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Beginner English Language Learning Plus (BELL+) Program Launched in Serbia

October 23, 2017
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                  As of October 22, 2017, the the Beginner English Language Learning (BELL+) program has been officially launched at all eight eight American Corners across Serbia. This semester alone, BELL+ will provide free-of-charge beginner English language instruction to adults from Serbia with ...

Travelling Serbia and Testing Students for FLEX: An American in Zaječar!

October 17, 2017
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My name's is Bo Knutson, and I’m working this Fall as a Participant Recruiter for the FLEX and YES Programs. I first worked in this position nine years ago, in the Fall of 2009, and since then I have recruited in 5 years in Russia, Ukraine, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia. ...

I am learning Bulgarian / Аз Уча Български

October 12, 2017    Bulgaria, yes abroad
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By  Margaret Gleason, YES abroad 2017/2018, Bulgaria "Happy October everyone! Whoa. It’s October. I got here in August. I have now officially spent an entire calendar month in Bulgaria. Whoa. I would write a reflection looking back on my first month in Bulgaria — what I’ve learned, what I’ve done, ...

FLEX Appreciation Day Celebration in Serbia

October 1, 2017
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By Nemanja Miltenovic '13, FLEX Serbia Alumni Coordinator In the FLEX world, September 27th is commonly known as the Appreciation Day. The celebration is meant to show the impact of the program on alumni, and those around them: friends, family, and the community. If you look up the official hashtag: ...

An American in Skopje: Exploring the Region and Working with Youth

September 29, 2017
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When I found out that I would be placed in Skopje, Macedonia for the upcoming YES recruiting season, I was very excited. Although I had lived in Albania, I never had the chance to make it over to Macedonia.  Skopje will continue to be my hub location as I recruit ...

NEW! FREE English Language Lessons at American Corners in Serbia

September 27, 2017
BELL+ Announcement
Ako mislite da bi Vam znanje engleskog jezika pomoglo da pronađete odgovarajući posao, upišite se na besplatne tečajeve engleskog jezika za odrasle BELL+ u Američkom kutku u Vašem gradu! Beginner English Language Learning Plus -  BELL +  je besplatni jednosemestralni program početnih kurseva engleskog jezika namenjen polaznicima starijim od 18 godina ...

YES Program Testing Results for Kamenica, Kosova

September 27, 2017
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Secondary School Program ROUND TWO PARTICIPANTS Round 2 will be held at the following location: Andrea Durrsaku, Kamenica All Round 2 participants should bring their passport or birth certificate, a pen, and should know the city code for their home telephone number. To see what time you are scheduled for ...

Bajram Thoughts: Eid in Sarajevo

September 8, 2017
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By Gregory R., YES Abroad 2017-2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from Hopkinton, MA This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to take part in the Bosnian form of the Muslim holiday: Eid al-Adha (known as Kurban Bajram in Bosnian). While I am not an expert, I would expect that celebrating both new ...

Teaching English As A Way of Giving Back

September 6, 2017
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Traveling and learning new languages has always been important to me because I want to be connected to the world and know more about other cultures through the eyes of locals. I started learning English when I was in the 4th grade and I never thought that it would help ...

Hosting an American student in my home

August 10, 2017
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American Councils Serbia organizes Balkan Language Initiative Program for American students who wish to study Serbian language in Belgrade, Serbia, throughout the year. Alexandra Karppi is one of the students who came to Belgrade to study Serbian on an eight-week long program from June 17 to August 14, 2017. Alexandra and other ...