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What we do:
The mission of the Language and Culture Learning Center (LCLC) is to enhance language, literature, and culture learning and teaching in UIC’s School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics.
- Hosting language-related cultural events open to the UIC community: see our events calendar.
- Collaborating with LCSL faculty and graduate students: to find and integrate appropriate instructional technologies into their curricula and classes.
- Leading teaching with technology workshops for LSCL faculty and graduate students: our focus is on technology that engages and inspires both instructors and students
- Researching ideas: for teaching language, literature, and culture using technology.
The LCLC helps enrich the UIC community’s experience of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures by:
- hosting culture-focused events such as conversation hours, film series, and language-focused cultural events: see our events calendar.
The LCLC helps LCSL faculty and graduate students:
- Envision computer applications for specific courses;
- Articulate and develop feasible projects;
- Integrate the completed projects in the courses and curricula.
These goals are accomplished through:
- technology workshops for faculty, lecturers, and TAs presenting examples of effective multi-media materials and hands-on development components;
- one-on-one meetings with the LCLC technology and instructional design support staff;
- guest speakers from state-of-the-art language centers across the country who present their initiatives and successes to the UIC community;
- co-sponsoring and hosting the Chicago Language Symposium, which focuses on best practices for teaching and learning foreign language, literature, culture, and linguistics.