In the course of the academic year, the Foreign Language Centre gives Lazarski University students an opportunity to take part in the Centre's most attractive projects:
- "Holiday for the Neighbourhood Children" – a community educational project involving teaching English to children from the surrounding housing projects during the three summer months. In 2015, the project was awarded a prestigious ELL certificate of quality in language education for innovativeness and creativity in teaching foreign languages.
Within the scope of the project, you can be: a tutor or an assistant tutor, a playworker, a sports instructor, an environmental workshop instructor, a dance instructor, or a tutor in basic law.
The work is performed either voluntarily or as part of student internships. Great experience, pleasure and work satisfaction guaranteed! A volunteer certificate will certainly constitute a big asset in your CV.
- "National Days" – a cultural project involving getting to know the home countries of our students. It comprises presenting unique places, promoting multiculturalism, tickling the senses with national delicacies, getting to know customs and traditions, dances and music, language and the arts, as well as conducting cooking and folk art workshops. Through National Days, we promote accepting differences and celebrating diversity.
Within the scope of the project, you can be an initiator, a co-organiser, a participant, or a moderator of an event.
- "Cultural workshops for little pupils from the Language Academy for Children" – an educational and cultural project aimed at children aged 5-12 who learn English at courses offered by Lazarski University. It involves familiarising the children with the British traditions, culture, and everyday life. Are you familiar with British customs and traditions? Have you lived in England or do you go there often? Share your knowledge with the kids and you will certainly get a lot of satisfaction from spending time with children who only begin their adventure with English.
Within the scope of the project, you can be a cultural animator.
If you have an idea for a different project, please contact us at the Foreign Language Centre. We are open to any concept or form of activity you may come up with.
Students of the Faculty of Economics and Management are invited to complete their internship at the Foreign Language Centre.
The mandatory length of the student internship is 160 hours. FLC's interns will work for 80 hours during the holiday campaign for children, followed by 80 hours during the academic year, getting involved in language and cultural projects organised by the Centre.
The scope of tasks to be discharged by FLC interns covers:
- assistance in organising summer courses in the holiday programme "English for Neighbourhood Children" (first three weeks of July)
- assisting tutors during the classes for kids within the scope of the holiday programme, conducting cultural workshops
- co-organising cultural workshops during the holiday preparatory courses for university candidates
- participating in FLC's promotional campaigns during the academic year
- assisting in organising the National Days held by the FLC during the academic year
- participating in any and all events and promotions organised by the FLC during the academic year
- performing administrative tasks at the FLC Office
Persons interested in internships at the FLC are invited to visit the Centre (room 132) or contact us by e-mail to get further information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the "Language Days" project is to promote foreign languages, display the benefits arising from knowing foreign languages, boost the motivation to learn them, and integrate the student community. The project combines the elements of learning and fun. During the event, students can also present their non-linguistic skills (such as dancing, sports, illusions) which, however, should include a language component.
Examples of activities in this area include: model lessons, language workshops, multimedia presentations, language projects (e.g. "Tower of Babel"), tournaments, quizzes, competitions, happenings, concerts in different languages, and language games and activities.
A Language Day is also an opportunity to learn the offer of the FLC's language courses as well as win various rewards and course discounts. Students have the opportunity to talk to tutors teaching different languages, have their language proficiency level assessed, and specify their expectations regarding the courses so that they can be tailor-made for them.
Language Days are always filled with numerous attractions, surprises, and good fun.
Language Day on 18 October 2017: "Include a Language in Your CV!"
See our report from the"Love Languages" Language Day on 8 March 2017 here.
See our promotion of language courses during the 19 October 2016 ""Travelling with Languages"" Language Day here.
See our report from the " Languages Lend You Wings" Language Day on 9 March 2016here.
See our report from the ""Language and Sports"" Language Day on 14 October 2015here.
National Days at Lazarski University
The goal of the Lazarski University Foreign Language Centre is not only to ensure that the students are equipped with solid language foundations, knowledge, and skills, but also to participate in multicultural education and prepare them to take an active role in an international community.
