Who is a Student in the project “Wrocław on languages of the world”?
The Student is a foreigner staying in Wrocław who wants to learn Polish or improve his / her language skills.
Who is a Volunteer in the project “Wrocław on languages of the world”?
A volunteer is a resident of Wrocław who wants to help foreigners learn Polish.
Who is the Animator in the project “Wrocław on languages of the world”?
An animator is a person taking part in a project whose task is to create a language tandem (or language group) made up of a Student and a Volunteer and arrange them in a chosen place. The animator contacts the Student / Volunteer and looks after his tandems.
What are the requirements to take part in the project as a Volunteer or Student?
The only requirement is an adult (minimum age 18).
Does the project “Wrocław on languages of the world” have something to do with foreign language school?
No, the project does not work as a foreign language school, nor is it part of one. The assumption of the project is free help for foreigners in learning the Polish language on the basis of volunteering.
Is participation in the project payable?
No, participation in the project is completely free.
How long do you have to wait for assigning a Student / Volunteer and start learning Polish?
The waiting time depends on many factors. One of them is the place and times and times of meetings chosen by the Student / Volunteer. We can create a tandem only from the Student and Volunteer, who is responsible for the same place and the days and times of meetings. If the Student has chosen a meeting place where there is no free Volunteer or Volunteer is not responsible for the dates of meetings, the waiting time may be significantly longer. Students usually expect from a few weeks to ~3 months to assign a Volunteer. Please note that 3 times more Students than Volunteers take part in the project and unfortunately we have no influence on the waiting time. Therefore, please be patient!
Can I choose several meeting places at the same time in the application form?
Unfortunately not. Different meeting places are served by various Animators who look after these places. If you do not care about the meeting place, select the preferred location in the application form and provide alternative locations. If the Animator does not manage to find a tandem partner for you, he or she will forward your application to another Animator who is responsible for the alternative meeting place chosen by you. Remember – if you expect too long to assign a Student / Volunteer, it means that we are not able to match any tandem partner with your requirements related to the place and dates of meetings.
Can I change the Student / Volunteer / meeting place during the participation in the project?
Yes! If for some reason you do not like a meeting place or a tandem partner, you can contact us and ask for a change.
Does the project have training materials that can be used while learning?
Yes, the Volunteer can borrow books, exercises and flashcards for learning Polish as a foreign language at the project office free of charge. These materials are returned after the end of education.
I am a Volunteer – in which language should I teach the Student?
The main assumption of the project is learning Polish, so in Polish. If the Student does not know the Polish language, communicate with him in a language you speak with (eg English, Russian).
I am a Volunteer – can I sign a volunteer contract?
Yes! If you want to sign a volunteer contract with us, please contact us.
Will I get a certificate of Polish language knowledge after finishing my studies?
No, we are not a language school and we can not issue language certificates. We can, however, issue a certificate of participation in the project.