American Corner Abidjan - CIRES
American Corner Abidjan - Cires
The first American Corner in francophone West Africa, was opened on April 11, 2003 at the Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) in Abidjan. The CIRES is the Ivorian highest institution for researchers.
The American Corner in Abidjan is a joint venture between the Public Affairs Section of the U.S Embassy and the CIRES.
The American Corner CIRES contains reference works, periodicals, and book collection designed to improve mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Côte d’Ivoire. On-line reference searching enhances the ability of the American Corner to provide the most up-to-date information to patrons. The 42 English learning interactive CD-ROMs are very much appreciated, as they help improve American Corner’s user’s English level. The American Corner patrons include CIRES researchers who are interested in finding American social sciences; teachers, academics and students researching American history, culture and language.
Programming at the American Corner Abidjan - CIRES
Young Perspectives on America: This program gives young diplomats an opportunity to meet American Corner patrons, to discuss current American issues and to practice their English speaking skills. Takes place on the last Saturday of every month.
English for Professionals : A group session for professionals on how to write resumes (CVs) and cover letters, and to prepare for job interviews.
English Chat Room : A literary program of free debates centered around a relevant theme and aimed at an audiencecomposed of the American Corner patrons, university students, the Teacher Training School’s students (ENS) and professionals. Debates center on notable English books and IIP themes . Takes place every week.
Celebration of major American holidays: an American citizen is invited to explain and tell the story of major American holidays.
Hip Hop against AIDS: program for english clubs. A singing competition during which participants will be asked to compose a hip hop song to raise awareness on the dangers of HIV/AIDS. Takes place on World AIDS Day in December.
Poetry Reading Contest: A program to evaluate patrons reading and oral presentation skills. It takes place in February.
American Corner CIRES
Located in Abidjan, Cocody in front of the Hotel Communal
CIRES (Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales)
Manager’s Name : Meyreux Yao LOUKOU
Phone number : 07 65 06 28
e-mail : email@example.com
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