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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...

 

 

You build the course

You are in the centre of my teaching. I get to know your language needs giving you a reliable initial test and chatting with you in a friendly way. I offer to work without a coursebook at the beginning of your course to assess your language skills.

You choose to work on the materials which suit you best

I introduce to you your main coursebook to which I continuously add self-made materials. I construct my classes around pictures and sounds to get across to you – you may be a visual, an auditory or any other type of a student. I offer my own materials based on current affairs and any media subject which you may be interested in. I develop materials based on the region where you live to get to know the place in the foreign language and to boost your vocabulary.

You learn how to learn

I care about your learning strategies. I am here to help you be systematic in your learning process and always repeat the previously introduced material. Your language progress is very important here. I give you useful language links and you learn at home, at the beach, or when taking a walk. I talk to you about your language progress preparing your individual feedback on the four language skills, i.e. reading, writing, listening and speaking. I give you a lot of phonetic practice for you to tell the difference between sounds and to care about your pronunciation.

You learn to communicate effectively

Needless to say, I adhere to the European Framework for Language Assessment (language proficiency levels from A1 to C2) and follow the communicative approach in my teaching, where I simultaneously pay attention to your grammar use and sentence construction. In this way you boost your language confidence. I offer individual work, pair work or group work so that you can see which of them suits you best.

We learn from each other

You learn from me and I learn from you – I stress such activities where we talk about each other, about our lives, and about our surroundings. In this way we learn the language which is ours because this is the way we express ourselves and our world.