Who are you?
I am an English Native Speaker and I live in Warsaw. I teach people to speak English. I have been living in Poland for over twenty years.
Where do you come from?
I come from England. I was born in London. I grew up in England. I went to school and to university in England. I worked in England for over ten years before coming to Poland.
Where have you been?
I have travelled quite a lot. I have been to America, India and Thailand, as well as many places in Europe.
What have you done?
In England, I worked in publishing, advertising and computing. In 1995, I came to Poland and worked for some Polish companies. For the last fifteen years, I have been teaching people to speak English. I have taught many people to speak English during this time.
What languages do you speak?
I speak British English with a good accent. I like to learn languages. At school, I learnt Latin and French. At university, I learnt German. When I came to Poland, I started to learn Polish.
Can you speak Polish?
If you want to know, then you can telephone me and find out or you can come to a lesson and ask me. If your English is good enough, then you may never hear me speak Polish. As a rule, I don’t speak Polish with students.
Where do you work?
I work in my school in Saska Kępa, near the National Stadium. I work in Saska Kępa. I also teach from home in Grochów, not far from Promenada.
Do you work for other companies?
No, I don’t work for any other company any more. I have my own business activity and I work for myself.
What do you do?
I specialise in teaching people to speak English. This is my main activity. When I have time, I also proofread and correct text as well as translate from Polish to English.
What hobbies do you have?
I have had many hobbies over the years and I am interested in many things, however, if you want to find out more about me and my hobbies then you will have to come for a lesson and ask me in person.
What books do you like to read?
I try to read as many books as I can. I like to read novels and biographies. Recently, I have been reading classics of English literature. Come to a lesson and ask me.
What films do you like to watch?
I like to watch films and I have watched many films over the years. I am mainly interested in classic films from the fifties, sixties and seventies. Again, come to a lesson and ask me.
Who are your favourite actors and actresses?
There are a lot of actors and actresses that I admire. There are too many to list but here are just a few: Meryl Streep, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Denzil Washington. But let’s not forget Jack Nicholson, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, Jodie Foster, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Will Smith and Benedict Cumberbatch.
What music do you like to listen to?
I guess you can say that I am middle-of-the-road, which means that I like to listen to music that I like to listen to. Come to a lesson and ask me.
Jestem Native Speakerem języka angielskiego i jestem w Polsce już 24 lat. Uczę ludzi mowić po angielsku.
Jestem z Londynu. Urodziłem się w Anglii i mieszkałem tam całe życie. Pracowałem w Anglii ponad 10 lat.
Potem przyjechałem do Polski pracować w kilku firmach.
Podrożowałem po całej Polsce. Spotkałem wielu ludzi i byłem w wielu miejscach.
Jestem, tzw, British English Native Speaker, czyli osobą, która mowi po angielsku z czystym normalnym poprawnym angielskim akcentem.
Podróżowałem do Azji oraz do Ameryki i wielu miejsc w Europie. Pracowałem w firmach wydawniczych, logistyce, reklamie, informatyce.