четверг, 13 декабря 2012 г.

Fordham Business Challenge 2013

Fordham Business Challenge 2013 and is a scholarship competition for students around the world, particularly Europe, to win a scholarship to study a specialized Master of Science program at Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York City fall 2013.

Scholarships available for the following Master of Science programs: 
MS in Quantitative Finance 
MS in Global Finance
MS in Media Entrepreneurship 
MS in  Investor Relations
MS in Business Analytics
MS in Marketing Intelligence
MS in Business Enterprise 
3-Continent Master of Science in Global Management

Competition: the competition consists of answering a series of multiple-choice question sets and answering an essay question that relates to applicant's chosen MS program. 

Prizes: there are 16 scholarships in total, 8 full- and 8 half-scholarships. 
(8) first place winners will receive a full-tuition scholarship and will be invited to the prize ceremony which will be held in New York City in April 2013. 
(8) second place winners will receive a half-tuition scholarship. 

Eligibility: Open for college seniors, recent graduates and young professionals worldwide. 

Deadline: February 1, 2013. 

вторник, 11 декабря 2012 г.

American English

An extremely important information for English language learners and teachers!

http://americanenglish.state.gov/ is a website for overseas teachers and learners of English as a foreign language.  This website is an extensive resource center not only for American English language teaching and learning, but also for American culture.  It provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. 

It also contains a new video game "Trace Effects" for learning American English and culture.
Gamers interact and solve puzzles in a virtual world filled with diverse English-speaking characters. In the game, students take a dynamic journey through the United States, traveling to cultural locations like Kansas, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

December 12 - the official launch of American English and Trace Effects. 

вторник, 6 ноября 2012 г.

Virtual College Fair

International Day
EducationUSA International Virtual College Fair
NOVEMBER 13, 2012 12:00AM TO 11:59PM EST (5:00 - 4:59 GMT)
LIVE CHATS & VIDEOS 5:00AM TO 7:00PM EST (10:00 - 23:59 GMT)
Considering coming to a U.S. university from outside the country?
Join us on November 13th for EducationUSA International Virtual College Fair, a free online event devoted to answering your questions about the admissions process, program information, and student life. You'll have a chance to text chat with university and college representatives, explore more than 150 schools, and watch live presentations from experts from EducationUSA and the U.S State Department on how to choose the right university, the visa process and funding options. And enter to win a $1,000 scholarship!

воскресенье, 21 октября 2012 г.

Franchising, chain stores

October the 21st, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club meeting in the form of Skype session. Matt Cobos from California kindly agreed to talk with ESC members. We discussed franchising and chain stores both in the US and Ukraine. It was interesting to compare the development of this field in different countries.

We also continue to practice grammar: study new words, do useful tests.

среда, 17 октября 2012 г.

Education USA

Перша в Україні виставка «Освіта у США»


14:00 - Початок роботи виставки
14:30 - Урочисте відкриття та вітальне слово від Посольства США в Україні
18:00 - Закриття роботи виставки


15:00-16:00 «Студентські візи в США». Лекцію проводить представник Консульського відділу Посольства США в Україні.
16:00-17:00 «Якщо ви бажаєте навчатися в США - Процес подачі документів та фінансування вашої освіти». Лекцію проводить представник Київського консультативного центру мережі EducationUSA.


Посольство США в Україні
Американські Ради з міжнародної освіти: ACTR/ACCELS
Програма імені Фулбрайта в Україні
Рада міжнародних наукових досліджень та обмінів (IREX)
Освітній проект “Всесвітні студії” (WorldWideStudies)
ETS Global (тести TOEFL, GRE, TOEIC тощо)
Florida Institute of Technology
Foothill and De Anza Colleges
Green River Community College
Hawai'i Pacific University
John Cabot University
Northern Virginia Community College
Pace University
Portland Community College
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Savannah College of Art and Design
Stephen F. Austin State University
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Kentucky
University of Northern Iowa
West Virginia University

На виставці відвідувачі матимуть унікальну нагоду поспілкуватися з представниками американських вищих навчальних закладів щодо можливостей отримання та переваг американської освіти, стипендій та ґрантів для навчання та проведення досліджень.

