The next meeting of the AMC Literature Club will discuss “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Made popular by a Hollywood adaptation starring Matt Damon, this book was written in 2011 and follows the fate of an American astronaut stranded on the planet Mars in the near future.
Led by Bryant Whitfield, U.S. Embassy.
This club meets once a month to discuss popular American contemporary fiction. It is a great opportunity for those who love to read, practice English and meet new people.
Saturday, June 4th at 11a.m.
We will show the final episode, Part 6, from Ken Burns’ award-winning documentary, “The National Parks.” This episode chronicles the history of America’s parks from the 1950s to 1980s, covering some important moments in the fate of these beautiful stretches of land.
Filmed over the course of six years, this six-part documentary chronicles the fascinating history and democracy of America’s parks – from Yosemite to Grand Canyon to Arcadia – and the historical figures involved in protecting these beautiful areas.
Friday, June 3rd at 6:30p.m.
Join us for the first 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 introductory exploration will begin with George Washington and the history of the first American president. These lectures should be of great interest to anyone who enjoys American history and/or politics or are curious about fascinating historical figures.
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.
Thursday, June 2nd at 5p.m.
Join us for a two-part session on how to write resumes in English. Learn the purpose of a resume, types of resume formats, how to use action verbs and much more. During the span of this workshop you will create your own English resume and receive feedback on it from the instructor and your group peers.
Due to the anticipated volume of interest in these workshops, this session will be offered twice. You may sign up for either Wednesday, June 1st or Monday, June 6th. Please register below for your preferred date:
Wednesday, June 1st at 5p.m.
Monday, June 6th at 5p.m.
This session is a part of a cycle of workshops over the next two months, which will focus on developing skills important in the business world: writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, communicating, career networking, and building confidence in your professional strengths. These workshops will be designed to help you practice and develop these skills in English and will be conducted by AMC Intern, Rylee Knight.
Rylee is currently attending her last year at Utah Valley University, where she will be graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an associate’s degree in Accounting. She also graduated from the two-year leadership LEAD program at Utah Valley University. Rylee is from the state of Utah and has previously lived in Russia and Kazakhstan for a year and a half.
Translation and interpretation from one language into another is a great skill. The “correct” translation of one word or expression can cause indefinite debate. This series of workshops offers participants the opportunity to learn and discuss techniques and tips for English to Russian/Russian to English translations. Led by Petimat Solt, AMC Volunteer.
Wednesday, June 1st at 4p.m.
Join us for Week Four of our Storytelling Training Workshops, led by Ekaterina Tkach, which aim to help you effectively form your idea into a compelling story. These skills in public speaking and storytelling have been proven to make one more efficient in both career and personal relationships. This seven-week series of workshops will train you on each of the seven principles of storytelling. Each week we will focus on one principle and activities will be given to learn and practice their skills.
Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30p.m.
This week’s meeting will be dedicated to the poetry of Gregory Corso, an American poet famous during the “Beat” period. Visitors will read and discuss his poem, “Marriage.”
This club meets weekly and aims to help practice reading more effectively in English. In our fast-paced world where we are quickly skimming through news, texts and books, we often don’t spend time reading them fully. In these meetings we use poems and short stories to focus on logical and creative thinking. Led by Margarita Shcheglova, a graduate of the Literary Institute of Moscow and a U.S. program of creative writing at the University of Iowa.
Tuesday, May 31st at 4p.m.
Join 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 intern, 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, May 31st at 2p.m.
Do you love to play music with your friends? Need a fun and free space to do so? Then join our new 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, May 27 at 6:30p.m.
Russia’s forests are some of the most beautiful in the world and constitute approximately 25% of the entire planet’s forested area. U.S. and Russian forests share similar species and landscapes, as well as common threats and challenges, and the U.S. Forest Service has collaborated with Russian counterparts for over 50 years in managing and protecting these areas. Join us for an informative lecture to learn more about important areas of cooperation between Russia and the U.S. in forestry.
This lecture will be given by Jennifer Smith, Program Specialist for International Programs for the U.S. Forest Service. In this capacity she oversees several projects in Siberia and Mongolia. Ms. Smith holds an MS in Natural Resources and Environment and an MA in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan. Prior to her work at the U.S. Forest Service, Jennifer served as the Executive Director of the Tahoe-Baikal Institute.
Thursday, May 26th at 6:30p.m.