My name is Gosia and I am an English teacher. I have been teaching English for quite some time, having worked in Poland, Dominican Republic, Spain, and Germany. I hold a BA degree in TEFL and an MA degree in American Studies. I completed a Trinity Certificate in TESOL course with Oxford TEFL in Barcelona in 2012. In 2014 I became a Cambridge Speaking Examiner for FCE and CAE exams. I am currently based in Warsaw, Poland and I deliver most of my classes online.
What I love about my job is that it constantly keeps me on my toes, it is never boring and allows me to unleash my inner performer.
As for the digging…
Every teacher knows that complementing our coursebooks is what we do often (if there even is a coursebook!), and what even more often means hours of researching, downloading, editing and tailoring whatever we had found; the practice to which I like to refer as lesson plan digging. My digging adventure might have started out of necessity, but as I have been gaining classroom experience, making my own lesson plans or adapting already existing resources for the particular needs of my students (fine-tuning might be the word!) has become very rewarding. It is great to see my students enjoy the class and learn using activities I have prepared myself (although they usually make fun of my choices of visuals!). This blog aims at providing fellow lesson plan diggers with useful teaching materials and ideas.
I am always on the lookout for new ideas and I love exchanging stories with other teachers. Please, feel free to use the materials featured on this blog and comment on how useful, effective or terrible you have found them. If my posts make you think anything at all teaching related, comment here, visit my Facebook page, or send an email to lessonplansdigger@