Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan

M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan , Experienced Language Teacher
Female, 52 Years|Wrocław - 55080, Poland

Member since: Feb 06, 2011

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About Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan

M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan
halina.bazan@pwr.wroc.pl
Senior Lecturer at Wroclaw University of Technology,
Foreign Languages Department and Department of Polish for Foreigners, since 1976.
http://www.sjo.pwr.wroc.pl/168019,131.dhtml
http://www.sjo.pwr.wroc.pl/89769,131.dhtml


Education - University of Wroclaw Poland, Philology, Linguistics Jul 1969.
• 1974 M.A. thesis Efficiency of Polish Phonological Systems, the work was written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hab. Jerzy Woronczak. Effectiveness of Polish Phonological and Phonemic Structure: evaluation of the Excellent.
• 1979, she started a PhD thesis on; Theoretical Ground Rules of The Stages of Effective Communication. She had not finished her dissertation.
• July 1994 – Diploma Proficiency British Consul.
• June 1995 - Diploma of the Polish-American Postgraduate Study of Communication in The Organization and Management, organized by
Wroclaw Polytechnics, University of Wroclaw and Central Connecticut State University.

Work Experience
at Wroclaw University of Technology
• October 1st 1976 University Assistant
• 1980 Senior Assistant
• 1986 University Lecturer
• 1992 Senior University Lecturer
• 1995 – 2000 Senior Lecturer at Polish-American Postgraduate Study of Communication in The Organization and Management
• 2011 Premium Teacher on WizIQ…present
• October 2013 Freelance Senior Lecturer at Wroclaw University of Technology…present
She has been teaching Polish as a foreign language and English, since 1976.
M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan also gives lectures in English on Polish History and Culture for students from all over the world. She has been looking for some inspiration and learning how to teach using new technologies, since 2010. WizIQ fascinated her since she found the Platform.
In addition to this, Halina is extremely interested in Cultural Diversity. Furthermore, she believes that teaching language using songs is a powerful and enjoyable way of improving communication skills. Her educational approach recommends singing a language, meaning that we don’t speak the language, but we sing it.
Halina is a long-life learner, so she has been working on improving her teaching/learning skills for a very long time.
Additionally, she is for blended learning as well as flipping classroom techniques. She also finds Virtual Classes tremendously exciting and challenging, as they make attendees feel like having a real meeting and discussion. In Halina’s view, Visual quality and non-verbal communication tools, you can share with attendees are particularly significant. Moreover, an opportunity to communicate online with people from around the world is an overwhelming experience as well as an excellent chance to connect for teaching and learning. Occasion to meet and connect with people from the entire Globe is one of the reasons she appreciates online communication, very much.
She retired in October 2013 and signed for a freelance Senior Lecturer occupation at the Wroclaw University of Technology. Halina is going to continue giving university classes and lectures. What is more, she is confidently getting ready to finalize her online project.
As she has taught online since 2010 but only for free, now she is preparing herself to offer the variety of English courses online.

Important Awards from 1976 to 2013:


• Awards of the Minister of National Education for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
• Wroclaw University of Technology Rector's Golden Award for M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan
• Director’s of Foreign Languages Department Award for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
• Awards from Department of Polish for Foreigners Director for Promotional Achievements
• Medal for Service the Polish Nation from the President of Poland
• President’s of the Republic of Poland Gold Medal for Long-Term Service
• WUT Rector’s Individual Award for Didactic Achievements
• Medal of National Education Commission
• Golden Badge of Wroclaw University of Technology
• Medal for Distinguished Service to the Wroclaw University of Technology Development

She was also given many Diplomas for Didactic Development as well as Lecturing Achievements.

Some of M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan’s Publications
1. (Co-author) Culture and Expert Language for the Students of the Wroclaw Technical University. Wroclaw , the University of Technology, 1981

2. The Criteria for the Effectiveness of the Information Theory Approach to Phonological Polish Systems, model analysis. Pr. Of Sciences. Stud. Style. Learning Foreign. WUT 1981 No. 17 series: Stud. Mater. No. 15

3. Main Research Problems of Modern Stylistics. Pr. Of Sciences. Stud. Learning Foreign. WUT 1987 No. 21 series. Stud. Mater. No. 19

4 . Lectures About the Culture and History of Poland for Foreigners Studying at the Technical University of Wroclaw. In: Interdisciplinary in teaching foreign languages. The 14TH Conference of the Teaching and Scientific [...] Wroclaw, Poland: Officinal at the Metropolitan Museum. PWroc. 2010

In her view, sharing is carrying.
Let us connect and exchange our ideas and thoughts.
Looking forward to talking to you,
Regards,
Halina


My Motto;
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
― Aristotle

Teaches
Teaching Preferences

Online Teaching

One-on-One at $40-50 per hour

Group Teaching at $20-30 per hour

In Person Teaching

One-on-One at $40-50 per hour

Group Teaching at $20-30 per hour

Offers free trial classes

Teaches following Subjects/Exams
Conversational English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
lessons tailor-made needs and level aw course reviewed regularly. guide course language coach teacher. discuss and agree
Polish Culture (Bachelor of Science: Education)
Language of Instruction: English
Poland, 21st Century, teaching, learning, online, education, technics
English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Conversational English, Polish Culture and History, Cultural Diversity
English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Conversational English, Culture, Music, Cultural Diversity
Edupunk (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Songs, Conversational English, Culture
Cultural Diversity (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Culture, Polish Culture and History, Conversational English
Functional English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Prepare exam, interview, holiday, move or business trip
General English (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
language meetings, negotiations, emails, telephone, or networking
Music in English Learning (Others)
Language of Instruction: English
Songs English learning, Music movies, Storytelling

