Liliana Szczuka-Dorna, Ph.D.

Doctor of Applied Linguistics.  Liliana Szczuka-Dorna successfully completed postgraduate studies in Public Relations and gained an MBA degree from Poznan University of Economics and Georgia State University in Atlanta (USA). In addition, she is a sworn translator recognised by the Ministry of Justice.
Liliana Szczuka-Dorna teaches and lectures in English on Interpersonal Communication and Intercultural Business Communication and has been the Head of the Centre of Languages and Communication since 1996. While in office between 2008 and 2012, she was appointed the Rector’s Representative for education in English. Her professional interests include teaching ESP, interpersonal and intercultural communication, and European didactic programs.
She is a member of:

CercleS – European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education – President

SERMO (Polish Association of Academic Foreign Languages Centres)

PTN – Polish Neo-Philology Society

Polish Association of Applied Linguistics

ICLHE – Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education

ELC - European Language Council


Deputy Director
Barbara Sawicka, M.A.
A graduate in English Philology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Barbara Sawicka has many years’ experience in teaching English examination groups (FCE, CAE), Business English and ESP.
She has participated in numerous conferences and professional training courses in Poland and abroad and is keen to employ the latest teaching techniques. She participated in the international project VENOCES (2006) and co-authored on-line courses for students of physics.
She also participated in the project: "Era Inżyniera.
Rozbudowa potencjału rozwojowego Politechniki Poznańskiej” ("The Engineering Era. The development of PUT’s potential”), in which she collaborated on the creation of a specialized course for PUT students of Energy Engineering. Since 2011 she has participated in an international project entitled MAGICC, whose aim is to research and develop communication competences in an academic language in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment during first- and second-cycle studies.
She is a member of:
IATEFL-PL- International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, Polish Section
SERMO- (Polish Association of Academic Foreign Languages Centres)

Deputy Director
Małgorzata Bączyńska, M.A.

 A graduate of the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, completed postgraduate studies at Adam Mickiewicz School of Translation, Interpreting and Languages, specializing in interpreting, and Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, where she studied International Relations and Diplomacy, presenting her thesis on negotiations with terrorists. She was a visiting scholar at University of Castilla-La Mancha in Ciudad Real and NY University Stern School of Business where she broadened her knowledge on business and intercultural communication. Currently, she has been involved in GELS project (Global Engineers’ Language Skills) in cooperation with the University of Cambridge, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Laboratoire Didalang. In her free time she is the author and hostess of a radio program broadcast in Radio Afera – Chit Chat from around the World, a passionate traveler, runner and photographer.


Head of English, French and Spanish Section
Anna Raulinajtys, Ph.D.

Anna Raulinajtys – gained her doctoral degree in linguistics at the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University. She has experience in teaching English for Academic and Specific Purposes, and in conducting seminars on first and second language acquisition. She is the author of the book devoted to educational discourse in foreign language didactics, and research papers published in Polish and international journals. Works as a reviewer of coursebooks devoted to foreign language teaching and as a reviewer for the journal Lingua Posnaniensis. She participates in domestic and international conferences. She participated in the process of the implementation of National Qualification Frameworks at the Center of Languages and Communication, PUT. Within the Socrates-Erasmus program, she studied at the University of Aveiro, in Portugal, and gave lectures at the Technical University of Valencia, in Spain.

Head of German and Russian Section
Ewa Kapałczyńska, M.A.
A graduate in German Philology and a postgraduate in German Language Interpreting Studies from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Ewa Kapałczyńska has, since 1993, attended methodological seminars organized by the Goethe Institute within Poland and abroad. She took part in an international project to develop "A Framework curriculum for foreign language courses at universities in Poland." As part of the Socrates-Erasmus program, she has conducted classes for students at partner technical universities in Germany. In addition she creates specialist courses on the Moodle platform and conducts courses for students preparing for state certification.
She is a member of:
Polish Neophilology Society, Poznan branch.


Poznan University of Technology
Center of Languages and Communication
Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznań

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