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For the week of February 27, 2017

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Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Thanks to everyone for putting themselves on the UIC language map! We've mapped 71 langauges spoken and 22 languages being learned by the UIC community. Our most spoken languages are Mexican Spanish, Tagalog, and Bangadeshi Bengali. The most commonly studied languages are French, Spanish, and Italian.

The map is open until March 15th! Get all your UIC friends, students, staff members to show their pride in the languages they are speaking and learning.

Do you speak more than one language in addition to English? Feel free to fill out the survey as many times as you need to put all your languages on the map.

Visit for the 2-question survey. Answers are 100% anonymous. There is no log-in and no information is collected about you.

Schedule change: LCLC workshops will now be held on Tuesdays from 1-2 and Wednesdays 10-11 in GH 301.

Weekly Workshop: Tech Tools for Reading - Many students at all levels struggle with reading in a foreign language. In this workshop, we'll present four tools for reading - word clouds, social annotation, interactive in-text questions, and storyboarding - that you can use to help your students engage with texts in new ways and become better and more confident readers. As always, we'll help you figure out the best way to integrate these tools into your course - so bring your syllabus and ideas.

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: Tech Tools for Reading
Week of February 27- March 3
GH 301
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Private browsing is an incredibly useful feature built into the browser you're using to read this newsletter! Using private browsing allows you to have two completely independent sessions open in the same browser. You can use this to seamlessly log into multiple accounts on the same site, which is great for testing out the "public" or "student" mode of a tool you're using or if you need a student to log into the classroom computer that you're already logged in on. It's also helpful when browsing for class topics, images, or other content that you don't want to pop-up in your search history (or those annoying targeted ads). And if you're concerned about logging into websites on a computer that isn't yours, using private browsing is a great way to make sure that your login data doesn't get saved.
To use private browsing:
  • in Chrome: Click the three dots in the upper-right corner and select "New incognito window" -keyboard shortcut: Ctrl (or ⌘ on a Mac) + Shift + N
  • in Firefox: Click on the three stacked lines in the upper-right corner and select "New Private Window" - keyboard shortcut Ctrl (or ⌘ on a Mac) + Shift + P
  • in Safari: Click on the File menu and select "New Private Window" -  ⌘ + Shift + N

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.
All films are shown with English subtitles.

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Russian Conversation



Polish Conversation


Arabic Conversation


German Conversation


French Conversation


Spanish Conversation


Greek Conversation


Spanish Film


Polish Film


Russian Film

alternating weeks

French Film


Korean Conversation


Italian Conversation




German Film

every other week

Japanese Film





Scroll down to see our featured Cultural Events in the Chicago area. 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

Cultural Event in the City 

Spanish ene La Chimi: DIASPORA- FRIDAY, March 3rd and SATURDAY, March 4th, 7:00PM

We have seen diaspora over and over again in the history of man. Whom better to tell the story, of many stories, then individuals all coming from different birth homes and yet using the same language to express a common struggle and success. Through the art of flamenco, we will share the emotional and social ties with a homeland... or no homeland.
$25 general admission; $20 students and members of Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes - Auditorio, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60654 
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Cultural Event

 Festival de la Francophonie: Vietnam - WEDNESDAY, March 8th, 6:30PM

Madam Phang's Last Journey
"Madam Phung is, at 40, a star, an impresario and a protector of a collection of slim-hipped boys with glittering eye shadow, extreme false lashes and marabou headpieces." --The New York Times
Vietnamese with English subtitles
Fee: Free
Location: 54 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.