harness the Beast and provide a better research experience for your students: Integrating Wikipedia In Courses
AND: Find out how wikipedia suggests teachers use their resources: Wikipedia:Training for Educators
Have your students learn how to edit wikipedia themselves: Wikipedia:Training for Students

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To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at lclc@uic.edu.
 

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 25th, 3:00-5:00PM

Aliyah (2012)

A low-level Jewish drug dealer (Pio Marmaï) tries to save enough money to leave Paris and join his cousin in Israel, but his older brother's constant demands and a new love interest jeopardize his plans.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, February 26th, 1:00-3:00PM

Papusza (2013)

This movie is about the rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, February 26th, 3:00-5:00PM

Fack Ju Göhte! (Suck me Shakespeer, 2013)

Streetwise hustler Zeki gets out of prison to discover a school has been built on the site where he hid his loot. So he decides to pass himself off as a substitute teacher, but soon he runs across dedicated trainee teacher Lisi. When she realizes he doesn’t take his job very seriously, she makes sure he gets the problem class assigned that every teacher at the school fears. 

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, February 27th, 3:00-5:00PM

Cossacks (1961)

The Cossacks is a 1961 Soviet drama film directed by Vasili Pronin. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival. It is based on the novel of the same name.

Next Week's Films

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

Dragon Knight (2003)

Guillaume de Montauban (Daniel Auteuil), an immortal knight who has been scarred in a fire, embarks on a series of adventures. Felix, a naive teenager, and Raoul, a man cursed to transform to a beast at night, join Montauban on his travels.

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

TBA

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

Kin-dza-dza! (1986) 

Two Humans, "Uncle Vova" and "The Fiddler" accidentally find themselves on another planet after pushing the wrong button on the strange device. Planet "Pluke" in the galaxy "Kin-Dza-Dza" looks like a desert. All "aliens" look human, and can understand Russian, after reading uncle Vova's mind. 

Cultural Events in the City

French flag iconMONDAY, February 23, 7:00PM

Love Battles: The Films of Jacques Doillon - Raja

Jacques Doillon, 2003, with Pascal Greggory, Benjat Benssallem, in French with English Subtitles
Teenage orphan Raja works in the garden of Fred, an older Frenchman. The attention he lavishes on her is tempered by their lack of a common language and her brother’s insistence that she marry his friend. A triumph of filmmaking and storytelling. Benssallem won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival for her honest portrayal of the conflicted Raja.
Location: Doc Films, 1212 East 59th St.
Fee: N/A
Click here for more information.

German flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, February 24, 6:00PM

Literaturlenz: Reading with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Each year Literaturlenz brings together the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Swiss and the Austrian cultural institutions for an evening of readings in German. Each author represents a unique voice in contemporary German-language literature. In 2015 we welcome Navid Kermani from Germany, Jonas Lüscher from Switzerland, and Anna Weidenholzer of Austria. The readings will be followed by a discussion in English moderated by Susan Harris, Editorial Director of Words Without Borders.
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Fee: Free
Click here fore more information.

SATURDAY, February 28th, 

Brazil: Grupo Corpo

Grupo Corpo founded in 1975 in Belo Horizonte make their Chicago debut February 28 and March 1, 2015. Led by Artistic Director Paulo Pederneiras and Choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras, the company melds traditional Brazilian dance with western contemporary movement.
Location: 50 E. Congress Parkway
Fee: $25-$65
Click here for more information.

SATURDAY, February 28, 3:00-4:00PM

“Clean Monday” Kite Demonstration

In Greece, Kathara Deftera (Clean Monday) is the start of Lent among Orthodox Christians. Clean Monday is considered to mark the beginning of the spring season, kite flying is also part of the tradition. Young people and adults organize excursions to open areas, so as to fill the skies with their kites. 
Location: (National Hellenic Museum) 333 South Halsted St.
Fee: Free with general admission
Click here for more information.

ONGOING through December, 2015

"No Home To Go To: The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-1952" at the Balzekas Museum

Drawing on the memories, documents, photographs, and memorabilia of families and individuals who lived through the experience, the Balzekas Museum, along with its collaborating institutions--the Latvian Folk Art Museum, the Chicago Estonian House, and the Lithuanian Emigration Institute--will present the stories of Baltic displaced persons, from 1944 to 1952. 
Location: Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd.
Fee: N/A
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, March 3rd, 6:00PM

Screening of "La dolce vita" by Federico Fellini

In a Rome transformed through the pages of a tabloid, the frenzy of “divismo,” and the free-thinking of urbanization, Fellini features Marcello Rubino, a journalist who is as handsome and beloved as he is invisible and inept. Mastroianni creates the figure of a tragic and unsatisfied viveur.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450, Chicago, IL 60611
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

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

Alice in the Cities (Alice in den Städten)

German writer Philip Winter has missed his publisher's deadline for writing an article about the United States. He decides to return to Germany, and encounters a German woman, Lisa, and her daughter, Alice. Phil finds himself stuck with Alice, searching various cities of Germany for her grandmother, whose name and address Alice cannot remember.
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 200
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

ñFRIDAY, March 6th, 7:30PM

Performance: "Chicago Flamenco Festival - Carmen La Talegona / Las Compañeras, Featuring Melody Vasquez"

MARIA DEL CARMEN RIVAS ARANDA, gypsy dancer, is known in the world of Flamenco dance as the artist La Talegona. She was born in Córdoba in 1976, the niece of the famous singer of saetas Talegón de Córdoba. Her first activities and performances were directed by Javier de la Torre in the production “Suite Española”.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St.
Fee: $25
Click here for more information.

ONGOING through December, 2015

"No Home To Go To: The Story of Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-1952" at the Balzekas Museum

Drawing on the memories, documents, photographs, and memorabilia of families and individuals who lived through the experience, the Balzekas Museum, along with its collaborating institutions--the Latvian Folk Art Museum, the Chicago Estonian House, and the Lithuanian Emigration Institute--will present the stories of Baltic displaced persons, from 1944 to 1952. 
Location: Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd.
Fee: N/A
Click here for more information.

 
 
 

  C O N V E R S A T I O N
C L U B S

GRANT HALL 308

(LANGUAGE OASIS)

All UIC students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend and practice their language skills!

View the complete calendar.


MONDAY:

Chinese flag image, icon size Chinese
Mon, 12 - 1 PM

Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

japanese_flag_smallJapanese
Mon, 3 - 4 PM


TUESDAY:

ASL
Tue, 12-1 PM

ñSpanish
Tue, 1 - 2 PM

Russian flag iconRussian
Tue, 2 - 3 PM

japanese_flag_smallJapanese
Tue, 4 - 5 PM


WEDNESDAY:

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

 Greek
Wed, 1 - 2 PM

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


FRIDAY:

French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

 Arabic

Fri, 2 - 3 PM


As always, please email us at lclc@uic.edu if you have any questions!


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