Teacher of Polish as a Foreign Language
My name is Joanna. I graduated from Polish Studies and Culture Studies. I hold the required qualifications and have had 9-years’ experience in teaching. I studied the methodology of Polish as a Foreign Language at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and during specialist courses conducted by the Centre of Polish Education Development Abroad in Warsaw. In Poland, I have worked for language schools in the TriCity (Siesta in Gdynia, Sopocka Szkoła Języka Polskiego, and Akademia Języka Polskiego in Gdańsk). Moreover, I worked in my profession abroad for three years, which has given me a special teaching perspective and knowledge. I worked for two years as the Polish Language Teacher for the Polish Association in Ukraine at the Polish Culture Centre of the General Consulate in Odessa, Ukraine, and for one year at the Polish Society in Crimea, Simferopol, where I gave one-to-one and group courses of Polish for native speakers and as a foreign language on different levels. I taught children, students, and adults there.
In the academic year of 2015/2016, I worked for the Higher School of Banking in Gdańsk, where I taught methodology of teaching children, native-speakers of Russian, and elements of culture in language during the course under the title ‘Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language’.
By combining my knowledge with language and culture experience, I can provide my Clients with Polish education in very attractive forms. I want to use my skills as a tour leader in my teaching as well.
My energy and optimism are contagious (my students’ opinion!). I am a hard-working and efficient person. I like cycling with my husband and walking with my daughter.