In addition to the usage of the library our members have the opportunity to attend numerous programs, lectures, and workshops, use the Internet and get involved in creation of programs in cooperation with the AC staff.
American Corner Novi Sad and a group of young literature enthusiast behind the online magazine “Anglozine” is restarting Book Club gatherings. The monthly sessions will be held by Andrea Gomboš, Bojana Dobran and Maja Žikić, and will cover a wide variety of topics, focusing on different authors, themes, literary genres, ranging from the popular to the obscure. We invite all those who love to read and discuss literature to come and join us, and help each other discover new books and new characters!
The sessions are open to all members of the American Corner, regardless of their educational background or age, but at least an intermediate knowledge of English is required.
Andrea Gomboš is currently in pursuit of a PhD degree in literature, spends half her days exploring fantastic and epic worlds, and has collected books all her life.
Bojana Dobran is an MA degree holder in English Language and Literature, specializing in magic realism, is a lover of alternative realities and truths presented in written words.
Maja Žikić is an Anglicist, and a lover of all things English. She is fascinated with the world of digital words.
The topics and readings for the Book Club can be found in our program or news section of the site.
Lectures are very popular with visitors and members of the American Corner. They can be organized on specific occasions such as the lecture on the preservation of environment for Earth Day, or they can be initiated by the Embassy, NGOs, or public institutions. Once a month, in average, the American Embassy sends university professors or professionals from different fields of science or American culture. Some of the lectures are organized in accordance with the interests of our patrons. Most lectures are conducted in English.
Some of the lectures were: Classical gangster movies, American artist’s experiences in Serbia-American culture and poetry, Preventing violence against women, Modern Dance and Choreography, Mind Maps, Assertiveness and Communication, , The Supreme Court and American Federalism in the Context of the US Elections, Studying in US, Jazz@Movies, Freedom of Speech etc.
Workshops, as a form of interactive learning are a method that is becoming increasingly popular in our country. In America workshops have became a very common method used by experts and university professors. American Corner tries to organize workshops on different topics and so far we have organized workshops on topics such as company management, working with youth, volunteering, origami, etc.
What can children use and be part of at the American Corner?
* Children’s Books
* Christmas Party
* Valentine’s Day workshop
* Drama workshop
* Halloween Costume Party
Kids' Corner officially started in October 2007, when it one volunteer who has worked with children in America for over 30 years initiated it. Since then, every Friday from 5 to 6 pm is reserved for children. Kids' Corner’s aim is to help children learn English and learn about the American culture and customs, trough a variety of creative activities. Depending on the month, activities can focus on the celebration of certain holidays. Language learning is done through creative activities such as making costumes (Halloween), making decorations for the Christmas tree (Christmas/ New Year) or and painting eggs for Easter. Children who wish to attend Kids’ Corner must be members of the Corner.
This club is an activity based on the need to gather and share experiences for people who currently live in Novi Sad, but who studied or are currently studding in the U.S. This type of activity does not take place as freqently as the conversation club, but is organized once or twice a year depending on the initiative of alumnae or the American Embassy in Belgrade.
Youth Club started as an initiative of young people who wanted to come to conversation classes and talk about things they find interesting.
By joining the Youth Club, participants can improve their conversation skills, meet local Americans and other people in order to learn from one another.
This program started in 2007 and it was initiated by one of the members. Unlike the conversation club, this program has a formal structure and requires regular attendance.
BEW is a special program developed for students who want to improve their business English vocabulary. The aim of this program is to provide knowledge and skills to young people by professionalizing their level of English through various exercises, role play, discussions, case studies, and other interactive methods, ultimately giving them the tools necessary to find a job more easily.
The handbook which is used in this course is "The Market Leader“.
One of the most attractive and popular programs at the American Corner is the Conversation Club.
By engaging volunteers who are usually Americans, our members have the opportunity to converse with them in the English language.
This type of group work is nonformal. Conversation club members are not obliged to come regularly and the course doesn’t require a specific level of language knowledge.
The moderator of the conversation club announces every month a theme of the classes which are based on and can be changed according to the interests of the group.