2018 – An Amazing Year in Review!
January 11, 2019
Here at the American Corner Ceadir Lunga, we welcome the New Year with excitement and are looking forward to what the future will bring! And as we move on to 2019, we want to take some time and remember all the events that happened in our small corner of the world! It has been an amazing year indeed, full of fun and learning with students from our community.
We began 2018 by continuing our programs for teens and children. Every Thursday and Friday, at 4 pm, we host the American English Discussion Club for students ages 14 to 18 and older. This club is organized to help improve English speaking and listening skills. We talk about interesting topics such as social issues, life, music, traveling, and discuss them together. We also play lots of games and celebrate American holidays! We want our students to learn and share the American and Moldovan cultures together. We have students who cannot speak English well, but we still encourage them to speak in Russian. It is more important to speak their ideas and think about them.
In the summer, we hosted a one day workshop and invited some of our older students to participate. We learned about organization, planning, leadership which would be helpful in life after finishing school. We also did activities to raise awareness about gender stereotypes and solving problems in our communities. It was a fun event and we were so proud of the students who participated. We hope they will become leaders in the future.
For the children’s club, we host them every Saturday at 12 pm. We learn new words in English and play games. We want to show that learning is fun and even though they may not speak English very well, it is important to try and have fun along the way!
We have had successful events and parties, especially when it comes to celebrating American holidays! Our students love the Halloween party in October. We had a party for the older students and another for the younger ones.
Then, we celebrated Thanksgiving in November, which is an important traditional holiday for Americans. We drew hand turkeys, talked about what we are thankful for in our lives, and ate a nice meal together!
Time goes by so fast when we are having fun, and before we knew it December was upon us again! We celebrated Christmas by decorating the American Corner with garlands and a Christmas tree. We also watched a Christmas film and exchanged gifts with each other, before saying goodbye for the school break, and saying Do Svidaniya to 2018!
Now it is 2019. We are all getting back to work and school and there are so many things that will happen this year. As we look back in 2018, we are filled with fun memories that we shared together. We are excited to have even more fun this year! Come to our events, and learn with us!
Happy New Year!