Aleksandra PodleżańskaGdańsk (Polska)
As my name suggests - I am Polish, Polish is my mother tongue.więcej…
Learning foreign languages became my passion forty years ago, when I arrived in Germany. I studied German for five months on super-intensive courses at the Goethe-Institute in Munich (25 hours a week), which I completed at the Mittelstufe II (B2). Then for ten months I studied in „Studienkolleg bei den wissenschaftlichen Hochschulen des Freistadt Bayern”, then - at the state-owned "Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München", I graduated in linguistics as well in German and English studies at philosophical faculties.
I spent one semester of my studies in England, learning English on super intensive courses at Oxford House College in London (30 hours a week), which I started on the "Basic" level and finished on "Level 6 - Proficiancy". For six years I also worked in international structures in Italy, first completing super-intensive Italian language courses at the University for Foreigners (Università per Stranieri) in Perugia and at the Roman language school "Berlitz", Italy. In the Vatican, I also finished a two-year study of theology and law in Italian in the "Scuola Pratica di Teologia e Diritto per la Vita Consacrata presso la Congregazione per gli Istituti di Vita Consacrata e le Società di Vita Apostolica, Vaticano".
Learning foreign languages also drew my attention to the meanders of my mother tongue, i.e. Polish, which is why during my university studies I was eager to take part in comparative linguistics and Slavic studies.
During many years of rich contacts with my colleagues from university or working in international teams, I had many opportunities to teach Polish to my friends. They were surprised to note that "not such a terrible devil as they paint him!"
I know how important it is in the modern world to know foreign languages. So I eagerly share it, whether in my professional life or with my friends and acquaintances.
The "era of the coronavirus pandemic" has opened our eyes to new opportunities for meetings and communication, which are facilitated by the current technical possibilities, such as meetings and online learning. So I am happy to use them to enable all interested parties to learn a beautiful and very interesting Polish language, which is not as difficult as it is commonly believed. Success depends on teaching methods and the ability to listen carefully to the student.
An adventure with the Polish language can be very interesting, beautiful and enriching. It should be remembered that the language we use did not arise suddenly and is not unchanging, constant. Each language is subject to development and largely depends on the history of the nation and the circumstances in which people who use a given language as their mother tongue live. This means that the language is related to the history, culture, philosophy and experiences of a given nation ... I invite you to take the adventure of learning Polish with me.