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For the week of November 6, 2017

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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 writing. LCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, November 10th in GH 304.


NEW EVENT IN GH 308! The "Club de cuentos" (Spanish Book Club) will have their first  meeting this Thursday from 3-4 in the Oasis. For more information, please contact Victoria Tissera (mtisse2@uic.edu).


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.


Planning Spring 2018 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!

New at Daley Library: 

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Weekly Workshop: Make Your Images and Videos Interactive with Thinglink! Lots of LCSL instructors have tried Thinglink in fun, creative ways - student self-presentations, student annotated film stills, and student annotated maps. This workshop will show you how to use Thinglink in lots of ways, from vocabulary presentations to textual analysis - in classes of all levels. You and your students can start creating your own interactive media!  As always, we'll help you figure out the best way to integrate this tool into your course - so bring your syllabus and 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: Make Your Images and Videos Interactive with Thinglink!
Week of November 6th - 10th
Wednesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Student view is a great way for instructors to see what their students see online. Many e-learning tools like Blackboard offer these preview modes.

In Blackboard, student preview can let you do things like:

  • verify that content is available to your students
  • check the layout of your course site without the interference of hidden elements, Blackboard help text, etc.
  • ensure you understand exactly what it is your students need to do to submit an assignment, take a test, etc.
  • view tools that you don't have access to as an instructor like My Grades 

This is a great way for you to experience the tools your students use as they use them and a great resource for troubleshooting student tech problems.

To learn more about student preview in Blackboard, click here

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


Spanish Book Club

3-4
every other week
(click flag for dates)


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

 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.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Deutsch Mic @ The Dank! - Through Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Join us for the inaugural Deutsch Mic @ the DANK, an offenes Mikro evening of German-language, song, spoken word, and musical composition. All performers are welcome! Bring your Gitarre, Geige, Krok MS-20 or just your schöne Stimme. Piano on premise.
Fee: FREE. Drinks are available for purchase.
Locations: 4740 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Click here for more information.