American Corner  started in 2006 with the support of  Administration of  culture on  Karaganda region and the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan.   American Corner is actively promoting new educational programs, especially  in studying foreign languages.

The purpose of the American Corner:

  • creating a good resource for teaching English in Karaganda  region,
  • implementation of   Kazakhstan Development of Education Program, 2005- 2010
  • Promoting literature on the U.S. economy, policy, culture and art among the library users  
  • Creating a stock of English books focused on the United States and other English speaking countries.

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Welcome to English Grammar and Reading club at American Corner Karaganda

on Friday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Our  English grammar  lessons for beginners. The aim of lessons to improve knowledge of participants in English grammar.  Participants know the basis of English grammar, do exercises  and etc. This lessons very useful for them, who need more and more challenging, practice. After  English grammar  lessons we have reading club at 3 p.m: Reading  is fashionable. Participants  read very interesting stories , biography of  famous people ,enrich their  vocabulary  and discuss  it.

In the Current Events discussion group, participants study world events and different perspectives on these world events. The discussion group provides a great opportunity for students of English to practice reading out loud, to build their vocabulary in different technical areas, to become familiar with world events and develop their own perspective on them, and to practice thinking and discussing their ideas in English.

The main aim of the English Speaking Club is to provide speakers with topic theme and let them express their thoughts and opinion. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday the club is held at 3.30 pm  and based on the traditional holidays or days that are appreciated in USA. Come, practice your English Speaking abilities and join our clubs.

Schedule may change, look for updates.

Темы разговорных клубов

Время проведения

Fatigue Syndrome

13. 05.2019  15:00

Happy Ramadan

15.05.2019 15:00

Tolerance or Acceptance

17.05.2019 15:00

Cultural diversity

20.05.2019 15:00

Memorial Day

27. 05.2019 15:00

Foster care

31. 05.2019 15:00

Phone numbers: 8(7212) 49-33-75

From April 2008 to April 2009, the American Resource Center and the Gogol Regional Research Library undertook a new initiative, Info Caravan, where members of the American Resource Centre visited other libraries throughout the Karaganda Oblast. The purpose of these visits was to promote language training throughout life, and the building of a trilingual Kazakhstan, knowing Kazakh, Russian and English.

Info Caravan visited five nearby libraries in seven cities: Shakhtinsk, Saran, Abai, Temirtau, Zhezkazgan, Satpayev and the Kievka settlement of the Nura district. Our visits brought together English teachers, local college students and librarians; reaching a total of 415 attendees.

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On March 18 we had a great event with Aleisha Woodward - Counselor for Press, Culture, and Education U.S. Embassy Astana in Kazakhstan at our Speaking club. The aim of  visit is the 25th anniversary campaign celebrating relations between the United States and Kazakhstan,to strengthen intercultural relationship.

Active AC patrons participated in open discussion with Counselor. There was a book exhibition full of the books of American writers which were translated in Kazakh language, interesting articles from newspapers, magazines and etc. The meeting begun with the discussion  of  what the Kazakhstan and USA have accomplished together over the past  25 years. Everybody shared with their information. Grabbing an opportunity our AC users asked Counselor about visa-support, educational , exchange programs and other issues exercising. Further they worked in groups. The task was to think about what partners may achieve over the next 25 years. Each group offered interesting suggestion concerning education, medicine, exchange programs and etc. The discussion was very exciting and in a friendly atmosphere.It was great opportunity to talk with Aleisha Woodward and to practice English to our AC users. At the end of meeting Aleisha said that she highly appreciate the friendship of two countries.

Thanks to our honorable guest and participants!