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Access students had one more great opportunity to talk to native speakers. Community Liason Officer Ms Amy McClellan from the U.S. Embassy Podgorica and her daughter visited their class.
Our guests first spoke about their culture, relating different objects they brought to the elements of culture that are important to them. They showed both the objects that represent their own culture and some objects from Montenegro which they found interesting for their stay in our country.
Access students also talked about the objects they brought. They pointed out things that are important to them both in their everyday life and as part of their culture.
Our guests also brought a special dish from their hometown in Maine, USA for the students to taste. The dish is called fluffernutter and students enjoyed it.
During the second part of the workshop, students worked in 7 groups, each group having a different topic related to culture to discuss among groups and with our guests. The topics were: teenagers’ attitude towards music, the role of sports both in their everyday life and their education, school system and school community, celebrations and festivals, free time, leisure activities, teenagers’ attitude towards the Internet and media, teenagers’ and both adults’ attitudes towards health, lifestyles and community service activities in school and outside school.
Guests spent some time in each of the groups, discussing the topics and comparing U.S. and Montenegrin attitudes towards them. Students enjoyed the discussion.
At the end of the workshop students shared their impressions and thoughts. This was an excellent way for students to find out more about U.S. culture.