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For the week of November 28, 2016

Students improve their language skills by working with K-Pop videos during Korean Conversation Hour.


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

If you have any last-minute questions about final projects for your class, the LCLC is here to help! Email for an appointment or stop by during our normal hours - Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

LCSL 505 is open for registration for Spring 2017! Love teaching? Thinking about looking for a job? LSCL 505 is a one-credit cousrse designed to help you integrate technology into current or future classes and begin to create an online teaching portfolio.  This Teaching Professional Development Workshop is co-taught by the Language and Culture Learning Center Director, Dr. Elizabeth Weber, and the LCLC Postdoc, Dr. Abigail Stahl.

Spring 2017! Do you have a project in mind but aren’t sure how to make it work? Are you looking for a way spice up an old course? 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!


Weekly Workshop: Video and Audio in Blackboard. Do you use video and audio in your course? If so, this workshop is for you! We'll show you three tools for adding media to your course content, quizzes, blogs, and other assignments. First, we'll highlight Sharestream and demonstrate the new, easier way to upload videos. We'll also show you how to use Sharestream to collect student-created media assignments. In addition to Sharestream, we'll demonstrate how you can use two other web-based tools - Box and Soundcloud - to add short video and audio clips that load faster than Sharestream. Bring your syllabus and your questions!

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: Video and Audio in Blackboard
Week of November 28th-December 2nd
GH 301
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

FlipQuiz ( is a sleek, fast way to make Jeopardy! style review games for in class use. You simply add your categories, type or copy your questions and answers into the form, and add links to any images you'd like to include, and your game is instantly created. All you have to do is pull it up in class and play.

You have to keep score manually with the free version, but everything else is automatically done for you. You can also customize your background and color-scheme to keep things entertaining.

As an added bonus, you can embed your game into Blackboard and other websites, and also share it with students as a "review sheet" that shows them the questions and answers in an easy-to-read and -study format.

the FlipQuiz review sheet

a FlipQuiz question

the FlipQuiz board

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.

Week of November 28


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, 11-12

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Polish, 12-1
 flag of Russian
Russian, 12-1
There will be no German Conversation Hour  Yiddish in Yiddish
Yiddish, 12-1
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French, 12-1
Spanish ene
Spanish, 1-2
  flag of Greece
Greek, 1-2
  flag of South Korea
Korean, 2-3
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Italian, 2-3


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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 November 28th

flag of France Tusen ganger god natt (2013) 1000 Times Goodnight - MONDAY, November 28th, 2:00-4:00PM
Rebecca is one of the world's top war photographers. She must weather a major emotional storm when her husband refuses to put up with her dangerous life any longer.

flag of Germany Der Tatortreiniger (2012- ) Crime Scene Cleaner - TUESDAY, November 29th, 3:30-5:30pm
The bizarre everyday adventures of Heiko “Schotty” Schotte, whose profession is to clean up crime scenes.

flag of Poland Wszystkie Te Nieprzespane Nocy (2016) All Those Sleepless NightsTHURSDAY, December 1st, 1:00-3:00pm
Art school classmates Christopher and Michal, on the precipice of their own coming of age, restlessly roam the city’s streets in search of living forever inside the beautiful moment. Never content with answers, they push each experience to its breaking point, testing what it might mean to be truly awake in a world that seems satisfied to be asleep.

flag of Japan Shichinin no samurai (1954) Seven Samurai (Vol. 2) - FRIDAY, December 2nd, 1:00-3:00PM
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

flag of Russian Gruz 200 (2007) Cargo 200 - FRIDAY, December 2nd, 3:00-5:00PM
A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.

Good luck on finals, and have a happy Christmas break! 

Cultural Events in the City

flag of Poland Ice Skating Day 2016 - SUNDAY, December 4th, 11:00AM-5:00PM
The Polish American Assosiation is hosting an ice skating day. 
Fee: $10 Non-Member $5 Members  
Location: Maggie Daley Ice Ribbon, 377 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601  
Click here for more information.