Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter holidays in the USA, Christmas


December 18 at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This session was devoted to winter holidays, especially Christmas, in the USA. There were 9 people, among them students and teachers. We were speaking about different winter holidays, traditions of celebration and differences in celebration of these holidays in the USA and Ukraine. We discussed the ways American and Ukrainian families celebrate Christmas, spoke about peculiarities of celebration in both countries. The visitors found out more about USA winter customs and traditions and encouraged for further coming New Year and Christmas. We also decided to listen to Christmas songs and plays popular in the USA.

 



The visitors also had an opportunity to play games. They enjoyed it very much. We had a really great time.





Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Religion in the USA


December 11, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This session was devoted to religion in the USA. There were 10 people, among them students and teachers. We were speaking about the main religion of the US – Christianity and variety of other religions which can be observed among Americans. We discussed the role of religion in American life and lives of people of all nations. The visitors found out ways of forming religion in the US. We had an interesting discussion about the role of religion particularly in our lives and our own attitude to religion. Everyone expressed his own opinion. We all together concluded that religion is something private and shouldn’t influence surrounding people’s lives.
The theme was quite serious and unusual but it appeared to be very interesting.










We also told our visitors about presents from the US and proposed them to look them through. Everyone discovered each item very thoroughly with great excitement. They liked books and games very much and now can’t wait to use these materials.