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For the week of April 18, 2016

Language Symposium Photo Slideshow
 2016 Chicago Language Symposium, hosted by LCLC
Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,
Thank you to all who presented in and attended the Chicago Language Symposium: you made it a huge success. Special thanks to the many lecturer and graduate student volunteers who helped behind the scenes!

Presentation Powerpoints, including Dr. Lara Lomicka's keynote and her "20 Free Tools for the Blended Classroom" workshop information, will be available on the LCLC website. You can access Dr. Lomicka's materials here as well: If any of these tools sound
right for your class, let us know! LCLC can help you integrate them into your syllabus for Fall 2016.
Weekly workshop - Interactive Classrooms: Socrative, Poll Everywhere, Plickers, NearPod. Are you looking for new ways to engage your students in class? Interactive classroom tools like Socrative, Poll Everywhere, Plickers, and NearPod allow you to poll students, ask comprehension questions, and more in real time and instantly display the class's responses as charts and graphs. As an instructor, you can also analyze students' answers individually to quickly identify students who might need extra help. This is a great way to check comprehension of a text or video clip, review vocabulary, and test grammar points. In this workshop, we'll introduce you to these tools and help you think about how you can use them effectively in your class. This week's workshops are Wednesday 1-2 and Thursday 11-12 in Grant Hall 304.

LCLC Weekly Workshop: Interactive Classrooms
Week of April 18th-April 22nd

GH 304

GH 304

Drop-in hours
Questions about using Blackboard, Facebook, Google Docs, etc.?
Week of April 18th-April 22nd

UH 1750

UH 1750

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

LangMedia ( is a project that aims to offer free, authentic videos (with transcriptions and translations) for less commonly taught languages, as well as videos that highlight differences in regional dialects and usages for more commonly taught languages. Many of these videos focus on cultural points and can be a great supplemental resource for the videos and audio materials that accompany textbooks. And unlike YouTube, these videos are well-produced and designed with language learners in mind, plus they can be downloaded for offline viewing or integration into Blackboard.
Materials are available for many of the languages taught in LCSL - Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish!

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 below and on our calendar: All events at the LCLC are free and open to students of all levels. To request 308 for your cultural event, click here. 


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

Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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Russian, 12-1
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ASL, *this week*
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German, 12-1
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Italian Club, 1-2
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Ukrainian, 11-12
Yiddish in Yiddish
Yiddish, *this week*
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Polish, 1-2
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Greek, 1-2
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French, 12-1
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Spanish, 2-3
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Italian, 2-3
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Japanese, 4-5 

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 in 308 Grant Hall: Week of April 18th

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 hours.

If you'd like to host an event, please use these forms. Note the different links at that page for different types of events.

flag of FranceWEDNESDAY, April 20th, 3:00-5:00 PM

Le scaphandre et le Papillon (2007) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly-dir. Julian Schnabel

The true story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live with an almost totally paralyzed body; only his left eye isn't paralyzed.

flag of PolandTHURSDAY, April 21st, 3:20-5:20 PM

Cien (1956) Shadow-dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz 

A man is hurled from a train. As authorities piece together his identity, three accounts emerge: one set during World War II, one in the immediate aftermath of the war, and one in contemporary Poland.

flag of RussianFRIDAY, April 22nd, 3:00-5:00 PM

Oligarkh (2002) Tycoon: A New Russian-dir. Pavel Lungin

During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement.

Next week's International Films: Week of April 25th

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Fack ju Gohte 2 (2015) Suck Me Shakepeer-dir. Bora Dagtekin

Mr. Muller and his class are taking a school trip to Thailand to strengthen the reputation of their school.

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Zdjecia probne (1977) Screen Test-dir. Agnieszka Holland

A film about a film being made by a group of young directors. Story is divided into three parts around the screen tests.

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Cultural Events in the City

flag of GermanyMONDAY, April 18th, 7:30 PM

Royal Classical Music

Hear Handel's Coronation Anthems, the bold music played whenever a new king or queen is crowned, performed by Masterworks Festival Chorus and Chamber Orchestra.
Fee: Discount tickets: $ 10, other ticket rage from $29-59
Location: Orchestra Hall, Symphoney Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60604
Click here for more information.

flag of ItalyTUESDAY, April 19th, 6:00 PM

Italian duo Luisa Sello (flute) and Bruno Canino (piano) 

The International flutist Luisa Sello and Bruno Canino, one of the best chamber musicians of our time, form a special duo where Ms. Sello’s personality joins the experience of the Italian pianist.
Fee: Free
Location: PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605
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flag of PolandSUNDAY, April 24th, Doors Open:12:30 PM, Show: 1:00-3:00 PM

Lajkonik 25th Anniversary Gala Concert

We invite you to join The Lajkonik Ensemble in celebrating a magnificent milestone. Come experience our 25th Anniversary Gala Concert, presenting numerous breathtaking performances of Polish folk song and dance.
Fee: Prices starting at $20
Location: Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago IL 60630
Click here for more information.

Next week's Cultural Events

flag of FranceTUESDAY, April 26th, 6:30 PM

A John Shedd Reed Lecture on Contemporary France

John Shedd Reed was a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Francaise de Chicago for a number of years.
Fee: Free
Location: 54 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60654
Click here for more information.

WEDNESDAY, April 27th, 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Chinatown Business Luncheon featuring Cory Jobe

Cory Jobe, Director-Illinois Office of Tourism, will be the featured speaker at the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerces next Chinatown Business Luncheon.
Fee: Chamber Members: $15, Non-members: $20
Location:2147 S. China Place, Chicago IL 60616
Click here for more information.

flag of JapanTHURSDAY, April 28th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Mid-Century Modern Movement and Japanese Influence

Ms. B. A. Church is an accomplished interior design historian who taught at Harrington College of Design. This exciting talk will focus on Isamu Noguchi, George Katsutoshi Nakashima, and the Herman Miller and Knoll Companies.
Fee: students: Free, JASC Members: $10, Non-Members: $15 
Location: 10 S Riverside Plaza, Soldier Field Room 1st Floor, Chicago IL 60606
Click here for more information.