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#znauweekend #urban
19th of October, 10:00
Abay 90, Q-lab
Total immersion into atmosphere of English Language, tons of practice, networking and discussion. Get a chance to talk about our city and its' development, which is the umbrella topic of #znauweekend #urban. Here you will be able to:

practice your English the whole weekend
– listen to engaging and interesting presentations from native speakers
find likeminded people who are eager to learn and practice English
– discuss the issues and development opportunities of Almaty with our partners: KBTU, We Almaty, Q-lab
– read English magazines from OYLA
– get useful tips at the IELTS workshop conducted by British Council specialist
– get to know what 'project based learning' is with High Tech Academy

FREE ENTRY. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

The headliner of the event – English language school Знаю! is partnering with Q-Lab to bring up the important topic of #urban development.
What is #znauweekend?
Everyday I'm practicing: emphasis on speaking English
#znauweekend – is about total immersion, practice and upgrading your language skills.
Buddy up: networking and making new friends
Between activities and presentation blocks, all guests will communicate in English in an informal setting, make useful contacts, and find like-minded partners in language learning.
Fun and Immersion: debates, movies, quizzes and a lot of fun
Within two days you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the language like never before. Tons of practice.
Schedule of the event
Q-Lab, 90, Abay str
19th of October (Saturday), 10:00
10:00 – 11:00
10:00 – 11:00
Registration / Регистрация
11:00 – 11:20
11:00 – 11:20
Opening Presentation / Открывающая презентация
11:20 – 13:00
11:20 – 13:00
Activities Block 1 / Блок с практикой языка 1
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch & Netwrking / Обед и зона нетворкинга
14:00 – 14:30
14:00 – 14:30
Guest Speakers and Presentations / Выступления спикеров, Блок презентаций 1
14:30 – 17:00
14:30 – 17:00
Activities Block 2 / Блок с практикой языка 2
17:00 – 17:30
17:00 – 17:30
Panel & Group Discussions with our partners: High Tech Academy, We Almaty, Q-Lab
17:30-18:00
17:30-18:00
Guest Speakers and Presentations / Выступления спикеров, Блок презентаций 2
18:00-19:30
18:00-19:30
Screening of the documentary movie Urbanize and a follow-up discussion
19:45-20:00
19:45-20:00
Closing ceremony: results of the competition, give-away and announcement of Sunday extra events.
Opening Presentation
We'll talk about how the event is organized, how to get the most out of it, and how you can spend Saturday with us as interesting as possible.
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Activities Block
In each block of language practice, all guests will be able to practice and upgrade English skills in a series of different activities: games, debates, workshops, discussions. For all three levels: starters, intermediate, advanced.
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Presentation Block
Presentations of invited guests, native speakers and specialists from our partners: KBTU, British Council, We Almaty, High Tech Academy, Q-Lab.
Closing Presentation
At the end of the day we'll show the competition's results: those who were the most active and practiced the language will receive prizes from the "Знаю!" School. Event organizers will mark your participation in activities in your achievement list. The people with the most marks will be the winners of the contest.
What Activities are going to be there?
There is one big problem: students at the starting levels of the language do not attend speaking clubs at all, because they are shy. And guys with a high level of English want a challenge. We have solved this problem: for the three main levels - starters, intermediate and advanced - we will have three separate zones, and each with its own program. 😱

You can easily navigate and find your level activities by color marks.
Starters: Green
Levels Beginner–Elementary
Intermediate: Blue
Levels Pre-Intermediate–Intermediate
Advanced: Orange
Levels Upper-Intermediate–Advanced
Partners
The goal of the "We Almaty" project is to help the city of Almaty in implementing the Development Program until 2020 in the field of culture, business and the formation of a city of active citizens through the directed development of civil society.
Q-lab – лаборатория городских проектов
The main partner of the event is providing a venue where everything will take place. The motto of Q-lab: we are here to create a new vision of public participation in Almaty.

We are building a new vision of the city.
Learn tips and lifehacks from experts from the British Council, as well as get the opportunity to go through the workshop and practice of the Speaking section of IELTS exam.
Volunteers support from the country's top university.
Learn and try project based learning from leading experts in the field - HTA. They will carry out several activities in each section of the level.
Partners from the country's best scientific journal supported the event with English magazines, which you can read at the event in the networking zone and library.
Event organizer and headliner. Try all possible types of language practice in each activity block and get prizes from the school at the end of the event for your participation.
Networking Zone
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All the time of the event, you can visit the "buffer zone", where you can read materials in English, communicate freely and play board games.
#znauweekend #urban
19th of October, 10:00
Abay 90, Q-lab
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