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For the week of September 2, 2019

Peer Tutors

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Our peer tutors from Spring 2019.

Dear all,

The big news is that PEER TUTORING for BLP students in French, German, and Italian starts this week at the LCLC! Click here for a schedule and more information. Our awesome UIC language students are looking forward to working with your BLP students.
Upper-level instructors, your strong students in French, German, Italian, and now SPANISH are eligible to become paid peer tutors or to do an internship in peer tutoring. Learn more here.

LCLC will be advertising all LSCL courses at the UIC Involvement Fair this week - come check out our table September 4th and 5th. Faculty and grad students are joining us to let UIC students know how our courses can enrich their lives both personally and professionally. We'll be the ones with big smiles, waving flags, buttons, and flyers.

Second week of the semester, still lots of time to get your tech on - how about having your students create short videos (on Bb VoiceThread), or do individualized mini-research projects on a wiki, or give a Googleslides presentation in class or on your Blackboard site? The LCLC is here to help you take the first step or finesse what you've started. Contact us at lclc@uic.edu.

Do you have a project in mind but aren’t sure how to make it work? Is there a technology that you’d like to learn more about or possibly use in your course? The LCLC is here to help! We have tech tools for every kind of project - in any kind of class from beginning language to advanced graduate - and can help you find the best way to integrate them effectively and meaningfully into your teaching. Email us at lclc@uic.edu with all your questions!

A teaching with technology tip of the week:

Checking for understanding with online games like Kahoot

Do you want to check your students’ understanding before the end of class? Want to add a fun and interactive activity? Try using an online quiz or game platform such as Kahoot to quickly and easily assess your students’ comprehension.

Kahoot! is a quick, fun, and interactive online quiz platform that can be used in many ways. To check for comprehension of new material in class, for example, create questions with multiple choice responses ahead of time. You will then get a numerical code to share with your students when you want to “quiz” them. This can work well as an “exit ticket” activity. All students participate simultaneously on their phones or computer by going to kahoot.it and entering your code while you start the quiz from your account. This allows you to get an informal and immediate sense of how students are grasping the new content.

UIC LCLC social media! Encourage your students and colleagues to check out the UIC Language and Culture Learning Center Facebook page and 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.

LCLC Weekly Workshop: Create an Excel gradebook
Week of September 2nd-6th
GH 301
GH 301

Weekly Workshop: Create an Excel gradebook Do you want your students to do research online? What about create a multimedia project or portfolio? If you’ve ever asked them to do this - or tried to do it yourself - you’ve probably realized that keeping tabs on all the different websites, images, videos, and documents is hard. Fortunately, there are tools that can help you and your students better manage content you find online. In this week’s workshop, we’ll show you 5 online curation tools - Paper.li, Elink.io, Bulb, Kudoboard, and Flipsnack - you can use to gather and organize online materials from websites to images to videos to PDFs. These are great tools for student research and portfolios, but also for instructors who want to create resources for their students, so bring your syllabus and/or ideas!


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 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.


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.


Chinese Conversation

Starting 9/9



Korean Conversation



German Conversation


Chinese Reading Club


Italian Conversation

Starting 9/11

Ancient World, Modern Media
Every other week
Starting 9/11


Korean Conversation


Spanish Conversation


Japanese Conversation


French Conversation


Russian Film


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

Japan Flag Life and Work of Ruth Asawa - TUESDAY, September 3, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Jonathan Laib will present an overview of Ruth Asawa's background and art practice, beginning from her time in the interment camps, her experience at Black Mountain College, followed by her life spent in San Francisco.
Fee: $5 JASC members / $10 nonmembers
Location: 1 N LaSalle Street, 25th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
Click here for more information.

Next Week's Featured Chicago-Area Cultural Event

Central America Fusion of Cultures - THURSDAY, September 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm
Within the framework of the 198th Anniversary of Independence of Central America, the Consulates Gerneral of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in Chicago, are pleased to present the cultural event: Central America Fusion of Cultures in which through an exhibition of typical national costumes, a film and tasting dishes of the region, in an effort to publicize and promote these countries in this city.
Location: Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60654
Click here for more information.