среда, 18 декабря 2013 г.

Learning and Teaching English though internet resources

    On December 18, English teachers from Sumy and Sumy region attended a meeting at the Sumy Window on America Center. We told the teachers about the resources of the American Center, that might be helpful for the teachers in their preparation for their classes, spoke about the activities of the Center for patrons. The second part of this meeting started with the presentation on English language teaching and learning online resources. During the meeting the main eLibraryUSA databases, resources and tools for searching information were introduced to participants.

среда, 11 декабря 2013 г.

English Language Teaching and Learning Resources

   On December 11, 2013 Sumy Window on America center hosted a seminar for teachers of English . We carried out the presentation for teachers on online resources for learning and teaching English, focused on American English website, eLibraryUSA, computer game Trace Effects. Our guests trained to use Kindle and iPad and enjoyed the meeting. We invite them to come see our beautiful center again and participate in our programs.

среда, 4 декабря 2013 г.

Conversation Circle

In November there were four meetings of the Conversation Circle. The topic of the 1st meeting of the Club on November 6th was “Moustache and Beard”. The discussion was very joyful and vivacious. People exchanged views on the point, remembered good and not very good examples of using of moustaches and beards by famous people and their acquaintances. During the 2nd and the 3rd meeting on November 13th and 20th respectively were discussed topics “Home” and “American Football”. The last meeting of the month on November 27th was devoted to the celebration of the Thanksgiving Day. The Peace Corps Volunteer Ashley told about its history and the way it was celebrated in the USA and by the Americans living in other countries. Members of the Club agreed to meet and celebrate it together. 

понедельник, 2 декабря 2013 г.

Mass media

Welcome to English-Speaking Club. Last month we had a variety of topics discussed:

5.11 and 12.11 – Leadership

19.11 - Discussing News
26.11 - Mass Media.
Today we've spoken about mass media and its influence on our life. The participants of our club tried to answer the following questions: What things should not news report on? What is censorship? When should the news be censored? Do you think that media focus too much on bad news and not enough on good news? The discussion was instructive and interesting and the participants were active.