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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The University of South Carolina: New business building combines innovation & sustainability

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina offers an exceptional and distinctive learning environment. All business students, including International Students, can expect a strong academic experience with a wide range of program options. There are nine undergraduate majors including the highly ranked International Business major, seven Master’s Programs and PhD programs. The Darla Moore School of Business is accredited by AACSB International and adheres to rigorous international standards.

Scheduled to be open in Jan 2014, just in time for the Spring semester, the Moore School of Business’s new home in the heart of the downtown Columbia, S.C. is a $100 million facility designed to be environmentally sustainable. "This new building is an incredible opportunity for the Moore School," said Dean Hildy Teegen. "Not only will we be designing a facility that will enhance learning, research, and collaboration with other organizations, we will also be raising the bar for innovation and energy efficiency in higher education facilities. Our goal is for others to join us and become sustainable enterprises, as well.”

The new facility will be as high performance as possible; much like the students it will be accommodating, allowing it to manifest the school’s new initiative of Sustainable Enterprise & Development. The goal of the Moore School is to achieve a minimum of a LEED Platinum rating, but it will pursue a rating of Net-Zero. Net-Zero energy buildings generate as much energy as they consume through efficiency technologies and on-site power generation.

Students can expect a learning environment composed of teachers, scholars and practitioners educated at many of the finest universities in the world. International students can also expect to meet outstanding students from the United States and all regions of the world. Students will find wide-ranging opportunities for research, service and campus-wide involvement.

The Moore School’s strong international links brings exchange students to campus from many of the top business schools in the world, while allowing International Business majors to spend a semester at these schools. The presence on campus of students from every continent creates a global environment which enriches the discussions in our courses.

Carolyn Jones, the assistant dean of the Moore School of Business, says, “Having group projects with internationally diverse team members prepares our students for the necessary skill of participating and managing cross-border project teams. Our students build a network of global contacts with future business leaders around the world, both through their own study abroad and by having those business leaders studying on our campus. Our strong faculty collaborates in global research projects with colleagues at partner schools, and brings that global understanding to the classroom with perspectives drawn from the latest practical and theoretical advances.” Dr. Jones has initiated numerous study abroad programs and strongly supports the school’s faculty-led overseas study programs to Africa, China and Eastern Europe.

Well-traveled faculty bring credible examples from their international experience to the classroom. Faculty experience in teaching at major foreign institutions creates a sensitivity to the learning styles of international students which enhances their classroom experience.

“The strength of the International Business major at the Darla Moore School of Business is built on providing knowledge and skills needed for global leadership.” Jones spearheaded and established the Moore School's Emerging Leaders Program, which recognizes the top 50 business student leaders and provides additional leadership training.

Students learn about global markets, global technology and cultural diversity while gaining country and regional specific knowledge. Outstanding international business faculty teaches students about multinational strategy and operations in the global environment. International Business majors also develop bilingual proficiencies that enable them to work with diverse cultures and teams.

 Want your students to be the next students that study in these brand new facilities?
The Moore School hopes to welcome your students soon! Our business school at the University of South Carolina is widely recognized as a pioneer in international business education and as having one of the top MBA programs in the world.

If you have students who are interested in studyng business, then they should be here, at the Moore School of Business.
  Apply today for undergraduate admission!
  Apply today for graduate admission!

We have other programs for students who aren't interested in the business school. Check out our full list of Academic Programs. For more information on the undergradute majors available click here.With so many programs, it's never too late to explore academic opportunities.



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Monday, July 29, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

English Club with Alex Erwick

 Adaptation in new lingo-cultural suuroundings
 A leader: Alex Erwick



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Серед багатьох подорожей є ті, які незабутні. Ми ділимось враженнями про них...

25 липня 2013 р. учасники англомовного Клубу спілкування мали можливість переглянути цікаву презентацію волонтера Корпусу Миру США в Україні Майкла Діксона, який із задоволенням поділився своїми враженнями від багатьох подорожей до різних країн. 
 
Серед них - і США, а саме ті штати, де проживає сам волонтер та його друзі, а також ті, які ваблять влітку найбільшу кількість відпочиваючих.

