Workshop for the teachers of English: Activities for the CLIL Classroom
The U.S. Embassy and American Space in TalTech invite teachers of English to the workshop "Activities for the CLIL Classroom" by Emily Thrush (PhD) on April 22 at 3 pm in TalTech Mektory Raja 15-room 125.
15:00 – 16:30 Activities for the CLIL Classroom
16:30 – 17.00 Coffee/Tea; Roundtable discussion
Emily Thrush Bio:
Emily A. Thrush is a professor of Applied Linguistics and Professional Writing. Her research interests include international and intercultural issues in professional communication, writing for digital media, and issues in second language reading and writing. She has conducted workshops on teaching ESL as an Academic Specialist for the U.S. State Department in Lebanon, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Brazil, trained teachers in China for the Foreign Experts Bureau, and spent a year in Mexico as a Senior Fulbright Scholar. She is the co-author of several books in the McGraw-Hill Interactions/Mosaics series. In 2012, she was presented with the University Alumni Association award for Distinguished Research in the Humanities.
Emily Thrush has experience with K-12 and with university professors. She does workshops often on Content Based Instruction. Much of the world, from Common Core in the US to CLIL overseas, is now focusing on STEM in every classroom. The biggest issue with CLIL is that professors and teachers need to reorganize—give students an outline or add interactive activities and this will help students comprehend materials in English. She says that some teachers/professors expect the students to listen and immediately produce, but comprehension must come first then production comes slowly. In her plenaries, Emily would like to inspire the listeners and give them something practical that they can use immediately in the classroom.
October 12: Space presentation by retired NASA Astronaut and USN Captain Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper
The U.S. Embassy, GLOBE Program in Estonia and the American Space in TalTech MEKTORY are inviting you to join us for exciting Space presentation by retired
NASA Astronaut and USN Captain Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on October 12, 2018 at 15:00 in TalTech Mektory Conference Hall (Raja 15)
April 25: Public Lecture by the Ambassador of the United States
“U.S. – Estonia Relations: Strong Partnership, Shared Challenges”
You are most welcome to this semester’s third Top Hat Lecture! Our special guest will be His Excellency James D. Melville Jr., Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia.
When: 25 April 2018
Where: TTÜ main building (Ehitajate 5), U06A-229
Moderator: Vlad Vernygora, Department of Law, TTÜ
March 9, 2018: Public lecture by Peeter Nieler
"About VR and AR"
Public lecture by Peeter Nieler (Criffin R&D LLC)
When: March 9 at 1 pm
Where: TTÜ Mektory Conference Hall (Raja 15)
September 27, 2016: “Off the Earth – for the Earth” US Astronaut Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock
“Off the Earth – for the Earth”
US Astronaut Colonel Douglas H. W heelock
in TTU Mektory
September 27 at 14.30
TTU Mektory, Raja 15
A unique opportunity to meet and greet the US astronaut
colonel Douglas H. W heelock as he is giving a public lecture in TTU Mektory.
After the lecture: „Estonian Space Endeavors: Panel Discussion“.
For participation we kindly ask you to register until September 25 here:
May 16, 2016. Public Lecture by Dr. Yahya M. Basha
BUSINESS, DIVERSITY, and the AMERICAN DREAM
by Dr. Yahya M. Basha
Location: TTÜ, Ehitajate 5, room U03-310
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm
Born in Hama, Syria, Dr. Basha came to the United States in 1972 as an intern at
Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital and became a U.S. Citizen a few years later.
Today he runs a successful medical diagnostic business. During his career he has hired hundreds of refugees and other immigrants into his medical workforce. Dr. Basha will share his perspectives on the advantages of hiring a diverse workforce and lessons learned from helping immigrants adapt to and integrate into a new culture.
Free attendance. Welcome to the lecture!
November 10. Public Lecture by Prof. Arun Majumdar
Energy Efficiency and Lessons Learned in the U.S. –
in Particular, How Research and Policy Come Together
Prof. Arun Majumdar, Stanford University, the U.S. Science Envoy
NOVEMBER 10, 2015 at 14.00-15.00
Tallinn University of Technology
Ehitajate tee 5, aud. NRG-226
Energy efficiency is often called a low-hanging fruit and yet it is not always fully utilized.
The talk will discuss why this is so and will draw upon the lessons learned in the U.S. to show how the
alignment between technology, markets, regulations, and financing can accelerate energy efficiency
measures in the most cost-effective manner.
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME!
Arun Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow of the Precourt Institute for Energy.
October 28. Public lecture by Lawrence Wright
A new definition for failure, and why failing faster equals success
October 28 at 11 am
TUT Mektory, Raja 15, room 108
Lawrence is a serial entrepreneur, occasional business angel investor, mentor, with deep experience in Eastern Europe. With 5 startups under his belt, Lawrence is passionate about innovating new ways to help startups
and investors achieve success.
April 27, 2015: public lecture by Nicholas Kralev
Global Aviation and Communication
April 27, 11.00 - 12.00
TUT, Akadeemia 3, SOC - 213
Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and entrepreneur. His areas of expertise are international diplomacy, global aviation and communications. He hosts the TV series on diplomacy “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev.”
He is former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright.
He is the author of America’s Other Army and Decoding Air Travel. He is a contributor to The Atlantic, Foreign Policy Magazine and The Huffington Post.
He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and speaks five languages.
November 7, 2014: Public Lecture by Branding Expert Robbie Vitrano
Public Lecture by Branding Expert ROBBIE VITRANO
“Building a Strong Brand and Networking”
November 7 at 12.15 pm
Akadeemia 3, 413
Robbie about himself:
„I started in the mail room of an ad agency then co-founded my own that was named by Fast Company Magazine as on of the 10 most innovative in the world. I've co-founded an organization that builds entrepreneurial ecosystem that is now an international model. I co-founded an international company advocating healthy eating that was also recognized by Fast Company as among the top-10 most innovative. None of this happened without the help of many, many people. Success and responsibility are inseparable. Let's build businesses that matter.“
American Space in Tallinn Tech
americanspace at ttu dot ee
October 14, 2014: Public lecture by the U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine
You are invited to the public lecture:
Latest Trends in U.S. Foreign Policy
by the U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine
When: October 14 at 4 pm
Where: Akadeemia 3, room 209
You are most welcome!
Americanspace at ttu dot ee
Tel. 6203543; 6203546
October 7, 2014: Public lecture: How do You Measure Success in Silicon Valley?
You are welcome to public lecture by Michelle Surya, Sales Executive at Appurify, Acquired by Google:
"From Start-up to Exit: How do You Measure Success in Silicon Valley?"
October 07, 2014 at 3 pm
TUT Mektory, Raja 15
Attendance is free! You are most welcome!
American Space in Tallinn Tech
Tel 6203543; 6203546