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Access Students from Ozurgeti Discuss English and American fiction

Georgia | English Access Microscholarship Program | 19 Dec 2012

On December 19, Access students from Ozurgeti gathered to discuss English and American fiction (home reading materials) they had read throughout the final semester of the program. The session was facilitated by the Access Program English Teacher in Ozurgeti Maia Tsitaishvili and was exceptionally interactive and student-centered. Among the stories discussed were “Robinson Crusoe”, “Tom Sawyer”, “Huckleberry Finn”, “David Copperfield”, “The Catcher in the Rye”, “Farewell to Arms” and others.

Students presented the plot of the story they read, discussed the main problems raised by the author in the novel, and described main characters. The story of the seventeen-year-old Holden Caulfield stirred interest and sympathy among the students and fired up an interesting discussion on the related problems of painfulness of growing up, the phoniness of grown up world, loneliness, relationships, intimacy and etc.

Students, who have not read “The Catcher in the Rye” yet decided it was going to be their next book. Some students admitted they were reading the original and Georgian versions of the books simultaneously in order to understand the content better.

All the students agreed that reading has tremendously helped with enriching their active vocabulary and improved their speaking skills.

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