Підготовлені для дискусії питання передбачали й обговорення найбільш цікавих місць в Україні та за кордоном, а також переваги подорожей і можлива шкода від численних туристів.

 Завершилась зустріч запитаннями від учасників та обговоренням питання про рівень розвитку туризму у нашому місті.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Webinar Mini-Series This Summer

Dear Users,

There will a webinar mini-series this summer:

“Ready-To-Go Resources: Activate your Classroom with American English”
These webinars will highlight resources available on the American English website with ideas for teachers to integrate these resources in the classroom. 

No registration required!

Dates:

· Webinar 1: July 24th 8:00-9:30am & 1:00-2:30pm

· Webinar 2: August 21st 8:00-9:30am & 1:00-2:30pm

(These are two different webinars)

CO.NX Upcoming Program

Sociocultural Awareness: Developing the Fifth Skill - NEW!
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
15:00 EDT (19:00 UTC)
URL: https://conx.state.gov/peru

Description: U.S. Embassy Lima invites you to take part in the next edition of the English language learning series designed for teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL). Join a live webchat focused on the cross-section between culture and language fluency.

Understanding the inter-connection between language and culture is essential in achieving language fluency. As English continues to evolve as an international language, there is a greater need for English learners to understand cultural subtleties. This webchat will present a framework to help teachers work with their students to develop sociocultural awareness. Kevin Hajovsky, Senior English Language Fellow in Ecuador, will join us live from the Galapagos Island.

Format: This program will be a live video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above to participate.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

We Meet a Special Guest, Alex Erwick

Якщо Ви тільки повернулись з подорожі чи плануєте подорожувати, ця зустріч саме для Вас. 

Обговорення теми "Адаптація у новому лінгвокультурному середовищі" стане Вам у нагоді. Ви зможете почути думку експерта та поділитись власним досвідом.

Запрошуємо на унікальну зустріч з досвідченим співрозмовником Alex Erwick в Інформаційному Центрі «Вікно в Америку» 27 липня о 10.30.
Мова: англійська

Soon and Very Soon...


You are Welcome for a Discussion with Michael Dixon



Для усіх тих, хто полюбляє подорожі
English Club on Travel

Під такою назвою пройде зустріч з волонтером Корпусу Миру США в Україні, який поділиться незабутніми враженнями від багатьох подорожей, які випали йому в останній час. Разом з Майклом Діксоном ви зможете побувати в Індії, Непалі, США, а також багатьох містах України, які припали йому до душі. Неабиякий спостерігач, він обирає для своєї розповіді щось несподіване, що вразить кожного. На гостей зустрічі чекає також обговорення, яке надасть і вам можливість поділитись власним досвідом від подорожей.
Чекаємо на Вас 25 липня 2013 р. в Інформаційному Центрі «Вікно в Америку» о 17.30 /Соборна 70, ІІ поверх, Вінницька ОУНБ ім. К.А. Тімірязєва/.

Мова: англійська

Friday, July 19, 2013

Скайп-зустріч з Елізабет Ферріс

18 липня 2013 р. у Вінницькому Інформаційному Центрі «Вікно в Америку» відбулась скайп-зустріч з Елізабет Ферріс, керівником проекту з внутрішньої міграції при Інституті Брукінгс, старшим науковим співробітником у галузі зовнішньої політики.

Д-р Ферріс розповіла про особливості своєї роботи та дослідження, про останню свою подорож до Лівану і враження від цієї ділової поїздки, про можливі небезпечні умови роботи в деяких країнах, про біженців, їх міграцію в межах тієї чи іншої країни, проблеми, що виникають при цьому і захист прав вразливих груп населення, які зазнали втрат від природних стихійних лих тощо. На питання академіка Української Академії Оригінальних Ідей Романа Олексюка про засоби запобігання та боротьби з стихійними лихами в США, поділилась знаннями, що стосуються ліквідації торнадо технічними засобами. Серед питань цікавим також було й питання волонтера Корпусу Миру США Майкла Діксона, який цікавився гігантським торнадо у південних штатах США та рятувальними роботами після нього. Недарма зустріч відбулась у Міжнародний День Нельсона Мандели, оскільки Елізабет Ф. своїми справами робить значний внесок у врегулювання конфліктів та міжрасових відносин, захисту прав людини, у забезпечення гендерної рівності, прав дітей та інших вразливих груп населення, а також поліпшення становища найбідніших і пригноблених соціальних груп. 
Учасники трохи більше дізнались про Національний Інститут передових досліджень в США та особливості його діяльності.

