Gdańsk Centre for Translation Studies Staff Researchers

Aleksandra Arceusz, MA in English Philology, UG

e-mail: aarceusz@gmail.com 

 

Academic teacher, teacher trainer and researcher

MA in English Studies, University of Gdańsk

 

Languages: Polish (A), English (B), German (C)

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

 

Since 2012                    member of the Faculty Commission for Quality Assurance in Education

 

Since 2011                    Program Board member for English Translation Studies in the Institute of English, University of Gdańsk

 

Since 2009                    Assistant lecturer and researcher in the Institute of English, University of Gdańsk; co-creator and coordinator of the programme for the practical English course

 

2008-2005                    Lecturer in The Teacher Training College UG

 

Since 1998                    lecturer in State College of Applied Sciences in Elblag

 

1998 – 2004                  member of the Senate in State College of Applied Sciences in Elblag

 

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

June 2013,                   Rector’s award (2nd class)

 

September  2012         Rector’s award (3rd class)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Since 2008                    University of Gdańsk, Institute of English, Department of English Language Teaching   

                                   Position- assistant and the coordinator of teaching practice

                                    Taught subjects: pedagogy, IT in language teaching, ELT methods and techniques, academic writing

 

2005-2008                    University of Gdańsk, Teacher Training College, senior lecturer

                                   Taught subjects: ELT methods and techniques, supervision of teaching practice

 

Since 1998                   The State School of Higher Vocational Education in Elblag, Poland

                                   Position: teacher trainer and during the years 1998-2003 the director of the Institute of Pedagogy  and Foreign Languages

                                   Taught subjects: ELT methods and techniques

 

1991-1998                    Teacher Training College in Elblag, Poland

                                   Position: director of the College and teacher trainer

                                   Taught subjects: ELT methods and techniques, American history and culture

 

1987-1991                    Secondary school in Elblag, Poland - Teacher of English

 

1985-1987                    Polish Naval Academy in Gdynia, Poland - Teacher of English

 

1983-1995                    Primary school in Malbork, Poland - Teacher of English

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2009                            „Autonomy in teaching – chances and threats for education” in Kijowska, I.M. i I. Sorokosz (red.). Propozycje w edukacji wobec problemów współczesnej szkoły. Elbląg: Wydawnictwo PWSZ w Elblągu

 

2003                            „The role of motivation for advanced students” conference publication, Liepaja, Latvia.

2002                            “Między teorią a praktyką”  Neofilologia- Zeszyty Naukowe PWSZ w Płocku

 

 

SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH ACTIVITY

 

since 2012                    member of the editorial board of The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL”

 

since 2008                    research in self-evaluation and self-assessment using portfolio in the education of future teachers of English

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

2008                            presentation “Today -a secondary school student; tomorrow – a language  teacher”. A comparative study of standards of education”. PTN Conference in Kalisz, Poland

 

2007                            presentation “ Motivation- the awareness of aims” conference in Wroclaw, Poland

 

2004                            presentation “ The easy class of adjectives- implications for teaching” Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania

2003                            plenary presentation „ The role of motivation for advanced learners” at a conference in Liepaja, Latvia.

2001                            „Teaching Grammar- from songs and chants to grammar awareness”  International Conference on Teaching YL ‘Combining Theory and Practice’

 

EDUCATION

 

2002                             postgraduate studies in the psychology of motivation, Warsaw University

 

1999                             Teaching English to Young learners  The British Council  Polska (post-graduate course)

 

1994                             TESOL Institute Iowa State University, Ames USA

 

1994                             Training Program for Administrators  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA

 

1979 – 1984                  MA-degree in English Philology studies, University of Gdańsk, MA thesis in literature entitled “„The Evolution of the Dramatic Situation in the Selected Plays of Harold Pinter” supervised by dr Joanna Burzynska

 

PARTICIPATION IN COURSES, TRAINING SCHEMES AND INTERATIONAL PROJECTS

 

2008-09                        MLAP Conference in Kalisz, Poland “ New perspective in language teacher education

 

2007-09                        Modern Language Association of Poland Conference in Wrocław, Poland ‘New perspectives on motivation in foreign language teaching

 

2007-05                        Conference in Konin, Poland: „Autonomy in foreign language teaching

 

2004                            International conference in Latvia‘ Languages, Technologies and Cultural Diversity’ Technical University  in Kaunas, Lithuania

 

2003                            Conference „English language Teaching Methodology and the Role of Modern Technologies: A Teacher Trainer’s Perspective” – Jagiellonian University  Poland

 

1998                            Project Management  The British Council  Poland (seminar)

 

1998                            Information Technology In Teaching  INT-EL in Elbląg, Polska (course)

 

1992                            Teaching methodology  Christ Church College Canterbury, GB (course)

 

1991                            Teaching English as a Foreign Language -  ABB POWER VENTURES Ltd. (course)

 

 

OTHER INTERESTS

 

Literature, music, cognitive psychology, IT in learning and teaching, and long walks

Last updated: 05.11.2013