Preparing our students for professional success while teaching them English begins in kindergarten

Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak


To make our students ready for a competitive future work environment, with new forms of working and, consequently, new forms of communication we should develop their awareness of who they are, what their strengths are and what makes them successful and unique, from the very beginning of language education. In this talk I will analyse two tools we should make our students acquainted with: a personal/professional profile and a personal/professional portfolio; their main characteristics, and how they are developed: from kindergarten to university.


Lucyna Wilinkiewicz-Górniak is a senior lecturer in Foreign Languages Department at Cracow University of Economics and a lecturer of business communication at the same university. She is a graduate of English Philology Department of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and a graduate of Cracow University of Economics (International relations, Foreign Trade specialization). She has also studied in the USA (Alliance College) and Holland (European Studies, Tilburg University). Her method of teaching business English and business communication is based on the project approach, where students are expected to implement theoretical knowledge in a project they prepare.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: EFL education
Presentation Coding: ELT Management (ELTM) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Friday, 2022-09-16, 14:40 - 15:40
Place: Lecture Hall 4.18