Thursday, November 29, 2012

Welcome New Visitors at the Window on America Center in Lutsk!

On November 28, 2012 a group of pupils together with a teacher of English language visited the Window on America Center in Lutsk.
The goal of the meeting was to attract new people to the Center, to give detailed information about the resources that one could use when learning about the United States of America.
As new visitors, the pupils were bound to have a lot of questions. Two hour presentation helped to uncover the answers to the numerous questions they had. The following topics were discussed:
  • Modern technologies at the Center, e-books readers –Kindles and IPads;
  • Audio books;
  • Clubs;
  • And many other WOA Center resources.
By the time the pupils left the meeting, they found it helpful to get acquainted with all these resources and services that gave the great possibility to be aware of the accurate and current information about the United States of America.

We look forward to meet You at the Window on America Center again!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Want to Use E-Books Readers and IPads? The Window on America Center in Lutsk is Waiting for You!

On November 8, 2012 a group of Volyn Oblast librarians (10 person) visited the WOA Center in Lutsk to learn more about e-books readers –Kindles and IPads, to share ideas for future use of these devices.

For an hour the WOA Center coordinator made a presentation about:

•    how to navigate e-books readers –Kindles and    IPads;

•    how to get started using the devices;

•    how to find books, etc.

We believe that any experience that involves technology can influence the process of education greatly.
 And the WOA Center gives You that powerful tool - e-books readers –Kindles and IPads- in the Center, for students, educators, etc.

 Welcome to our Center!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

2012 U.S. Elections Welcome People to the Window on America Center in Lutsk!

Nearly 20 people came to the Center during 2 days (November 6-7, 2012) to observe the election process and learn about the ins and outs of the U.S. Elections 2012.

 The present people said that it was a great opportunity to let them see an election. It was an educational lesson for politically active visitors.
Also there was presented the plenty of resources about voting and elections that helped the people to understand the presidential election process by focusing on the 2012 race.

We all congratulate U. S. President Barack Obama on his re-election!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Window on America Center in Lutsk Hosted a Meeting and Attracted More Students!

 12 Students of Volyn University named after Lesya Ukrainka visited the WOA Center in Lutsk to learn the topic ”The Court System in the USA”.

The English language Teacher made an introduction to the Court System, helped the students to understand basic Court vocabulary.

The WOA Center resources, namely The Oxford Companion to American Law, American Legal Systems: A Resource and Reference Guide, etc. helped the students to understand how the court was set up. Also the present audience was able to identify the important court cases and their impact.

During the second part of the lesson the students watched the movie To Kill A Mockingbird, discussed the theme points.

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Farewell party was held for Dominic Huether, a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lutsk!

13 Window on America visitors took the opportunity to thank Dominic Huether for two year experience, practice and great job.
Dominic was a great help for the Window on America visitors and a real friend and teacher for the members of the Clubs.

Both, the WOA Center visitors and Dominic learned a lot from each other during the last two years, a real transcultural experience.

Please, see some pictures below from the farewell party, the pictures say it all...

Good bye, Dominic! We will miss You!

Thank You very much for Your big effort during the last two years, good luck for the future and we will hope to see You again!)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Celebration of Halloween is a Good Tradition at the Window on America Center in Lutsk.

On October 31, 2012 a group of students (12 persons and English language teacher) came to the Center to mark the holiday.
The WOA room was decorated in the traditional Halloween colours, orange and black.
 The students made informative presentations about that holiday so that to be more aware of the background of it, customs and traditions, etc.
The second part of the party was devoted to the most popular Halloween traditions - "trick-or-treating" and bobbing for apples.

Overall, all the students said they enjoyed the party and learned more about that festival.
Being a part of that tradition myself, I want to end the post of saying: Good Luck and Happy Halloween!!!!

Welcome to the Information Day!

On October 31, 2012 the WOA Center took part at the Information Day that was organized at the Volyn Research library.
The main objective of that day was to raise awareness of the resources of the Center and to attract more visitors to the Center. It is also aims to help people to get up to date information about the United States of America.
The visitors (about 50 people) were proposed to look through the books, periodicals and audio materials.
Also there was presented an authoritative resource Information USA for audience seeking information about U.S. political processes,, America society, culture, etc.

Welcome to WOA Center in Lutsk!