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For the week of November 16, 2020

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Happy November from LCLC & Peer Tutoring!


Dear Faculty, Lecturers and TAs,

Registration is in full swing, so soon visions of interactive and engaging online videos will be dancing in all our heads!  As you prepare for Spring 2021's online courses, think of LCLC as your resource!  We're happy to help you design presentations for yourselves and your students, set up discussion boards and video blogs, and explore all kinds of gamification with tools such as Kahoot--for example, in this week's workshop!  Join us at lclc@uic.edu and our Drop-In Help Desk, M-F 9-5.  

Have you seen our Peer Tutoring Blog? Visit the link and see what our tutors have to share! Film reviews, tasty recipes, cultural info, personal experiences, and much more! Last week, we featured Ella's review of the 2018 film Durante la tormenta and Valeria's recipe for pan de muerto! Check it out!

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. Last week we featured a story by Luana (Classical Studies, 2020), who is trilingual in Spanish, English, and Arabic (and working on a minor in Arabic, too)!

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 instructors are invited to attend this week's LCSL 505 session from 3:00-4:45 on Friday, November 20 via Zoom. The topic will be Assessment Technology (Blackboard tests and beyond, other tools for assessment with technology, VoiceThread for speaking and presenting assessments). In this module, you will learn how to design an effective assessment that accurately measures and proactively engages students' skills while subtly yet effectively negating potential avenues by which students could cheat or "get around" the point of the assessment.


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: Kahoot
Week of November 16-20
Monday
5-6
Online
Wednesday
1-2
Online


Weekly Workshop: Kahoot.
Get creative with the online quiz tool, Kahoot! This user friendly website allows you or your students to create short competitive quizzes for the class. Great for review games, end-of-semester class activities, and more!

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:

Synchronous Online Classes: 10 Tips for Engaging Students 

"[1] Collecting information from students in advance will help you prepare appropriate questions and materials. It will also show students that you’re interested in what they have to say, which will help spur discussion in the synchronous environment."

"[8] Pose a thought-provoking, relevant question and give students a few minutes to write down their thoughts/answers. Again, giving students time to prepare gives you license to call on them without putting anyone on the spot."

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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