We are glad to inform you that English Speaking club starts it's work this week!

Date: 19.10.2019 (Saturday)
 Time: 16:30 – 17:30
Place: Точка кипения Томск (ул. Ленина, 26, 2 этаж) - pr. Lenina 26, second floor
Theme: Cultural Iceberg

If you are not familiar with speaking club format, speaking club is a meeting, that happens once a week, which you can attend with any language level, because the most important thing in the club is your willing to improve your skills!

This Saturday we are talking about "cultural iceberg": what is that, what hacks can help you to overcome it, when you're coming to a new country.

The meeting will be held by our fifth-year student Justin Olevuezi

To attend the club you need registration via this link https://leader-id.ru/event/30937/


Dear friends,

We are forming an English theater team, where we will organize plays in English, music concerts, stand-up comedy and acting workshops!

If you are interested to join us, come to our meeting this Saturday, 19.10
When: 18.25
Where: room 200 (building 4)
We will discuss the structure of the team, members' responsibilities, and we will make plans for this year and decide on how we are going to start! Hope to see you there.

Please fill in the following form to join our team:


We accept applications till Friday!


October 18, 2019 6:00 p.m.
The dormitory "Parus", 1st floor, Hall
We invite international students to get acquainted with the cultural life of the University and join the creative teams of TSU!
You'll have a tour of the TSU Culture Center and visit Open Stage of the Theater Art Incubator.
Looking forward to seeing you, guys!
vk: "Русский разговорный клуб ТГУ"
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The head of the club is Anna Shevchik
International Students
Services Centre  

Dear friends! 

We invite you to take part in The eco-ethnographic festival in the countryside village 'Okolitsa'. 

We are meeting at 11 am near the Parus entrance and then we go to the bus station! 

If you want to join us, write Sasha - https://vk.com/dalekme

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