For the week of March 30th, 2015

       University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland photo by Richard Cameron

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Cloud services let you store and access your content anytime from anywhere. The tools they offer are a great way to encourage collaboration outside of class! In this week’s workshop we’ll explore two different free cloud-based systems – Google Drive and Box – and show you how you can use them to create collaborative opportunities in your course. With these tools, students can work on writing assignments, peer editing/assessment, slideshows, videos, and much more. These tools can also let you provide feedback and input to your students on a variety of projects more quickly and easily without having to worry about losing paper copies or email attachments!

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

LCLC Workshops: Cloud collaboration
Week of March 30th- April 5th

Wednesday 3/18
11-12 GH 304

Thursday 3/19
11-12 GH 304

Drop-in hours
Questions about using Blackboard, Facebook, Google Docs, etc.?
Week of March 30th - April 5th

Wednesdays 2-3
UH 1750

Fridays 10-11
UH 1501

Beginning in Fall 2015, Korean joins the language offerings at UIC. Join the LCLC in saying  by attending our mini-festival of Korean films. Films will be shown in GH 308 every Monday from 12-2 beginning April 6th. Our first film will be "More than Blue".
Radio producer K was abandoned by his family. Lyricist Cream lost her family to a car accident in a split second. These two people continue their lives filling in each other's longings like family, friends and lovers. But K has less than 200 days to live. When he's gone he knows she'll be all alone. K decides to find someone who can be with her for the rest of her life. Joo-hwan is a dentist, a kind and gentle soul. But most importantly, a healthy human being, someone who can be by her side. Joo-hwan falls in love with her the moment he sees her.

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Streaming web radio is a great tool for language students at all levels. Beginning students can listen to their favorite type of music and gain exposure to the target language through commercials and songs. More advanced students can practice their comprehension skills and gain a broader appreciation for the cultures of their target language by listening to talk and news radio programs.

TuneIn ( is a FREE service that streams over 100,000 radio stations and millions of podcasts from all over the world. It allows users to search by language or location and make lists of favorite stations. Apps are available for all mobile devices in addition to the website.

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.

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.

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.

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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, April 1st, 3:00-5:00PM

Queens of the Ring (2013)

A single mother with a criminal past is upset by being ignored by her child who is growing into adolescence and preferring the company of his school friends to hers. She decides to appeal to the only thing that her son is interested in by training to become a female wrestler, together with her workmates from the supermarket.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, April 2nd, 1:00-3:00PM


German flag image, icon sizeTHURSDAY, April 2nd, 3:00-5:00PM

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (The Baader Meinhof Complex, 2008) 

The movie takes a look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.

Russian flag iconFRIDAY, April 3rd, 3:00-5:00PM

Hedgehog in the Fog (1975)

A little hedgehog, on the way to visit his friend the bear, gets lost in thick fog, where horses, dogs and even falling leaves take on a terrifying new aspect.

Next Week's Films

French flag iconWEDNESDAY, April 8th, 3:00-5:00PM

A Thousand Months (2003)

A Thousand Months is a 2003 French-Moroccan drama film directed by Faouzi Bensaïdi. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Polish flag iconTHURSDAY, April 9th, 1:00-3:00PM


Russian flag iconFRIDAY, April 10th, 3:00-5:00PM

Gorod Zero (1988)

Moscow engineer Alexey Varakin visits a small town on a business trip, where his adventures begin. He meets a naked secretary at a local factory, a prosecutor who wants to commit a crime and other strange characters.

Cultural Events in the City

Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, March 31st, 6:00PM

Screening of "Boccaccio 70" & "Spirits of the Dead" by Federico Fellini

Boccaccio 70
The Temptations of Dr. Antonio (1962, 60 min.) by Federico Fellini with Peppino De Filippo, Antonio Acqua, Eleonora Nagy.
Spirits of the Dead (Tre passi nel delirio)
Toby Dammit (1967, 43 minuti) by Federico Fellini with Terence Stamp, Salvo Randone, Milena Vukotic.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N Michigan Avenue Suite 1450, Chicago, IL
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

ñWEDNESDAY, April 1st, 7:30PM

Festival of New Spanish Cinema: Magical girl

The movie is the winner for Best Picture and Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and nominated for seven Goya Awards. This screening will be introduced by Steven Marsh, Associate Professor of Spanish Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St. - Chicago
Fee: Members $6; General Admission $11
Click here for more information.

French flag iconTHURSDAY April 2nd, 6:00PM

Book Beats: The Nobel Prize in Literature, a French tradition: New Discussion Series!

Discover acclaimed, must-read French prize winners. Randy Williams, leads the discussion with support of professors Isabelle David and Geoffrey Ruiz. Books are available for member checkout in the Brown Médiathèque. 
Location: 810 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Fee: Members : Free / Non Members : $5
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German flag image, icon sizeFRIDAY, April 3rd, 6:00PM

Sound Installation: Stefan Roigk: frombergMIX 2015

Stefan Roigk is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Berlin. He studied fine arts with a focus on sound art under professors Ulrich Eller and Dietrich Klakow from 1998 to 2002 in Hannover, Germany. Roigk deals with the borders between abstract sound collages, sculptures, installations, film and graphic scores.
Location: Experimental Sound Studio, 5925 N Ravenswood, Chicago
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Culture Events in the City

SATURDAY, April 11th, 2:00PM

Tony Mankus presents his autobiography: Where Do I Belong? - An Immigrant’s Quest for Identity

After 20 years of writing, a local prominent attorney Tony Mankus officially releases a memoir, entitled Where Do I Belong? - An Immigrant’s Quest for Identity. The memoir sheds light on the human element of the immigration experience, an issue we often lose sight of among the heated political rhetoric surrounding this issue.
Location: Balzekas Museum, 6500 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.

ñSATURDAY, April 11th, 8:00PM

Concert: "Rosana in concert. 8 Lunas Tour"

The Latin Grammy Best Singer-Songwriter nominee is back to the U.S. Unique an intimate show bringing the best of her classics - popular songs "Si tú no estás" (If you're not here), "A fuego Lento" (Below the boiling point); "El Talisman". Her new album “8 Lunas” include the classics songs of her career (some of them very well-known singles, others have gained importance over the years).
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 West Ohio St. Chicago, IL 60654
Fee: $25 general admission; $20 students and members of Instituto Cervantes.
Click here for more information.

Polish flag iconSUNDAY April 12th, 5:00PM

Tributosaurus Becomes THE BEATLES, Rubber Soul & Revolver

The audacious Tributosaurus Beatles project, to perform all of their recorded songs from start to finish, concluded last fall with a performance of Let It Be, and the best of the orchestral compositions. Now, they have the freedom to craft special shows, spanning the entire catalog. The first choice is a special early evening, all ages show, featuring the great back to back albums, Rubber Soul and Revolver.
Location: Copernicus Center 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Fee: $30 / $35 / $40
Click here for more information.

Italian flag image, icon sizeTUESDAY, April 14th, 6:00PM

Screening of "The Clowns" by Federico Fellini

Fellini evokes dreams, discoveries, and wonders of his childhood. Made for television, I Clowns is part documentary, part fantasy and allows Fellini to talk about himself by way of the circus. Clowns received the Nastro d’argento for Costumes by Danilo Donati.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1450, Chicago, IL
Fee: Free
Click here for more information.


  C O N V E R S A T I O N



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

View the complete calendar.


Polish flag icon Polish
Mon, 2 - 3 PM

Mon, 3 - 4 PM


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


French flag iconFrench
Fri, 12 - 1 PM

Fri, 1 - 2 PM


Fri, 2 - 3 PM

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