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Some Facts about Dagestan

Some Facts About Dagestan ( 2)

Some Facts about Dagestan (3)

Some Facts about Dagestan (4)

For Teacher to Know

Future of Caucasus - Language Olympiad

English for Kids

Learn the Christmas Songs!

Olympiad "Future of the Caucasus-2012

American English - video

 Myths and Legends of Dagestan

Myths and Legends, Part II

English in a Minute

Tha Making of the American Nation

Our ID

My Personal Page

Who we are...

How We Use New Technologies

A Trip to Elista,  Kalmykia.

 We Celebrate American Holidays

"Home is Where Your Heart Is II

"Home Is where Your Heart Is".

"Home is Where Your Heart Is" III

Home is Where your Heart is -2011

Access in Action 2011-12

Russian Food in American School

New Friends in the Netherlands. 



Stories Told by My Students 


Videos - 2

Lessons in Kindness

Lessons in Kindness II

 American Musicians in Russia

Video conferenmce Samara -Khasavyurt


 Additional Reading

Great American Writers

Great English Writers

Great American and English Actors

Other English-Speaking Countries

Great American Singers - Page 1

Great American Singers - Page 2

History of England and America




Alumni, state.gove about me

How We Spend our Free Time

Let's Dance and Sing

Dagestan is my Home -2010

Exploring America

TEA - 2004

Exploring the United Kingdom

Seminar in the Cold War Period

You Should Know This

Main Symbols of the Countries

Brief History of Russia

ACCESS - 2009

Our Working Days

New Students

Access Students in Orlyonok

Access Students in Orlyonok II

How We Explored Hawaii

Summer Institute, 2009

Get Acquainted with "Celebrate!"

Traditional Songs. HPU (1)

Traditional Songs. HPU (2) 

Traditional Songs. HPU (3)

Hawaii National Dances

Brush Up Your Grammar

Group Indefinite 

Group Continuous

Group Perfect

Group Perfect Continuous


  Other Grammar Phenomena


American Slang

Informal English I

Informal English II

VOA special programs

Words and Their Stories

ACCESS -2011-13

New Students

Getting to know your Kindle

Exploring American Countryside, Summer 2011.

History of State Maine

Visiting Searsmont, Maine

Exploring Maine

Washington DC

 Visiting the Capitol

New York

Access 2013-15

New Students 

English Access Microscholarship Program The U.S. State Department's English Access Microscholarship Program provides a foundation of English language skills to non-elite, 14 - 18 year old students worldwide through afterschool classes and intensive summer learning activities. Access students gain an appreciation for American culture and democratic values, increase their ability to participate successfully in the socio-economic development of their countries, and gain the ability to compete for and participate in future U.S. exchange and study programs. Access school in the city of Khasavyurt in the Republic of Dagestan was open for the students from city schools from the families with low income or having many children. It is situated in the building of Gymnasium # 1 and has regular classes two times a week. We try to combine studies and leisure. 

Seven years have passed and what are our achievements? We were a good team with the first group. We have got many new friends  in the U.S.A., Access Pakistan, Ballad Ul Ilm School in Lahore, Mexico, India, South Korea, Nepal, Croatia, Malasya, etc. with whom we have regulard video-conferences,  With the students from Elista, Kalmikya, we met and became friends in the summer of 2008 during our participation in the seminar organized by the English Language Office of the Embassy of the U.S.A. to the Russian Federation. It was devoted to a very important topic TOLERANCE. And the highlight of the program was a workshop given by the American writer Myrtis Mixon who taught the students to write stories on tolerance.

Many of our school leavers study English professionally. The first group was very capable. They participated in the program "Lessons in Kindness ". Nine of their stories about tolerance were published in the book. The second group was very active in on line activities. They held many video conferences with Belfast High Areal School, with the students from India, Pakistan, Malaysia. With them we had a good time in  children's camp"Orlyonok".  All the participants of the third group of leavers enterd the Higher Institutions in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Pyatigorsk and Makhachkala. 

                           ACCESS GROUP 2013- 15 

                  Students with me, Idikova Daisis and Alishbiev Whoseyn

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Day


The traditional day to celebrate Christs birth is December 25.  It was not until after the 4th century A.D. that the tradition of celebrating Jesus birth became associated with the winter solstice festivities.  The Romans celebrated  a feast dedicated to the Sun on December 25.  The  tradition of the 12 days of Christmas replaced the winter solstice celebrations that were observed between December 25 and January 6.  Gift giving probably began sometime during the Middle Ages and was inspired by the account of the Magi who following the star to Bethlehem bearing gifts for the Christ child. 


