- Join us for a French Film Series screening of Des vents contraires (Headwinds) on Monday, November 20 from 2-4pm in… https://t.co/2fNcCk3eDf, Nov 17
- Don't miss these conversation hours on Monday (11/20) in GH 308! Arabic 11am-12pm Spanish 4-5pm #ForeignLanguages #UIC, Nov 17
- Wondering why you should take a foreign language? Here are some great reasons - more $$$, better jobs, better grade… https://t.co/p1xtbZT26h, Nov 10
- Got great plans for the weekend? Why not make some great plans for after with a FREE Monday event in GH 308! We've… https://t.co/Fqo5kNT8Y7, Nov 10
- The word "simple" doesn't rhyme with any other French word. Neither does "quatorze", "quinze" or "monstre". What ot… https://t.co/IZc5AGsm1Z, Nov 9
Monthly archives: November, 2015
Have your students use one of these free comic strip or storyboard sites to demonstrate their understanding of a text or a scene by boiling it down to the four most important moments, for example. Encourage them to find both their inner literary/cultural critic and their inner artist.
- https://www.storyboardthat.com/ (lots of historical backgrounds, characters, and scenery)
Post all the comic strips/storyboards on a class wiki and have students vote on the strip that best communicates the plot of the story. Here’s an example:
Using audio on Blackboard does not have to mean using Voiceboard! Help your students improve their listening comprehension by replacing written questions and prompts with audio. Vocaroo (http://vocaroo.com/) is an easy-to-use web based tool that lets you record and save your own audio files, which can then be added to most any Blackboard tool. You can orally ask students what they thought of the reading, what they think will happen next in the film, or which character they like best with audio and have them write their responses in blog posts, wiki entries, or papers. Or, if you want to have your students work on their speaking skills, you can have them record using Vocaroo and add their audio to blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and more.
Do you love learning languages, studying literature, history, philosophy, art history? Could you use some extra $$? Enter the Shout Out for the Humanities Contest.
The Language and Culture Learning Center will help you figure out what digital tools work best for your project, and answer any questions you have:Wednesdays 2-3 and Thursdays 10-11 in University Hall 1750.
Check out these digital tools, including ones that we recommend:
Undergrads have two chances to win a total of $3,000 in prize money: once in the on-campus “Shout Out for the Humanities” contest and once in the national “Shout Out” contest. Graduate students compete for $2,000 in prize money through the national contest.
Shout Out for the Humanities (national contest for graduate students AND undergrads):
Shout Out for the Humanities at UIC (independent, on-campus contest forundergrads only):
PLEASE NOTE: Undergrads can compete in either or both contests. They are completely independent of one another and your success in one will have no bearing on your success in the other.
Thank you to the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics; the Office of Undergraduate Research; the Institute for the Humanities; the Gender and Women’s Studies Department; and the Honors College for the administrative and financial support!