American Corner Pécs was opened in 2004 and is located in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter. The Corner works closely with local NGOs, schools, and the University of Pécs. Weekly programs include English language clubs, STEM advancement activities, and robust EducationUSA counseling and workshops.
Flagship initiatives include the Tolerance project providing digital literacy skill development workshops, English drama clubs, and educational advising for the underserved Roma population. The Corner joined several world renowned science programs in the past years, for instance the Hour of Code or Teen Tech Week. The American Corner Pécs launched the Film Alliance for Civic Engagement (FACE) group whose members create short films depicting challenges of their close environment. FACE aims to engage the youth and encourage them for active citizenship.
American Corner Pécs is an EducationUSA Advising Center providing accurate, comprehensive and current information on studying opportunities at U.S. colleges and universities. Part of EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of more than 400 advising centers globally, the Corner actively promotes U.S. higher education and provides guidance and resources to international students who would like to continue their studies in the United States.
The Director of the Corner is Zsuzsanna, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants, of all ages, practice their English and engage in meaningful discussions of issues relevant to our lives in a global context. An atmosphere — featuring free-flowing and open discussions highlighting the breadth and depth of American-Hungarian values, ideas, and opinions — await visitors.
English graduate and ESL teacher Caitlyn Marsolek invites children to Kids’ Corner for story and craft time. Children learn early English language skills through colorful, imaginative stories followed by a creative activity. The program is designed for kids aged between 3 and 6.
Kids create and play with electronic toys, generate electricity, make objects move, conduct experiments. They acquire photo, video, and recording editing skills. We provide the equipment and kids evoke their imagination for creation. The program is designed for primary school students.
The American Corner Pécs provides writing workshops in the spring and the fall semesters. Participants utilize curricula developed for EdX, a massive open online course provider. UC Berkeley’s courses are fully facilitated in 5-week long workshops. Participants receive certificates upon completion of the series.
Certified instructors provide hands-on trainings on how to write effective American-style CVs, resumés, motivation and cover letters. This program enhances acceptance chances of participants both on the workforce market and in international educational competitions.
As part of the EduationUSA services ESL teachers run TOEFL workshops featuring both the iBT and the institutional, paper version of the test. Each section is fully covered with ample sample examples and mock tests. Participants acquire deeper understanding of the test and higher scores when they sit through the exam.