Mount Putuo, Zhoushan, China photo by Michelle Berube

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Easy video editing:  Want to make--or have your students make--a short video? make clips from a longer movie? download and customize YouTube videos to fit your lesson? This week’s workshops on basic video editing will introduce you to simple editing with iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or Adobe Premiere Elements. All of these programs cost from $0 to $5 and are designed for beginners.

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

LCLC Workshops: Mapping
Week of March 9th- March 16th

Wednesday 3/11
11-12 GH 304

Thursday 3/12
11-12 GH 304

Drop-in hours
Week of March 9th - March 16th

Wednesdays 2-3
UH 1750

Fridays 10-11
UH 1501

 
Drop-in sessions: Questions about using Blackboard, Facebook, google docs, other? Drop in and ask! Drop-in hours on Wednesdays 2 -3 in UH 1750 and Fridays 10-11 in UH 1501. Email us for more information.

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Slow news. Students of all levels want more listening practice but are often intimidated by authentic audio content. Slow news podcasts provide students with slow-but-not-too-slow authentic language spoken by native speakers. Additionally, since they’re news programs, students have ideas about the content before they listen.

Slow news is available in a variety of languages (Click on the name of the langauge to access the podcsts):

All sites provide transcripts so students can read along and many offer interactive exercises and other content to supplement the audio podcasts.

UIC LCLC Facebook and Twitter! Encourage your students and colleagues to check out the UIC Language and Culture Learning Center Facebook page and Twitter feed. 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.

Visit us online: http://lclc.uic.edu

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, March 11th, 3:00-5:00PM

Paris Countdown (2013)

Two estranged friends (Olivier Marchal, Jacques Gamblin) must join forces to survive after the psychopath they testified against several years earlier is released from prison.

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

TBA

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

Soul Kitchen (2009)

Greek restaurateur Zinos can't seem to get a break. The girl he loves moves to China, so he decides to leave his beloved diner in the hands of his brother, Ilias. When the heartbroken Zinos returns, his neighborhood "soul kitchen" has been taken over by the mob and is in debt. He decides to re-open with a hotshot chef, but will his loyal clientele -- used to bad food and good company -- ever return?

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

Ward No. 6 (2009)

Doctor Ragan, a psychiatric doctor at an insane asylum strikes up a conversational relationship with a patient who suffers from paranoid delusions. Their talks take on increasing importance in his life, to the point where he starts ignoring his other responsibilities. His grip on reality slipping, Ragan is tricked into becoming a patient in the mental ward himself, and must face questions regarding the nature of insanity.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, March 18th, 3:00-5:00PM

17 Girls (2011)

In Lorient, 17 teenage girls from the same high school make an unexpected decision, incomprehensible to the boys and adults. The film was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. 17 Girls is based on the alleged pregnancy pact that took place at Gloucester High School in 2008.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, March 19th, 1:00-3:00PM

TBA

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, March 20th, 3:00-5:00PM

White Sun of the Desert (1970)

The film is one of the most popular Russian films of all time. Its blend of action, comedy, music and drama, as well as memorable quotes, made it wildly successful, and it has since achieved the status of a top cult film in Soviet and Russian culture. The film is watched by cosmonauts before most space launches as a matter of good luck ritual.

 

Cultural Events in the City

Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY March 10th, 6:00PM

Every Blessed Day (Tutti i santi giorni)

Antonia and Guido are two 30 year-olds who are very much in love, with plans for the future. Paolo Virzì directs a charming comedy, which is a bit irreverent, a tad chaotic, giving room to feelings that endure, despite the frenzy of our everyday lives.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

French flag iconTHURSDAY, March 12th, 6:30PM

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Belgique: Art et Bière

Two great Belgium artists were à l'honneur this year in Chicago: René Magritte and James Ensor. Come and hear more about their origins and their legacy in the company of Nancy Ireson, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Followed by a Belgian beer tasting.
Location: The Alliance Française de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

ñFRIDAY, March 13th,6:00PM

Living is easy with eyes closed (Vivir es facil con los ojos cerrados)

The film that swept Spain’s Goya Awards in 2014. Based on a true story, the film centers on a schoolteacher/Beatles enthusiast (Cámara of TALK TO HER) who finds the Fab Four’s songs an invaluable teaching tool and who journeys to the Almería location of Richard Lester’s HOW I WON THE WAR in the hope of imparting advice to his idol John Lennon.
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St.
Fee: N/A
Click here for more information.

German flag image, icon sizeSUNDAY March 15th, 3:00PM

European Film Festival: Farewell, Herr Schwarz

This fascinating, moving documentary is a personal quest that turns into a true-life detective story whose unexpected revelations open up broad questions about the relationship of family history to history, and of postwar Germany to Israel and the Jewish past.
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago
Fee: $11; Students: $7; Film Center Members: $6; Students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute: $5
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, March 17th, 6:00PM

Juliet of the Spirits (Giulietta degli spiriti) by Federico Fellini

A woman realizes that her marriage is falling apart. In search of comfort, she consults with the spirits in vain. Keeping an eye on her husband, she has concrete proof of his betrayal. Instead of reproaching him, she prefers to let him go, hoping, despite everything, in a better future.
Location: talian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, March 18th, 6:30PM

Festival de la Francophonie: Soirée Afrique

Discover African Theater with Congolese playwright Pierre Mumbere Mujomba, in exile from his country since the staging of La Dernière Enveloppe in Kinshasa in 2003, an award-winning work critical of Zaire's Mobutu government, in discussion with Patrizia Acerra, director of International Voices Project. Followed by DJ Mwelwa's tracks from the continent.
Location: 54 W. Chicago Avenue
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, March 19th, 6:00PM

European Film Festival: Farewell, Herr Schwarz

This fascinating, moving documentary is a personal quest that turns into a true-life detective story whose unexpected revelations open up broad questions about the relationship of family history to history, and of postwar Germany to Israel and the Jewish past.
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago
Fee: $11; Students: $7; Film Center Members: $6; Students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of the Art Institute: $5
Click here for more information.

Polish flag iconFRIDAY, March 20th, 6:00PM

Views from the Mole Hill/ Widoki z Kreciej Góry

The exhibition includes 20 oil paintings, 20 sumi-e paintings (ink on rice paper), 20 haiga paintings (ink on rice paper with haiku poetry), approximately 100 photographs showing the beauty of the Republic of Mole Hill, and the promotion of an anthology of haiku poetry by 18 American and Japanese poets entitled “Climbing Mole Hill”. Also planned is a performance by the trio led by Mieczyslaw Wolny who composed musical pieces for Mole Hill.
Location: Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Fee: Free
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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