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For the week of October 26, 2020

 

Headlines:
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Spanish peer tutoring, Julia from her Language Story, & Chinese Tea Time!


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

LCLC Peer Tutoring is on Instagram!  Follow us and enjoy posts about language and culture, all done by our Peer Tutors in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  This week, Dia de los muertos Barbies, Italian art, French Harry Potter cartoons, and German chateaux.  LCLC Peer Tutoring is all online:  here's our schedule for French, German, Italian, Spanish BLP students.

This week's My UIC Language Story comes from Julia, B.S in Mathematics 2023:  she explains how speaking Polish, Spanish, and English will help her serve and inspire her future students.
"Hello! Cześć! ¡Hola! 
The ability to use English, Polish, and Spanish in my career will allow me to see my students from a more understanding point of view.  I will be able to implement a more inclusive and multicultural education in my classroom. As a mathematics educator, I can make a difference by breaking barriers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and using my language skills and cultural proficiency to encourage underrepresented students (like first-generation, low-income, Hispanic, or female students) to continue their education in the STEM fields, even in the face of stereotype threat and imposter syndrome, so that representation in these fields increases. Language is a necessity in my daily life and it will allow me to make a difference and pay it forward in my career. Language is culture. Language is understanding. Language is human connection."   Find Julia's whole story on our My UIC Language StorieS page, where you can also share your own story about learning, speaking, or yearning to speak, any language.

Online teaching:  what's 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).   

The next LCSL 505 will meet on Friday, November 6 from 3-4:45 and the topic of the session is: Technology in a Synchronous Online Class. We will talk about conferencing tools like Zoom, Bb Collaborate, Google Meet, Webex, etc. and discuss good practices for an effective synchronous online class, group activities, time management, and dealing with tech issues during teaching. We'll be talking and learning about tech tools for speaking. All LCSL instructors are invited to attend the LCSL 505 sessions.


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: Recording Breakout Groups Using Panopto
Week of October 26-30
Tuesday
11-12
Online
Thursday
2-3
Online


Weekly Workshop
: Looking for ways to promote meaningful interaction in break out groups? In this workshop, we will discuss how your students can record themselves interacting with one another in a breakout group session using Blackboard's Panopto. We will go over the how the Panopto record features functions differently with Zoom and Collaborate. If you are looking for ways to evaluate small group or partner interactions during your class period, this workshop will take you through the steps to make this happen, from start to finish, from setting the assignment up to accessing submissions. 

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:

Making meaning of the pandemic ‘through the lens of literature’ 

"Now, from their laptops, scattered around the world, the students are discovering that literary texts are not only keeping them connected to one another, but also helping them grapple with their own experiences during the pandemic."

"Students are exploring texts across genres, centuries and the world — from Chekhov’s, William Carlos Williams’ and Nawal El Saadawi’s autobiographical 'doctor stories' to Yan Lianke’s 2006 novel Dream of Ding Village, based on a real-life blood-selling scandal in contemporary China; from Gogol’s and Lu Xun’s “madmen’s diaries” to Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 dystopic novel Never Let Me Go; from British neurologist-author Oliver Sacks’ clinical tales to Anne Fadiman’s 1997 'The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures.'"

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


Russian Conversation
1-2
 



Friday


French Conversation
12-1
   

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

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

 
 
 
 
 

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