Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein said “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”. This is his most famous maxim he included in the “Logico-Philosophical Treatise” presenting relations between the world and the language. The language is a tool of communication but also of business. In 1999, the UNESCO established the day of language which is to remind us of the importance of both cultural and language diversity.
The Polish language is ranked 26th among the most often used languages in the world and 6th in Europe.
On 2 January 2019, the call for the programme was inaugurated, through which teachers, by teaching Polish, will contribute to promoting our country and disseminating knowledge about Poland. To participation in the Programme, we invite all teachers of Polish as a foreign language, who are interested in work for a foreign academic centre.
In this edition, the call was divided into two parts
2-15.01.2019 – call for applications for extending the secondment (teachers seconded by NAWA to foreign academic centres in the 2018/2019 academic year and wishing to stay at the same academic centre for the next year)
4-28.02.2019 call for applications for the secondment to a foreign academic centre (persons participating in the call for the first time).
As part of the Programme, a teacher – NAWA scholarship holder will:
- prepare and conduct courses of Polish as a foreign language;
- prepare and conduct classes related to popularisation of knowledge about Poland –
its culture and history (in agreement with a host university);
- keep in touch with Polish diplomatic missions, cultural institutions,
representatives of business and other entities so as to provide participants in the classes with the possibly broadest and most attractive offer of activities allowing to become familiar with Poland and Polish language.
We invite you to become familiar with the Regulations of the Teachers Programmeand to apply!