AMERICANA MONTHLY QUESTION

The Americanna Monthly Question aims to promote an understanding of the United States on various subjects including culture, society, history, geography, government and politics.

Participants who have correct answers will enter a drawing to win prizes each month. The lucky draw will be conducted at the end of each month at the American Corner. For participants who are not able to come to join the lucky draw event in a person, they can watch the event live on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

For those who win the prizes and are present at the lucky draw event, they will receive the prizes right away. For those who could not come, their name will be posted on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

September Prizes

  1. Bag pack

  2. Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone

  3. Power bank: 5000mAh (2)

  4. Scientific Calculator: 274 Functions (2)

  5. Metal Bottle: Lock & Lock

  6. Other incentive bonus gifts

September Lucky Draw Event

    Date: 3:00 p.m., 29 September 2017

    Venue: American Corner Cambodia -PUC

Tel : 010 502121 / 011 502121 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: C/O Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Main Building, Second Floor, inside PUC Main library, No. 184 Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh (South of Independent Monument)

Diversity Visa Lottery

Are you interested in moving to the United States to live? Have you heard about the diversity visa lottery? Did you know you can enter the lottery free of charge?

SPEAKER'S BIO:

Ms. Penny Fields is a first tour consular-coned officer who came to the State Department from five years with Peace Corps. Previously, from 2011 to early 2015, she served as the Peace Corps Country Director in Cambodia and left Phnom Penh to help launch Peace Corps Myanmar. She arrived at post on August 3rd and is part of the consular section in the Immigrant Visas unit.

Penny practiced law in Seattle for nearly a decade and prior to that, worked for Peace Corps in Gabon, Poland and Niger. She also taught for three years at a University in Bangkok, Thailand. Originally from a small town in Florida, Penny has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida, where she majored in Philosophy/Religion and English. In addition, she holds and M.S. in Development Management from the American University’s School of International Service and a J.D. from the University of Washington.

Mind, Brain, and Education

It is a new field that has the potential to improve English language teaching.

SPEAKER'S BIO:

Ms. Diane Millar, English Language Officer (RELO) Diane Millar received her B.A. in English from McGill University and her M.A. in Linguistics, from the University of Surrey, UK.  She started her teaching career in Istanbul in 1987 and she taught students in Oman, Malaysia and Canada for six years.  In addition to teaching, Diane conducted research on adult ESL literacy, and published a book Making Choices on workplace literacy.

In 2000, she became an English Language Fellow for the Department of State in Nicaragua, and she then continued as a Fellow, designing and conducting teacher training projects, in Lebanon and the Republic of Georgia.  She worked as an ELT consultant and English Language Specialist in Qatar, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea.

In 2009 Diane joined the Department of State as a Regional English Language Officer and she has served in Dakar, Senegal and New Delhi, India.  In 2015 she opened the new Regional English Language Office in Hanoi, Vietnam, where she is now responsible, with her team, for managing the U.S. government’s English language programs in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei.

AC Reading Contest

The American Corner of Cambodia is hosting the 18th Reading Contest 2017. The contest will help participants to improve reading and to foster a love and a habit of reading.

“Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader” by W. Fusselman.
   
When: 9 August 2017 – 12 September 2017
       
Who can participate in the contest?
1.    High school students
2.    English language students
3.    Age between 15 to 22 years old

Procedures
Participants are required to:
•    Have a student ID card and a photo (3x4).
•    Read three books
•    Submit three summaries of the three books to the program committee in order to be graded.
•    Earn passing scores on three journal entries in order to be selected to join the final round.
   
Prizes:
1st prize:    External Hard Drive
2nd prize:   Backpack       
3rd prize:    Power Bank
4th prize:    Flash Drive
5th prize:    Metal Bottle
      Plus:    Incentive Bonus Gifts

For more information, please contact us at:
Main Library/American Corner, 2nd Floor, PUC South Campus
No.184, Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Tel: 010 50 21 21/011 50 21 21 
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

U.S. Department of State: Sport Diplomacy Program with Neftalie Williams

Thursday, 3 August 3017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
American Corner Cambodia - PUC
Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia - South Campus
No. 184, Norodom Blvd. (South of Independent Monument)

SPEAKER BIO:

Neftalie Williams lectures and conducts research at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in the United States and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. He is the inaugural 2017 LA84 Foundation-USC AISMS Fellow.

