Welcome to Wroclaw in Poland 

Thursday, April 19 2012 | 7:00 PM (Central European Standard Time)

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About the Class

This is English Speaking class.
Introduction to "Study in Poland" in the city of Wroclaw.
The Department of Polish as a Foreign Language was established in 1985 by the decision of Ministry of Education and WUT’s rector.  
Foreign students from all over the world learn here. So far a couple of thousands of them have completed courses in Polish at various levels and started studies in numerous fields, e.g. electronics, medicine, law, political studies. Some of them undertook doctoral studies as well.  
The Department, as the only one in Wroclaw, can issue certificates enabling its graduates to undertake studies at any higher education institution in Poland. 
The teachers are experienced language instructors who adjust tested teaching methods to individual student’s needs.
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Language of instruction: English

Keywords: poland, wroclaw, study

By: PeterBothe
1592 days 9 hours 21 minutes ago

Great introduction to Wroclaw University.

By: GauravWalia
1592 days 9 hours 21 minutes ago

I will write the key points of the presenter: Punctual, Good communication skills, excellent leadership skills, can handle a group smoothly, wonderful material to be discussed, interacted with each and every person in a very polite way. Thanks for offering such a wonderful experience to see the Poland virtually.


About Halina Ostankowicz- Bazan

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M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan
Senior Lecturer at Wroclaw University of Technology,
Foreign Languages Department and Department of Polish for Foreigners, since 1976.

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,

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