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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching General English, General French and Business English since 2007, 2009 and 2017 respectively

  • Speaking fluent English and French, advanced Spanish, intermediate Italian, Portuguese and Czech - this means I have tested numerous language acquisition methods both
    as a teacher and a language learner.
    Polish is my native language.

  • Lived 9 years in Canada, 1 year in France and 3 months
    in Finland, currently based in Poland

  • Teaching English for Psychotherapists since 2017 to help professional therapists use English specifically in their work environment

  • Wrote my own ebook about overcoming difficulties
    in communicating in English

  • Have written several articles about teaching and learning languages in French and Polish for Le Répertoire du FLE (http://repertoirefle.blogspot.com/p/irena-kolbuszewska.html) and the platform lingroom.pl

DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES

English:

  • 2008 
    Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
    Bachelor of Arts in Pedagogy - Early Childhood Education
    and Teaching English to Young Learners

  • 2004 
    Cambridge ESOL
    Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)


    French and Spanish:

  • 2019
    CAVILAM - Alliance Française de Vichy
    Certificate "Enseigner le français langue étrangère aujourd'hui - Parcours avancé"

  • 2000
    York University, Toronto, Canada
    Bachelor of Arts in French and Hispanic Studies