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For the week of October 23, 2017

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Students having fun at Chinese Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

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

We'll be talking and learning about tech tools for speaking. LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, October 27th 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!

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Weekly Workshop: Gather and organize online materials Do you want your students to do research online? What about create a multimedia project or portfolio? If you’ve ever asked them to do this - or tried to do it yourself - you’ve probably realized that keeping tabs on all the different websites, images, videos, and documents is hard. Fortunately, there are tools that can help you and your students better manage content you find online. In this week’s workshop, we’ll show you 5 online curation tools - Paper.li, Elink.io, Bulb, Kudoboard, and Flipsnack - you can use to gather and organize online materials from websites to images to videos to PDFs. These are great tools for student research and portfolios, but also for instructors who want to create resources for their students, so bring your syllabus and/or 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: Gather and organize online materials
Week of October 23th-27th
Wednesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

from the archives

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.

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

 Ferrante Fever [Lecture] - Wednesday, October 25th, 6:00-8:00PM
Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two women from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. The books became best-sellers in America and England, and because the author had decided to remain anonymous, the translator, Ann Goldstein, became prominent in an unusual way. Goldstein, will talk about the novels, the pseudonymous author, and the process of translating the books.
Fee: Free.
Location: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, 500 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Jaume Plensa at Richard Gray Gallery - Through Sat, November 11, 2017
Richard Gray Gallery announces two exhibitions of works by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa, one of the world’s foremost sculptors.
Fee: FREE
Locations: "Secret Garden" at Gray Warehouse, 2044 West Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612; "One Thought Fills Immensity" at Richard Gray Gallery, 875 North Michigan Ave, 38th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
Click here for more information.