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Magdalena Rey-Bielecka

I graduated in Polish Studies (Polish Department) from Warsaw University and completed postgraduate studies in Editing at the Institute of Applied Polish Studies of Warsaw University. My master's thesis was devoted to the role of the governess in homeschooling as depicted in Polish 18th century and Pre-romanticism literature. Since 2006, I have been working as a Polish language teacher in a private primary school in Kabaty, Warsaw. Since I have my own children as well, every day I experience the ups and downs of parenthood, and I have gotten to know the education system also from the parent's perspective.

As a teacher of Polish as a foreign language, I am familiar with the specific needs when working with people of different cultural origins. I am the author of one of the units of "Start 1", a Polish as a foreign language textbook.

My passion for languages and my interest in people make teaching a great adventure for me. However, I also like working in the silence of a library, tracking full stops and commas...

Paulina Kołaczyńska

I graduated from the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Department of Warsaw University. I also completed postgraduate studies in Editing at the Institute of Applied Polish Studies of Warsaw University. Besides, I studied at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences of Warsaw University.

I have been working as a teacher of Polish as a foreign language for thirteen years. I have experience in group teaching and one to one teaching, including Business Polish Language courses and preparatory courses for the exams to obtain a certificate of language proficiency.  I have had the opportunity to work with foreign companies managers and diplomatic workers. I collaborate in the development of teaching materials for the "Start 1" textbook series and I am a co-author of the exercise book for A0 level.

In my spare time I like reading Czech literature, which I’ve admired for years.