Зустріч відбулась за сприяння Посольства США в Україні та підтримки Вінницької ОУНБ ім. К.А. Тімірязєва.



English Club with Helen Ch.


Зустріч розпочалась приємною скайп-розмовою з колишньою волонтеркою Корпусу Миру США в Україні Мілою Х., яка розповіла про свою адаптацію у рідному місті після тривалої подорожі до України...
Продовженням такого теплого і дещо сентиментального початку стала дискусія на ряд питань, підготовлених лідером даної клубної зустрічі. Тема обговорення передбачала своєрідну обізнаність учасників, щоб таки справді змогти подискутувати з наступних питань - "Euthanasia, Drugs Legalization, Death warrant & More"

1. What is a meaning of the notion “Euthanasia”? Is Euthanasia accepted in Ukraine? Do you know the difference between active and passive variants? Do you think that a right to self-determination is more than a law prohibiting euthanasia leading to unacceptable consequences? Is active voluntary euthanasia legal in your country as in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands? What other countries legalized active or passive voluntary euthanasia? What is your attitude to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve a pain and suffering? Is animal euthanasia an inhuman act? (when gas anesthetics or an intravenous injection used).

2. Have you ever heard about a hospice care? Are these practices of the Medicare system and other health insurance providers available for patients with specific palliative care needs in Ukraine? Is a hospice care possible at the patient's home in your country? Is the term hospice is more likely to refer to a particular type of institution in Ukraine, rather than specifically to care in the final months or weeks of life? Should you pay for these services? What is your attitude to this philosophy of end-of-life care?

3. What is your opinion on the drugs' legalization? Is drug liberalization acceptable in Ukraine? Have you ever heard about programs for drug abused people? What is your opinion on the drug tourism and drug policies in the Netherlands, Norvay, Portugal, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, etc.? Is Drug prohibition law efficient in Ukraine?

4. Are pride festivals acceptable or banned by government authorities in Ukraine? What do you think about conducting gay pride parades for the LGBT community in Ukraine and abroad? What is your opinion on legalization of marriage between gays and adoption of children by them? Are pride events assumed to be a promotion of the human right to freedom?

5. Is cancellation of death warrant in Ukraine unreasonable? What is your attitude to the death sentence? Have you ever heard about a capital punishment /the death penalty/ in the US as a punishment for a crime? Do you think that executions should take place in some situations? Do you know any examples of movements against the death penalty?

20 липня 2013 р. у нашому Центрі цікава зустріч

20 липня 2013 р. у нашому Центрі цікава зустріч
За підтримки Harvard Business Club
Запрошуємо усіх бажаючих на чергову зустріч, яка передбачає інтерактивне спілкування та обговорення теми "Складові успіху в бізнесі" з Sergio Belozor. Суперечливі факти та перелік цікавих питань нададуть можливість подискутувати.

Зустріч відбудеться за підтримки Harvard Business Club в Інформаційно-ресурсному Центрі "Вікно в Америку" у м. Вінниці, що знаходиться на II поверсі філії Вінницької обласної універсальної наукової бібліотеки ім. К.А. Тімірязєва за адресою: вул. Соборна, 70 (тел. 562-744).

http://www.facebook.com/businessenglish.ua
www.harvard.in.ua

English Club with Dima S.






Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CO.NX Upcoming Program

Study in the USA: University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, July 25, 2013
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC / 18:00 Astana)
URL: https://conx.adobeconnect.com/kazakhstan

Description: Learn about how you can study in the USA as an international student! Join a live webchat with Inge Herman, Executive Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Inge will give a presentation and answer your questions online about applying to this school.

Format: This program will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above and enter the room as a ‘Guest’ to participate.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Скайп-зустріч з експертом Національного інституту передових досліджень США

Запрошуємо усіх бажаючих на скайп-зустріч та обговорення теми "Природні стихійні лиха" з експертом

18 липня 2013 р. о 17.30 в Інформаційному Центрі "Вікно в Америку", що діє при Вінницькій ОУНБ ім. К.А. Тімірязєва, відбудеться скайп-зустріч з Елізабет Ферріс, керівником проекту з внутрішньої міграції при Інституті Брукінгс (Національний інститут передових досліджень США), старшим науковим співробітником у галузі зовнішньої політики.

