PH International

English Access Microscholarship Program

Country: Ukraine
Category: Educational Development Programs

About

PH International is the primary implementer of the English Access Microscholarship Program (ACCESS program) which was launched in September 2015. ACCESS program is supported by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and aims to make the study of English language more accessible to economically disadvantaged youth. In addition, while working on their language skills, the participants will become familiar with aspects of US culture and thus develop a deeper understanding of current issues in North American society. A greater sensitivity to cultural differences, coupled with the acquired language skills, will enable the participants to take advantage of opportunities that had previously been unavailable to them.

13-16 year old non-elite students will study English for a period of two years.  Each student will receive a total of 370 to 413.5 hours of English language instructions, enhancement activities, and intensive summer programs. ACCESS program run with PH International participation works in 6 locations from September 2015 to August 2016, including: Kharkiv, Odesa, Poltava, Vinnytsya, Tokmak and Chernihivka (both Zaporizhzhya Oblast); and from October 2016 to September 2018 - also in 6 locations: Odesa, Poltava, Mykolayiv, Zaporizhzhya, Slovyansk and Kramatorsk (both Donetsk Oblast). 

The curriculum includes the following modules: Communicative English, American Culture, English through Computers, English through Video and Movies, Communicative Grammar, English through Songs and Games, American History through Visual Arts, English through Sports, English through Arts and Crafts, Leadership training and community service projects. ACCESS curriculum also includes topics of interest related to the subjects taught at school, such as Geography, History, Biology, Art, etc.

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