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Anita Lewicka
1 year 10 months
Thanks a lot! I wish you had got to know the place and the people, or vice versa. Anyway, generally...
Miri
1 year 10 months
I was so moved reading about Teachers' Training College in Poland. I didn't get to know the place...
Anita Lewicka
2 years 4 months
Thank you very much, Justyna. Another article is coming today. I do appreciate your feedback. Hope...
Justyna
2 years 4 months
"You don't just read for the sake of reading or for holding a book in your hands."-You just read...
Justyna
2 years 5 months
I hate 14th February as I see hearts, angels, sweets, roses, and all this St Valentine's Day...

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22
Aug
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
Jan
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
Dec
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
Nov
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
Oct
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...
06
Oct
2015
by Anita Lewicka
For some time I’d been dreaming of living near the seaside; last year my dream came true and for twelve months now I’ve been living very close to the North Sea. It takes about ten minutes on foot to reach the sandy beach. My daily morning strolls, sometimes marches, along the seacoast, give a lot to me: they...
24
Sep
2015
by Anita Lewicka
I have some information, some news I’d like to share with you. I start talking to you. You start listening to me because you’re interested (ideally speaking) in what I want to tell you. Next, you answer, add some other information, some more news. And our conversation continues. In short, I’ve just presented...
17
Sep
2015
by Anita Lewicka
The Omniversum is a unique cinema in the Hague. On entering the building, you buy tickets to see a film on a gigantic screen. The screen is 36m wide and 18m high. The sheer pleasure of watching a film unfold in front of your eyes equals lying comfortably in soft armchairs; the pleasure also means becoming...
11
Sep
2015
by Anita Lewicka
Why ‘Friendly Lingua’ (“friendly language’)? Well, it is a combination of two words which come from the two languages I really adore, namely from English and from Italian. I think studying a foreign language means meeting a new person. We get to know the new person, we get to like the new person to finally...
09
Sep
2015
by Anita Lewicka
The photo above shows the Binnenhof in the Hague. Somewhere in the background, besides the charmingly pink geraniums, you may be able to see the waters of the pond (or lake according to some sources) of Hofvijver. What is, however, the focus of the photo is hidden further in the background – the Dutch...

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