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Monday - Friday - from 09:00 to 20:00.
Sunday from 09:00 to 17:00.
Saturday and closing working date of month are a weekend.
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Informational-resource centre “American corner” offers:

Library action “Summer reading”

The library action “summer reading” opened on June 16th, 2015.


The exhibition of the Department of international books and the American Corner offered bright, picture books, language games and entertainment, exciting children's books, magazines and newspapers in foreign languages. Separately, it provides information about the traditions and customs of the peoples living in our friendly Kostanay land!
The exhibition is open all summer long!
We are waiting for you in the Central Park of Culture and Rest!
Our books will help you relax and to spend your spare time!

Meetingwith representative of the USA Embassy in KazakhstanAdria Gosney

On the June 14th in the American Corner of RUSL named by L.N. Tolstoy was the meeting with representative of the USA Embassy in Kazakhstan, a specialist of management Adria Gosney.

Meeting was devoted to the history, traditions of the forthcoming holiday of the USA, there was also a conversation about receiving education in the USA.

Meeting with the representatives of the EuropeanUnion, British, German, Netherland Embassies.

On the 21th of May at 18.30 on the basis of American corner of regional scientific library named after L. N. Tolstoy there will be a meeting with the representatives of the Embassies of Great Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and the European Union.
The purpose of the visit: the meeting with the students of KostanayStateUniversity named after A. Baitursynov, Kostanay State Pedagogical Institute, graduates of American educational programs, discussion ofcultural and educational issues.

We continue to work with graduators of educational programs. On march 27 English teachers of secondary schools in Kostanay region had a seminar “Effective ways of developing writing skills” in American corner. (33 teachers)

Also, the teachers were offered the exhibition "Kazakhstan: to the great in unity and harmony" focus on priority event of the year (550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate, information about books of the year: Yesenberlin I. "Nomads"). The other highlights of the year also were mentioned: the 20th anniversary of the Assembly of People of Kazakhstan, the 20th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan. (exhibited 13 sources, viewed 42 copies).
Coordinator of the American Corner, Xeniya made a review of existing literature for teachers on the development of writing skills (40 specimens exhibited., viewed 135 ind., Issued 5 copies).
At the end of the seminar the teachers were given an exhibition tour "Tugan jer - Native Land."
As far as the seminar was attended by people of different nationalities within sociological research on the theme “Ethno-cultural needs of the readers” survey was conducted among the teachers and the questionnaire transferred for analysis to the Department of library development (30 copies).

English language: foreign methodic for school teachers.
Everyone knows that L. Tolstoy library of Kostanay city has Informational Resource Center “American corner”. Where the plenty of interesting books can be found in any sphere. Also we have professional literature for teachers of English teachers.
New methods of teaching, game method, English as a foreign language, writing essay, composition or report, academic writing, books for preparation of TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, SAT exams. These, and many other books You may find in our IRC “American corner”.
American corner has regular books arrival of methodics for school and pre-school teachers. These are: illustrated dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, books about animals. Also, fiction movies on DVD. It is a great opportunity to vary your lesson, make it more picturesque, interesting and cognitive.
You can plan the combined lesson or out-of-class activity in History of USA, Biology, Astronomy and Geography and hold it in IRC “American corner”. Pleasure for You and your pupils would be guaranteed.
Wide range of games like constructors, games on country study theme, logical thinking development for any ages, from pre-school pupils up to senior pupils. It will help you and your pupils get closer to each other, become more broadminded pupils and inspire them to learn English language.
Also IRS “American corner” hold webinars for teachers that give opportunity to get the certificate from US Embassy. These webinars are leaded by teachers from USA.



The most important aim of American corner is intercultural exchange for the purpose of strengthening mutual understanding between people from Kazakhstan and the USA in Kostanay region.

The objectives of the American Corner:

  • To provide accurate information about the USA, government, social development and socio-cultural values ​​of the people from USA to people from Kostanay region, and vice versa.
  • To host open dialog for visitors of American corner with the help of program which are administered by the American government through the embassy of the USA in Kazakhstan with the help of offices developing English in Central Asia, Alumni Association of American programs in Kazakhstan and organizations accredited by the U.S. State Department.
  • To provide access to English-language resources which are located in American Corners and Online.
  • To maximize the effectiveness of different types of support, which are provided by U.S. Embassy to American Corner.

Informational-resource centre
“American corner” offers:

  •   to learn English; 
  •   to prove communication skills of English language;
  •   to find a lot of useful and interesting information in English language for scientific-research works and teaching activity;
  •   always receive new information about possibilities of studying in the USA and cultural exchange programs;
  •   to use resources of electronic library; 
  •   to fulfill yourself as a volunteer, to get a practice on teaching and translating; 
  •   to spend your leisure time interestingly and usefully;
  •   to find new friends in Kazakhstan and in the USA.

Shaping the Way We Teach English Webinar Course 13 *

The Office of English Language Programs is pleased to offer our 13th webinar course entitled Shaping the Way We Teach English. The 6 online seminars of the course cover a variety of topics and are intended for teachers of English or future teachers of English around the world. Participants who attend 4 out of the 6 webinars will receive e-certificates. Participants are encouraged to join the associated Ning ( to participate in discussions, view or download video and other materials from the sessions, and access recordings of the webinars.
The series will take place from April 30 to July 9, 2014. Each 90-minute webinar will be held every other Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. in Washington, D.C. (check for the time in your region).
Please Note! To take part in the webinars, please email by April 22. The Regional English Language Office has a limited number of open webinar slots that will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a preference for those hosting viewing groups. Include the following information in your e-mail:
• First name, last name, email address, and country
• If you are interested in hosting a viewing session, please indicate that as well
**A few days before each webinar, you will receive a reminder email with the link to the webinar. Please select “Enter as a guest” and login with your FIRST NAME ONLY and country (example: Jenny USA). There will be no Adobe registration process before the webinar course begins.
Your computer must have Adobe Flash Player, which comes pre-installed on most computers worldwide. If prompted to do so, you may download the free player at подробнее...

Writing Effective Alternative Assessments and Rubrics
Presenter: Dawn Bikowski 
Wednesday April 30, 2014
8:00-9:30am EDT 
Activate: Games for Learning American English Part 2
Presenters: Jennifer Hodgson & Kevin McCaughey  
 Wednesday May 14, 2014
8:00-9:30am EDT
Easy Reading Activities to Engage Students
Presenter: Serena Chu
 Wednesday May 28, 2014
8:00-9:30am EDT
Using Comics in the EFL Classroom
Presenter: James Whiting 
 Wednesday June 11, 2014
8:00-9:30am EDT 
Reframing: The Power of Positive Language
Presenter: Sally White
 Wednesday June 25, 2014
8:00-9:30am EDT
Fostering Autonomy: Tips & Techniques for Encouraging Independent Language Learning
Presenter: Matt Duncan
 Wednesday, July 9, 2014
8:00-9:30am EDT

DVD descriptions (2013)

Books descriptions (2013)

Games catalogue (2013) 


Tolstoy library, 2 floor

Phone number: 500-810 from 16:00 to 20:00p.m

Coordinator: Tatyana Zueva (password: 5december2008)


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