Робота Елізабет Ф. охоплює широке коло питань, пов'язаних з внутрішнім переміщенням осіб, гуманітарною діяльністю, стихійними лихами та змінами клімату. У її книзі "Політика захисту" розглядаються проблеми захисту вразливих груп населення від руйнівних наслідків війни і стихійних лих. Особливу увагу Бет Ф. надає правам людей, які зазнали переміщення.

Зустріч організовано за сприяння Посольства Сполучених Штатів Америки в Україні та допомоги Вінницької ОУНБ ім. К.А. Тімірязєва.


Мова: англійська

http://www.brookings.edu/experts/ferrise

This Day in the History of the World

Carl Richard Woese
was an American microbiologist and biophysicist. Woese is famous for defining the Archaea (a new domain or kingdom of life) in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique pioneered by Woese which revolutionized the discipline of microbiology.
Notable awards:
Leeuwenhoek Medal (1992)
Selman A. Waksman Award (1995)
National Medal of Science (2000)
Crafoord Prize (2003)

IT IS INTERESTING TO KNOW

Carls R. Woese had some notable awards. One of them is SELMAN A. WAKSMAN Award.

Selman Waksman was born on July 22, 1888, to Jewish parents, in Nova Pryluka, Podolia Governorate, in the Russian Empire, now VINNYTSIA OBLAST, Ukraine.

He was the son of Fradia (London) and Jacob Waksman. He immigrated to the United States in 1910, shortly after receiving his matriculation diploma from the Fifth Gymnasium in Odessa, and became a naturalised American citizen six years later.

Selman W. was a Ukrainian-born American inventor, biochemist and microbiologist whose research into organic substances—largely into organisms that live in soil—and their decomposition promoted the discovery of Streptomycin, and several other antibiotics. A professor of biochemistry and microbiology at Rutgers University for four decades, he discovered over twenty antibiotics (a word which he coined) and introduced procedures that have led to the development of many others. The proceeds earned from the licensing of his patents funded a foundation for microbiological research, which established the Waksman Institute of Microbiology located on Rutgers University's Busch Campus in Piscataway, New Jersey (USA).

ЦІКАВО ЗНАТИ ПРО ЗЕМЛЯКІВ

Американський вчений — виходець з України, заслужив право називатися «одним з найвидатніших благодійників людства».

У 1995 році Карл Річард Воуз, американський мікробіолог, знаменитий визначенням архей (нового домену живих організмів), отримав нагороду імені Зельмана Ваксмана.

Зе́льман Абраха́м Ва́ксман (22 липня 1888, Нова Прилука — 16 серпня 1973) — американський біохімік, лауреат Нобелівської премії з фізіології й медицини 1952 року.

Народився 20 липня 1888 року в містечку Нова Прилука на ВІННИЧИНІ.

Дата народження в літературі називається різна (2 або 22 липня), але 20 липня вказується у власноручній біографії. Відомий завдяки: Відкриття багатьох антибіотиків, Нобелівська премія.

http://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Зельман_Ваксман

Безкоштовний воркшоп, присвячений секретам написання есе

Ви можете мати високі бали з тестів, яскраве CV і диплом з відзнакою, але що виділяє вас серед безлічі інших аплікантів у бізнес-школи та університети? Компанія MBA Strategy запрошує вас на безкоштовний воркшоп, присвячений секретам написання есе для admission package.
http://platfor.ma/business/51d05d4f3886b/

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Урок-дискусія "E-commerce, successful business ideas, advertisement, Small Business Opportunities 2013"

 Урок-дискусія "E-commerce, successful business ideas, advertisement, Small Business Opportunities 2013" за підтримки Harvard Business Club

