Activities

SILMW activities

SILMW-Chicago field trip

All students are required to attend the minimum of 5 (five) of the co-curricular activities per SILMW course (i.e., per 4-week period). Attending each activity will contribute 1% to your cumulative course grade. You may earn up to 5% extra-credit for any SILMW course by attending up to 5 (five) additional co-curricular activities. We strongly encourage our students to attend all co-curricular events listed in the SILMW calendar to receive additional target language input and practice and learn about the culture and history of the peoples who speak the language.

 

Generally, the weekly activities are organized as follows:

Mondays: cultural presentations

Tuesdays: conversation tables

Wednesdays: movie screenings

Thursdays: cooking classes

Fridays: miscellaneous workshops, field trips, picnics, or other activities.

Conversation tables are listed individually for each language in the second table.

 

Below is the calendar for SILMW 2019. Generally, the calendar for the SILMW 2019 program is tentative although we don't expect any major changes to the advertised schedule. 

Some of these activities count as co-curricular activities that contribute to grade and extra credit. These activities have been marked as "1 Point". Other activities do not contribute to the course grade, but are mandatory. Lastly, we have social activities that we hope you will attend for cultural experience, good food and getting to know the others involved in the program. These social activities are neither mandatory nor do they contribute to your course grade, but you are strongly encouraged to attend and hope they will be very enjoyable! For your convenience, the SILMW activities are displayed below.

 

Month 

Mon 

Tue 

Wed 

Thu 

Fri 

 

10 

Orientation 

9 – 10 am 

11 

Conversation Table 

2 – 4* 

 

Eid Celebration 

3:00 – 5:00 pm 

 

12 

Movie 

2 - 4 

Arabic 

 

13 

Cooking Class 

2 – 4 

Arabic 

 

14 

 

Jun 

2019 

17 

Cultural Presentation 

2 – 3 

1080 FLB 

Arabic 

 

18 

Conversation Table 

2 - 4 

 

19 

Movie 

2 - 4 

Arabic 

20 

Cooking Class 

2 4 

Turkish 

21 

 

24 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15 – 11:45 am 

1080 FLB 

Swahili 

25 

Conversation Table 

2 4 

 

 

 

26 

Movie 

2 - 4 

Persian 

27 

Cooking Class 

2 - 4 

Swahili 

28 

 

Jul 

2019 

1 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15 – 11:45 am 

1080 FLB 

Persian 

2 

Conversation Table 

2 4 

 

3 

Movie 

2 4 

  Swahili 

 

4 

No Class 

           

5 

 

8 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15 – 11:45 am 

1080 FLB 

Arabic 

         

9 

Conversation Table 

2 - 4 

 

10 

Movie 

2 4 

Arabic 

 

11 

Cooking Class 

2 4 

Persian  

 

12 

Chicago Fieldtrip 

All day 

15 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15 – 11:45 am 

1080 FLB 

Swahili 

16 

Conversation Table 

2 4 

 

17 

Movie 

2 4 

Turkish 

 

 

18 

Cooking Class 

2 4 

Swahili 

19 

 

22 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15 – 11:45 am 

1080 FLB 

Turkish 

23 

Conversation Table 

2 4 

 

 

24 

Movie 

2 4 

Swahili 

25 

Cooking Class 

2 4 

Arabic 

          

26 

 

29 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15 – 11:45 am 

1080 FLB 

Arabic 

            

30 

SILMW showcase 

5 – 8 pm 

 

31 

Movie 

2 – 4 

Arabic 

 

 

 

 

2 

 

 

Aug  

2019 

 

5 

 

 

 

 

 

8  

 

9  

 

 

Date 

Activity 

Time 

Location 

 

Credit 

 

June 11 

Conversation Table  

Eid Celebration 

3:00-5:00 

Scheduled per course* 

1080 FLB 

 

0 

June 12 

Movie 

 

Scheduled per course* 

1080 FLB 

1 

June 13 

Cooking Class 

 

2:00-4:00 

La Casa Cultural Latina. 1203 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL. 61801. 

1 

June 17 

Cultural Presentation 

2:00-3:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

June 18 

Conversation Tables 

Scheduled per course* 

Scheduled per course* 

1 

June 19 

Movie 

2:00-4:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

June 20 

Cooking Class 

2:00-4:00 

Asian American Cultural Center. 1210 W Nevada St, Urbana 

1 

June 24 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15- 11:45  

1080 FLB 

1 

June 25 

Conversation Tables 

Scheduled per course* 

Scheduled per course* 

1 

June 26 

Movie Class 

2:00-4:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

June 27 

Cooking Class 

2:00-4:00 

AACC 

1 

July 1 

Cultural Presentation  

11:15-11:45 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 2 

Conversation Tables 

Scheduled per course* 

Scheduled per course* 

1 

July 3 

Movie 

2:00-4:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 4 

NO CLASS 

4th of July 

  

- 

July 8 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15-11:45 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 9 

Conversation Tables 

Scheduled per course* 

Scheduled per course* 

1 

July 10 

Movie 

2:00-4:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 11 

Cooking Class 

2:00-4:00 

AACC 

1 

July 12 

Chicago Field Trip 

All Day 

Chicago 

1 

July 15 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15-11:45 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 16 

Conversation Tables 

Scheduled per course* 

Scheduled per course* 

1 

July 17 

Movie 

2:00-4:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 18 

Cooking Class 

2:00-4:00 

AACC 

1 

July 22 

Cultural Presentation 

11:15-11:45 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 23 

Conversation Tables 

Scheduled per course* 

Scheduled per course* 

1 

July 24 

Movie 

2:00-4:00 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 25 

Cooking Class 

2:00-4:00 

AACC 

1 

July 25 

Showcase Rehearsal 

12:00-2:00 

1080 FLB 

Mandatory 

July 29 

Cultural Presentation  

11:15-11:45 

1080 FLB 

1 

July 30 

SILMW showcase 

5:00-8:00 

TBA 

Mandatory 

July 31 

Movie  

2:00-4:00 

FLB 1080 

1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conversation table schedule

All conversation tables are on Tuesday

Language

Time

Place

Points

Persian

TBA

TBA

1

Arabic 2:00 - 3:00 Latina/Latino Conference room #133 (1207 w. Oregon) 1
Turkish TBA TBA 1
Swahili - Elementary TBA TBA 1
Swahili - Intermediate TBA TBA 1