среда, 29 февраля 2012 г.

Proctoring Exams

On February 29, Sumy WOA center provided proctoring exam to support the goal of lifelong learning for the student of distance learning course of Park University (Missouri, Kansas). Now
Sumy Window on America center offers examination proctoring services.
Proctoring Guidelines
Call our WOA center (0542 22-01-33) to set up a time to take the exam a minimum of one week advance.
Proctoring is available only during the library's open hours, when the staff member responsible for administering the exams is on duty.
Students must make all arrangements with the institution giving the exam. Contact the institution to be sure that WOA center staff proctoring the exam meet criteria set by the institution. Arrange for delivery of the exam. WOA center staff cannot make these arrangements.
The proctor will verify identity of the student through a valid
photo and the name on the identification must match the name on the testing materials.

The proctor will read and follow all instructions from the testing institution. Students must follow all instructions of the WOA center staff regarding the examination. All supplies needed for the exam must be brought by the student.

Exams may be written on paper or taken online. Student or the examining institution must provide postage if the exam is to be returned by mail.

Online exams can be completed using WOA center computers or students may bring their own laptops and connect to our wireless network.
Book early to make sure you can get a proctor for the date and time you want.
Good luck on your exam!

воскресенье, 26 февраля 2012 г.

Gaming Day

On February 24, the kids of the orphanage attended WOA center and learned more about board and computer games.
We had a lot of fun, a lot of laughs, learned many new English words, and were glad to spend our Friday with kids! As a result of this success we will be holding a Gaming Day at the WOA center more often.

вторник, 21 февраля 2012 г.

Studying English

On February 21, more than 40 students and teachers of the Sumy Branch of Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs visited WOA center. We discussed the topic “The importance of studying foreign languages”. We presented online resources for studying English. The students got information about the place where they can get any help concerning the English language study – our Window on America center. Our guests got information about books, DVDs, about events, clubs and programs.
The students who gathered at WOA center really enjoyed this meeting and asked a lot of questions.

пятница, 17 февраля 2012 г.

Welcome to Window on America Center!

On February 15 we presented resources of Window on America center for students of the Machine Building College.
The students were informed about books, collection of movies on DVD, program Rosetta Stone. Also were shown website and literary blog of the center.
Besides students received information about clubs and courses which work in our department.
Of particular interest was the information about exchange educational programs in the Universities of the USA.
At the end of the presentation the students had the opportunity to learn about and work with the new gadgets such as iPads and Kindle.
The meeting took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

вторник, 7 февраля 2012 г.


Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed: 17.01 Idioms, 24.01 Playing “Mafia”, 31.01 Discussion.
At our meeting we had discussions in groups and expressed our points of view on some interesting topics:
- how I imagine my life in 20 years;
- if I had a chance what religion I’d like to study;
- if I were an animal what animal I’d like to be;
- if I won one million $ what I would do.

пятница, 3 февраля 2012 г.

Conversation Circle

In January there were two meetings of the Conversation Circle. The topic of the first meeting held on 11 of January was “Old New Year”. People discussed Ukrainian traditions related with its celebration. Members of the circle also played the “Bean” game.
The second meeting was devoted to the life of Martin Luther King the fighter for the rights of black residents of the United States. The meeting participants discussed in details the ideas and actions of Martin Luther King. They also expressed their views as to his life and the influence of his legacy on the government and citizens of the USA.