She lives and works in her hometown of Tarnowskie Góry, after graduating from Silesian University as a Philosophy Doctor. She has worked as an English teacher, trainer and writer for 11 years, specialising in using drama and literature in teaching English.
As with anyone who meets Ania, I was not only impressed by her obvious intelligence and commitment to teaching, but her beaming, ever present smile. When it came to choosing an interview subject, she was an obvious choice. In fact, I’ve given my blog over to her for a couple of posts. Soon you’ll be able to read her thoughts about drama for the shy student and teacher, and here, you can read her interview. Take it away, Ania!
Very talkative, understanding and forgiving (too forgiving sometimes) and lively. 🙂
My refrigerator hmmm….always eggs, milk and butter cause I like baking, then some basic things – ham, jam, juice, cottage cheese and champagne or white wine:) And in the freezer ice cream and frozen homemade dishes.
3) If you weren’t a teacher, what might your profession be?
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My most difficult class…I would have to say that a group of teenagers I taught about 6 years ago – I was too indulgent and couldn’t keep discipline. They were very difficult, forced by parents to come to lessons, had no motivation whatsoever and nothing worked.
It was a lost cause, I was very stressed, I worried a lot about failing as a teacher but nothing worked (and I was like 5/6 years younger at that time so I didn’t really look like a strict teacher). The director and I decided to split them and they went to different groups and had lessons with different teachers. But there was one boy – he was really good at English and he was very quiet – he came back to my class next year and I taught him for some time. Now he’s 19 and he always stops when he sees me in the street for a chat.
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The last film I saw was The King’s Speech and the last book I read would be I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk (a bit ashamed to admit this but it was before coming to TESOL France). The film I’ve seen way too many times would definitely be Dirty Dancing (I’m not being very original I know) and Notting Hill.
Ania lost in her book.