четверг, 30 мая 2013 г.
On May 30, Window on American center hosted meeting with high school students. Our guests learned about the main objectives of the Centre - to be a partner in promoting mutual understanding between Ukrainian and American people, to provide accurate information about the United States, to provide access to English resources. . We presented “American English” website and eLibraryUSA to which all Window on America centers in Ukraine were signed up by the Department of State. We also presented Kindle and iPads and students got especially interested in an educational game Spelling Star available at the Kindle, which helps to improve language skills.
среда, 29 мая 2013 г.
On 27, 28, 29 of May we run tours for kids to help them explore our collections. The events were attended by schoolchildren aged 10-13. Kids had fun with books, iPads, board and Kinect games. We hope that visiting the Window on America center motivated our guests to study English language, and know the USA better.
среда, 22 мая 2013 г.
On 22 of May we were glad to host meeting with kids from Classical gymnasium. Our meeting was devoted to Spelling Bee, a competition in which contestants are asked to spell words. The concept is thought to have originated in the United States and Spelling Bee events are now held in many countries around the world. Participants of this event could not only get the information about the history and rules of Spelling Bee, watched movie trailer about Spelling Bee but also took part in contest, which was organized by PC volunteer David. After our contest kids played Kinect games with David. All of them left the Window on America center in the wonderful mood.
вторник, 21 мая 2013 г.
The Ukrainian American Connections Photo Contest is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and the Window on America Center in Sumy. The purpose of this Contest is to engage Ukrainians in telling America’s story. Take an original still photograph which demonstrates “Ukrainian American connections.” From 2 of July till 15 of July you must provide a copy of your photograph, digital or analog, to the Sumy Window on America Center.
The winner will receive one Canon IXUS 1100 HS Silver.
For more information visit Sumy Window on America center or call 22 31 43.
суббота, 4 мая 2013 г.
Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed:
9.04 "How do you feel giving other people money"
16.04, 23.04 Project "Spending money in different ways"
One of the issues we’ve discussed this month was charity and it’s importance in human society. During the club meetings many people shared their attitude to this question. We can’t but mention an interesting and unusual project, held by our volunteers, David and Debbie, as they gave our participants an opportunity to do charity themselves. In a week the guests of our club told about their impressions from charity. One can say with certainty, that this project found a warm response in the soul of everyone, who took part in it.
In April there were three meetings of the Conversation Circle. During the first one held on April 10th the members of the Circle played educational and very informative game “Three words”. The next meeting on April 17th was devoted to the exchanging views on the topic “What makes the story interesting”. Took place an interesting discussion. People exchanged views, interesting facts and ideas on the point. During the 3rd meeting on April 24th members of the circle played a game named “Word association”. It was a real fun with a lot of laughter and positive emotions and of course with the improving of the talkative habits of English.