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22/08/2016 by Anita Lewicka
Friendly Lingua was born in the NL in 2014 and ….  happily reborn in PL in 2016. A new beginning? Well, yes! By all means it is! With some Dutch experience behind me, I’ve decided to come back to my homeland and to open Friendly Lingua anew to the people who already know it and to those who will get to...
03/01/2016 by Anita Lewicka
Have a happy new year, not a happy New Year because then I’d refer to 1st January only, which would be rude of me to do, wouldn’t it? However, some may argue and say that in greetings and cards you’d better capitalize the words in order to stress their impact and to make sure they do come from the bottom of...
04/12/2015 by Anita Lewicka
Let me tell you a story….With her half-closed and somewhat weary eyes, Grandma sits beside Jimmy, her much beloved grandson. Genuinely concerned about his tricky question,  the woman averts her sight from the boy and fixes her solemn eyes on the stony floor as if desperately trying to find an answer she...
02/11/2015 by Anita Lewicka
1st November is traditionally celebrated as All Saints’ Day, whereas 2nd November – All Souls’ Day. The days are particularly festive and solemn in Poland. I miss the Polish tradition in the Netherlands, where there’s just a handful of people visiting their deceased nearest and dearest. Yesterday, on 1st...
20/10/2015 by Anita Lewicka
“Students who experience heightened emotional interest are pulled toward a subject because they are energized, excited, and emotionally engaged by the material.” These words of Joseph Mazer (ref. below) go hand in hand with communication behaviours, including teachers’ immediacy behaviours. It’s hard to...
Friendly Lingua is an English-Italian-Polish language school and a methodology advisory centre for language lovers by language lovers. You are more than welcome to join me and to open the locked door with one key to see together the beauty of the language.

Friendly Lingua means simply "a friendly language", which is my maxim. In an uncomplicated, friendly and, at the same time, varied way, I would like to welcome you to get to know the language which does not need to be foreign if only tamed by us.

Anita Lewicka

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