On the March 2 nd the members of the Student Foreign Language Teaching Laboratory under scientific supervision of Associate Professor H. I. Podosynnikova, the master’s degree candidate Yana Shokolenko and the fourth – year student Nataliya Kuzmenko held a movie club under the name “Mona Lisa Smile”. The training lesson was focused on improving student’s lexical competence and listening skills. Participants had a good opportunity to learn and discuss the role of teacher in student’s life, unorthodox views of studying and gender stereotypes. Our university students were provided with interesting assignments that helped them to learn and practice new words and idioms. Besides, an emphasis on critical thinking was put by asking thought provoking and tricky questions. It was a unique chance to combine work and pleasure in a more productive way.