пятница, 23 декабря 2011 г.
On December 22, the kids of the orphanage took part in Christmas party.
They got a lot of information about Christmas and New Year around the world and knew many interesting facts about these holidays in the USA. Games and a lot of competitions were organized and participants of the event took part in different contests with sweet prizes. They declared New Year poems, sang songs and played different games.
We look forward to seeing them at the next time in our WOA center.
вторник, 20 декабря 2011 г.
On 20 of December Window on America center hosted an event for the teachers of English. Our guests learned about our resources and services and especially about events that are organized in our center for English learners. We also acquainted our guests with iPads and Kindle, with the books collection, devoted to the methods of teaching English as a Second Language and presented the newest Internet-resources available to the teachers.
Our guests expressed great interest in learning about Window on America program, our resources and of course Window on America Center events.
среда, 7 декабря 2011 г.
Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed: 1.11 Birthday Party, 8.11 How do you feel, 15.11 Idioms and Set Expressions, 22.11 Thanksgiving Day, 29.11 Drawing Competition.
Are you found of drawing? Have you got imagination? You can come and show your drawing skills. Our participants worked in pairs and the task was to copy the picture but….without seeing it! One of the partners was given the picture and he gave instructions to the other partner, so that he could draw the picture without looking at it. In the end we presented our pieces of art and results were amusing!
понедельник, 5 декабря 2011 г.
Window on American Center hosted this month meetings of Conversation Circle for our patrons. In November the sessions devoted to various topics “Halloween”, “Developing countries”, “Creation of a magazine”, “AIDS”, “Thanksgiving Day”, were conducted by Jennifer Alton, US Peace Corps TEFL Volunteer. Discussions were very lively, useful and insightful. Our patrons asked many questions, shared their views, participated in several quizzes and games. All participants were glad to improve their English in such a wonderful way.
пятница, 2 декабря 2011 г.
Book exhibition devoted to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with theme for 2011: “Together for a better world for all:
Including persons with disabilities in development”
was organized in Sumy Oblast Research Library. This exhibition attracted special interest thanks to documentary film about people with disabilities titled: “First of all we are people” This film helps to increase the understanding of the issues around disabilities and pays attention to the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
On 30 of November the English school teachers of Sumy and Sumy region gathered at WOA center. We conducted a presentation on “Online English Language Teaching Resources” for 14 teachers. Our guests were exposed to the WOA book collection and trained to use Kindle and iPads. All educators enjoyed the meeting.
вторник, 15 ноября 2011 г.
On November 11 Window on America center hosted the presentation of program of the Open Society Institute Undergraduate Exchange Program for students of Sumy universities.
The presentation was held by Nataliya Bulgakova the director of the Kharkiv Educational Advising Center Osvita. The Undergraduate Exchange Program is a two- year fellowship involving one year, non-degree liberal arts study in the USA and one-year community service leadership in home country.
The students were informed about content of the program, its opportunities, application and selection process.
The presentation revealed a great interest of the students to the studying in the universities of the USA.
For more details and On-line Application Form please visit: www.soros.org/initiatives/scholarship/focus_areas/undergraduate_exchange.
On November 10th a meeting with librarians of district libraries of Sumy Region took place in Sumy Oblast Research Library.
The librarians learnt the specificity of the department work, its books and DVD collections.
For the specialists of library science was presented information about department’s work with the Internet resources: website of the department, literature blog, Facebook page and EBSCO resources which help in the work of professionals.
The most interesting information for the librarians was the information about work of the Window on America Centre.
At the end of the meeting our guests worked with the new gadgets: iPad and Kindle. Meeting took place in a warm atmosphere, the librarians were very much interested and at the same time admired by the work and opportunities of our center.
среда, 2 ноября 2011 г.
4.10 I’d like to make my city better.
Sumy is a wonderful city with a plenty of places of interest, but still it needs improvements. Today our guests tried to answer the question what would you do to make our city better? They played the game “Mayor election”. Each candidate presented his program on Sumy improvement and spoke about the problems to be solved in our city. At the end participants of our club had to vote for the best candidate.
11.10 Describing a Picture
18.10 Writing a letter to your friend
25.10 Synonyms and antonyms
воскресенье, 23 октября 2011 г.
when we will have enough users using this technology – we (libraries) can offer new services, and make e-book’s more accessible
понедельник, 17 октября 2011 г.
- practice conversational English;
- take part in a number of activities and games;
- get interesting materials for discussion.
The Conversation Circle is led in a form of a natural conversation among friends.
The best way to practice a language is to speak it!
