Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Return of English Cafe

This past Saturday marked the beginning of the English Cafe for the Fall 2010 semester!  Hosted by teachers and staff from Hinkson Christian Academy, this informal and fun series of lessons are meant to help Russian students improve their conversational English.  The topics vary each night.  This night, because it was our first night back from the Summer, revolved around introductions.

After mingling, Tim Hange led us in a couple songs - "Shake a Friend's Hand" as well as the Happy Birthday song for Moscow's 863rd birthday.

Further introductions included "Speed Friendship" where we moved in circles-- spending three minutes getting to know a person, then moving on to the next Cafe-goer.

 Playing a popular Russian game "Who? What? When? Where? Why?"

 After a tea, coffee, and snack break we all ended the night with line dancing.

Not only were we able to meet and make new friends, but we also saw friends that had been either busy or out of the country during the Summer.  We look forward to this upcoming fall semester and seeing them much more often!

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a good turnout! I wish I could come!