I am the founder and owner of the Lingua Polonica company. I have been dealing with training foreigners for 17 years. For many years I worked in language schools and I gained professional experience. First as a teacher, then as a director of studies. This is not merely my work, but also my passion. Thanks to it, I can meet fantastic and very interesting people on a daily basis. I teach them, I help them and together we celebrate their success. I am proud when they are able to introduce themselves in Polish, order something in a restaurant, communicate, and then discuss various topics with me. I am aware that learning a language may be stressful, but not in my company! I always try to make my classes interesting, varied and fun, which means classes that everyone wants to attend. Each class is unique, just like my students are unique. Apart from work, I am fascinated by getting to know different cultures, learning languages and travelling. I love listening to Latin American music, fado songs and Hungarian chardash. For relaxation, I like dancing salsa, reading and drawing.
As a company, we select our teachers with the greatest care and that’s why our team consists of real professionals. All our teachers have University degrees and qualifications in teaching foreigners. They are creative, open, patient, nice, helpful, and, what’s most import_ant, always enthusiastic about their work. To make lessons more interesting, they prepare numerous, fascinating, original materials and they use all teaching techniques known to them in order to assist their students on their way to gain success. A teacher’s style of work depends on the needs and possibilities of a given student. We try to match a student and a teacher in order to create the best possible set-up for our student. It is well-known that a lot depends on mutual understanding between the parties and on a good atmosphere during lessons. We believe that this is a very import_ant aspect of our work, that is why each of our clients -students may choose a teacher that suits him best, and with whom he would like to continue classes. Our teachers always do their best to satisfy the growing needs of clients. They accommodate their students’ needs and expectations. They are experiences methodologists of Polish as a foreign language. From the very beginning, lessons are conducted in Polish, but each of our teachers knows at least one foreign language (English, German, Spanish, Russian, etc.). You are welcome to take advantage of our free sample lesson. This will help you to see that you’ve just read is true in real life.
Coaching - Sharne Van der Burgh
Sharne Van der Burgh worked for 20 years for Ford Motor Company during which time she and her husband relocated numerous times all over the UK, Europe (Poland and Belgium) and to North America. She understands the challenges living in different countries can bring and has empathy for both the assignee and the spouse – having experienced both role personally.
Sharne gained her Personal and Organisational Coaching Certificate in 2001 while living and working in the US and her Advanced Coaching Certificate while living between England and Belgium in 2004. She has coached senior leaders and managers in business for 12 years through her own coaching business. She settled in Poland in 2011 and has a good understanding of the wonderful opportunities the country can offer and some of the cultural nuances that, if understood and embraced, make the experience more positive.