You practice English pronunciation, vocabulary, phrases and idioms in classrooms with elementary and middle school students during the school year in Siedlce, Cisie-Zagrudzie, Grala-Dabrowizna, Strzała or Kotun. In summer months, you join two-week English language “camps” – bridging summer break to the school year with fun activities in English such as skits, games, songs, field trips and the like. In both projects, you emphasize “real-life” speaking skills using the Global Volunteers English Teaching Guide as a resource — no previous teaching experience necessary. Employ your creativity, energy and motivation to make a lasting difference in Poland – and invest in a model of European resiliency and progress.
“Global Volunteers are people whose support, kindness and commitment to volunteer work proved to be priceless in improving the quality of English language teaching. Classes taught by native speakers not only increase the students’ motivation to learn English, but also greatly enhance their ability to efficiently communicate in this language.”
“This gift of getting to know a foreign culture and acquire knowledge and skills in English through direct contact with volunteers is truly priceless. Their presence makes it possible for us to get to know the world better, to understand that when a person knows English, he or she is able to fulfill their dreams and there are no barriers that prevent their implementation.”
“Classes with Global Volunteers offer a unique opportunity for our students to improve their English language skills. In addition, meeting people from English-speaking countries helps the children develop the attitude full of openness and curiosity about the world.”
“Kids who grow up with Global Volunteers learn not only English but also openness to other cultures, respect and other important values promoted by the organization. In a few years, without doubt, many our students will reminisce about wonderful lessons with enthusiastic volunteers who wanted to share a piece of their hearts at our small school in Strzala.”
“The Polish staff invited us to dance their national dance, the Polonaise, on the last evening of the summer language camp. It sent chills up my spine, and put a lump in my throat. It felt like I was being welcomed into the family.”
“All of the students like to talk, dance, laugh and genuinely care about each other. At times I had difficulty differentiating whether I was in Poland or the United States when I observed students having fun. This experience demonstrated that I, and people like me, can make a positive difference in young people’s lives.”
“Our adventure with Global Volunteers in Poland was the highlight of our year, and we have had many pleasant memories of your staff, the other volunteers, and especially the students. This program is an outstanding example of reaching hands across borders and introducing foreign students to the American culture. It’s an enriching experience for both the students and their teachers.”