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« Halina Ostankowicz-Bazan has been teaching English as a Foreign language for more than 30 years in Poland in Face to Face and Online in the last 10 years. She is a dedicated experienced language teacher bringing her multitude of skills to the online community providing fascinating learning and engagement by her course participants. Still based in Poland where she also taught full time at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of Foreign Languages, Emeritus Professor. »
£25/h
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Lessons offered by Halina
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • EFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Professional English and Polish Teacher Online. I am a passionate non- native English teacher from Poland. Teaching is a crucial part of my life. Thinking in a foreign language is precisely what I wan

Methodology

Thinking in a foreign language is precisely what I want my students to accomplish. I teach without a bridge language, or lingua franca was also known as a common language, trade language or even vehicular language. Students do not share any word. I focus on practical communication skills which cover the ability to: speak appropriately with a wide variety of students while maintaining good eye contact, demonstrate a varied vocabulary and tailor the language to your audience. We need to listen effectively, present ideas appropriately, write clearly and in brief and work well in a group. All of these abilities and competencies required excellent communication skills.

When I teach Polish, my foreigners and I have to speak only Polish, and my English classes are run entirely in English.
This means they are required to forget about their native language and start speaking as well as thinking in a foreign language.
My students learn English in different contexts, mostly singing phrases, expressions, collocation, idioms, and phrasal verbs, and also telling stories. Moreover, I encourage them to talk to everybody, even to themselves in a foreign language. As a result of this, they can establish a set of compelling stories. I correct only significant mistakes. I do not want them to stop talking. I also encourage my students to listen to songs, watch movies with subtitles in a language they learn, read a lot and so forth.
Additionally, to improve a student’s pronunciation, I often use YouTube videos as well as movies with English subtitles and obviously songs.
I believe in using music in English teaching. My approach is that we do not speak the language, but instead we sing it. English bears a unique melody, rhythm as well as intonation.

Experience

FROM 1976 TO 2014 AT THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
DEPARTMENT OF POLISH FOR FOREIGNERS
Senior Lecturer Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27 50-370 Wrocław, Poland
I teach Polish and English as a foreign language. I also conduct lectures in English on Polish History and Culture for students from all over the world. I spent almost ten years in the USA and became an American Citizen in 2000 I have been participating in online teacher's training courses since 2010. I take advantage of new technologies. Using blended learning, flipping the classroom, learning by teaching or encouraging change from passive to fully active students are a few significant implements in practice. I am striving to involve students in all kinds of activities like connecting and exchanging information. I find Virtual Classes tremendously exciting and challenging; they make attendees feel like having real meetings and discussions. Visual and audio tools that can be shared among participants are primarily significant in any classroom environments.
Professional Online Polish and English Teacher with eight years of experience.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £200
Lessons offered by Halina
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • EFL
Levels
  • All Levels

Halina's CV

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M.A. Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
I teach Polish and English as a foreign language. I also conduct lectures in English on Polish History and Culture for students from all over the world. I spent almost ten years in the USA and became an American Citizen in 2000.
I have been participating in online teacher's training courses since 2010. I take advantage of new technologies. Using blended learning, flipping the classroom, learning by teaching or encouraging change from passive to fully active students are a few significant implements in practice. I am striving to involve students in all kinds of activities like connecting and exchanging information. I find Virtual Classes tremendously exciting and challenging; they make attendees feel like having real meetings and discussions. Visual and audio tools that can be shared among participants are primarily significant in any classroom environments.
Professional Online Polish and English Teacher with eight years of experience.
Premium Teacher on WizIQ: 2010 to 2016

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• Skilled in motivating and mentoring students of all ages and learning levels.
• Experienced studying/teaching cultural diversity and social sciences.

Professional Online Polish and English Teacher 2011 up to present.