CAT: CAT Data Interpretation (DI) and Reasoning, CAT Verbal Ability, CAT Group Discussion, CAT Personal Interview

Language of Instruction: English, Polish

FCE

Language of Instruction: English

Teaching Experience

Senior English Lecturer

Wroclaw University of Technology, Lower Silesia, Poland

Oct 1976 - Present

English, Polish, Culture, History


Important Awards from 1976 to 2013:


• Awards of the Minister of National Education for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
• Wroclaw University of Technology Rector's Golden Award for M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan
• Director’s of Foreign Languages Department Award for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
• Awards from Department of Polish for Foreigners Director for Promotional Achievements
• Medal for Service the Polish Nation from the President of Poland
• President’s of the Republic of Poland Gold Medal for Long-Term Service
• WUT Rector’s Individual Award for Didactic Achievements
• Medal of National Education Commission
• Golden Badge of Wroclaw University of Technology
• Medal for Distinguished Service to the Wroclaw University of Technology Development

Professional Experience
Senior University Lecturer
Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Oct 1976 - Present

Teacher , Lecturer , University Tutor .

Education

Master of Arts ( Linguistics , Philology ) 1975

Wroclaw Univesity, Poland

Oct 1976 - Present


Informational Criteria of Effectiveness of Polish Phonemics Systems .
Culture of Polish Language,
Polish for Foreigners ,
English skills and exams.

Professional Exams & Certifications

Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning

Canada

Year Of Passing: 2015


Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning
Certificate for completing the course
" Teaching in VC "

Polish-American Study of Social Communication in Organization and Management

Poland

Year Of Passing: 1998

M.A. Effectiveness of Polish Phonological and Phonemic System

Poland

Year Of Passing: 1975


1974 M.A. thesis Efficiency of Polish Phonological Systems, the work was written under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Hab. Jerzy Woronczak. Effectiveness of Polish Phonological and Phonemic System : evaluation of the Excellent

Social Studies

Poland

Year Of Passing: 1975

Associations & Membership
Polish Teachers' Union, Association of University Teachers, IATEFL Poland International Association
Poland
Oct 1998 - Present


Important Awards from 1976 to 2013:


• Awards of the Minister of National Education for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
• Wroclaw University of Technology Rector's Golden Award for M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan
• Director’s of Foreign Languages Department Award for Teaching and Scientific Achievements
• Awards from Department of Polish for Foreigners Director for Promotional Achievements
• Medal for Service the Polish Nation from the President of Poland
• President’s of the Republic of Poland Gold Medal for Long-Term Service
• WUT Rector’s Individual Award for Didactic Achievements
• Medal of National Education Commission
• Golden Badge of Wroclaw University of Technology
• Medal for Distinguished Service to the Wroclaw University of Technology Development

Edupunk,WiZiQ,
United States
Dec 2011 - May 2013


Halina's Karaoke ESL Review

Presented by:Edupunk Team 1

Publications and Research
Informational Criteria of Effectiveness of Polish Phonematic Systems.Polish Culture and History- Int
Halina Ostankowicz-Bazan

Interdisciplinary Issues in Foreign Language Teaching

. (Co-author) Culture and Expert Language for the Students of the Wroclaw Technical University
Tadeusz Frankiewicz, Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan (Co-author)

Well, teachers have figured out that it’s really important to understand how cultural and linguistic backgrounds influence instruction. This is true for teachers as well as students. The first step is to know yourself as a cultural being. Once you become self-aware of your cultural backgrounds, it’s easier to get to know others’ cultural backgrounds

The Criteria for the Effectiveness of the Information Theory Approach to Phonological Polish Systems
Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan

The primary objective of this paper
was to critically
review the existing literature regarding the effectiveness
of phonological awareness intervention programs.
Polish phonological system.

Testimonials
by Nives Torresi posted on 21 February, 2015

Great class Halina, thank you for inviting me to participate actively. I loved you slide presentations too!

by Tauseef Farooq posted on 31 January, 2015

Great!

by Jakub Kalinowski posted on 17 January, 2015

Great concept and excellent results

by Brian Boneham posted on 03 November, 2014

Hi Halina, Great session, was unable to get internet access in time for the class time. Recording very good.

by Susan Dixon posted on 03 November, 2014

*****EXCELLENT Class!!! *****
Thank you Halina! Looking forward to your next one!

by Andrzej Zieliński posted on 25 August, 2014

Hi there,
I'm very pleased having the opportunity to join in. I hope we are going to have a chance to exchange our views on online teaching. Thank you Halina. I'm looking forward to this evevt.
Andrzej

by Javed posted on 16 April, 2014

very good class for learning English through songs.

by David Schmitt posted on 22 October, 2013

Wonderful graphics and informative text, thanks!

by Agatha Jędrusik posted on 19 October, 2013

Opportunity to have a vivid conversation about contemporary issues like the place of culture in today's society...plus a fine method to gain some nice vocabulary and practice pronunciation with a great, enthusiastic teacher with exquisite experience. Join! and Learn!

by Vladimir Smirnov posted on 17 July, 2013

A very interesting presentation about Polish culture.

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