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For the week of April 3, 2017

Students participate in Japanese Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Special Event: The Italian Film Festival USA is coming to Chicago and some screenings will be held at UIC in our very own Language Oasis (GH 308). On April 5th, there will be a screening of Un paese quasi perfetto (An Almost Perfect Town) at 2PM, which will be followed by a screening of La Via della Conciliazione (The Road to Reconciliation) on April 12th at 2PM. Both films are FREE and open to the public and will be shown with English subtitles. For more information visit

The 2017 Chicago Language Symposium will take place on April 22nd at Northwestern University in Evanston. This year's topic is "The Role of Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching" and there will be a keynote presentation by Erwin TschirnerThe registration fee for LCSL teachers (lecturers, grad students, faculty) is FREE IF YOU REGISTER BY April 7th, 2017. If you register after the early registration deadline or on-site, you must pay the difference between the early registration and late or on-site registration fees. To register, go to and use the Promotional Code CLSUIC17.
This code is for personal use only and it is not transferable or applicable to faculty or teachers from other institutions, so please do not share it with anyone not affiliated with UIC.

Now is the time to start thinking about your courses for the Fall. Would you like to use a new tool? Is there something you'd like to do but just don't have the class time for? Do you have a new project but aren't sure how to make it work (either technologically or just practically)? The LCLC can help with any and all of these and other questions. We will not be open during the summer and will only be available by email, so now's the time to schedule a meeting - email us at!

Weekly Workshop: Reference Management Tools
It's that time of the semester where you may be asking your students to do some research. Why not show them tools that both you and they can use to keep track of references and correctly format citations? This week's workshop will focus on two popular, *FREE* reference management tools, Zotero and RefWorks. The LCLC will guide you through both tools and help you understand their main features and differences.

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

New at Daley Library:


LCLC Weekly Workshop: Reference Management Tools
Week of April 3-7
GH 301
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

An updated tip from the archives
ViewPure ( and Quietube ( are free, easy-to-use tools that allow you to view YouTube videos without distractions.
With ViewPure, you can either search for your video or enter a link and remove all of the clutter - ads, recommended videos, comments, and more!
Quietube gives you a bookmark to drag into your browser's toolbar. Then just open your video, and click the bookmark to show just your video on a pure white or black screen.
With both tools, once you've got the "purified" video, you can use the new web adress just like a regular YouTube link, no special account required. Great for showing videos in class or sharing videos with students without having to worry about what else will pop up on the screen!

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.

Click a flag to view event details including film titles and descriptions.

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


Japanese 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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This Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Be My Baby in Babylonia: Girl Meets Boy and Vice Versa - WEDNESDAY, April 3rd, 7:00-9:00PM
An illustrated lecture which presents two Old Babylonian incantations in comparative perspective. The language and emotions of new love and sexual attraction are shared in compositions as diverse as Akkadian and Sumerian love incantations and popular music from nearly four thousand years later.
Fee: Free
Location: Oriental Institute Museum, 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
Click here for more information.

King of the Yees - FRIDAY, March 31 - FRIDAY, April 14
For Lauren Yee, being a modern woman often clashes with her Chinese family’s values. But when her father disappears, she must embrace her heritage for the first time in order to find him. Explore America’s largest Chinatown through the eyes of a new generation in this hilarious and heartfelt comedy.
Fee: $10-$25 - 50% off with code from the Chinese-American Museum (link below)
Location: Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60601
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Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Italian Archaeological Research in Cahokia, Illinois - MONDAY, April 10th, 6:00PM
Since 2011, an Italian research project has been underway at the Cahokia Mounds site along the Mississippi River, one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in the United States, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Professor Davide Domenici of the University of Bologna, an anthropologist who leads the Cahokia Project, will present his work.
Fee: Free, RSVP at 
Location:Italian Cultural Institute, 500 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1450
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