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Cross-Cultural Opportunity In Poland
For American Teachers And Students
The Kosciuszko Foundation, an American center for Polish culture invites American teachers of all subject areas in public, private and parochial schools and in colleges/universities to apply for participation in a unique three or four-week summer English language and cultural exchange program in Poland. American college, university and high school students who will be at least 18 at the time of departure for Poland may apply as teaching assistants.
THE TEACHING ENGLISH IN POLAND PROGRAM (TEIP) is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Foundation in conjunction with the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and Polish Local Educational and Civic Administrations, will provide approximately three hundred Polish students with a two different learning options. The TEIP Program is in its twenty-fourth year and enables American teachers and American students to become acquainted with the people, history, and culture of Poland. The TEIP Program provides several opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants to volunteer as cultural representatives and to build relationships through educational experiences.
There are two basic curricula for TEIP: the English Language/American Culture Camp and the Arts Enriched English Language Camp. The English Language/American Culture Camp provides upper elementary Polish students with two weeks of instruction and practice in conversational English within an American cultural context. The Arts Enriched English Language Camp presents two rare opportunities for Polish students (upper elementary through high school) to experience a curriculum focused on the arts: visual, auditory, performance and literary with classes conducted in the English language. Polish students have their choice of enrolling in a two-week or a three-week version of the Arts Enriched English Language Camp.
The English Language/American Culture Camps will be held in various locations in Poland. American teachers will provide small groups of Polish students with English language immersion experiences geared to improve vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversational skills. All the English Language/American Culture Camp Programs will be two weeks in length. The Arts Enriched English Language Camp Programs in Pinczow and Otwock will be two weeks in length and the Zalence Arts Enriched Language Camp Program will run for three weeks. The Arts Enrichment staff will provide experiences in art, instrumental music, choral music, dance, and theater. All staff members will also organize and lead popular American extracurricular activities and accompany students on field trips. Various aspects of American life and culture are to be integrated throughout the program. In addition, our American staffs will work together with Polish educators and Polish university students. American student participants will serve as teaching assistants in classrooms, extracurricular, and tutorial activities and as companions to the Polish students, especially during meals, special events, and free time.
All American applicants must be energetic, responsible, flexible, stable, courteous, and in good health. Polish ancestry and knowledge of the Polish language are not prerequisites. Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Our Polish hosts will provide American participants with room, board, a modest stipend and a tour of important cultural-historical highlights. Airfare is at the expense of the participants. The Kosciuszko Foundation arranges group flights for TEIP participants.
For further information and to download or complete an application, please visit our website http://www.thekf.org
Click on Programs then Teaching English in Poland
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked no later than January 11, 2014