Warming-up discussion
1) E-commerce.
Have you ever been shopping on-line? What are the necessary prerequisites of safe on-shopping? What goods do you usually buy on-line? Do you prefer to pay by cash or credit card? There are a lot of on-line currencies: webmoney, privatmoney, bitcoins etc, have you got some electronic money on your account? How many times did someone relieve you of your money on the Internet? Û Share your most embarrassing experience of fraud with your partner in pairs. Which of you has suffered more from on-line fraudsters? Report back to the whole class. 
2) Successful business ideas: “What’s behind?” How are innovative ideas being matured and realized? Is anyone capable of creating something unique or mere replicas? They say: “History repeats itself”; can this saying be applied to all so-called new ideas? Who are better idea generators, men or women? What skills, talents contribute to successful business ideas? Do you need to obtain a formal education, a university degree in order to become an idea generator? 
3) Advertisement. Commercials, hoardings, advertorials, banner ads, outdoor advertising, pop-ups, flyers, posters, word-of-mouth publicity, notices, contextual advertising … we live in an advertizing world. Prioritize the means of advertisement starting with the ones you can tolerate easily and finishing with the ones you absolutely loathe. Have you ever advertised or promoted a product or service yourself? What was that? What is the current trend of advertising business in Vinnytsia? Which services and products are mostly being advertised here? 
Listening comprehension
catch up with - talk to (someone) whom one’s not seen for some time in order to find out what they’ve been doing
watchhouse ['wɔʧhaus] ; караульное помещение, караульная будка
peer-to-peer [ pɪətə'pɪə]  P2P пиринговый, децентрализованный
collaborative [kə'lxb(ə)rətɪv] общий, объединенный, совместный
trot [trɔt] спешить, торопиться
trudge [trʌʤ] идти с трудом, устало тащиться
errand ['erənd] поручение, задание; командировка
weed out – удалять, искоренять
dodgy ['dɔʤɪ] изворотливый, ловкий; нечестный
consumption [kən'sʌm(p)ʃ(ə)n] 1) потребление
rigorous ['rɪg(ə)rəs] строгий
Work in pairs. Underline key words in the text and briefly outline the main concept of a business idea to your partner.
·               What principle are these successful business ideas built on?  What moral value lies in the base of these ideas? What will be the most valuable asset in the 21st century?
3) The Best Small Business Opportunities 2013
Match the opportunity with its explanation. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?

English Club with Helen Ch. on "Euthanasia, Drugs Legalization, Death warrant & More"

Fan Facts of the Day: Montana has three times as many cows as it does people. The only place in the United States where coffee is grown commercially is in Hawaii. In the UK, an average of about $3,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year. In the United States, an average of about $8,500 is spent on healthcare per person each year.

1. What is a meaning of the notion “Euthanasia”? Is Euthanasia accepted in Ukraine? Do you know the difference between active and passive variants? Do you think that a right to self-determination is more than a law prohibiting euthanasia leading to unacceptable consequences? Is active voluntary euthanasia legal in your country as in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands? What other countries legalized active or passive voluntary euthanasia? What is your attitude to the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve a pain and suffering? Is animal euthanasia an inhuman act? (when gas anesthetics or an intravenous injection used).

2. Have you ever heard about a hospice care? Are these practices of the Medicare system and other health insurance providers available for patients with specific palliative care needs in Ukraine? Is a hospice care possible at the patient's home in your country? Is the term hospice is more likely to refer to a particular type of institution in Ukraine, rather than specifically to care in the final months or weeks of life? Should you pay for these services? What is your attitude to this philosophy of end-of-life care?

3. What is your opinion on the drugs' legalization? Is drug liberalization acceptable in Ukraine? Have you ever heard about programs for drug abused people? What is your opinion on the drug tourism and drug policies in the Netherlands, Norvay, Portugal, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, etc.? Is Drug prohibition law efficient in Ukraine?

4. Are pride festivals acceptable or banned by government authorities in Ukraine? What do you think about conducting gay pride parades for the LGBT community in Ukraine and abroad? What is your opinion on legalization of marriage between gays and adoption of children by them? Are pride events assumed to be a promotion of the human right to freedom?

5. Is cancellation of death warrant in Ukraine unreasonable? What is your attitude to the death sentence? Have you ever heard about a capital punishment /the death penalty/ in the US as a punishment for a crime? Do you think that executions should take place in some situations? Do you know any examples of movements against the death penalty?

