The U.S. Embassy will hold an awards ceremony for the I Love English Video Contest 2016 on February 12, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the American Corner in Baiyalinov Youth and Children’s Library, Bishkek. U.S. Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, school directors, English teachers, and alumni of U.S. exchange programs will participate in the ceremony.
From December 25, 2015 to February 5, 2016, English language students from throughout the Kyrgyz Republic submitted more than one hundred videos to the “I Love English” Facebook page. A committee of film and media experts has selected winners in three categories: humorous, romantic, and original. The entry that received the most “likes” on Facebook page was selected as the Grand Prize winner.
The awards ceremony for the I love English Video Contest 2016 is the capstone to English Language Week February 8-12, an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science with support from the U.S. Embassy. U.S. exchange program alumni, Embassy diplomats, and Peace Corps volunteers are visiting secondary schools all over the country to participate in American song competitions, poster contests, and English language activities.
Media interested in covering the awards ceremony or any English Language Week activities may contact Turatbek Makenbaev or Asyl Tursunbekova for more information.