"LET'S LEARN TOLERANCE THROUGH ENGLISH": ARMENIAN AND TURKISH STUDENTS COMMUNICATE ACROSS CULTURAL BOUNDARIES

Panorama.am
17:57 31/08/2009

On July 31 teenagers and teachers who participated in the international
camp "Let's Learn Tolerance through English" met with Her Excellency
Marie L. Yovanovitch, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, Embassy reports. The
Camp, in which 15 Armenian, 19 Turkish and 10 American students ages
14-17 took part, was implemented July 19-31 in Canakkale with the
support of the US Embassies in Armenia and Turkey.

The participation of the 15 Armenian students (plus 3 Armenian
teachers) was organized by "The Future is Yours" NGO. The aim of the
camp was to help the students and teachers to communicate across
cultural boundaries and understand each other better. For that
purpose, they engaged in interactive programs using multi-cultural
literature from the United States to teach English. Students were given
opportunities to learn English and learn about each other's respective
cultures. Different interactive events, English language courses,
and intercultural meetings were organized for the students. The
Armenian participants presented their Armenian culture through dances,
a performance and a presentation. They had an opportunity to visit
Troy, Asos and Gelibolu (Edirne) during their stay in Turkey.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress