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The Essentials About Halina’s Teaching

I am a passionate non- native English teacher from Poland. Teaching is a crucial part of my life. With that understanding, I am a lifelong learner.

 

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In the picture, you can see my Polish as a foreign language class. We are studying in the library.

I am applying a blended learning/ training and flipped classroom approaches.
The traditional physical classroom settings are not efficient enough, for my lessons

In my opinion, technology gives us countless new possibilities.
As I have already specified, I prefer blended learning, which means, taking advantage of both, traditional f2f techniques and opportunities confronted with new technologies.
An occasion to meet and connect with people from the entire Globe is one of the reasons I appreciate online communication, very much.
I retired in October 2013 and signed for a freelance Senior Lecturer occupation at the Wroclaw University of Technology.
At present, I am going to continue taking and giving online English courses.

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What is more, I am confidently getting ready to finalize my online project Halina’s English Academy
http://halina123dotcom.wordpress.com

Thinking in a foreign language is precisely what I want my students to accomplish.
I teach without a bridge language, or lingua franca also known as a common language, trade language or even vehicular language. Students do not share any language.
When I teach Polish, my foreigners and I have to speak only Polish, and my English classes are run entirely in English.
This means they are required to forget about their native language and start speaking as well as thinking in a foreign language.
My students learn English in different contexts, mostly singing phrases, expressions, collocation, idioms, and phrasal verbs, and also telling stories. Moreover, I encourage them to talk to everybody, even to themselves in a foreign language. As a result of this, they can establish a set of compelling stories.

I correct only substantial mistakes. I do not want them to stop talking. I also encourage my students to listen to songs, watch movies with subtitles in a language they learn, read a lot and so forth.
Additionally, I often use YouTube videos to improve a student’s pronunciation, as well as movies with English subtitles and of course songs.

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The picture shows my super friend Jason Fluency MC.

I have been taking advantage of Jason’s English classes since I ran into him in 2011.

https://youtu.be/YJm0PRJPNhE?list=PLSY4veVfjc63CFZvyfcU96ZodmJp3h5xV
Music in English Teaching Part 2 Movies
https://youtu.be/gjrhnf8Fshc?list=PLSY4veVfjc63CFZvyfcU96ZodmJp3h5xV

I believe in using music in English teaching. My approach is that we do not speak the language, but rather we sing it. English bears a unique melody, rhythm as well as intonation.
My students enjoy English lessons with me because they are never bored.

Some publications available online
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Halina_Ostankowicz_Bazan/publications https://pwr-wroc.academia.edu/HalinaOstankowiczBazan/Papers

 

 

English Tutor The Weekly English Workout

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About Fluency MC

 

Jason R Levine (Fluency MC) has eighteen years of experience as an English teacher,  Teacher trainer, and materials writer. He has led student workshops and teacher training  programs in sixteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.

 

After earning a master’s degree in TESOL from Hunter College in 1999, Jason taught at  several schools before becoming the director of curriculum development at Embassy English.  In 2002, he co-founded a business English and test preparation school in New York City.

 

Jason conducts workshops for English students and teachers worldwide through Oremis  Plaisir d’apprendre, Gallery Languages and the U.S. Department of State. He is the creator  of The English Workout, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. He also writes for Oxford University Press and works  as a trainer and consultant at Linguaid. In 2013, he created and launched ELT Techniques,  the first live MOOC for English language teachers.

 

Jason maintains the Fluency MC YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Twitter and Instagram accounts. He is an active administrator of many Facebook groups for English language teachers and learners, including Innovative Teachers of English, Teachers Teaching Online, Fluency MC Workshops in France and Belgium, and Gallery Languages Rhyme On Time Workshops.

 

You can contact Jason through his website: www.fluencymc.com

 

Jase (Fluency MC)

http://fluencymc.com/teacher-activity-book-and-media-pack-special-offer/

The book and optional media pack are for English language teachers to use in their classrooms. I have a created a second order page with a special “back-to-school” discount, valid between now and September.

The book contains 64 pages of lyrics, gap-fill lyrics, and activity suggestions for 12 of my most popular songs and videos.

Teachers who purchase the book + media pack receive 36 mp3 song files and access to a private area on my website, where they can watch the videos in high-definition (with no advertising) and post questions and suggestions for me and other English teachers.

About the discount: For the book only, use this coupon code FLUENCYTEACHER. The price will then be $9 (the regular price is $15). For the book + media pack, the discounted price is $20 (regular price $29). No need to enter a coupon code for the book + media pack.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/134013287

Fluency MC is Jason R Levine. He is an English teacher, teacher trainer, “knowledge entertainer,” and creator of the English Workout Method. He has taught English and given workshops in 14 countries over the past 18 years.

Jason has taught people of all ages and cultures, from children and teenagers to university students and executives of international companies. He is currently doing Rhyme On Time student workshops at schools across Europe with Gallery Languages.

He also coaches and trains NNESTs (Non Native English Speaker Teachers) online and at schools worldwide.

 

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