From Ukraine with love: Dnipropetrovsk is my native city, but I like traveling very much!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thing 5: Online Book Catalogs

Take a look at some of the books in my collection.  
This is a list of books, that I'd like to read and my favorite!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

English Speaking club - Coca-Cola - 125!

I'm Coca-Cola fun!

Today’s English Speaking club session was dedicated to the most expensive brand – Coca Cola. This year Coca Cola celebrates its 125th anniversary.
We have explored the Heritage site of the Coca Cola company. It helped us to check our Coke IQ.  As always the coca cola quiz was popular. The brainstorming resulted in a decent score – 12 correct answers out of 15. A lot of new design terms were learned.
We have also compared the scale of celebration in Ukraine and in Atlanta (Georgia). The video of the concert was quite enjoyable.
At the end of the session the club members shared their opinion about the taste of the drink. In different countries it turns out to be different.  Our USA guest Deedra was an expert in American soft drinks. She
Explained that many states differ in their states for soft drinks. In her native State Oklahoma more popular drink is Dr.Pepper.
However among the ESC members not many persons were the Coca-Cola fans. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Today I presented the resources of the Center to the students of National Metallurgical academy and their English teachers Alexandra Myrgorodska and Tetyana Eschenko.
The  students were shown also the Dnipropetrovsk library web site, WOA center blog, pages on Facebook and Vkontakte.
They  watched a slide show dedicated to the Window on America’s history and  its activities and a video about our Center on YouTube.
It was interesting to get acquainted with a program Rosetta Stone which can be interesting for self-studying.

Then was an exciting visit to the Local Museum.The Museum tour was made in English.

Monday, May 23, 2011

ART WEEK dedicated to the World Day for Cultural diversity

May 18-31
I organized  the ART WEEK at the Dnipropetrovsk Window on America center.
All  week events are dedicated to the World Day of Cultural diversity which is celebrated on May, 21.

Several displays were offered to the patrons of the WOA center:
-        Posters display  “All Americans –Images of Heritage and Citizenship” – the art works of Texas students with different ethnic background
-        Brochures display – Multiculturalism in American  Culture
-        Book display “American Art”.

The art theme announced in advance urged some of the club members to offer their own art works for display at the center.
Tanya Shutina, the architect, brought her oil paintings –  mostly marine landscapes.
Janina Stets, a State University Scientific Library worker, offered her craft works – cross stitch embroidery. Among her works were landscapes, still lifes and a portrait.
Tanya Volokita, a finance student, offered for display her hand–made decorations – earrings and wrist bracelets made from beads, metal and plastic.

All the artworks on display had positive feedback from the WOA patrons and ESC members.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011