Since March and April are full of special days dedicated to Earth, including Earth Day, National Parks Week and Earth Hour, we are happy to show you a series of documentaries this week about National Parks in America. We will also show some famous feature movies, shot in beautiful landscapes of American national parks. Did you know, for example, that Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” features a fantastic scene of suspense at Mount Rushmore? Come and check it out!
Are you a university student, studying English and looking for a unique opportunity to work in the U.S. this summer, do a bit of travel and learn more about American people and culture? Then you should apply for the Summer Work and Travel Program! We will host an information session on Monday, March 30th, at 6:30p.m. with Courtney Brasier from the U.S. Embassy. You will learn about the application process, where you might end up working and traveling, how to apply for your visa and more.
Looking for a way to practice your English? Then join us for Conversation Club on Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. The club is free and open to all and is a great way to improve your English skills, meet new people and have fun!
March 23 – 29 is Hearing Week, sponsored by the National Foundation for the Deaf in the U.S., to raise awareness for hearing health. We welcome you to learn more about hearing in the AMC Reading Hall, where all week we will show films about the importance of our ears and movies with actors who are hard-of-hearing or deaf. (We bet you might not know some of the famous Hollywood actors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing!) Films start today and please see below for a list of showings all week.
We’re excited to welcome you to our Center on Saturday, March 28! Starting at 1 p.m. you will have a chance to play American popular board games and spend great time, having fun! Looking forward to seeing you!
Join us on Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. for a lecture “Native Americans: Navajo Music Today”. It will be presented by a famous anthropologist Dr. Gordon Bronitsky. You will have an opportunity to learn more about Native American culture and contemporary Navajo music.
Wednesday, March 25 at 4 p.m. for a screening of the continuing webinar series, ”Shaping the Way We Teach.” This session will be devoted to Reciprocal Teaching Reading Strategies and given by Rob Danin, EFL Specialist. After the webinar showing, Moscow-based English Language Fellow, John Kotnarowski, will moderate a discussion at AMC with the audience.
The next meeting of WorldSurfers Toastmasters Club will take place on Tuesday, March 24 at 7p.m. This club is a structured club to help members learn better public speaking and presentation skills in English and the first meeting is open and free to all. For more information about club requirements and membership, please contact AMC staff.
Tuesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. for the first meeting of a 10-week program called “English Language Club for Teenagers.” These free classes will be conducted by AMC Director Kore Gleason from 24 March to 14 May, generally on Tuesdays (with a couple of Thursdays as well) and is open to teenagers aged 13 to 16 years old. Participants will learn English, American culture, music, games, geography and much more. Please contact AMC staff or e-mail [email protected] for more details.
Join us for a Neuroscience & Brain Week, March 16-22! It is considered to be International Brain Week, so join us in front of our Smart TV in the Reading Hall!
**All events are free and open to the public.