За подальшою інформацією звертайтеся до Консультативного центру мережі EducationUSA в Києві
(044) 289-3952/53 | edusa@americancouncils.org.ua | www.americancouncils.org.ua | www.facebook.com/EducationUSA.Ukraine

вторник, 3 июля 2012 г.

The US Independence Day

Welcome to our Window on America center!

This week is dedicated to Independence Day in the USA: poster and book displays, watching movies («Born on the Fourth of July», «Statue of Liberty»,) and of course interesting English Speaking Club meeting.

Come and enjoy!

пятница, 22 июня 2012 г.


Guys, here won't be English Speaking Club on June 24th.
I'll contact you as soon as the date will be appointed.

Enjoy your summer holidays!=))))))))))))))))

понедельник, 28 мая 2012 г.

American slang

May 27th, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore  and Andrew Brož. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers.
This session was devoted to American slang. We spoke about the most common slang words and expressions used by American youth.
It turned out that there are lots of slang words of everyday use which are widely used in spoken language and English language learners actually have to know them so that to understand the speech.
We also listened to the popular American songs and tried to hear all the words and understand their meaning.
We discovered that there are two main sources of emerging slang in America: youth and hip-hop.
It was very interesting for the visitors to get acquainted with American slang. In some situations we tried to correlate American slang word and Ukrainian variant of this word. 

вторник, 15 мая 2012 г.


Asimov, Isaac
    Foundation series
    I, Robot

Atwood, Margaret [Canadian, not U.S.]
    The Handmaid's Tale
    Oryx and Crake

Bradbury, Ray
    The Martian Chronicles
    Fahrenheit 451

Card, Orson Scott
    Ender's Game

Cherryh, C.J.
    Foreigner series

Delaney, Samuel R.
    Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Dick, Philip K.
    The Man in the High Castle
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Gibson, William

Heinlein, Robert H.
    Starship Troopers
    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
    Stranger in a Strange Land

Herbert, Frank

Hubbard, L. Ron
    Battlefield Earth

Le Guin, Ursula K.
    The Dispossessed
    The Left Hand of Darkness

Robinson, Kim Stanley
    Mars trilogy
    The Years of Rice and Salt

Stephenson, Niel
    Snow Crash

Twain, Mark [Samuel Clemens]
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Vonnegut, Kurt
    Cat's Cradle
    Slaughterhouse Five
    Breakfast of Champions

American science fiction writers

May 13th, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore  and Andrew Brož. There were 20 people, among them students and teachers.
We discussed American science fiction writers. This meeting turned out to be very interesting, useful and helpful. We talked about well-known writers and also got information about some of them who we didn’t know before.  We discovered such trend as pulp fiction, a bit of its history, representatives and their works.
Of course many famous writers were mentioned but also some contemporary representatives of this genre were discussed.
The visitors exchanged their experience in reading science-fiction works, shared their famous authors and preferences. Science-fiction turned out to be quite popular and even favorite among other genres.
It was extremely interesting to observe such discussion. 

вторник, 3 апреля 2012 г.

American humor

 April 1st, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with Peace Corps Volunteer Jun Blore. The topic of our meeting was American humor. There were 18 people, among them students and teachers.

Humor is seemed to be understood in all countries all over the world. But we found out that there are different kinds of humor, which are specific for each nation.

American humor is also something worth talking. During our meeting we found out that there are various types of humor in AmericaWe watched stand up comedians, listened to slapstick humor, black humor, nonsense humor and self-appreciate humor.  
It turned out that American humor is very different from, for example, Ukrainian one and that’s why sometimes we don’t understand foreign jokes as well as foreigners don’t understand us. 

