Lecture: “Washington, Jackson and Presidential Addresses”

WashingtonJacksonJoin us for the next lecture in a series featuring one or two U.S. presidents at a time and their impact on the role of the presidency overall in America. This month’s lecture will be called “Washington, Jackson and Presidential Addresses,” and will focus on these two great American presidents and the importance and impact of speeches in the history of U.S. presidencies.

Led by Erik Olsen, a  American teacher based in Moscow with a developed career in teaching American history and politics to high school and college students. 

Tuesday, July 5th at 5p.m.

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English Conversation Club

conversationJoin us for our weekly English Conversation Club, which this month is led by AMC interns  Mikilah Braun and Erica Johnson! Visitors will have the opportunity to practice their English, meet great people, learn new aspects of American culture and have a lot of fun. Open to all ages and levels of English.

Thursday, June 30th at 4:30p.m.

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Job Skills Workshop: How to Interview (Part II)

InterviewingJoin us for Part II of a two-part session on tips on how to interview well for jobs. In this session you will use the skills you learned in Part I and practice your interviewing skills in “mock interviews,” and will receive important feedback on your performance.

Wednesday, June 29th at 5p.m.

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Translation Techniques

translationOur weekly Translation Techniques discussion is one of the most energetic ones of the week, full of lively debate! What makes a good translation? Are there “correct” translations? This week visitors will discuss translations by four different authors and critique them. All are welcome!

Led by Alexander Pakhotin and Brycen Duckworth.  

Wednesday, June 29th at 4p.m.

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Kids Fun Hour

KidsJoin us on Tuesday afternoons for Kids Fun Hour, an hour devoted to English-language activities and story reading for children ages 6 to 12 years old. This activity is led by AMC interns, Erica Johnson and Mikilah Braun. It is a great way to have fun and practice English at the same time! Parents are welcome to participate as well!

Tuesday, June 28th at 2p.m.

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Teens Advisory Committee Meeting

TeensAre you a teenager interested in becoming involved at the American Center? Want to learn leadership skills and be involved in fun programs and activities? We are seeking students 13 to 17 years old who would like to become a part of our new AMC Teens Advisory Committee! This committee will meet regularly whose goal is to give you a voice and role in the kinds of teenage programming and events held at the American Center.

Wednesday, June 29th at 1p.m. 

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Storytelling Club

StorytellingDo you like to tell stories? Give presentations? Want to practice public speaking in English? Then join our new Storytelling Club! This weekly club will meet on Tuesday evenings and along with fun group activities and introductory tips moderated by Ekaterina Tkach, it will give you the opportunity to practice telling your stories and get feedback from the audience. Each week will have a pre-determined topic that you may prepare a story for by the time we meet.

This week’s topic: My First Job.

Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30p.m.

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Workshop: How to Use SketchUp (Part II)

Sketch(Note: This will be the Part II session that was originally planned for last week, but was canceled at the last minute.)

This week we will continue Part II of our four-week training course on how to use Google SketchUp. This software is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly 3D modeling programs. You can model anything — from furniture to animals to houses to entire cities — with this software.

Trainer Maria Chekmareva will guide participants through the basic tools and activities so that you can get started on building your own fantasy project.

Note: Limited to 12 participants.

Tuesday, June 28th at 5p.m.

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Music Jam Club

MusicDo you love to play music with your friends? Need a fun and free space to do so? Then join our Music Jam Club! The American Center will offer its space, microphones and sound system to all musicians and singers to play in great company twice a month on Fridays. Sing your favorite song, strum out your favorite tune – and get great feedback from your audience!

Friday, June 24th at 6:30p.m.

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“Last Week in America” Discussion Club

current eventsInterested in current events in America? Then we welcome you to a new bi-weekly discussion group, “Last Week in America,” led by AMC Intern, Zach Lyons. This discussion club will focus on debating current events and topics will range from politics to history to economics to popular culture. Whatever Americans were talking about yesterday will be what we’re talking about today. Join us!

Friday, June 24th at 5p.m. 

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