English College is a well established, private language school based in central Poland. The school was founded in 1995 and has been growing ever since. Now, with approximately 1000 students each academic year, we are the leading language school in the area. Since the early days we have specialized in teaching English to children, teenagers and adults, offering quality language courses. The five Centres: Radom, Kozienice, Iłża, Zwoleń and Pionki have very modern and well equipped premises including computers, photocopiers, CD and DVD players, interactive whiteboards, OHPs, wireless internet and a very rich EFL library, available at both teachers' and students' disposal. The collection includes approximately 5000 single items full of teaching and learning aids.
Our centres are based in the city of Radom and 4 little towns in its vicinity: Kozienice, Iłża, Pionki and Zwoleń, situated on the outskirts of "Kozienice National Park", very quiet area far from city noise and pollution. Most of our teachers including Native Speakers live in Radom, a city with a population of 250 000. Traveling is easy due to very good and fast connections (usually in the company car) and takes approximately 30-40 min.
Radom is a traditional Polish city situated in the centre of the country. (see more on www.radom.pl) There are many attractions to visit throughout town, including international restaurants, a performing arts venue, a state of the art athletics facility, and a new two-story shopping centre featuring modern and internationally recognized stores. If you ever feel like a change, there are some really nice places around here. Towns such as Kazimierz attract visitors from all over the world. Major cities like Warsaw or Cracow are only 2-3 hours by bus or train. During the extensive breaks (2 weeks around Christmas, 2 weeks of winter break, and a week around Easter) you can go to the sea side or visit the beautiful Polish mountains full of holiday resorts, offering a wide variety of activities for tourists. Other major Central European cities such as Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Lvov, Vilnus, Tallin, Ryga are also within reach by train or coach, and can be easily visited during the breaks or even long weekends in November and May.
At English College we teach mostly general English to children, teenagers and adults, using Communicative Approach. The groups of maximum 10 students are selected according to their age and level of proficiency.
Apart from 'General English' we also offer 'Business English Courses', and 'Exam Preparation Courses'. These include Cambridge FCE; CAE; CPE; PEARSON PTE levels 1-5, TOEIC, TOEFL and Polish State exams such as e.g. MATURA - High School Leaving Exam on intermediate and advanced level or Junior High School exams on elementary and intermediate level.
We enrol students in September, who stay in our school until mid-June. During that time they come to school twice a week for 30, 45, 60 or 90-minute-long lessons (depending on their age). The classes usually take place in the afternoons and evenings from 2.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. The exception is 'In-company' courses, often held in the mornings.
Since English College greatly cares for its quality services we employ only well qualified and experienced teachers, who are professional, creative, energetic and caring for every student they teach. Polish Teachers are graduates of Teacher Training Colleges and have a university degree in English Language or Linguistics. Native Speakers must have a degree and EFL/ESL Teaching qualifications. The whole process is supervised by our Administrative Director and the Directors of Studies and their assistants, all experienced EFL teachers, providing our teachers with maximum support in successful curriculum development and performance. In Every centre there is also a school secretary, who takes care of the administrative side of the school, and assists teachers with
The school curriculum is based on so called 'Dual Method' of teaching. As a rule our students come to the school twice a week. On one day they have a lesson with a Polish teacher, and on the other day they have a lesson with a Native Speaker. The idea behind our dual system of teaching is that the Polish teacher is a primary grammarian whose job is to introduce a new language area, especially the grammar and sentence structure, and the Native Speaker concentrates on communication skills, with major emphasis on speaking. Both, Native Speakers and Polish teachers cooperate very closely during the course sharing lots of responsibilities such as: preparing syllabuses, planing the lessons, testing, checking and evaluating students' written assignments and developing EFL materials.
In order to create the unique character of the school we have introduced so called extra-activity classes run by our Native Speakers. These include discussion club, singing and drama classes and others, according to our teachers' personal abilities. There are also special events like Halloween and Christmas parties, shows, quizzes etc. These are meant to introduce culture and traditions of English-speaking countries, and make the learning process as efficient as possible.
For more information about the school, its offer and employment opportunities please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org