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For the week of November 27, 2017

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Students work together to develop their language skills during Arabic 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 listening and video viewingLCSL 505 meets from 3-4:45 this Friday, December 1st in GH 304.


LCSL 505 is open for registration for Spring 2018! Love teaching? Thinking about looking for a job? LSCL 505 is aone-credit cousrse designed to help you integrate technology into current or future classes and begin to create an online teaching portfolio.  This Teaching Professional Development Workshop is co-taught by the Language and Culture Learning Center Director, Dr. Elizabeth Weber, and the LCLC Postdoc, Dr. Abigail Stahl.


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!


Change to Oasis schedule - The following Conversation Hours have been canceled for the rest of the semester:

  • Japanese - Tuesday meeting (Thursday meetings will still take place as scheduled)
  • Chinese

Weekly Workshop: Tech Tools for Reading - Many students at all levels struggle with reading in a foreign language. In this workshop, we'll present four tools for reading - word clouds, social annotation, interactive in-text questions, and storyboarding - that you can use to help your students engage with texts in new ways and become better and more confident readers. As always, we'll help you figure out the best way to integrate these tools 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: Tech Tools for Reading
Week of November 27th - December 1st
Wednesday
12-1
GH 301
Thursday
2-3
GH 301

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

from the archives

Infographics can have many uses in the classroom. Instructors can make syllabi less textual and more visual or they can present material in a new, appealling way. On the other hand, students can use inforgraphics to show understanding of a text or concept. You could ask them to create an infographic that explains the relationship between characters or how a grammatical concept like adjective agreement works in the language you teach. They're also a great way to have students create mini-presentations on a cultural topic or something they've researched.

There are several tools for creating online infographics, but the LCLC reccommends

Each site is free and offers a library of templates or the ability to design your own using the built-in library of icons, pictures, and backgrounds.

                      

Samples of projects students could create

Click an image to enlarge it.

New at Daley Library: 

Un paseo por la desgracia ajena Die Kiefern-inseln Souvenirs de la marée basse

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)

Wednesday
German Conversation

12-1


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

Book Presentation: "The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age" - Tuesday, November 28th, 6:00 PM
Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. In their revealing book, The Pope of Physics, Gino Segré and Bettina Hoerlin bring this scientific visionary to life. An examination of the human dramas that touched Fermi’s life as well as a thrilling history of scientific innovation in the twentieth century, this is the comprehensive biography that Fermi deserves.
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

 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial - Through Sunday, January 7, 2018
Architects from Barcelona and Madrid will be showcasing their creative projects in this year's Chicago Architecture Biennial, entitled "Make New History". This include Spanish firms and US-based Spanish architects  Jorge Otero-Pailos and Jesús Vasallo.
Fee: FREE
Locations: There are various exhibition venues. Visit the following link to find out more.
Click here for more information.