Schedule:
Saturday, 13 July, 10.30 am – Sergio B.
Thursday, 18 July, 5.30 pm – Elizabeth Ferris (Skype) - http://www.brookings.edu/experts/ferrise

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Schedule

Saturday, 13 July, 10.30 am – Sergio B. - "E-commerce, successful business ideas, advertisement, Small Business Opportunities 2013"

Thursday, 18 July, 5.30 pm – Elizabeth Ferris (Skype) - http://www.brookings.edu/experts/ferrise


More About Our Speaker on "Natural Disasters" - Elizabeth Ferris:
http://www.brookings.edu/experts/ferrise

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Майстер-клас з виготовлення солодких букетів

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CO.NX Upcoming Program

Webchats
Study in the USA: University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, July 25, 2013
08:00 EDT (12:00 UTC / 18:00 Astana)
URL: https://conx.adobeconnect.com/kazakhstan

Description: Learn about how you can study in the USA as an international student! Join a live webchat with Inge Herman, Executive Director of the Huntsman Program in International Studies & Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Inge will give a presentation and answer your questions online about applying to this school.

Format: This program will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above and enter the room as a ‘Guest’ to participate.

Семінар з підготовки до розділу читання тесту TOEFL

Центр EducationUSA в Україні проводить серію семінарів у липні 2013 року, щоб допомогти студентам, які планують навчатися в США і, яким необхідно здавати стандартизовані тести, такі, як TOEFL, GRE або GMAT.

Семінари пройдуть у Консультативному центрі мережі EducationUSA у Києві (вул. Еспланадна 20, 6 поверх, Київ) і проводитиме їх добре відомий і досвідчений викладач із США Кевін Г’юстон.

Наступний семінар з підготовки до розділу читання (Reading) тесту TOEFL відбудеться 11 липня з 18:30 до 20:00.

More: http://gurt.org.ua/news/events/18665/

Monday, July 8, 2013

''Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?"

The topic of our next discussion with Helen Ch. is ''Should Euthanasia Be Legalized?" Waiting for you at WOA Center. When: 11 July, Thursday @ 5.30 pm. 5.30 - Skype with Mila H., 6.00 pm - Discussion.

“Ready-To-Go Resources: Activate your Classroom with American English”

There will a webinar mini-series this summer:
“Ready-To-Go Resources: Activate your Classroom with American English”
These webinars will highlight resources available on the American English website with ideas for teachers to integrate these resources in the classroom.
No registration required!
Dates:
• Webinar 1: July 24th 8:00-9:30am & 1:00-2:30pm
• Webinar 2: August 21st 8:00-9:30am & 1:00-2:30pm
(These are two different webinars)

I Have a Dream for Ukraine English Speech and Essay Contest

This August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the famous “I Have a Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr. In his speech Dr. King spoke of his vision of an America where people would be “judged on the content of their character and not the color of their skin.” 

Dr. King talked about freedom and equal rights for ALL Americans. His speech was a turning point in American history as we struggled to grow into a country that provided equal opportunity for every citizen. The journey begun by Dr. King and his many followers has not been an easy one. 

But every journey starts with a single step and the best ones include a dream of where the journey will lead. In the spirit of the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s speech, the Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy Kyiv would like to invite students in Ukraine to share their dream for their country with us. Please write an essay (in English) on “I Have a Dream for Ukraine.” We will read your essays and invite five entrants to read their speeches at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv on August 28, 2013. 

Selection of speeches will be based on the originality and creativity of your Ukrainian Dream. Dreams and words have the power to change the world. We want to hear yours!

The contest is open for all Ukrainian students between the ages of 14-22.

Submit your essay by August 15, 2013 (1000 words or less) and any questions or comments to:
KyivRELO@state.gov

9 липня - Майстер-клас з виготовлення солодких букетів

Букет з цукерок - ексклюзивний та незвичайний подарунок, який складається з цукерок та квітів. Такий солодкий букет не залишить нікого байдужим і здатний вражати уяву.

9 липня о 17.00 у відділі літератури іноземними мовами буде проведено майстер-клас з виготовлення солодких букетів. Кожен матиме змогу навчитись створювати красу і смакоту власними руками.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

English Club on Life Coaching with Dima S.

