Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Come Visit the WOA Center in Lutsk And Change Your Mind About Language Learning.

On April 23, 2013 the Window on America Center in Lutsk hosted a meeting for the 15 teachers of English language from local and regional schools.
During the presentation the audience got acquainted with the latest collection of English language learning and teaching resources at the Window on America Center in Lutsk..

Of great interest among the teachers were modern technologies that provided intense and meaningful practice of language in the classroom and at home:
1.      board games;
2.      language learning programs;

      3. Kindles in teaching and learning English;
      4.      the audio books;
5    5.       audio language courses.

The results of the meeting suggested that the acquaintance with the WOA Center numerous resources can be used for the useful practice and review of language lessons, thus leading toward the goal of improving learners' communicative competence.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Master-Class on Painting of Easter Eggs Took Place at the WOA Center in Lutsk.

The Window on America Center in Lutsk conducted the first Easter egg master-class on April 17th. This time Center decided to organize master-class for all interested Ukrainian and American visitors of the Center. 

         Master-class was conducted by the painter of Easter eggs with a great experience Andrij Bondarchuk. 
          The lector wore national clothes and learned participants not only beginning of Easter eggs painting but also told much about its history.
            The master-class was a great experience for Americans where they could learn about Ukrainian culture and paint Easter eggs themselves. The Ukrainians were similarly interested in Easter eggs painting. Each participant of the master class could create an original krasahenka or pisanka by his own hands.

 When Andriy Bondarchuyk. told about Easter eggs’ symbols the participants began to paint. At first they chose the figures they liked and put it on the egg with the pencil. Then they covered the figures they wanted to stay white by wax as it safes the color and poured eggs in the paint. 


The painting of Easter eggs took a great deal of time but all participants were patient and carefully covered down the lines with the wax. Many participants painted their first Easter egg that day.

For some people our master-class became the beginning of a new great hobby and they decided to buy some instruments and paints for this art at once. 
The master class on painting Easter eggs was a great success! 

The participants went away with the knowledge and skills to succeed at making a beautiful krasahenka or pisanka by his own hands.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

“Picturing America” Series of Art Comes to the WOA Center in Lutsk!

On April 11, 2013 the masterpieces of art were presented at the Center. Two groups (9+7 people) of students from Volyn National University had a great idea to gain a deeper appreciation of the US history through that innovative program.
“Picturing America” is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association, that brings reproductions of 40 masterpieces of American art into classrooms and libraries nationwide.

By bringing high-quality reproductions of notable American art into public and private schools, libraries, and communities, Picturing America gives participants the opportunity to learn about the US nation’s history and culture in a fresh and engaging way.

Today’s presentation helped the students experience the humanity of history and enhance the learning and understanding of America’s past.

Join us at the Center, ask questions and share your
own thoughts and impressions about that high-quality reproductions of notable American art reflecting history & life!

The exhibition will be on display till May 6, 2013.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Unforgettable Kvitka: In Memory of the Singer, Kvitka Cisyk at the Window on America Center in Lutsk.

The Event Commemorating Singer Kvitka Cisyk was held at the Center in April 4, 2013, timed to the singer's birthday.

The meeting brought together the group of people (35) who believed Kvitka to be all-time favorite American singer of Ukrainian origin.
An exhibition  “Unforgettable Kvitka” was held within the framework of this event.

Among other participants of the event, at the WOA Center, were students of Volyn National University, journalists, reporters and other people who wanted to get more information about life American singer of Ukrainian origin.

The audience had a great chance to listen to songs from Kvitka’s the most popular Ukrainian albums– Songs of Ukraine and Kvitka – Two Colors.

A reporting on the local TV and the Internet publication will help to spread the information about Kvitka Cisyk, the American singer of Ukrainian origin and attract more people to the Center.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Celebration Gathering at the WOA Center in Lutsk!

During the period of time from March 25 till March 31, 2013 the WOA Center visitors (22 people) in Lutsk had a great  opportunity to meet together and learn about Easter’s history and traditions.

 Easter is celebrated by many people throughout the world, either out of religious significance or adherence to cultural traditions. 

During the week the series of activities were organized at the Center. The presentation “Facts about Easter” that contained information about popular Easter traditions helped the visitors to understand the meaning of common Easter symbols, the ways to celebrate Easter, etc.

The Easter events and activities showed that the celebration of Easter became a good tradition to get together at the Center, communicate effectively, and have a good time.

I am wishing you a Happy Easter! May your days be filled with Love, Abundance and Brightness!

Dear friends, thank you all for celebrating Easter with us!