The measures taken by the Centre in order to internationalise the University include:
- promoting the home countries of the University students,
- learning and increasing the awareness of other cultures,
- promoting foreign languages, and
- integrating foreign students.
Since 2010, the Centre has organised over 30 events called National Days.They were co-organised by foreign students, their friends, and even whole families. In addition, we invited the representatives of embassies, cultural centres, students of other universities, and so-called "interesting people" connected with respective countries (bloggers, travellers, cultural researchers) to participate in our events. Polish students were also involved in the projects as volunteers. We have devised an interesting formula of the event, comprising slide shows or short films about a given country, presentations (often live) of interesting customs and national dances, musical performances, photo and painting exhibitions, stands with regional products, folk art and cooking workshops, presentations of national sports, mini-classes in national languages, and national competitions and games. Frequently, it was the students themselves who made funny video materials about cultural differences. Every event ends with tasting flagship dishes typical of national cuisines. They are most frequently prepared by the students themselves. The meal is also a time for asking questions and integration. The events usually take four hours. A report from every event is posted on our website, accompanied by a photo gallery on Facebook. The FLC has already organised the following National Days: Chinese Day, Turkish Day, Ukrainian Day, Russian Day, Belarusian Day, Indian Day, Georgian Day, Kazakh Day, Vietnamese Day, Afghan Day, African Day, Italian Day, Hungarian Day, Spanish Day, German Day, French Day, Azerbaijani Day, Bulgarian Day, Colombian Day, Scandinavian Multi-Kulti, Multilingualism Day, and Romanian Day. The Foreign Language Day is organised regularly in early October.
These events allowed us to pique the students' curiosity of the world, expand their knowledge of multiculturalism, and teach them understanding, tolerance, and respect for other cultures and nations. They were also an opportunity to share joy which certainly helped our foreign guests feel at home here.
In September 2016, the Foreign Language Centre won the prestigious European Language Label competition organised by the European Commission and national ministries for education and Erasmus+ agencies. Our "Understanding Other Cultures: National Days at Lazarski" project received an award within the scope of the "Language Friendly Society" priority. You can find the report from the award ceremony HERE. More information about the ELL competition can be found HERE.
- American Day
- Russian Day
- German Day
- [Translate to Angielski:] Dzień Amerykański
- Turkish Day
- Vietnamese Day
- Belarussian Day
- Polish Day
- Ukrainian Day
- Multi-Kulti Day
- Chinese Day
- Turkish Day II
- Polish Day II
- Ukrainian Day II
- Afghan Day
- Vietnamese Day II
- Kazakh Day
- Georgian Day
- Foreign Languages Day
- Indian Day
- African Day
- Italian Day
- Hungarian Day
- Polish Day III
- Multilingualism Day II
- Ukrainian Day III
- Spanish Day
- Chinese Day II
- German Day II
- French Day II
- Polish Day IV
- Bulgarian Day II
- American Day II
- Colombian Day
- Polish Day V
- Scandinavian Day
- Romanian Day
- Azerbaijani Day
- African Day II
- Polish Day VI
- Uzbek Day
- Slovenian Day
- Lake Baikal Day
English Discussion Club
Foreign Language Centre invites Lazarski students to the meetings of the English Discussion Club. At the meetings, the participants will develop skills in attentive listening, argumentation and constructive evaluation of interesting, controversial topics under discussion. A nice atmosphere and sweet refreshments will allow participants to overcome the language barriers to fluency. There will also be an opportunity to meet Lazarski students from other countries.
The Discussion Club has been created as a meeting place for students of the English Language Course for Foreigners. The Club has neither a fixed schedule nor a preselected list of topics since our main goal is to practise conversation in English, make new friends, exchange thoughts and experiences and have a good time together.
The discussions will be moderated by an experienced and respected FLC lecturers.
The dates of the successive Club meetings are available on Language Centre website.