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Access Program Students in Batumi get Acquainted with Georgian and American Hollidays

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 25 Oct 2012

On October 25, Access Program in Batumi organized an enrichment activity devoted to Georgian and American holidays. The purpose of the activity was to get the students acquainted with major American and Georgian holidays, find out about similarities and differences between the holidays of these two countries and create a calendar of American and Georgian holidays, the students would like to celebrate in the Access class.

In the beginning of the session, students were split into pairs and each pair was assigned a month of the year. Each pair had to prepare short presentations about Georgian and American holidays of the month they were assigned. They were allowed to use internet to search for information about the holidays. Students were given 20 minutes to prepare presentations and only two minutes per pair to deliver them. Although, in the beginning they complained about lack of time, by the end of the session all of them agreed that tension made the work even more interesting and encouraged team work.

After the presentations, students voted for American and Georgian holidays they wanted to celebrate in the Access class and worked in groups to make a wall calendar of those. Students decided to somehow celebrate the holidays they chose to be on the calendar in their Access classes


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