National Parks Week (March 30 – April 5)

adNPjpgSince 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!

(Films will be showing in the Reading Hall.)

 

Summer Work and Travel Program

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.Work and Travel

This Week Film Showings: Hearing Week March 23 – 29 (in AMC Reading Hall)

Hearing adMarch 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.

 

Shaping the Way We Teach

Shaping the Way We TeachWednesday, 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.

Toastmasters/Public Speaking Club

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 skillsToastmasters in English and the first meeting is open and free to all. For more information about club requirements and membership, please contact AMC staff.