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For the week of November 23, 2020

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Events, Peer Tutoring, Workshops, and more at LCLC!


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  
 
LCLC is open through the end of finals week, and we're looking forward to collaborating with you on getting your materials ready for Spring 2021!  
 
How about conducting an end-of-semester survey with your current students, asking them what went well and what they'd suggest changing?  
Interactive activities that encourage students to connect with each other about the class material online?  
Setting up Grade Center?
Creating a course website?
 
LCLC is happy to work with you on these projects, and whatever else you need for Spring 2021:  we are open M-Th 9-6 and Fri 8-5 (except Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving).  Email us at lclc@uic.edu or join us at our Virtual Helpdesk
 

Be sure to let your students know about LCLC Peer Tutoring in French, Spanish, German, and Italian! As the semester reaches its end, students can visit peer tutors for essay ideas, exam prep, speaking practice, and more! Not to mention the Peer Tutor Blog with recipes, cultural info, and more!

Laurie Introduces the French Speaking Countries of the World - "French is the second most spoken language in the world after English. If you count the flags on the picture above, you will see that French is spoken in 29 countries. It’s the only official language for 13 of these countries,  and is the co-official language of the 16 remaining ones." Read more. 

MY UIC LANGUAGE STORY:  Have you checked out the latest stories written by our wonderfully multilingual UIC community? To read them, and to share your own story about how the languages we speak and understand and learn, join us at LCLC Language Stories

Online Teaching: What is going well for you? How are other LCSL instructors engaging students in our online classes? Visit our Online Teaching Success Stories page and share your own ideas in this short survey (we will post your ideas). 

All LCSL students: Register for LCSL 505 Spring 2021.

LCSL 505 is a 1-credit hour workshop that helps students learn how to incorporate technology into their language, literature, and linguistics classrooms by exploring various tech tools and their potential instructional uses. Feel free to contact LCLC for more details!


UIC LCLC social media! Encourage your students and colleagues to check out the UIC Language and Culture Learning Center Instagram and Twitter feeds. Stay up-to-date with LCLC happenings. Promoting our pages is a good way to ensure your students know about your conversation hour or language event.


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Do you have questions about online teaching?
LCLC is the place to go for advice and assistance! Visit our online helpdesk on Blackboard Collaborate, or email us at lclc@uic.edu
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LCLC Weekly Workshop: Padlet
Week of November 23-27
Tuesday
3-4
Online
Wednesday
10-11
Online


Weekly Workshop: Padlet
. Looking for a fun, interactive tool to integrate into your online lectures? Stop by this workshop to learn about Padlet, an interactive tool with endless possibilities! Learn how to create a Padlet and share it with your students, and even combine it with Google Slides! We'll explore different Padlet templates, as well as steps to make your Padlet shareable and how to merge your Padlet with Google Slides. 

Click here to join the workshop as a guest during the times listed above.


Can't make the scheduled workshop times? Email us to set up a virtual meeting: lclc@uic.edu

 

Weekly Article:

Music and Language Learning 

"Many people have had the experience of learning a world language and singing simple, silly songs in class. The introduction of music provides a light-hearted and fun way to interact with another language and culture."

"A fun listening activity to use with older students is to bring in a recording of a song and give the students a handout with every seventh or tenth word missing. Play the song and see how many blanks the students are able to fill in."

Read more


Weekly events for you and your students are ONLINE
, 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).


ONLINE LANGUAGE EVENTS

All events will now be hosted via Zoom or Google Meet
(Visit the event schedule on our website to find a link to join.)

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.

Click a flag to view event details.

Monday




Korean Reading Club
10-11

   
Tuesday


Arabic Conversation
1-2



Spanish Conversation
1-2



English Conversation
1-2
Wednesday


Korean Drama Club
10-11



Arabic Reading Club
2-3



Chinese Tea Time
11-12



Piazza Italia
2-3



Arabic Conversation
1-2
Thursday
** No events due to Thanksgiving holiday **
 



Friday
** No events due to Thanksgiving holiday **
   

Visit us online: https://lclc.uic.edu/

To set up an individual appointment or suggest a workshop topic, contact us at lclc@uic.edu.