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.
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.
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 on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. for our monthly Literature Club. This meeting will be devoted to the famous American novel, “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton. Considered Wharton’s masterpiece, this novel explores both historical New York and the passions and heartbreaks of love. If you enjoy reading, learning more about American literature and having a great discussion, then come and join us!