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For the week of December 11, 2017

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Intermediate French students this semester participated in a gamified writing activity. We'll share that story with you soon on the LCLC website.

Check out our latest Tech Success Story featuring German PhD students Christina Mekonen, Julia Koxholt, and Zachary Fitzpatrick:

Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

The LCLC is open during Finals Week! We will be here 9-5 Monday-Thursday and 9-2 on Friday.

We will be closed after this week and re-open on Wednesday, January 10th at 9am.

We look forward to working with you on your Spring 2018 classes!

There are no conversation or film events this week. If you are a conversation hour or film series organizer and have not yet sent the LCLC your preferred times for next semester, please do so as soon as possible!

Grad students and lecturers: LCSL 505 is open for registration for Spring 2018! Love teaching? Thinking about looking for a job? LSCL 505 is a one-credit course 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 to make an appointment to discuss your Spring courses! The LCLC will be closed after this week, so now's the time!

There will be no workshops this week.

Have tech questions? Email us to set up a meeting - - or stop by.
Remember, we won't be here after this week!

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Enjoy the Winter Break!

New at Daley Library: 

Scoop The Sprinkler Postmodern Crises From Lolita to Pussy Riot

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, on our calendar: 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.

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.

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To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at

This Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

 Les pépites / Little Gems [FILM] - Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 PM

"Les Pépites is one of those documentaries, and there are not so many, giving us faith in humanity." – Telerama.
Born in 1975 in Phnom-Penh, Kai-Duc Luong fled the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime from Cambodia to Vietnam to France, where his family settled in Paris, in 1978. An award-wining video artist and photographer exhibited around the world, he shares his time between Chicago and Paris. In French with English subtitles.
Fee: $7 Members / $10 Non-Members 
Locations: Alliance Française de Chicago, 54 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60654
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Christmas Spectacular 2017 [CONCERT] - Sunday, December 17, 3:00-5:00 PM
Enjoy and participate in a new sing-along adapted especially for this event of popular English, Polish and Czech Christmas Carols!
Fee: $15-35
Locations: Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60630
Click here for more information.