Who we are?

 „ (…) Each world has its own mystery and access to it is only by way of language learning. Without this, world will remain impenetrable and incomprehensible to us, even if we have spent years inside it. ” Ryszard Kapuściński


Everything begins with dialogue. Establishing a dialogue with another person is one of the main goals in learning the language. That’s why it is so important to focus on this aspect of language – on communication, that’s the guiding thought of our school. Beginning from first clases, we create short dialogues, and each next lesson is their improvment. We teach actively, we aim to use polish language in practice, in real situations, to shift the “school langugae” from classrooms to work, home and places where we are spending our leisure time. We help to overcome linguistic blockade and reach fluency in speaking. Our school offers a lot of interesting simulations, games, thematic workshops or language tandems, everything to make learning inspirational and discovering. You will meet here creative, experienced teachers who will be happy to share with you passion for language learning, they infect with their enthusiasm and create cozy and cameral atmosphere of mutual trust and cooperation.

Małgorzata Waliszko – Polish as a foreign language teacher. She received a master degree in Polish philology. She studied at Pedagogical University in Cracow and Stendhal University in Grenoble. Co-author of “About Poland in Polish”, she taught courses at the University of Economics, the Pedagogical University, and various schools and companies in Krakow.

My work is first and foremost my passion. A passion that has kept me engaged and enthused. At my lessons all of the simulations or games have its prioritized spot. Interesting classes in a casual atmosphere means faster way to remember things and above all, the joy of learning.

In my spare time I love travelling, reading and keeping fit. Climbing and cycling give me a lot of satisfaction and positive energy, which I’m happy to share with my students.

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Anna Wilczyńska – MA of Russian Philology at the Jagiellonian University, a graduate of the Pedagogical University, faculty Teaching Polish as a Foregin Language,  translator. As a private person, incurable optimist, beginner traveler, dependent on a cup of good coffee and shooting sunsets.

Luckily, my work is a great passion for me, which allows me to continuously develop and refine my methodological workshop. Teaching inspires me, motivates and arouses curiosity. That’s the presentation of different perspective on the world and the diversity of cultures. What am I enjoying in my life? Little success of my students and breaking barriers in their everyday communication.

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Monika Ryszawy – received master degree in Polish Philology at Pedagogical University of Cracow graduate in cultural studies at the Ignatianum Academy, as well as post-graduate studies teaching Polish as a foreign language. She is a lover of good movies and skiing madness. Addicted to biography and short, but intense traveIs.

In my work I try to combine various fields close to me: knowledge of language, literature and culture. I believe that good energy and teacher commitment can do wonders. I search and create materials with passion so that learning by doing, brings students joy and good results.

 

 

Marek Stróżyk – received master degree in Polish Philology at the Jagiellonian University. He is a graduate of postgraduate studies in “teaching Polish as a foreign and second language” at the Pedagogical University. Currently a doctoral student in linguistics at the Department of Contemporary Polish Language at the Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University. He worked in the educational projects “Polish Internet Schools Libratus” and “Polonijka – Polonijna Primary School”, where he taught via Internet Polish children, whose live abroad. On a daily basics, he also teaches Polish as a foreign language at Private Primary School number 1 “DONA”.

From an early age I wanted to be a teacher and in High School I decided that I would definitely study Polish Philology. I am happy to work with children and adults. I like to plan the teaching process and set goals. I am still looking for a lot of inspiration and what I like the most is that I can create teaching materials from ordinary everyday things. What do I like the most about teaching Polish as a foreign language? That I explain reality to students in Polish and the fact they speak Polish better and better. It gives me a lot of satisfaction:).

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Agata Kaczyńska – graduate of Polish studies and teaching Polish as a foreign language at the Pedagogical University in Krakow. The teacher, the editor, the corrector. She is a Polish philologist and a teacher of Polish. She works passionately with text and teaches foreigners. Deeply believes that language is not only a system of signs and a tool of communication, but also a key to the other man and his world. A devotee of the reportage and the cinema.

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Justyna Ciapała – graduate of Pedagogy and Speech therapy with teaching Polish as a foreign language at the Pedagogical University. Currently a doctoral student of linguistics at the Doctoral School of the Pedagogical University of Cracow. She loves to learn and meet new people and new cultures. She loves Polish language and passionately passes its secrets to students from other countries. In her free time she travels, walks in the mountains and reads books.

Teaching Polish is a passion to me and that is why I do my work with great commitment. The moment when I see my students making progress, speaking and writing more fluently in Polish gives me so much satisfaction. I also think that a good, positive atmosphere, a lot of smiles and kindness in a class are keys to effective learning.