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For the week of March 6, 2017

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Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Thanks to everyone for putting themselves on the UIC language map! We've added nearly 100 points to the map with 75 langauges spoken and 23 languages being learned by the UIC community.

The map is open until March 15th! Get all your UIC friends, students, and colleagues 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.

All LCSL instructors are invited to attend the LCSL 505 session on Friday, March 10 from 2-3:50 in GH 304. We'll be talking and learning about tech tools for writing.

New at Daley Library:

Il Cinghiale che uccise Liberty Valance
Giordano Meacci

Zuozhuan: Commentary on the "Spring and Autumn Annals"
translated by
Stephen Durrant, Wai-yee Li, David Schaberg

Correspondance avec le Mur
Hélène Cixous

Como fuego en el hielo
Luz Gabás


Weekly Workshop: Blogs, Wikis, Journals, or Video Blogs? Looking for the best way for your students to do end-of-the-semester projects? Is an individualized blog what you need? Or does a collaborative wiki better fit your assignment? Maybe you want something more interactive using video? This week’s workshop will help you decide what Blackboard tool –  – best fit your needs and show you how to set it up. Bring your questions, syllabus, project 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: Blogs, Wikis, Journals, or Video Blogs?
Week of March 6-10
GH 301
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Radio Garden (http://radio.gardenis a neat website that lets you listen to radio stations from all over the world through an easy-to-navigate map interface. Unlike other web radio tools, Radio Garden organizes stations by geography, not language or content. This makes it a great tool for showing students the cultural variety related to the language they're learning. For example, you can have students listen to Spanish language stations in the US, Mexico, and Bolivia and have them compare the kinds of stations that are available in each country, the music being played, the ads they hear, etc. Or they could compare stations from major cities and rural areas within one country.
For students who want to listen more, Radio Garden includes links to the websites of the stations they stream.
And since Radio Garden doesn't require a download or the use of a special "player," it's a great quick way to quickly pull up some target-language music in class.

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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Cultural Event in the City 

Spanish ene Literaturlenz: Readings with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austrian - MONDAY, March 6th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Every year Literaturlenz brings together the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the Swiss and the Austrian cultural institutions for an evening of readings in German. Each author represents a unique voice in contemporary German-language literature. In 2017 we welcome Antje Ravic Strubel from Germany, Simon Froehling from Switzerland, and Marlen Schachinger of Austria. The reading will be followed by a discussion in English.
Bookends and Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1, Evanston, IL 60201
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Next Week's Cultural Event

 Film Screening with Special Appearance of Director May May Tchao - SATURDAY, March 18th, 2:00PM
Spilled Water explores the lives of four Chinese women as their country's rapid economic transformation shifts their roles, rights, and status as mothers, wives, and daughters.
Fee: Members - $5 ; Non-members - $8
Location: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, 238 West 23rd Street, Chicago, IL, 60616
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