Every year it seems as though the Christmas rush begins earlier and becomes more frantic.  If you would like to avoid the pitfalls of the last minute rush make a plan and stick to it.  Instead of twelve shopping days of Christmas try adopting some less stressful and more meaningful traditions.  Pick a special Christmas event such as attending a performance of Handels Messiah or the Nutcracker Suite ballet by Tchaikovsky.  Recycle old Christmas cards and wrapping paper and make your own Christmas tree decorations.  Tape a homemade performance of the family singing Christmas carols and send it to friends and relatives instead of ringing up the balance on your credit cards.


Another way to remove the temptation of commercialism this year is to come up with a theme such as the Twelve Days of Christmas and a partridge in a pear tree and find ways of expressing the lyrics of the songs by creating gifts that symbolize a verse.  Or if you are really brave tell your friends and family that you are planning to make a donation to a particular worthy cause in lieu of exchanging gifts this year.  And give in their name.  Sights, sound, smells and touch can provide a much more satisfying experience than another tie for Dad or another toy that will soon be forgotten.  The true meaning of the season is love spread some around instead of rushing around.


 Kwansaa December 26 through  New Year Day



This is a cultural observance for black Americans or others of African descent.  Mr. Maulana Karenga, a college professor, created the idea in the 1960s.  Kwanzaa is Swahili and is translated to mean the first fruits of harvest.  To celebrate Kwanzaa the family members gather together each day to discuss one of seven principles and for the lighting of a candle.  A Kinara, which is a seven branched candleholder, symbolizes the continent and the peoples of Africa is used for this ceremony.


The seven principles which are the focus of this holiday are unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.  These principles are elaborated by Mr. Karenga and are worthy ideals to practice not only for African Americans but people of all ethnic backgrounds.  Simple observations of Kwanzaa include intimate family celebrations as well as community activities.  The next to the last day of the holiday is marked by a feast, the Kwanzaa Karamu.  This feast has a format of suggested activities including cultural expression through song, music, dance and unity circles and then moving into a more reflective stage referred to as Remembering.  There is usually a guest speaker who makes a few remarks regarding reassessment and recommitment followed by a time of rejoicing.  The festivities often continue late into the night.


A fun activity for young and old alike that can be used to celebrate Kuumba or creativity is to make some beads.  Beads have long been a part of the African cultural heritage and their designs, patterns and colors often were expressions of a societys religion, social positions and politics.  Beads are worn by a diverse spectrum of peoples throughout the African continent.

A simple mixture consisting of 2 cups flour, 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of water measure to make up the substance with which to form the beads.  In addition you will need a large mixing bowl, measuring cup, toothpicks a cookie sheet and acrylic paints. You will also need shellac, paint brushes and string.  Primary colors as well as white brown and black will be a good start.  To form the beads make small balls out of the flour and salt and water mixture and take a toothpick and pierce a hole through the center of the ball.  The beads should be kept about 1/2 to 1 in diameter.  Place beads on a cookie sheet an put into a 325 degree oven and bake until they are lightly brown.  Remove from the oven and allow the beads to cool completely.  Then paint them with the acrylic paints and let them dry overnight.  Paint on shellac and allow to dry.  The final step is to string the beads onto string thereby creating a necklace.


 December Festival of Lights.


Hanukkah usually falls sometime during the month of December

Hanukkah, a Jewish festival, was first celebrated in the second century B.C.E. by Judah the Maccabee and his followers to mark to reconsecration of the Temple in Jerusalem after its recapture from the Syrian Greeks.  This festival is held over eight days and nights to commemorate the miracle of the oil recorded in the Talmud regarding the rekindling of the Eternal Light in the temple.  Jews celebrate by lighting candles each evening of the eight day festival beginning with one, then two and so on.  The candles are arranged from right to left and a Menorah, a special candelabra, is used to hold the eight candles with an additional candle called the Shamash.  The eight candles represent faith, freedom, courage, love, charity, integrity, knowledge and peace.


This holiday provides an excellent opportunity to learn a few Hebrew phrases and learn a little Hebrew language.  Make a game out of learning the meanings of the Hebrew alphabet.

The most popular Hanukkah game is known as the dreidel, which is a four sided top with a Hebrew letter on each side.  Tradition says that when the Jews were forbidden to study the Torah under the Syrian Greek occupation the four-sided Greek top was used as decoy whenever the Syrian soldiers approached.  It would appear that the gathering of the students was nothing more than a gathering over a game and not the studying the Torah.

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