Sunday, May 22, 2011

Skype Connection with Phillip Marquis to the theme "American and Ukrainian Music Styles"



On the 22nd of May, at 2 p.m. we had English Speaking Club “Dialogue” with Jun Blore, Peace Corps Volunteer. The theme of our session was “American and Ukrainian Music Styles”. There were 16 people among them students, schoolchildren and teachers. We used the projector and screen, so the visitors watched the presentation and videos to the theme. This time it was not quite a traditional meeting, but a Skype connection to Phillip Marquis, who knows much about music and played the guitar. It was a great opportunity for us to get acquainted with him and to have an interesting talk. At first all the members of the discussion introduced themselves. We spoke about different music styles: jazz, blues, pop, rock, hip-hop, and RnB. Phillip told us about differences in these styles and enumerated the most popular in the USA now, played guitar and sang for us. Our visitors told Phillip about the music, which is popular in Ukraine now and also tried to sing traditional Ukrainian songs. The atmosphere of the meeting was friendly and positive, everybody had fun and got useful information about the US music genres. The most important thing of this Skype connection was that it became possible for people from the USA and Ukraine to communicate with each other on different themes, to understand the US culture deeply,  freely speak English and just to find new friends.

2 comments:

  1. I like this type of Dialogue between different culture people. And i like to inform you, if any one want to learn Ukrainian,Please Check out tutors from around the world at http://preply.com/en/ukrainian-by-skype. Online tutoring is an interesting new phenomenon that is a new take on the traditional approach.You can get lesson via Skype.I spoke several conversation among a native speaker via Skype by using that site.What are your thoughts?


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