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For the week of September 25, 2017

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New Japanese lecturer Mika Obana Changet leads her students in a game during Japanese conversation hour.

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

All LCSL instructors are invited to attend this week's LCSL 505 session.

We'll be discussing the basics of creating an online teaching portfolio using Google Sites and the challenges of identifying appropriate technologies for the classroom. LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, September 29th in GH 304.


Our weekly updates on LCSL-related purchases and collections (see below) are back! Did you know that the UIC Library has a librarian dedicated to working with LCSL faculty and students? Contact Carl Lehnen at clehnen@uic.edu for...purchase requests; workshops for students about how to do research; how to make your published research more accessible.

New at Daley Library: 


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 - in any kind of class from beginning language to advanced graduate - and can help you find the best way to integrate them effectively and meaningfully into your teaching. Email us at lclc@uic.edu with all your questions!

Weekly Workshop: Get to know VoiceThread! VoiceThread is a new-to-UIC tool that's great for all sorts of things from having students practice pronunciation, record video self-presentations, respond orally to visual or audio prompts, or even move in class content presentation online and save class time! It's also a great way to have students interact outside of class or for you to easily give detailed audio or video feedback to individual students. A very flexible tool that works on any computer and even mobile devices, VoiceThread can be adapted to do all sorts of things and meet many needs - including yours! In this workshop, we'll show you what VoiceThread does and help you figure out how best to use it in your class. 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@uic.edu.

 

LCLC Weekly Workshop: Get to know VoiceThread!
Week of September 25th-29th
Wednesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

from the archives

TypeIt (http://www.typeit.org/) is an easy-to-use website that allows you to easily add accents and diacritics when typing in Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. With TypeIt, you simply type your text as normal and use the clickable on-screen keyboard to add special characters. Alternatively, you can use special, simple shortcut keys unique to the site for quicker typing. Once you've typed your text into TypeIt, copy/pasting it into any website or program is a breeze. 

This is a great tool for students working on Chromebooks (who can't make use of Word's shortcut keys) and those who are writing in languages with wholly different alphabets and can't or aren't able to change their keyboard to their target language - like those working in a computer lab or on a borrowed device. 

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.

Weekly events for you and your students in 308 Grant Hall, listed below and on our calendar: lclc.uic.edu. All events at the LCLC are free and open to students of all levels (and the whole UIC community). To request 308 for your cultural event, click here.


CONVERSATION HOURS & FILMS
GRANT HALL 308 (LANGUAGE OASIS)

Please see lclc.uic.edu for the most up-to-date schedule.

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
Arabic Conversation

11-12 


Russian Conversation

2-3 in GH 305
every other week
(click flag for dates)


French Film

2-4


Spanish Conversation

4-5

Tuesday
Korean Conversation

2-3


Russian Conversation

2-3 in GH 305
every other week
(click flag for dates)


Japanese Conversation

4-5

Wednesday
German Conversation

12-1


Chinese Conversation

12-1 in GH 207


Greek Conversation

1-2


Italian Conversation

2-3


Korean Conversation

4-5

Thursday
Spanish Film

10-12


German Film

2-3:30


Japanese Conversation

4-5

Friday
French Conversation

12-1


Polish Film

1-3
every other week
(click flag for dates)


Russian Film

1-3
every other week
(click flag for dates)

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.

Visit us online: http://lclc.uic.edu

To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at lclc@uic.edu.


This Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

   Common Sounds: Chinese, Haitian, and Ukranian Music Connections [CONCERT] - Friday, October 1st - 3pm-5pm
Experience the common sounds and instruments of distinct cultures with the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, Haitian American Museum of Chicago, and Ukrainian National Museum. This music event will showcase the diversity that's found across three continents, while performers bring out the common sounds and instruments of all three cultures creating one unique world culture experience.
Fee: $10 
Location: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, 238 W 23rd St, Chicago, IL 60616
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event
 Il Boom [FILM] -
 September 29th-October 5th
The idiom "I'd give my right eye for..." gets a blackly humorous literalization in this slashing satire that has been hailed as a major rediscovery since receiving its first-ever U.S. release this year. This Kafkaesque parable and over-the-top, nearly surreal farce tells the story of Giovanni a creature of Italy's consumption-crazy postwar prosperity. Overspending wildly to impress his pampered spouse, he finds himself hopelessly in debt...until a bizarre bargain is proposed to him by the wife of a wealthy industrialist. In Italian with English subtitles.
Fee: $11; students $7; members $6
Location: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago IL 60601
Click here for more information.