Eve Smith , Senior English Language Fellow, US Department of State, visiting Access students
March, 12 2014
Access Microscholarship Program Moldova is a wonderful opportunity for the students to develop their English skills, to establish intercultural connections and to expand their horizons by learning new things about the culture of English speaking world.
In addition to the course on cultures the students have, sometimes they get the chance to meet native speakers that are willing to share with them interesting facts about their nation and culture. Recently, three Access sites, namely the Bender, Ialoveni and Chișinău groups had the opportunity to meet Eve Smith, Senior English Language Fellow, US Department of State. Not only they enjoyed to listen to the speech of a native speaker, but they also found out curious things about the lifestyle of the people who live in Atlanta, the hometown of their guest.
Also, the students had another wonderful chance to practice their English skills, being engaged in an interesting discussion with Eve Smith who talked about the American culture, values, hobbies, travels, food, and music. To brighten their day, each participant received the CD "Singing Out Loud" to help improve their English. The students were very happy and enthusiastic to receive such an important guest.
Moreover, this experience was a bi-dimensional one since it brought positive emotions not only to the children, but to the guests as well. They could learn about the student's curiosity and willingness to speak English, about the childish sincerity and hope in the best. This was proved by the dissemination of this event on the facebook page of the US Embassy in Moldova, which we are very proud of.