His work involves the analysis and documentation of the effects of globalization on issues of diversity, identity and youth empowerment, using the lens of skateboarding and emerging sport culture. Neftalie Williams’ also teaches USC Annenberg’sASCJ 420: Skateboarding and Action Sports in Business, Media and Culture.

Neftalie is the Co-Chairman of the College Skateboarding Educational Foundation (CSEF), former Chairman of Cuba Skate and the recipient of the 2016 USC Black Alumnus Award. His work on skateboarding diplomacy has been featured in PBS News Hour, The Atlantic, Voice of America, Vice Sports, the Washington Post, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

AMERICANA MONTHLY QUESTION

The Americanna Monthly Question aims to promote an understanding of the United States on various subjects including culture, society, history, geography, government and politics.

Participants who have correct answers will enter a drawing to win prizes each month. The lucky draw will be conducted at the end of each month at the American Corner. For participants who are not able to come to join the lucky draw event in a person, they can watch the event live on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

For those who win the prizes and are present at the lucky draw event, they will receive the prizes right away. For those who could not come, their name will be posted on the American Corner's Facebook Page.

August Prizes

  1. Hi-Fi Stereo Headphone

  2. Power bank: 5000mAh

  3. Scientific Calculator: 274 Functions

  4. Metal Bottle: Lock & Lock

  5. Other incentive bonus gifts

August Lucky Draw Event

  1. Date: 3:00 p.m., 31 August 2017

  2. Venue: American Corner Cambodia -PUC

Tel : 010 502121 / 011 502121 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Address: C/O Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Main Building, Second Floor, inside PUC Main library, No. 184 Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh (South of Independent Monument)

College Admission Essay Writing

The workshop is open to high school students only!
When: June 15, 2017 from 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Venue: Meeting Room B, EducationUSA Center, 2nd Floor, PUC South Campus, #184, Norodom Boulevard
Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 010 502 121 / 011 502 121

INSTRUCTORS:

Stephanie Clute is a recent graduate from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where she majored in Biology. While at Randolph-Macon College, she participated in an internship with the U.S. Department of State, worked as a research assistant in Biology and was active with many on-campus activities including the debate team.



 

Ruby Rim is a Sociology and Psychology major at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She is actively involved in her school through the International Interest Group, Diversity Council, and the Honors Program. While at school, she worked as a writing tutor, English tutor, and copy editor of the Yellow Jacket Newspaper. This is her second time in Cambodia working with EducationUSA.

Workshop on SAT Preparation

The workshop is open to high school students only!
When: June 12-28, 2017 Monday - Thursday from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Venue: Meeting Room B, EducationUSA Center, 2nd Floor, PUC South Campus, #184, Norodom Boulevard
Registration at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 010 502 121 / 011 502 121

Course description:

The SAT is a standardized entrance exam that is required for all students who wish to study in U.S. colleges and universities. These classes will prepare students to take the SAT in all components and structure, including math, reading, writing, and timing skills.

INSTRUCTORS:

Stephanie Clute is a recent graduate from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where she majored in Biology. While at Randolph-Macon College, she participated in an internship with the U.S. Department of State, worked as a research assistant in Biology and was active with many on-campus activities including the debate team.



 

Ruby Rim is a Sociology and Psychology major at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She is actively involved in her school through the International Interest Group, Diversity Council, and the Honors Program. While at school, she worked as a writing tutor, English tutor, and copy editor of the Yellow Jacket Newspaper. This is her second time in Cambodia working with EducationUSA.

CONTACT INFO

Main Library/American Corner/EducationaUSA Advising Center
PUC South Campus No.184, Norodom Blvd., Phnom Penh
Tel: 010 50 21 21
E-mail: acc@puc.edu.kh
Facebook:
ACC: https://www.facebook.com/cornerphnompenh/
EduUSA: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSACambodia/

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