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News | Program: English Access Microscholarship Program

Access Program Students in Akhaltsikhe Discuss Television Series "Connect with English" | 22 Nov 2012


On November 22, December 3, and December 20, Access Program in Akhaltsikhe devoted two hour sessions to watching and discussing television series Connect with English.
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Access Program in Rustavi Celebrates Thanksgiving | 22 Nov 2012


On November 22, Access Program in Rustavi celebrated Thanksgiving. The session started with a reading activity, during which students had to read a text about the origin of Thanksgiving and answer some pre-, while- and post- reading questions. To conclude the activity, students worked in groups and camp up with the list of major facts about the origin of Thanksgiving.
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English Language through Civic Education program English Language Teacher Trainer (ELTT) Thomas Mallet Speaks About the Regional Dialects and Accents in the United States | 20 Nov 2012


On November 20, Access Program in Ozurgeti organized an enrichment activity on the regional dialects and accents in the United States. Among the guests were Yaroslava Petrova, U.S. Embassy /PAS Cultural Attaché, Jerrold Frank, Regional English Language Officer (RELO) for Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova; and Tea Kuchukidze, Educational and Professional Programs Coordinator of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi.
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Sonja Follett Facilitates the Session the Topic of Civic Engagement and Voting in Gori | 16 Nov 2012

On November 16, Access program in Gori devoted an enhancement activity to the topic of Civic Engagement and Voting. The session was facilitated by Sonja Follett, PH International’s English Language through Civic Education (ELCE) Program English Language Teacher Trainer (ELTT).
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Access Program in Zugdidi hostes an Enrichment Activity on the Topic of Countries and Nationalities. | 11 Nov 2012


On November 11, Access Program in Zugdidi hosted the very first enrichment activity for Access Program students on the topic of Countries and Nationalities. Among the guest speakers were Peter Bohan, PH International’s English Language through Civic Education (ELCE) Program teacher trainer and Robert Eilam, Ministry of Education and Science’s Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) Program volunteer.
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Access program in Akhaltsikhe Devotes an Enhancement Activity on the Topic of Civic Engagement and Responsibilities | 29 Oct 2012

On October 29, Access program in Akhaltsikhe held an enhancement activity on the topic of Civic Engagement and Responsibilities. The guests of the event were Guliko Beqauri, Doctor of Psychology, Trainer and Expert in Civic Education and Kelly Gallagher, Peace Corps Volunteer.
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Olympic Champion in Judo Visits Access Program Students in Gori | 26 Oct 2012


On October 26, Access Program in Gori organized an enrichment activity on Olympic and Paralympic Games. Among the guests of the event were Nino Jugheli, English Language Programs Coordinator at the U.S Embassy in Tbilisi and Shalva Shavdatuashvili, Olympic Champion in Judo in the 2012 Olympics.
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Access Program Students in Batumi get Acquainted with Georgian and American Hollidays | 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.
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Access Program Students in Rustavi Discuss Negotiation Skills and Strategies | 19 Oct 2012


On October 19, organized an enrichment session on Negotiation Skills and Strategies. The session was facilitated by Access Program English Teachers in Rustavi Ketevan Maisuradze and Thea Odisharia.
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Peace Corps Volunteer Hosts an Enrichment Activity Devoted to Human Rights and Civic Responsibility in Ozurgeti | 3 Oct 2012


On October 3, Access Program in Ozurgeti hosted an enrichment activity devoted to human rights and civic responsibility. The session was led by Rachel Evarts, Peace Corps Volunteer based in Ozurgeti.
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Success Stories

Studying in the US Is Just a Step Away | 30 Nov 2015

Dianne Zhambakhidze was once a shy and silent student, but that was before she enrolled in Access. It took her nearly a year to find her voice, but now she is one of the most helpful and friendly members of the group. Peers admire her diligence and hard work and always pay extra attention to what she has to say in class when she answers questions and gives advice on homework problems.
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Access Students Find Summer Jobs | 1 Sep 2015

Second rotation of the Access program in Adjara region of Georgia started with its own set of challenges. After consultations with PH, “Changes without Borders” the implementing partner of the Access program decided to cast the participatory net wider to the outer and more remote locations of Adjara. The level of education and achievement among youth, in those remote locations, is lower than that in the Batumi public schools. Although over 200 applications were received, general starting level of language competencies among the selected 25 Access students was dramatically low. The majority of students could hardly read in English
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Access Program Student Wins FLEX Scholarship | 19 Oct 2012

Nino Samdonidze, an Access Program student from Akhaltsikhe, became a Future Leaders’ Exchange Program (FLEX) participant. She left for the United States on August 7 to complete her secondary education at a High School in Ohio, living with a local family.
According to her recent communication with the Access Program Teacher in Akhaltsikhe, Shorena Merabishvili, the first couple of months have been positively overwhelming with excitement, information, meeting new people and getting adapted to new environment and culture.

In her e-mail addressed to her Access Program English teacher, Nino wrote: “The Access Program prepared me so well for this experience! All those meetings that we had with the FLEX alumni and all the opportunities to come closer to American culture are helping me now to beat the culture shock and settle in. My family and I will never stop feeling deep gratitude to the Access Program, which played a huge role in enhancing not only my English language skills, but also developing my self-confidence and leadership qualities and prepared me for my present experiences.”
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