dr Liliana Szczuka-Dorna, prof. PUT
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
She is a member of:
CercleS – European Confederation of Language
Centres in Higher Education – President
SERMO (Polish Association of Academic Foreign
PTN – Polish Neo-Philology Society
Polish Association of Applied Linguistics
ICLHE – Integrating Content and Language in
ELC - European Language Council
Barbara Sawicka, Ph.D.
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
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
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
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.
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Kinga Komorowska, M.A.
A graduate of Russian-English Philology at Adam
Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Kinga Komorowska has many years of experience
in teaching English in various age groups and at various levels. She conducts
aviation phraseology classes for PUT students acquiring the ratings of airline
pilots (ATPL frozen). She is currently involved in the project of establishing
the Examination Center at the Poznań University of Technology, which will be a
field unit of the Examination Center of the Civil Aviation Office, in which it
will be possible to take an English language exam for pilots and air traffic
controllers based on the National Language Examination System (KSEJ). In
addition to her professional work, she is a skydiving instructor and has been a
member of the Polish National Team in parachuting acrobatics FS4 since 2015.
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Karol Matysiak, M.A.
in English Philology of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Completed
postgraduate studies in Management and Marketing at Poznań University of
Economics and Business. Has extensive experience in teaching general English
and ESP at various levels and in different age groups preparing for FCE, CAE,
IELTS and STANAG exams. Active translator and interpreter, e.g. in 2015-2018 involved
in the international project called "The acceleration method of
development of transversal competences in the students' practical training
process" as part of the Technical Knowledge Accelerator® scheme.
Participant in multiple training sessions organized by the Polish Society of
Sworn and Specialized Translators TEPIS. Has several times taken part in the
Erasmus+ STA mobility exchange programme. Organ music and cycling enthusiast.