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For the week of August 29, 2016

Students at the International Resources Fair

LCLC RA Renita promotes conversation hours, films, and language courses at the 2016 UIC International Resources Fair


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Welcome to all! The LCLC is looking forward to working with you this year to use technology to make learning (and teaching) enjoyable and productive for you and your students.

Do you have a project in mind but aren’t sure how to make it work? Is there a technology that you’d like to learn more about or possibly use in your course? The LCLC is here to help! We have tech tools for every kind of project and can help you find the best way to integrate them effectively and meaningfully into your teaching. Email us at with all your questions!

The LCLC also has equipment to lend to instructors to help in the creation of course materials and for use in the classroom. We have laptops, tablets, video cameras, point-and-shoot photo cameras, microphones, wireless keyboards and mouses, DVD and Blu-Ray burners, and more! New this semester – 2-in-1 laptops that combine a traditional laptop with all the features of a tablet and a portable pocket projector that can be paired with a phone, tablet, or laptop to bring video to a non-classroom space. To find out if the LCLC has equipment that you’re looking for or to reserve something email us at

For graduate students and lecturers interesting in enhancing your teaching skills and learning more about teaching with technology, it’s not too late to register for LCSL 505!

Are you working on a Digital Humanities project? Do you know someone who is? The LCLC is leading the organization of this year's Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, which will be held here at UIC November 12-13, and we could use your help publicizing it. Visit and share the Colloquium website where you can find the Call for Papers and other details.

The LCLC is pleased to welcome a diverse new group of RAs this year. Catherine Vlahos (TESOL), Charlie Smith (Russian), and Renita Coleman (French) join our returning RAs Frank, Lexi, and Mediha in helping you solve your tech troubles and learn more about using technology in the classroom.

Weekly Workshop: What can Blackboard do for me? Posting class materials, creating quizzes, streaming movies, discussion boards, wikis, portfolios, fostering student collaboration and creativity... The LCLC staff will introduce you to a variety of Blackboard tools and help you figure out which ones are right for your class. Please bring your syllabus and your questions! Can't make these times? Email us to set up a meeting at the LCLC or in your office:

LCLC Weekly Workshop: What can Blackboard do for me?
Week of August 29th - September 2nd 

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A teaching with technology tip of the week:

MultCloud ( is a web-based tool that lets you consolidate all of your online cloud storage into one central location. By adding your individual cloud services like Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. to MultCloud, you can find and download any file without having to remember in which cloud you saved it. You can also easily move or copy files from one cloud to another without having to download and re-upload them.

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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Arabic, 12-1
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Japanese, 10-11  
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Polish, 12-1
 flag of Russian
Russian, 12-1
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German, 12-1
 Yiddish in Yiddish
Yiddish, 12-1
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French, 12-1
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Spanish, 1-2
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Greek, 1-2
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Korean, 2-3
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Italian, 2-3

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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To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at 


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.

 Week of August 29th

France flag image, small Le prénom (2012) What's in a name?WEDNESDAY, August 29th, 2:00-4:00 PM
Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group. Directed by Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte.

Polish flag image, small Polish Film TBA - THURSDAY, September 1st, 1:00-3:00 PM


Week of September 5th

Polish flag image, small Polish Film TBA - THURSDAY, September 8th, 1:00-3:00 PM

France flag image, small German Film TBA - THURSDAY, September 8th, 3:00-5:00 PM

flag of Japan Cha no Aji (2004) The Taste of Tea  FRIDAY, September 9th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Meet the Harunos, a rather unconventional, but happy and loving family nonetheless. They live in a small town in the mountains just out of Tokyo where life is good and quiet - but that doesn't mean they don't have their own little problems. Directed by Katsuhito Ishii.

Polish flag image, small Russian Film TBA - FRIDAY, September 9th, 3:00-5:00 PM


Cultural Events in the City

Ene thumbnailColors of Spain [exhibit] - THURSDAY, September 1st through MONDAY, September 26th
Colors of Spain features the work of Lawrence, Kansas-based photographer Michael C. Snell. Mr. Snell was moved by the variety of colors found in the everyday scenes of Spanish life during his 2013–2016 travels. This exhibition depicts just a few of the many views he captured. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1st, 6:00 PM (free reservation required).
Fee: FREE!
Location:Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, 31 West Ohio, Chicago, Illinois 60654
Click here for more information.

flag of Poland Taste of Polonia Festival - FRIDAY, September 2nd through MONDAY, September 5th, 2016
This annual Labor Day weekend festival at the Copernicus Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park offers non-stop LIVE MUSIC, food, and fun for four days.

Fee: before 5pm: $5, after 5pm: $10
Location: Copernicus Center, 5216 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Click here for more information.

flag of Italy Mia Madre [film] - opens FRIDAY, September 2nd
An Italian filmmaker tries to cope with her mother's terminal illness while working on a new movie with a bombastic American actor. In Italian with English subtitles.

Fee: $11
Location: Music Box Theater, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
Click here for more information.


Next week's Cultural Events

flag of South Korea My Love, Don't Cross That River [film] - FRIDAY, September 9th through September 15th
This touchingly romantic tale of a real-life marriage unfolds over four seasons in which a Korean couple tease and joke like kids, go dancing, shopping, and picnicking, and fall asleep every night holding hands. Their relationship is approaching an inevitable parting in this documentary that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, and has become Korea’s biggest independent blockbuster of all time. In Korean with English subtitles.
Fee: $11; students $7 with ID; members $6
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601
Click here for more information.

 German flag thumbnail A Little Piece of Bauhaus: Asafe Evron, Mies Windows [exhibit] - FRIDAY, September 9th through January 20th
Starting in May 2016, the Goethe-Institut Chicago, in anticipation of the 80th anniversary of Bauhaus in Chicago presents micro exhibitions, Little Pieces of Bauhaus. These exhibitions show works that reference the Bauhaus by a variety of artists, local, national and international.
Fee: FREE!
Location: Goethe-Institut Chicago, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, lL 60601
Click here for more information.