We also had Skype session with Daniel - Peace Corps Volunteer who works in Doneck. She is from North Caroline, so we had an opportunity to follow American humor of different states.

The meeting was very interesting, funny and exciting. 

понедельник, 19 марта 2012 г.

St. Patrick's Day

March 18th, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož. Our meeting was devoted to one of the American states - Ohio. There were 16 people, among them students and teachers.
Our session was devoted to St. Patrick’s Day which was celebrated on March 17th. We talked about peculiarities of this holiday, its history and where it’s usually celebrated. By learning information about this day we learned a bit of history and facts about Ireland. We listened to impressive Irish music, watched colorful Irish dances, observed how Irish people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in their country and even had a  

During our discussion we found out that this holiday is also celebrated in Ukraine, which appeared unexpected.  

And, of course, we continue practicing the TOEFL tests.


среда, 14 марта 2012 г.


March 11, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož. Our meeting was devoted to one of the American states - Ohio. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers.
We talked about the history of this state, its geographical position, population and places of interest. The visitors heard some interesting facts about Ohio and knew what Ohio is famous for.
As we have already discussed some other American states during our previous club meetings, this time we compared what we knew before and what new we found out now.
It is always interesting for the visitors to get to  know some interesting and new information about foreign country and its people. 


понедельник, 13 февраля 2012 г.

Valentine's Day

February 12, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This session was devoted to St. Valentine’s Day. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers. We watched presentation which dealt with history of this holiday, traditions of celebrating and peculiarities. There was an interesting discussion about the aim and main idea of this day. We also ate sweets and were surrounded by the romantic atmosphere of red hearts.
The visitors were interested in the way of celebrating Valentine’s Day in the USA and compared it with Ukrainian’s.  
Recently this holiday gains more and more popularity among Ukrainians and especially among youth.

Valentine’s Day is a great holiday for couples and everyone who is in love in all countries all over the world.

вторник, 7 февраля 2012 г.


Every time before  the meeting of the Speaking club we practice TOEFL tests and activities with Peace Corps Volunteer. It became very popular among the club visitors. We read texts, do different grammar tests, discuss  various topics and speak on aspects and peculiarities of TOEFL itself. Recently we began doing free-write.  Club members enjoy this activity very much. It turned out to be very useful for them and after some time practicing we got good results.


Skype session.American slang&idioms

February 5, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This time we had Skype session with another Peace Corps Volunteer Charlie from Doneck and Kimberley from the USA. It was devoted to American slang and idioms. There were 22 people, among them students, pupils and teachers.
We had an interesting talk with native speakers who gave us information concerning common slang words and expressions from different topics and spheres of life so that the visitors got the idea of the language American youth speaks. Firstly a word or expression was given to the audience and everyone had to guess what that meant. Then we were given the right answer and after discussed it relating to Ukrainian. The club members knew many interesting and useful expressions and improved their knowledge in such way. It was also very useful to communicate with native Americans and to get acquainted with their everyday communication.

 I must say this session had a very big success.


понедельник, 30 января 2012 г.

A trip to Colorado

January 29, at 2 p.m.  we had English Speaking Club with two Peace Corps Volunteers Jun Blore and Andrew Brož . This time we were speaking about Colorado. There were 15 people, among them students and teachers. The volunteers shared information about this state and its peculiarities. We discovered the geography and conditions of living there. Colorado turned out to be a very specific place because of its landscapes. The club members also had an opportunity to look through the pictures made by Andrew during his family vacation to Colorado.
Everyone was impressed by the scenery of the mountains, hills, trees, plants and the nature in general. We got a new look and found more information about one more American state and natural wonder.    
The club members knew that Colorado is not so famous like the Grand Canyon but still it’s very attractive and beautiful. It’s a very nice place for family vacation.  
We couldn’t but be surprised by the beauty of American nature.