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Enthusiastic University Senior Lecturer with 38 years of experience.
Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27 50-370 Wrocław, Poland.
• Dedicated to creating an enjoyable, inviting, and dynamic learning atmosphere.
• Focused on innovative methods motivating students to learn the Polish language and to understand Polish culture.
• Experienced ESL Instructor versed in using effective and efficient ways of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of each student.
• Versatile Online English Teacher trained in private tutoring for adult professionals to elementary school classroom instructions.
SKILLS
• Expertise in Language Teaching
• Teaching English as a Foreign Language
• Experience with instructional design • Managing classroom for diverse populations
• Teaching with Technology
• Online Teaching
• Learning by Teaching
WORK HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE
EMPLOYER FOR 38 YEARS
WROCŁAW UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - WYBRZEŻE WYSPIAŃSKIEGO 27 50-370 WROCŁAW, POLAND

POSITIONS FROM 1976 TO 2014 AT THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
DEPARTMENT OF POLISH FOR FOREIGNERS
Senior Lecturer Wrocław University of Science and Technology - Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27 50-370 Wrocław, Poland

1. October 1st, 1976 Assistant Professor
2. 1980 Senior Assistant Professor
3. 1986 Lecturer
4. 1995 – 2000 Senior Lecturer at Polish-American Postgraduate Study of Communication and Management at Wrocław University of Science and Technology
5. 2000- 2014 Senior Lecturer in Polish History and Culture for students from all over the world at Wrocław University of Science and Technology
6. October 2013 - 2014 a freelance Senior Lecturer
7. 2000- 2013 Public Relation Representative for the Department of Foreign Languages
8. Retired in October 2013
9. 2011 up to present Professional Online Polish and English Teacher

EDUCATION
1975 - Master of Arts: Philology, majors in Polish Philology, the English language, at the Wroclaw University, Poland, majoring in Philology, Linguistics Pl. Uniwersytecki 1 50-137 Wrocław

1992 - Polish-American Postgraduate Study of Communication in The Organization and Management, organized by the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, the University of Wroclaw and Central Connecticut State University
• June 1995 - Social Communication Diploma by the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, the University of Wroclaw and Central Connecticut State University
• 2013 - English Online Teacher Certificate by the WizIQ (concealed information)

• 2014 - Teaching with Technology Certificate by Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL)
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Distinguished Awards from 1976 to 2013:
1. Awards of the Minister of National Education for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
2. Wroclaw University of Technology Rector's Golden Award for M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan
3. Directors of the Foreign Languages Department Award for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
4. Awards from Department of Polish for Foreigners Director for Promotional Achievements
5. Medal for Service the Polish Nation from the President of Poland
6. President’s of the Republic of Poland Gold Medal for Long-Term Service
7. WUT Rector’s Individual Award for Didactic Achievements
8. Medal of National Education Commission
9. Golden Badge of Wroclaw University of Technology
10. Medal for Distinguished Service to the Wroclaw University of Technology
11. Diplomas for Didactic Development as well as Lecturing Achievements.
Some of M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan’s Publications
1. (Co-author) Culture and Expert Language for the Students of the Wroclaw Technical University. Wroclaw, the University of Technology, 1981
2. The Criteria for the Effectiveness of the Information Theory Approach to Phonological
3. Polish Systems, model analysis. Pr. of Sciences. Stud. Style. Learning Foreign. WUT 1981 No. 17 series: Stud. Mater. No. 15
4. Main Research Problems of Modern Stylistics. Pr. of Sciences. Stud. Learning Foreign. WUT 1987 No. 21 series. Stud. Mater. No. 19
5. Lectures on the Culture and History of Poland for Foreigners Studying at the Technical University of Wroclaw. In: Interdisciplinary in teaching foreign languages. The 14TH Conference of the Teaching and Scientific [...] Wroclaw, Poland: Officinal at the Metropolitan Museum. PWroc. 2010
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4 reviews on Halina
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Nives

Halina Ostankowicz-Bazan has been teaching English as a Foreign language for more than 30 years in Poland in Face to Face and Online in the last 10 years. She is a dedicated experienced language teacher bringing her multitude of skills to the online community providing fascinating learning and engagement by her course participants. Still based in Poland where she also taught full time at the Wroclaw University of Technology, Department of Foreign Languages, Emeritus Professor.

Sylvia

Halina is a highly qualified and, more importantly,passionate teacher who is driven by innovation and the rewards lifelong learning.

It's always been a pleasure to work with Halina on creative eLearning projects and MOOCS.

Nellie

I have known Halina for over 10 years as an English language teacher. She takes her work very seriously, but believes in making learning fun. I highly recommend her.

Cheryl

Halina has an amazing ability to connect with students. She is passionate about teaching and passionate about serving others.

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