Come to America House and chat with Thomas Hill! Here is some interesting information about Thomas:
Thomas Hill wanted to be an English teacher when he was growing up. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Russia he learned that he was not a very good teacher, but is pretty good at writing grants. Thankful to have learned this early in his professional life, he switched his career focus to work with nonprofits and non-governmental organizations.
Thomas comes to Ukraine from Jerusalem, serving as Head of Programs for the Norwegian Refugee Council. Born and raised in California (mostly), Thomas studied American literature and nonprofit management in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. He met his wife in Hollywood and they were married on the beach in Malibu. Over the past 18 years, Thomas has worked in much of the former Soviet Union, in the Middle East, and the US. Almost all of his career has focused on supporting IDPs and refugees.
When not working he enjoys reading, cooking, chess, playing ukulele and teaching his toddler son new things. His favorite Ted Talk is Taiye Selasi’s “Don’t ask me where I’m from, ask me where I’m a local”. He believes that the cognitive dissonance many expats and international travelers feel is a result of focusing on the differences between the places they’ve been, instead of the similarities. Thomas will visit his 40th country in January, and loves eating fish in the Gaza Strip. He currently lives in Kyiv and Severodonetsk.
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
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America House is debuting a program for Teacher's of English that will feature resources freely available on the American English Website. Focusing on materials for student-centered learning, there will be something for teachers to use at any level.
26 лютого чекаємо вас на концерті гурту Fireplays — учасників нашої літньої програми TALENT unCOVERed, а також частих гостей наших заходів. Гурт Fireplays — це нове поєднання альтернативного та інді-року. Хлопці вже випустили 2 альбоми, а під час цього концерту презентують сингл "In the way".
Through attending the Culture and Community English class, you will improve your English language proficiency in all areas including reading and writing, gain more practice using English, learn more about American culture and engage with many interesting and contemporary topics.
We'll cover these questions and more during this Wednesday's speaking club on Media Literacy. Grab a friend and get ready to be engaged. See you there!
На презентації Ви дізнаєтеся про те, як стати фіналістом програми Ukraine Global Scholars та про процес подачі заявок до західних шкіл й університетів.
Kenneth R. Felts, M.A., Viterbo University, Director, International Admissions, will help you navigate through the admission requirements and will provide tips on how to be a successful applicant for admission into U.S. colleges and universities.
Приєднутесь до всеукраїнського заняття з пошуку фактів та дізнайтесь, як не потрапити на гачок маніпуляцій та не обрати кота в мішку. Будемо вчитися вимикати емоції та приймати рішення з "холодною головою", відокремлювати факти від суджень та шукати факти.