неділя, 18 жовтня 2020 р.

Easy English

English Speaking Club for kids and adults was held today at Window on America Center for Future Leaders Kherson where we talked a lot about household chores and about ourselves. With the youngest visitors we learned some vocabulary related to this topic, watched some funny videos and then discussed them. And we also practiced to write and to speak in English. 

With adults and teenagers we talked about our favorite things such as place to spend a day; season; music and tvshow; time of day; person in the world etc. And for that activity we used the boardgame “Name your favorite” from “Activate: Games for learning American English.






пʼятниця, 9 жовтня 2020 р.

English in Use


Do you have a person you can count on? Or is it hard as finding a needle in a haystack? Do you know any of these phrases? Yesterday the members of English Speaking Club gathered at Window on America Center for future Leaders in order to learn and improve their English. We all got to know some common phrases that are popular in the daily speech - here are some of them "24/7", "Draw the line", "Easier said than done", "Every cloud has a silver lining", "Fish out of water", "Pull yourself together", "Sick and tired", "Sleep on it", "Step up your game", "Tip of the iceberg" , "Break a leg", "Think outside the box" etc. So we all found out the meaning of them and discussed the situations in which they can be used. We were also really happy to see some visitors that joined us online and could also participate. And it is plain as day that learning English can be fun so we want you to be a part of our club.
 



пʼятниця, 25 вересня 2020 р.

Friends and Friendship

Last meeting (September, 24th) of English Speaking Club that is at Window on America Center for Future Leaders was dedicated to Friends and Friendship 👭👬. There is no person in the world 🌍 who has no friends at all so the club’s members talked a lot about their friends and qualities they have. We also were able to remember some idioms and practice using them in sentences. During the whole English practice we discussed some questions and improved our English with native speakers. Thanks to the American friends for joining us through the skype.




неділя, 6 вересня 2020 р.

Getting Acquainted

Today, September 6 Window on America Center for Future Leaders Kherson resumed meetings of English Club for kids at the Kherson Oblast Library for Children. And the first offline session we dedicated to acquaintance with each other. With younger kids we asked and answered simple questions and then we played the "Logical Chains" and "Pictionary" games in order to remember some words. 


With the older participants we talked about different summer activities that we did and after that we played "About Myself" board game from "Activate:Games for Learning American English". Overall we improved our English and had fun 😃. 




вівторок, 25 серпня 2020 р.

The Countries We Live in

Yesterday Ukraine celebrated its holiday so this session of English Speaking Club Window on America Center for Future Leaders dedicated to the topic “The Countries we live in”. We started with an activity “My country” where all members of the club said one sentence about Ukraine one by one. After that we discussed our opinions about the two countries: the USA and Ukraine and then compared their lifestyles. And of course we had a chance to dream while we made up story about our perfect vacation. Overall it was a nice club where we spoke English a lot with American volunteers that helped us to improve it.



четвер, 20 серпня 2020 р.

The Most Common Fears

Today Window on America Center for Future Leaders Kherson continued the topic about fears and emotions and had lots of fun activities. We came up with random questions and then we tried to think about situations that might have happened based on different popular GIFs . One of the creative tasks was drawing your fears this is where the participants drew pictures of their fears on paper. Overall it was really interesting and a very useful English practice where everyone improved their speaking skills with American Volunteers.


вівторок, 18 серпня 2020 р.

Emotions And Fears


Are you afraid of spiders? And heights? What feelings do you feel in an enclosed space? These and not just questions we asked today on online English speaking club of Window on America for Future Leaders Kherson.

After we voiced our fears by answering the questions from todays "Icebreaker", we moved on to a game called "Feelings" where we had six categories that we chose from by rolling the dice 🎲.


Throughout today's club, we've gotten to know each other and the fears of our participants!


вівторок, 11 серпня 2020 р.

How to Be a Good Friend?


At today's online English Speaking Club meeting of Window on America for Future Leaders center we discussed the topic of Friends and Friendship. At the beginning, we tried to characterize ourselves using the letters of our names. Then we talked about our best friends and reflected on how we first met them. After that, we named famous duos from movies and books, such as: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Frodo and Sam.


We also asked ourselves questions such as: What qualities should a true friend have?, What does the word friend mean to you?, and Do you think it is good idea to borrow money from a friend? At the end of the meeting, we tried something new and did some riddles! We tried to find the answers to some difficult riddles, and although difficult, it was a blast! We hope to see you next time!


пʼятниця, 7 серпня 2020 р.

Play and Learn

The motto of today's English Speaking Club of Window on America Center for Future Leaders was 'Play and Learn.' At the beginning of the meeting, we played a new Icebreaker game called "Strange Gift". Following that, we played another game "Name your Favorite", a really great board game from “Activate: Games for learning American English.” The participants not only said their favorite things, but they described them with only 3 words! To close our meeting, we played a game called "Taxi Driver" where participants role played different scenarios as taxi drivers from different countries, practicing English by small talking with the passengers! It was a blast, and we hope to see you next time!


вівторок, 4 серпня 2020 р.

