As a Volunteer, you meet with a foreigner, teach him/her Polish and gradually make him/her familiar with Polish culture and tradition, thanks to which your partner is not only more likely to get a job and make friends, but also will faster start to feel like a real member of the Wrocław’s community.
When and where to teach?
Together with your partner, you will make decision about how often you want to meet (however, we suggest one 2h long meeting a week). To get more information about where to teach, refer to the Application Form.
You don’t have to worry about teaching materials – they will be delivered by an Animator, who will contact you and provide with essential materials prior to your meeting. In case of any questions, or if you want to submit your own ideas, the Animator is the right person to contact. Remember, you’re not only a beneficiary, but also a co-author of the campaign!
Which language to use when giving classes?
Polish! Teaching materials will be prepared in a way so that anybody could use them, and, what is the most important – they will be adjusted to your partner’s Polish level. However, if Polish is still on his/her “must do” list, then it would be better to start with speaking in English, Spanish, German, Russian, French… As the time passes, you will be exchanging more and more opinions using Polish!
Yeah, right, but what’s in it for me…
Although the aim of your meetings is to teach your partner Polish and pass the knowledge about Poland and Polish culture and mentality, a tandem always works both ways… Try to get to know your partner. Maybe she’s a Brazilian, and you’ve always wanted to learn how to dance samba? Or maybe an Italian guy, who will sometimes prepare some traditional Italian pizza for you? You may also improve your English with an American of Polish descent.
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Is my data safe?
Yes! We do not forward your data to other entities or even to the student with whom you are to meet. It’s up to you whether you share your phone number, e-mail address, etc. with your student. However, we recommend maintaining security in this area. Remember – you can arrange everything by the Animator who looks after your tandem.