English Language Teacher
Hello, I’m Bart. I’m an educator from the USA that's now living in Wrocław, Poland.
I'm a fan of coffee, running, and technology. I'm a musician and a writer as well. I'm a husband, father and small business owner.
Having almost a decade of experience, specialized qualifications and an MA in English Language and Applied Linguistics, I teach not only groups in classrooms at a variety of schools and institutions but also provide tutoring online and in person. I've helped students of all ages and levels become fluent at English. I most enjoy helping learners achieve their goals with exams such as IELTS, FCE, CAE or TOEFL. I also specialise in guiding business professionals to gain the language skills and motivation needed to succeed in their fields.
I’m passionate about English, learning and teaching and enjoy sharing these passions with my students. My lessons feature explicit instruction counterbalanced with a strong emphasis on gaining implicit knowledge in a communicative classroom featuring a lexical, task-based approach and real-world language. I use authentic audio and video clips and access corpora live, for example, to give the student maximum exposure to language.
I also conduct classroom research and write academic articles on my findings--and apply my ever expanding understanding of second language acquisition to the classroom.
Teaching is the hardest and most rewarding thing I've ever done. I'm always learning and am forever enriched through relationships with my students. If you are a student reading this, please know you've got an advocate and a teammate in me for as long as you need and want it. If you're a former student, I'd love to know how your life is unfolding and what's up for you.
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