You don’t require any specific education or certification for this particular Club’s meeting. But if you are in a quest to succeed with your personal or professional goals, this discussion will capture you.   

Topic: Life Coaching
Fact of the Day: “Everybody’s life is either a warning or an example. You’ve got to decide what you’re gonna be and you have to draw a line in the sand.” —Tony Robbins

Definition: The term 'coaching' itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for 'carriage', which is a means of transporting something from one place to another. A life coach therefore, is an individual who guides another individual from where they are in life, to where they want to be in life. Coaches do not give advice – instead they use various techniques to facilitate the process of an individual finding the best path for themselves.

On August 14, 2012, the term Life Coach appeared for the first time in Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4uG2kSdd-4 - Nick Vujicic.
http://vk.com/video121113183_165338326 - Nick Vujicic.

1. What is Life Coaching for you? Have you ever been a Coachee? When and why? Has anybody helped you identify and achieve personal goals? Do you prefer somebody’s guidance or counseling in your life? Do you like to have your personal life coach? Why?

2. How does coaching work? Do you think that Life Coaching is akin to psychotherapy, mental-health practice, psychological counseling, hypnosis, dream analysis, marketing etc. but without restrictions? Is family counseling acceptable to you and your spouse? Do you want to gain a certificate or diploma and to take up a paid work in the field of life coaching?

3. Who can be a coach and lead coaching? What life lessons can you get being a coachee on Life Coaching courses? Whom can you trust? Is it acceptable and possible to organize Life Coaching in your country / city? Have you ever participated in these courses?

4. Is it possible to improve interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral or mental health through Life Coaching? What sorts of people use a Personal Life Coach? Is it possible to you to have a coach who keeps you focused on where you want to be and moving forward in the right direction through the whole learning process?

5. Do you like to have a mentor / preceptor / instructor in your everyday life (at work, in a family life, relations with others, etc.)? Is coaching appropriate for you personally? How do you select a coach or an instructor? Should he/she be an expert (a guru) in a particular field?

6. Who can be a role model to you in your life fighting? Have you heard about Nick Vujicic? Could this motivational speaker born with the absence of all four limbs be a life coach to you? Who can support you in your problems?

Schedule:
Thursday, 11 July - 5.30 pm – Skype with Mila H. (30 min), Discussion – Helen Ch.
Saturday, 13 July, 10.30 pm – Discussion
Thursday, 18 July – 5.30 pm – Skype /an American guest – Natural Disasters/
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We Discuss "Upbringing Children"...


A specialist suggested a unique discussion on Upbringing Children at Vinnytsia WOA Center. We learned to be a 'Supernanny' with Jo Frost. If you don't have any experience in the field of childcare, it could be interesting to you too.
 
 Topic: Upbringing Children
Leader: Helen Ch. and Pasha M.
Fact of the Day: 10,657 are born in the US on any given day. An average of 4,262 of them are male.

1. What is parenting for you? If you mark your approach on caring about children what will your top rules be? How to bridge the gap between you and your children? How to get the most from your children and yourself? How to teach children to be responsible for their actions?

2. How many children do you have? Do they attend extra activities except a comprehensive school (a music school, an art school, etc.)? Is it important to have a high education nowadays? Do you think that parents should choose their child's future profession?

3. Up to what age should parents give their children pocket money? Is it acceptable to be overprotective with your children? Is it possible to keep children from smoking, using alcohol and drugs? What kind of punishment is reasonable for a child's misbehavior? Do you know any techniques how to inculcate habits of doing exercises and keep healthy style of eating in children?

4. When a child is bullied in the school what should parents do? What is your attitude to a sibling rivalry as a parent? Have you ever experienced it in your childhood? Do you know how to protect your child from a street violence?

5. Is it reasonable to buy expensive things for children if they ask you about it? Do you agree with the following statement "Children need your presence more than your presents"? Do children change after a divorce? What do you think about co-parenting with an ex-spouse? How to develop a relationship with stepchildren?

6. How to teach timeliness in children when you always run late? How old should teen girls be before wearing a make up? Does a birth order affect who you are?

Schedule:

Saturday – 10.30 am – Dima S.
Thursday – 5.30 pm – Helen Ch.

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