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For the week of October 30, 2017

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Students having fun at Italian Conversation Hour

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Are you interested in the digital humanities? Registration is now open for the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities & Computer Science. This conference will take place from Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19 at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Registration is free for students and $30 for all others. For details and registration, click here.


It's not too soon to be thinking about Spring classes. Are you teaching something new and not sure quite how to approach the content? Or maybe you're teaching an old favorite but looking to spice it up with a new activity or project? The LCLC is here to help you with all of your teaching needs! While technology is our specialty, we're also experienced teachers who are always happy to work with your on developing the best language and culture courses possible for your students. Email us at lclc@uic.edu to make an appointment to discuss your Spring courses!


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: 

L'Arabe du futur El Eternauta Kinderland

Weekly Workshop: Edit Videos in a Snap! Do you want to make - or have your students make - a short video? make clips from a longer movie? add text to an existing video? This week’s workshops on basic video editing will introduce you to simple video editing with iMovie, WeVideo, or Moovly. All of these programs are FREE and are designed for beginners, and most don't even require you to download a program!

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: Edit Videos in a Snap!
Week of October 30th- November 3rd
Wednesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

In celebration of last week's Open Access Week, we bring you this tip from the LCLC archives:

OER Commons (oercommons.org) is an easy way to find all kinds of FREE educational resources. In addition to complete grammar, vocabulary, and culture units that you can use to supplement (or even replace) your textbook materials, OER Commons lists numerous individual resources. Maybe you're looking for a verb conjugation reference for our Arabic students? OER Commons has that. Or maybe you want to find a few German folk songs to teach your student? OER Commons has that, too. A quiz on the French Revolution? An Italian reading comprehension exercise? A video tutorial on Russian folk dance? All of these and much, much more can be found on OER Commons!

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
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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

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
Location: "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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 The Novel of the Century: Hugo's Masterpiece Explored - Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 pm
Randy Williams, former Alliance Française President, will explore the themes of David Bellos' new book: The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables. Written by the renowned scholar of French literature, this book explores not only the story and themes of Hugo's great novel, but also the context of turbulent 19th century French politics. It is written from Hugos' point of view during his political exile on the Island of Guernsey, and highlights the sheer difficulty of writing and publishing a book in France from that remote outpost.
Fee: FREE, but registration required
Locations: Alliance française de Chicago, 810 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL
Click here for more information.