Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Meeting

The students , their parents and teachers are invited to the first meeting on October 1. New School year means new inspiration!

Visit a new Access site!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

New School Year 2009 - 2010

The teachers gathered to discuss the results of the Access Meeting at Moscow in August.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Teacher’s Report on School Year 2008 - 2009

About the Teacher
Valentine M. S. is a Kalmyk University teacher of English. She has been at the Access Microscholarship Program since 2007.
Areas of Specialization
Semantics, Basic Linguistic Research, English through the Internet
The Whole School Year
Reporting on Access School Events and Lessons
Inviting Contributors
Helping Access Students comment
Term 4
Country Studies. Four More English-speaking Countries
Lessons of Internet Safety for Freshmen
Term 3
Country Studies. Comparing American and Russian Holidays
Safe Chat
Teen Reading, Writing and Publishing
Soap Opera Listening
Term 2
Optional Lessons on Saturday
Term 1
Interactive English (Two Russian teachers + one American teacher)
Optional Lessons on Saturday
Recommended Links
The English Language Office for the Russian Federation
Training Tutor

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Blog

One more Elista Access Summer Camp blog has been created.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

School Over

Our last term is over.

The Summer Camp starts in June.

Looking forward to new experiences!

Read the old blog of the Summer Camp 2008. Get ready to a new blog!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Online Encyclopedias for Freshmen

Group 1 (Freshmen) is exploring English-speaking countries through online encyclopedias:


The Freshmen are also taking some funny Encarta quizzes.

Online Encyclopedias

Group 3 is exploring online encyclopedias:


Britannica Student edition


Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free Online Tests

The Freshmen from Group 1 have managed to cope with the tests.

They tried the BBC quizzes

and Level tests.

Exploring England

Group 3 has learnt new facts about one of the most well-known countries - England.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Google Accounts

Group 1 (Freshmen) is creating Google Accounts. For most of the students it is the first e-mail experience! Another 'first' is commenting in the blog.

One More English-Speaking Country

Group 3 is exploring Canada.The first country in the world to adopt a policy of multiculturalism!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Key Skills

Group 1 (Freshmen) is enjoying the quiz on Key Computer and Internet Skills. The teens learnt the Safety Rules: Be alert, be aware, be careful!

Australia and Animals

Group 3 is exploring Australia and its nice animals.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Access Lessons on Saturdays

In addition to our classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the students are also able to come on Saturdays to discuss unique aspects of American culture and holidays. We have our 'regulars' who are always eager to come and increase their vocabulary and knowledge. The new students from groups one and two also participate. This past Saturday we discussed Easter in America. The students learned about Easter egg hunts, the Easter bunny, and how the meaning of the holiday has changed over time. They completed several activities together in pairs such as crosswords and a wordsearch. We ended the lesson with a small piece from the animated film 'Madagascar.'

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Freshmen Start English through the Internet

Freshmen of Group 1 have started Basic Computer and Internet Skills.

Country Studies Through the Internet

Group 3 is exploring Ireland. The general information has been offered.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

"Access Publishing House" Presents Access Authors

The first student has just published his story. Hooray!!!!!!!

Story Writing started last summer in the Summer Camp "Narn-Sun". It was Myrtis Mixon who inspired the kids to write creatively.

My Story ''A New Boy''

One day a newcomer appeared in our classroom. He wore spectacles but he studied well at the school. Other pupils studied worse than he. He was very intelligent, just, understanding. He was always very attentive listening to the teachers. But everybody laughed at him, because he wore spectacles. Maybe they envied him because of his excellent study.
Despite of this all, he continued studying well
to school. Nobody could submit with it. He started helping with lessons to everybody. All the classmates began to respect him. Everybody forgave the former injury. He became a part of our class.

Corrected by Ekaterina P., the student of the Kalmyk University

Illustrated by Marina A., the studend of the Kalmyk University

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Teen Writing and Reading

Group 1 is reading a lot of information on young writers and readers.

The students are enjoying the short story written by one American girl and published in a magazine.

The most careful reader is Altana D. She has studied the beginning of the story. Altana got interested in the plot.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Enjoying a Soap opera

Groups 2 and 3 are listening to the BBC soap opera "The Flatmates".

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Group 1 is listening to the BBC Flatmates.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

One More Comparison...2

Groups 2 and 3 are researching the peculiarities of two holidays devoted to dear women.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Again Chat

Groups 2 and 3 have also the possibility to chat with the charming dragon Egon to practice their speech skills.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The First Chat

Group 1 is having a chat.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Comparing Holidays

Groups 2 and 3 are exploring the theme "Congratulating Males...". They are comparing the Russian and American holidays. They are Father's Day and Veterans Day (USA) and Defender of the Fatherland Day (Russia).

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Group 1 is researching the theme "Congratulating Males in the USA and Russia". We compare three different holidays where males are the main objects of affection.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Before Valentine's Day

Group 2 and Group 3 have been learning some new facts about this well-known American holiday. For example, do you know what a Puzzik is? It is a quaint hand-made valentine card. You have to decode it.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

English Through the Internet

Group 1 is exploring the most exciting theme "Valentine's Day". The students are having fun through reading, discussing and quizzes. Welcome to 'heart-shaped' activities!

New School Term

Dear kids and teachers,

A new school term means new teachers, new ideas and new lessons.
Good luck!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Beginning a New School Term

Dear kids,

The school starts on February 10. The teachers are busy planning new exciting lessons for you.
Looking forward to meeting you!