пятница, 30 ноября 2012 г.

Conversation Circle

In November were four meetings of the Conversation Circle. The topic of the first one on November 7th was “Elections”. People exchanged views about election campaigns in Ukraine and in the USA and compared them. The next three meetings on November 14th, 21st and 28th were mainly devoted to the Thanksgiving Day celebration. During the first one was celebration itself with the proper food and discussion of the historical background. During the next meeting Conversation circle members discussed new traditions in celebration of the Thanksgiving Day in the USA and even in other countries. The last meeting of the month was about connection of the Thanksgiving Day celebration and cinematograph. After the exchange of the opinions members of the circle watched a motion picture.  

Thanksgiving Day

Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed:
6.11 Dialogue
13.11 My flat
20.11 Peace Corps Volunteers: history, goals

Thanksgiving Day. Today we spoke about Thanksgiving Day traditions in the USA. Thanksgiving is a time for gifting your family and friends. The day is a time to show your gratitude and respect to your elders, friends, your siblings and also your colleagues.Our Peace Corps volunteer David presented us some interesting unusual recipes that americans used to cook on that holiday.

среда, 14 ноября 2012 г.

Scholarship opportunities for international students

The University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, ranked #11 in the world by Foreign Policy magazine, specializes in human development, human security and human rights and their relationship to the international political system and the global economy.
School has several funding opportunities available to the international students. The average scholarship among this year's international student cohort is $21,000 and 94% of our international students were offered funding. The SIE Fellows program: a full tuition scholarship awarded to a small group of students. Merit scholarships for international students: Each international student is considered for funding at the time of admission-regardless of how well you tested on the GRE exam. Christian Updike, MD Endowed Scholarship for students interested in Global Health.
Visit website to learn more about Korbel and the scholarship opportunities.

понедельник, 12 ноября 2012 г.

Seminar for English Teachers

On 12 of November Window on America center hosted seminar which was attended by 14 English teachers from various schools of Sumy and Sumy region. We carried out the presentation for teachers about project of the US Embassy in Ukraine “Window on America centers”. Our events, programs, clubs, teaching materials were of interest to our guests. We gave them a brief demonstration on kindle and iPad and teachers trained to use them. Many of our guests expressed a wish to come here with their students.

вторник, 6 ноября 2012 г.

International Games Day

In recognition of International Games Day, that promoted the value of libraries and librarians, Window on America center on the 3 of November hosted an afternoon filled with fun and games, including computer and board games. Our guests, children from orphanage, improved their skills and knowledge, indicated interest in returning to our center in the future, found new game to play - Taboo. It was a wonderful time and we thank our guests for coming! But our patrons were very much disappointed that because of bad internet connection we couldn’t take part and play Mario Cart game online. Hope next year we will take part in online tournament and can compete against other libraries around the world .

четверг, 1 ноября 2012 г.

English - Speaking Club

Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed:
 2.10 Motivation in various activity

9.10 Education in the US
16.10 What Food Characterizes You as a Person?

What food can characterize you as a person? Coffee, an apple or spicy meat? The participants of our club discussed these and other tricky questions: What would you do, if you were the president of the USA? What would you do, if you were Taras Shevchenko and lived nowadays? Our visitors were glad to come to our English – Speaking Club to meet a new Peace Corps volunteer David, who is going to host the club meetings for next year.

23.10 Volunteers in Ukraine 

The Conversation Circle

In October there were four meetings of the Conversation Circle. The topic of the first one held on October 3rd was “California”. People told about what they knew about this American state and exchange their views on the new information. The next meeting on October 10th was devoted to the ability to debate and possibility to make this habit better. During the 3rd meeting on October 17th members of the circle played game “Who You Are in time of Halloween”. The last meeting of the Conversation Circle was exactly on October 31st and for sure was devoted to the Halloween celebration. It was a real celebration with costumes, food and smiles. Jenny Alton, the Peace Corps volunteer, was the star of the evening. The meeting was very picturesque and festive.