Weird Question Game


Do you think it is possible to learn English by asking strange and funny questions? Of course! That's what we did today at our online session of English speaking club of Window on America Center for Future Leaders.


We started with a "Go Fishing Icebreaker", then we played a "Weird Question" game, where we discussed the answers to different questions such as: If you could solve the problem of hunger in the third world or repair the ozone, which would you do?, If you could live anywhere, where would you live?, If the whole world were listening, what would you say?


This Thursday will also be dedicated to Board games, so don't miss the chance to improve your English with WOA FL Kherson and native speakers!

пʼятниця, 31 липня 2020 р.

Disney Magic Kingdom


Зустріч клубу літніх читань Summer Reading Program у Херсонській обласній бібліотеці для дітей імені Дніпрової Чайки відбулась сьогодні. І її темою стали тварини в мультфільмах Діснею "Disney Cartoons Animals" 🦊🐶🐱🐯🐮🐷🐭🐼 На початку зустрічі ми грали у гру "True or False" завдяки якій пригадали тему минулого тижня.



Учасники клубу вивчили назви деяких тварин та знайомили нас із своїми улюбленцями.
Закріпили здобуті знання на онлайн платформі Kahoot та грою "Seaground".
Учасники з нетерпінням чекають на нові зустрічі в інформаційному центрі Вікно в Америку для майбутніх лідерів.


середа, 29 липня 2020 р.

Your Disabilitity is Your Opportunity


On July, 28th Window on America Center for Future Leaders had an online meeting of English speaking club, which was dedicated to famous people with disabilities, as July 26th marked the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
We started with three "Icebreaker" questions: What is one goal you'd like to accomplish during your lifetime?, What qualities do you think make a person's dream come true?, When you were little who was your favorite superhero and why? Then we named thirteen different types of disabilities and remembered famous personalities with these different types of disabilities, such as: Lewis Carroll, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Stephen William Hawking, Vincent Willem Van Gogh and our contemporary Nicholas Jemes Vujicic.


We also discussed the correct expressions for people with special needs, revised some vocabulary, and played the "Association" and "Describe the Word" games.


пʼятниця, 24 липня 2020 р.

"Guess Who?" - a fun way to learn English


Do you think playing "Online Speaking Games" is a good way to learn English? Window on America for Future Leaders Kherson proves it every Thursday at online speaking meetings. And And yesterday, June 23, there was no exception because we all gathered on Skype to play another fun and useful games such as “The Yes/No ”, “The Draw My Picture ” and “Guess Who“ games. The last one was prepared by club’s members where they wrote 3 amazing facts about themselves beforehand. Don’t miss a chance to improve your English with native speakers.




середа, 22 липня 2020 р.

Health and Wellness


Everybody is aware of a healthy lifestyle and what to do to be healthy 🍓🥦🥗🤸‍♂️. Yesterday Window on America Center for Future Leaders had an online session of English speaking club where we talked about Health and Wellness. We started with 'Talking cards' activity where visitors talked about: times they got hurt; a healthy lifestyle; their favorite way to exercise; the healthiest person in their family; and health problems they worry about. Then we revised some health vocabulary and tried to explain the meaning of unknown words. 


We also opened up the "6 Dimensions of Wellness" and discussed each type: Emotional, Environmental, Intellectual, Physycal, Social and Spiritual. 


Overall, we improved our english with native speakers🇺🇸 and had fun together!

пʼятниця, 17 липня 2020 р.

Let's play and Learn English

Today there was an English Speaking club dedicated to board games 🎲 where we improved our English while playing games from “Activate: Games for Learning American English “. We also practiced describing and guessing different objects related to specific topics. Then we played “What do I know about?” board game where participants explained what they knew about different countries, animals, food etc.


At the end of a meeting everyone was able to ask any questions they had to each other. We had a great 👍 english practice and we all are excited to meet next week))) Join us on skype every Tuesday and Thursday.

середа, 15 липня 2020 р.

Sleeping and Dreaming


Is sleeping  entertainment or necessity? How many hours of sleep do people need at night? These and other questions were discussed during online meeting of English speaking club that was held by Window on America Center for Future Leaders on July, 14th. We started with an "Icebreake" to find out each other's different sleeping habits. 

Then our American volunteers taught us some “Sleeping Vocabulary and Idioms,” and we had a chance to practice them while discussing our opinions about sleep and dream. We also read and talked about some Cool Funny Quotes and tried to explain their meaning and find their equivalent in Ukrainian.

пʼятниця, 10 липня 2020 р.

Disney Magic Kingdom


Сьогодні, на черговій п'ятничній зустрічі літніх читань сектору документів іноземними мовами, які проходять щотижня у Херсонській обласній бібліотеці для дітей імені Дніпрової Чайки, нові читачі відкривали для себе  "Чарівний світ Діснею". Діти вгадували назви мультфільмів, їх персонажів та, як зазвичай, вивчали англійську мову. Мали змогу пограти у такі ігри як "Who am I?", "Категорії" та онлайн гру на платформі Кahoot!
Усі учасники зустрічі отримали заряд позитиву та енергії на весь день й з нетерпінням чекають наступної зустрічі.