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For the week of September 28, 2020

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Tutoring, Conversation Hours, Language Stories, and more!


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

French Conversation Hour recently featured a crèpe-cooking demonstration by intrepid Zoomer and French TA Aisha.  Chinese Tea Time is steaming along virtually too (see photo above)!  You and your students are invited to all the online events:  check our calendar and click the link to join.  If you'd like to plan a language or culture event, just let us know and we'll add it to the schedule.  Join us!

Free Peer Tutoring:  200- and 300-level students in German, French, Spanish, and (soon) Italian are working with 100-level students in our Virtual Tutoring Hours.  In addition to paid tutors, we have volunteer tutors from Spanish (Ella Ramos) and French (Charlotte Demski):  a shout-out to them for their generous dedication to helping other students enjoy and succeed in our BLP classes!  To meet our tutors, or to send your BLP students to free tutoring, click here.
 
Blackboard Grade Center, Discussion Board, Wikis, Blogs, SafeAssign...need some help or pointers?  Email us at lclc@uic.edu and then join us in Collaborate by clicking on this link, any time 9-5 M-F.
 
My UIC Language StorieS:  Check out the latest stories and submit your own about the language(s) you speak, want to speak, remember your grandparents speaking... Read stories and share your own at Language StorieS.
 
Next LCSL 505 class is happening on Friday, October 9 at 3:00-4:45 p.m. The topic is Interactive Class Activity and Formative Assessment Tools. The session will focus on using different technology tools to create interactive activities in class in different modalities (F2F, hybrid, online), ensuring greater student engagement during class, and allowing for continuous formative assessment. We will also talk about good practices for group work (especially in the online class setting) and the use of Note-Taking tools (e.g.: Evernote, Notability, One Note, Simplenote, Google Keep) as a tool for group work, formative assessment for instructors, and taking notes for students.
All LCSL instructors are invited to attend! Mark your calendars and feel free to email us for more information or questions on how to join!

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 film series.


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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: Creating an Interactive & Accessible Classroom with Google Slides
Week of September 28 - October 2
Thursday
3-4
Online
Friday
3-4
Online


Weekly Workshop: Creating an Interactive & Accessible Classroom with Google Slides
. In this workshop, we will learn how to use Google Slides to create a more inclusive and accessible learning environment. We will learn how Google Slides can establish an easy-to-follow structure and how it can be used to spark interaction and collaboration between partners, groups, and the entire class. We will explore ways to create different interactive activities within Google Slides and discuss how this tool can benefit the diverse student base with various learning needs. Stop by our workshop this week to learn more about broadening the capabilities of your online classroom and making it accessible to more students!

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 meeting at the LCLC or in your office: lclc@uic.edu

 

Weekly Article:

Distance Learning: 6 UDL Best Practices for Online Learning 

"Communication is extra important when you’re working at a distance. Ask your students regularly about their needs and be ready to be flexible and responsive to their concerns. Remember that many students are digital natives. Ask about their preferences and innovative ideas on how to approach online learning. This supports learner agency, self-determination, and motivation to learn in this environment."

"Most of all, encourage engagement to help your students feel like they have agency in this online space. After all, this is their learning community, too."

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.
All films are shown with English subtitles.

Click a flag to view event details including film titles and descriptions.

Monday


Korean Book Club

Korean Book Club
10-11

   
Tuesday
Arabic Conversation

Arabic Conversation
1-2

Spanish Conversation

Spanish Conversation
1-2

English Conversation

English Conversation
1-2
Wednesday
Korean CH

Korean Drama Club
10-11

Arabic Conversation

Arabic Conversation
1-2

Chinese Conversation

Chinese Tea Time
11-12

Italian CH

Piazza Italia
2-3

Arabic Conversation

Arabic Reading Club
12-1
Thursday    



Friday
French Conversation

12-1
   

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

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

 
 
 
 
 

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