Two heads are better than one in Poland with our coordinators Anna & Wioletta.

Tell us about your work/role with SOL:

Coordinators of the SOL activities in Poland (Anna Rogalewicz-Gałucka & Wioletta Kościukiewic)

What, or who, was your first encounter with SOL?

We first met Grenville Yeo during IATEFL conference in Poland and learnt about the courses in Devon. We managed to encourage Mark Andrews to run live lessons with our students during next IATEFL conferences in Poland. During these lessons we could find out more about SOL teaching ideas and we really loved them. Mark visited a few times our school in Zgorzelec and we have always enjoyed his lessons. This is how our adventure with SOL started.

What do you love about SOL?

The approach to learners, the way we can teach life to students through English. The fact that English is not treated as a subject of learning, but a way of experiencing the culture and various aspects of British life. When students leave Poland and come to Devon they have an opportunity to get to know themselves better and appreciate their own culture.

Where and what direction would you like to see SOL take in the future?

Follow the good practices and develop the pre-course materials for learners and teachers.

When you’re not supporting SOL, what do you do?

We organise events and workshops for English teachers in Poland and co-organise IATEFL Poland conference.

Tell us something interesting about your country we may not know?

Polish history is very complicated. Poland’s constitution was the second in the world. Poland has beaches, mountains, forests, deserts, and lakes. Europe’s heaviest animals live in Poland – European bison. Poland also has the world’s biggest castle – as a single area – Malbork Castle. Mushrooming is a popular family activity in Poland.

If you would like more information on bringing a group from Poland please visit our Polish page or email annagalucka@gmail.com