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September 27 - October 1, 2021

 
     
 
  News from the LCLC Week 6. "Bel automne vient plus souvent que beau printemps."
  In the image: UIC Language Map (right) ; LCLC Peer Tutors Alison (Spanish, top right), Ryan (French, right), and Lainey (Italian, bottom right) ; image from @lclc_peer_tutoring on Instagram: "Bel automne vient plus souvent que beau printemps” translates to “A lovely autumn comes more often than a lovely Spring.”
 

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Thanks to everyone who added to our LCLC/UIC Language Map last week! More Catalan and Farsi speakers joined… If you haven’t yet added your language(s), submit your info here, and view the map here.

New this week: conversation hours in Polish and Russian! Both are in person in 308 Grant Hall. Join Izolda and Vlad and bring anyone who’s interested in a chat in these languages. 

BLP students in French, German, Italian, and Spanish are taking advantage of peer tutoring—and your upper-level students in these languages are getting on-the-job training in being effective tutors. New this week: easy access to peer tutoring via QR codes

Powerpoint/Google Slides/Prezi: what do you use? Join us on October 1st, 3:00PM on Zoom: this LCSL 505 session is all about effective Powerpoint/Google Slides, including a presentation by Spanish lecturer Beth Maldonaldo. Email us at lclc@uic.edu for the link to join us, or to set up an appointment to find out more. And, as always, you can join us at our Virtual Help Desk, drop in 9-5 M-F.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Best,
Dolly and the LCLC Staff (Juanita, Carly, Brian, Kelsi, Tania, Evan)
 
 

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French Tutor Laurie Celebrates Kassav and Zouk music

A few weeks ago a very famous Guadeloupean singer and guitarist based in Paris called Jacob Desvarieux passed away due to Covid-19. Jacob was part of a French Antillean band called Kassav which is very famous in many French speaking countries such as France and the French Antilles which includes Haiti, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Saint Lucia, Dominica, Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.

Not too long ago my mother was telling me a story of how she sneaked out of her house with her cousins to go to Kassav´s concert in Haiti when she was younger and when I asked her why, she simply responded ¨It was Kassav!!!¨. My father also grew up listening to Kassav in Haiti so if one day you see him with his eyes closed, his head shaking and his fingers playing an invisible guitar, he is probably listening to Kassav. This band has impacted the lives of many generations with their songs and they continue to do so after so many years. This blog about Kassav and Zouk is in honor of the great Jacob Desvarieux and the band Kassav for their amazing work and for bringing happiness to the lives of so many people around the world. 

Click here to watch a FREE live concert of the band.

Read more of Laurie's post for a list of her favorite songs by Kassav, and visit the blog website to read other interesting posts from our tutors!

 
     
 
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