The NAWA Lecturers programme carries out one of the Agency's key tasks, which is the dissemination of the Polish language outside the Republic of Poland. It is a part of the wider activities focused on promoting Polish culture, higher education and science in the world. NAWA Lecturers currently work in over 30 countries on 5 continents, where they conduct Polish language courses in Polish and Slavic studies, as well as in other fields of study in around 80 foreign universities. Each academic year they teach a total of about 2,500-3,000 people around the world.
NAWA lecturers are perfectly prepared for didactic work. They are specialists in teaching Polish as a foreign language and have extensive experience in working with foreigners. They are open to other cultures, ready to take on new challenges, capable to organize a workshop with impeccable manners and communication skills. They have multiple competences that enable them to perform difficult, but also very interesting and prestigious work.
NAWA lecturers cooperate with academic centres, diplomatic missions and Polish organizations. Important and interesting cultural events, such as festivals, workshops, concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and meetings with authors are the effect of this cooperation. In addition, they promote NAWA scholarship programmes, inform about the principles of granting scholarships and the possibilities of studying and carrying out research projects in Poland.
NAWA supports the formation of new Polish language courses outside Poland by recruiting candidates in accordance with universities’ expectations and by delegating Polish lecturers.