Every Wednesday at 17.00
Looking forward to welcome you here!
пятница, 14 октября 2011 г.
On October 13, teachers of the Sumy Branch of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs discussed with the Peace Corps Volunteer Arden Stone system of education in the USA and Ukraine, higher education in our countries They also were acquainted with new technology – iPad. Only time will tell the extent of the iPad’s influence, but it is undoubtedly an emerging technology worth teachers and librarians attention.
среда, 12 октября 2011 г.
пятница, 7 октября 2011 г.
Our guests agreed that library is the perfect place to use an iPad much more than a classroom because we have Wi-Fi.
вторник, 4 октября 2011 г.
6.09 Summer vacation.
13.09 What would I do if I received 1 million dollars.
27.09 Social issues round-table discussion.
At the meetings of our English-speaking club we’ve made plenty of various interesting activities. We’ve talked about summer most remarkable events, foreign countries and their culture. One of our meetings was devoted to the social issues and undoubtedly it was of great interest for all of us. We were to express our opinion on the following topics: whether it’s necessary to wear a uniform in Ukrainian schools, whether it’s necessary to tell a child that he or she is adopted, what influence mass media have on children and many others.
четверг, 22 сентября 2011 г.
понедельник, 8 августа 2011 г.
We hope to see them in WOA Center again.
четверг, 21 июля 2011 г.
вторник, 19 июля 2011 г.
среда, 1 июня 2011 г.
24।05 Native Americans – history of USA
31.05 Native American Indian Wisdom
Today’s topic was devoted to the sayings of native American Indians.
“One rain does not make a crop”
“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come”
“Each person is his own judge”
These and many other sayings really keep much sense and undoubtedly could be applied to our today’s life notwithstanding they appeared long time ago. Our participants got acquainted with the offered material and discussed the meaning of each saying.
вторник, 24 мая 2011 г.
среда, 11 мая 2011 г.
12.04 “Interesting Facts about India”
19.04 Playing the Game “Scrabble”
26.04 Ethic Questions
пятница, 6 мая 2011 г.
среда, 20 апреля 2011 г.
The main topic of our meeting was to know a lot of interesting facts about the USA, its geography, history, the presidents, it’s people. We had gathered together to hold the quiz. It was dedicated to the USA. We travelled about the USA, our trip was merry and interesting. This competition showed achievements and good knowledge of pupils.
среда, 13 апреля 2011 г.
It was interesting to know that child custody had been traditionally awarded to mothers from the onset of the 20th century, but as the father's role in the family evolved, laws changed to allow fathers custody, and eventually, the concept of joint custody was created. In joint custody, both parents share the responsibility of taking care of the child. Court decisions do not always make both parents happy.
Students got their interest in the event and expressed a great wish to meet again.
среда, 6 апреля 2011 г.
вторник, 22 марта 2011 г.
четверг, 3 марта 2011 г.
среда, 2 марта 2011 г.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an Executive Order establishing the Peace Corps. Over the past five decades, Peace Corps Volunteers have served in nearly 140 countries.
Peace Corps was established in Ukraine in 1992 when Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk and American President George Bush signed a bilateral agreement to establish a Peace Corps program in Ukraine.Since that time the United States Peace Corps has cooperated with numerous progressive organizations. American Volunteers work and live side by side with Ukrainian colleagues for two years sharing experiences.
If your organization wishes to invite a Peace Corps Volunteer to work with you, please contact Peace Corps to request an application.
Peace Corps Ukraine01032 Kyiv, PO BOX 204 Saksahanskoho 111A St.Telephone: 8 (044) 391 66 20Fax: 8 (044) 391 66 21
Our English-speaking club suggested learning more about “Hollywood” and American movie industry. The participants had also a chance to watch few American movies and to enjoy the skillful acting and fascinating plots on 2, 9, 16, 23 of February.
понедельник, 14 февраля 2011 г.
пятница, 4 февраля 2011 г.
11.01 New Year Celebration
18.01 Homes.Interiors. Traditions.
вторник, 11 января 2011 г.
The necessity of fiction books is very high here and they are very popular among our customers.
Thank you so much and if there’s an opportunity we are always welcome efforts of people sending us books.
Please come to view our display!
четверг, 6 января 2011 г.
Application deadline: 4 April, 2011.
More about the program:
среда, 5 января 2011 г.
Information on the program, criteria and application process are below, as well as at the IREX website (http://irex.ua/en/education/ugrad).
Applicants are urged to apply online at http://oas.irex.org/ugrad.
Deadline January 14, 2011