English speakers welcome for our non-profit language immersion program in Poznań, Poland

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! We are a not for profit English immersion organisation based in Poznan, Poland. Our target is to raise the level of spoken English throughout the country by way of conversational English programs. Unfortunately, here in Poland the English education system is lacking in terms of teaching practical communicative skills and focuses more on theory. Our idea is to bring participants from countries where English is an official language together with Polish individuals of all ages in a fun, relaxed learning environment. We want to stimulate conversation in a natural fashion on topics that are interesting for each individual with personalized conversation materials. We strive to make learning enjoyable and highlight the fact that learning to converse in English will open the door for many opportunities in future employment and also in recreation. This is an invaluable cultural exchange where every individual will gain new knowledge and make international friends.

    We offer you:
    -Hotel accommodation in a nice location outside Poznań 3* hotel (4 or 5 nights, depending on the dates). Usually we are able to offer single rooms, but it may be required to share a room with a native speaker of the same gender and similar age
    -Only a tourist visa is required but we cannot assist with the process of attaining it.
    -An evening meet up with free food and a drink in Poznań the day before the program starts.
    -Free return transport from Poznań to the venue.
    -A reference letter for future employers.

    And hopefully an excellent experience meeting people from Poland and all over the world!

    What we ask of you:
    You simply have to speak English on certain topics with our Polish guests. There will be several different activities every day; these change every hour to keep things fresh. The key thing that we need from you is to stay in "active conversation" mode for most of the day.

    We hope to hear from you soon!

    IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not charge Volunteers any fee for registration and participation.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    After successful completion of the program the certificate of attendance is given, a reference letter can be given upon request.

  • Help

    Help

    As an English-speaking participant, your role is to help our Polish participants learn English. You will be taking part in activities such as one-to-one/one-to-two conversations, group activities, presentations, and social time in the evening.

    To be considered for our adult groups you do not need to have any prior teaching experience but you must be an English speaker from a country where English is one of the official languages (ie. Canada, Ireland, Australia, India etc.). A short interview over the phone or Skype may be required to ensure your level of English. For Youth&Junior courses we prefer our volunteers to have had experience working with children (ie teachers, youth workers etc), although this is not essential. We can also take non-native English speakers on Youth&Junior courses.

    Available dates in 2024:

    December 02-03 (Poznań) - Weekend Program
    January 14-19 - (Poznań) Youth & Adult Program
    January 28 - February 2 - (Poznań) Youth & Adult Program
    February 11-16 - (Poznań) Youth & Adult Program
    March 11-15 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    April 14-19 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    May 19-24 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    June 10-14 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    June 15-16 - (Poznań) Adult Weekend Program
    July 7-12 - (Poznań) Youth & Junior Program
    July 14-19 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    August 4-9 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    August 11-16 - (Poznań) Youth & Junior Program
    September 22-27- (Poznań) Adult Program
    October 21-25 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    October 26-27 - (Poznań) Adult Weekend Program
    November 24-29 - (Poznań) Adult Program
    November 30 - December 1 - (Poznań) Adult Program

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    -The accommodation is in a 3* hotel near Poznań. Rooms are single for adult courses. Rooms are usually shared with one other native speaker on adult/youth and youth/junior courses

    -Before the English programs begin we invite all speakers for an evening meet up that includes a free meal and a drink.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Amenities available in/near the hotels:
    Palace - gym and sauna
    Delicjusz - There are a couple of lakes nearby as well as a small amusement park and zoo adjacent to the hotel. Weather permitting, we will be visiting the amusement park as part of the program

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    on a request - we need hotel permission

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Taking part in activities up to 5 hours per day/5 days

Host ref number: 146437818968

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