Due to COVID-19, this program is postponed. We hope to return to Poznan in the near future. Keep checking back for updates!

This is the fifth program at a very highly regarded high school located on the edge of the Old Town only a few blocks to the central square (rynek).

The target is 30-35 high school students who currently possess good to very good ability in English. The aim is to expand their ability in the language through immersion in an environment of hearing, speaking, reading, writing, and interacting with us and their fellow students throughout the day in American English.

You will design (with our assistance if needed) lesson plans and activities to promote greater familiarity with the idioms and nuances of American English, to expand vocabulary, and to improve confidence in their communication skills while also informing students about American life, culture, history, etc.

Homerooms rotate between classrooms so all students experience all lessons from all instructors. Mornings are devoted to lessons. Afternoon activities can include discussions, music, special events, theater, sports, arts, crafts, movies and more. This is a day program, so the late afternoons and evenings are free to independently enjoy the city of Poznan.

Poznan began as a small stronghold in the 9th century. It soon became the Polish capital under its first two kings. The first Polish cathedral was built there in 968. It and the area are considered the birthplace of Poland. During the Renaissance it was a major trading city. It has a fine old town with its famous Renaissance City Hall at the center. It boasts a great collection of museums, churches and historic sites. The city is very walkable, and possesses excellent tram and bus service. Furthermore, by train one can readily travel to other areas of Poland from the Baltic to the Tatras, or travel west into nearby Germany.

Program Director

Robert M. Pine

(630) 279-5646

Robert M. Pine is a veteran leader of youth and adult WIESCO programs. Please contact Robert if you are interested in volunteering or if you have any questions about the Poznan program.