31 May, 2017

Catch Me If You Can

On this day the members of “Wednesday Movie Club” at Window on America center Dnipro (Ukraine) had watched a film Catch Me If You Can.
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, and a Louisiana parish prosecutor. His primary crime was check fraud; he became so experienced that the FBI eventually turned to him for help in catching other check forgers. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. The film was a financial and critical success, and the real Abagnale reacted positively to it.
WOA’s patrons enjoyed the film and the discussion that followed.


 

30 May, 2017

Activate English 6.2.: My House

The DOUNB Library and the Window on America Dnipro center offer the library patrons an “Express English” activity that will help them to activate their passive knowledge of the foreign language and to overcome the fear of speaking in English.
 Ten two hour-lectures are offered for the participants to improve their conversational skills in pairs.
The professional EFL lecturer T. Gavryliuk combines the lexical exercises with important cross-cultural information that will help the English learners to understand their foreign counterparts better and to avoid awkward situations in communication.



 

International Day for Protection of Children

The "Window on America" Dnipro started educational and recreational activities for students at the school summer camps.
Children from the local school №28 listened to the slide show presentation "Dnipro City in Ukraine". The objective of the presentation was to teach the kids the basics of cross-cultural communication. They should be prepared to introduce their home country and home town to foreign guests.
We reminded the kids in English about the tourist attractions of Dnipro city and peculiarities of Ukrainian cuisine.
The WOA’s young visitors particularly enjoyed the English vocabulary game with a SMART-board recently installed at the DOUNB Library. Children took turns performing fun tasks. The most active students received souvenirs to remember the visit to WOA.
Participants number – 11 persons.
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28 May, 2017

End of Academic Year at Kids’ Code Club

This afternoon the WOA Dnipro hosted the session of the Kids’ Code Club.
A surprise for the Club members – a visit of the WOA’s American volunteer Mr. Jason. The boys practiced their English skills with our American friend who was impressed with the IT activity for kids.
Bye-bye Scratch! We’ll see you again in September!

 

27 May, 2017

Speed English: marathon races

This afternoon the WOA’s Speed English session (Window on America center in Dnipro, Ukraine) was dedicated to marathon races, their strong and weak points, the motivation for people who  take part in this endurance  challenges, etc.
Participants number – 32 persons.

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Cycling Day and Marathon in Dnipro

This afternoon the session of the Gabfest Club (Window on America center in Dnipro, Ukraine) was dedicated to the sports that are supported by the local authorities and  people – and running.
The group shared the information about the annual cycling day in Dnipro this Saturday. We have watched and discussed the videos about the bicycle evolution, the first US bicycle brand “Columbia” and recent innovations in   leisure bicycles.
The second part of the session was dedicated to the race known as marathon. We have made several comments about the forthcoming half marathon in Dnipro. The topic was illustrated with videos about the marathon history, the most popular marathons in the USA and the phenomenon of Kenyan marathon champions.
The topic allowed to introduce new vocabulary and activated the interest of the participants in the life of the home city.
Participants number – 37 persons.
Presenter: T. Gavryliyuk.
Pictures: S.Usenko.

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25 May, 2017

Sustained interest in Basic English 6.0.

The DOUNB Library had a big influx of new-comers that got interested in the opportunity to study English in the new format.
The Window on America center offers the library patrons an “Express English” activity that will help adult students to learn the basics of the English language.
Ten two- hour lectures are offered for the patrons who studied other foreign languages, but now need to speak English.
The professional EFL lecturer T. Gavryliuk combines the phonetic, reading and lexical exercises with important cross-cultural information that will help the English learners to use the Basic English in communication with foreigners in Ukraine and abroad.
 

The promotion of the “Express English” at the DOUNB library was supported by local media: the websites of the city news and the Oblast State Administration, even the local radio station. It was a big challenge for the DOUNB library staff to process and accommodate the torrent of the new patrons.  But we did it and thank our new patrons for understanding.
The new patrons were informed about the DOUNB’s resources and modern services.
Come to get the basics of the English language at the DOUNB Library!
Participants number – 47 persons.
Presenter: T. Gavryliyuk.
Pictures: S.Usenko.
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