One-on-One Program

ConversationWe’re excited to resume our One-on-One Conversation Program! Sign up and you’ll have a chance to sit down for a half-hour with a native speaker or someone who is fluent and has spent some time in the U.S. Conversations are informal and give you the chance to practice your English in a comfortable setting.

This week, sessions are available on: Saturday, November 28th at 1p.m. and 1:30p.m.

Please note:  Space is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. To sign up, please write to: [email protected]

English Conversation Club “Going Green”: Recycling

111Join us on Wednesday, November 25 at 4:00 p.m. for our English conversation club “Going Green” to talk on the topic of recycling.

We will explore the importance of recycling and reusing our resources, and how simple we can change our daily lives to include a more «user-friendly» approach. Come and discuss with 5us the pros and cons of recycling!

We hope our meetings will help you to improve English conversation skills and to take steps towards more balanced, sustainable living! Our group is a great way for people to get together and have conversations on topics of personal health, nutrition, sustainability and many others.

Feel free to invite your friends!

Entrepreneurship Workshop: Risk-Taking

risk-rewardJoin us on Tuesday, November 24 at 4 p.m. for our continuing weekly workshops on entrepreneurship, taught by AMC Coordinator, Irina Artyomova. This week’s session will focus on taking risks and the larger the risk you take, the potentially larger success you’ll have.

Workshop is open to everyone and will be in English.


Global Entrepreneurship Week Film and Discussion

Global Entrepreneurship Week is celebrated internationally each year to introduce the fun and benefits of entrepreneurship to youth. This year the week is being observed worldwide November 16-22, 2015.

We will be showing a fascinating film from American Film Showcase about a young boy from Malawi who taught himself to invent a power-generating windmill from trash. His creativity and persistence caused him to become an international success, leading him to team up with American entrepreneur, Tom Rielly, to continue creating a new and inspiring future.

Join us on Monday, November 23 at 6p.m. to watch “William and the Windmill” (95 minutes long).

Discussion will be held afterward.

Free popcorn will be provided!



Workshop: Acting in the Theatre

TatianaS.1On Friday, November 20th at 6 p.m. the Head of MIDAS (Moscow Interactive Drama Art Studio), Tatiana Savosina will give masterclass on acting!

You will have a unique opportunity to get the inner look at the Theatre, participate in activities aimed at improvisation, concentration and teamwork skills development as well as try yourself at acting on the stage!


Make U.S.: Arduino Course with Brandon Peart

Arduino courseWhat is Arduino? Simply put, it is a small computer that you can program to interacts with the world through electronic sensors, lights, speakers, motors, and even your smart-phone. You have an idea of an interactive object or a device? Arduino circuit board will carry it out for you! It can be used as the brains behind almost any electronics project.

Watch this video to get a glimpse of what you can do with Arduino:

The first workshop of the course, which will take place on Tuesday, November 17, at 4 p.m., will introduce you to the basics of Arduino. Brandon Peart, a tech enthusiast, tinkerer and hobbyist, will teach you how to build and program an interactive device for a “smart home” system. He will explain how to use the hardware (the board, resistors, temperature sensors, etc.) and the software (Arduino IDE‘s programming language).

The first project will be divided into three phases:

  1. We will attach the temperature sensor and learn how to use the serial port.
  2. We will learn how to hook up and take readings of a potentiometer.
  3. We will learn how to use logical operators to turn on and off components of a HVAC system (for this project, we will merely turn on blue, yellow, and red LEDs).

The course is taught in English. Participation is free of charge. All the necessary equipment will be provided – just come and play!

Please register for the first workshop:


International Education Week Films and Discussion

Join us to celebrate International Education Week with two film showings, sponsored by the American Film Showcase:

1) Monday, November 16th at 6p.m.: “I Learn America” (92 minutes)



2) Wednesday, November 18th at 4p.m.: “Go Public” (90 minutes) 


Discussions to be held after each screening and moderated by AMC Director, Kore Gleason.

Free popcorn will be served at both screenings! 



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HTML 101: Create your first webpage

HTML workshopThis first workshop will teach the fundamentals of HTML coding and then let you put this knowledge into action — create your very first webpage.

What are markup tags? How to incorporate links and images into a page? How to modify layout, change text font and color? We will start with the very basics during our first workshop on Friday, November 13th, at 4 p.m.

Who is this class for:

  • This class is ideal for non-technical people who would like to break into the world of programming (for example, for your future web design projects or Arduino projects).
  • You don’t need any knowledge of programming software – we will use a simple text editor (such as Notepad).
  • Basic computer knowledge is required.

Are you ready for your HTML 101 lesson? Then register below!


English conversation Club “Going Green”: Sport In My Life

(Image credit: Getty images/Johner RF)Join us on Thursday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. for English conversation club “Going Green” to talk on the topic of Sport in my life!

We will talk about how the idea of exercising has been developing through centuries. Sport of record or sport for health? Is sport good for people or just a new fashion? Is it good to over exercise or under exercise, how much is enough? We’ll share personal experience and opinions, pros and cons. Come and discuss with us and a special guest from the Embassy community!

We hope the meetings will help you to improve English conversation skills and to take steps towards more balanced, sustainable living! Our group is a great way for people to get together and have conversations on topics of personal health, nutrition, sustainability and many others.
Feel free to invite your friends!

Please keep in mind that entry to the U.S. Embassy, where the American Center is located, requires a valid passport and registration for the event!


(Image credit: Getty images/Johner RF)

Entrepreneurship for Teachers: What’s Your Angle?

ANGLEWelcome to the American Center on Tuesday, November 10th at 4 p.m. for the regular meeting on Entrepreneurship!

In continuation of Competition workshop discussion this time our topic will be the Market and Business Strategies. We will try to make a research on what might influence customers’ behavior and develop a non-price competitive edge.