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For the week of September 5, 2016

LCLC at the Involvement Fair

LCLC RAs and LCSL faculty advertise UIC's many language courses, events, and student clubs at the 2016 Involvement Fair.


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Do you have a teaching with technology experience that you’d like to share? Here are two great opportunities to do just that:

The LCLC features Tech Success Stories on our website! Tell us about your project by emailing us at, and we’ll add your success story to those of your LCSL colleagues here:

TechTeach is an annual conference for UIC faculty and staff that highlights innovative techniques and tools along with the most effective use of technology in teaching and learning. Proposals for presentations, workshops, labs, and posters will be accepted through September 16th here:
Not interested in presenting but want to learn more? Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 15th and attend this FREE event held in Student Center East.

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!

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.

Did you travel over the summer? Are you an amateur photographer? The LCLC is always looking for new photos to add to the LCLC newsletter, Grant Hall slideshow, and LCLC website. If you have pictures of any country or region whose language / culture we teach in the LSCL that you'd like to share, please send them to

Weekly workshop - GoogleApps. UIC's GoogleApps are more than just email. They include easy-to-use online alternatives to many Microsoft Office tools, as well as a website builder, cloud storage, quiz making tool, and more! Most importantly, GoogleApps can be accessed by logging in with a UIC ID and password and are FERPA compliant. In this week's workshop we'll introduce you to the major components of the GoogleApps@UIC suite of tools and share some ideas for using them in language and culture teaching at all levels. As always, we'll help you figure out the best tool for your project, so bring your syllabus or an idea with you!

Can't make the scheduled workshop times below? Email us to set up a meeting at the LCLC or in your office:

LCLC Weekly Workshop: GoogleApps.
Week of September 5th - September 9th

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A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Have you used Zaption to make interactive videos? Are you planning to use it this semester?

Unfortunately, Zaption is shutting down at the end of September. If you have existing Zaption projects you’d like to save, log in to and follow the instructions to export your data.

If you were planning on using Zaption, the LCLC has a great alternative interactive video tool to suggest. Vizia ( works almost identically to Zaption and is just as easy, if not easier to use! Using Vizia you can add multiple choice, survey, and short answer questions as well as text and links to websites, videos, and other web content to YouTube videos with just a few clicks. Best of all, Vizia allows you to easily download your students’ answers for easy grading.

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
     flag of Japan
Japanese, 10-11  
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Polish, 12-1
 flag of Russian
Russian, 12-1
 flag of Germany
German, 12-1
 Yiddish in Yiddish
Yiddish, 12-1
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French, 12-1
Spanish ene
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.

Visit us online:

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 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 Acca (1988) Assa - FRIDAY, September 9th, 3:00-5:00 PM
ASSA is set in Crimea during the winter in the mid-eighties. A young musician falls for mobster’s young mistress. The parallel story line involves an 18th century assassination plot. Directed by Sergey Solovev. 

Week of September 12th

flag of France Les femmes de l'ombre (2008) Female Agents - MONDAY, September 12th, 2:00-4:00 PM
In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince three other women to form a five-woman task force under his command to rescue a British… Directed by Jean-Paul Salomé. 

Polish flag image, small Polish Film TBA - THURSDAY, September 15th, 1:00-3:00 PM

flag of Japan Shimotsuma Monogatari (2004) Kamikaze Girls - FRIDAY, September 16th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Momoko, a strange and seemingly emotionless girl obsessed with 18th century France, befriends a Yanki biker and the two experience the ups and downs of their unusual lives in a rural Japanese town. Directed by Tetsuya Nakashima.

Cultural Events in the City

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
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 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
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Next week's Cultural Events

flag of China The Legend of Chang'e [Performance] - THURSDAY, September 15th
A visual telling of this story through Chinese dance, ballet and martial arts. Enjoy music, dance, and food celebrating the Autumn Moon Festival, the second grandest holiday in China, when friends and families come together to enjoy the harvest and celebrate the moon, a symbol of unity.
Fee: Free for Illinois residents, non-Illinois students $19, adults $25
Location: Griffin Court (Modern Wing) - Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
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flag of France Le Vin Herbé / The Love Potion [Opera & Panel] - THURSDAY, September 15th 

Talk and sample performance, in English. With a mystical and haunting score by Swiss composer Frank Martion, Le Vin Herbé, an opera that premiered in 1942, is based on the epic story of Tristan and Isolde, the fateful lovers who meet by deception, fall in love by magic, and pursue their love in defiance of heavenly and earthly powers.
Fee: Members free/ $10 Non-Members 
Location: Alliance Francaise de Chicago, 54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60654 
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