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For the week of October 9, 2017

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Spanish TA Jill Quarles leads Spanish Conversation Hour.

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

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

We will be discussing the importance of technology in teaching and exploring tools for creating engaging and interactive presentations. LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, October 13th in GH 304.


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!

New at Daley Library: 

Evangelio Favole Fuorilegge Aucun été n'est éternel

Weekly Workshop: Interactive mapping and timelines for literature, culture, and linguistics. How many of your students have spent time in the cities or neighborhoods they read about in your classes? How many could use a little help understanding the historical context or chronology of their readings? Enrich their experience of the novel, cultural history, or linguistic history you are focusing on with a virtual visit through modern day Cuzco, occupied Poznán, medieval Bari, or the major events of the Ming Dynasty. Student research can be used to build individual or group timelines and maps rich in images and video. In this workshop we'll show you four different tools - StoryMapJs, VisualEyes, TimelineJS, and Sutori - and highlight the best uses of each one. Bring your syllabus and your ideas!

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: Interactive mapping and timelines for literature, culture, and linguistics
Week of October 9th-13th
Wednesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

from the archives

Do you frequently search for images to use in PowerPoints, handouts, and other course materials? Do you ask your students to include images in blogs, wikis, websites, and other projects? If so, take advantage of the many sources free, copyright-free images available to you.
 
Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org) is a database containing tens of millions of public domain and Creative Commons licensed* images. If you’re looking for more artistic images, Pixabay(https://pixabay.com), which offers over 500,000 free, public domain images, is the place to look. Do you need clipart? Openclipart(https://openclipart.org) offers a variety of free-to-use clipart images. Perhaps you need harder to find images depicting some aspect of the culture you’re teaching? In that case, the Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon(http://capl.washjeff.edu/) is the place to look. This database contains images sorted by language and country that you may not easily find with other tools.
 
Photos for Class (http://photosforclass.com/) is a great tool for finding free, safe, Creative Commons photos for use in any project. Just search for a photo and you'll be immediately presented with high-quality, watermark-free images that you can download with one click - no sign-up needed! The photo library is diverse and suited to courses in most any language or culture. It's also "school safe" - no risk of stumbling across questionable images that might pop up in some Google searches.
 
For additional sources of free images, check out Creative Commons Search(https://search.creativecommons.org/)
 
*Creative Commons licensed images are free to use but sometimes require attribution to their creator. To learn more about Creative Commons licensing visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

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

1-3


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

 Chicago Latino Music Festival. Guitarrisimo: Rafael Vivanco [Concert] - Thursday, October 12th, 6PM
Peruvian born guitarist Luis Rafael Vivanco offers a program of masterpieces of Spanish and Latin American music for this instrument.
Fee: FREE but RSVP required
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, Chicago IL 60654
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event
Les glaneurs et la glaneuse / The Gleaners and I [Film] -
 Wednesday, October 18th, 6:30PM
This 20th century documentary by Agnès Varda, one of the French New Wave's leading directors, investigates gleaning, in all senses of the term, around the French countryside. The concept of searching for food, knick knacks, discarded items, and relationships brings true meaning to the phrase one man's trash is another man's treasure. Survival and possibility permeate the film along with Varda's own personal narrative, as she becomes la glaneuse in collecting footage for this documentary. One of her most popular films, it has won top honors around the world, including at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Fee: $7 Members / $10 Non-Members
Location: Alliance Françcaise de Chicago, 
54 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.