Ukrainian/Russian language assistant for educational projects helping refugees from Ukraine

Communication and Information Sciences, Education and/or Teacher Training, Languages and Philological Sciences
Poland
Poznań
Period: 
1 Jul, 2024 to 31 Dec, 2025
Deadline: 
31 Oct, 2024

General information

Duration: 
3 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

KONTAKT (www.kontakt.cjo.pl) is a big private language school offering language courses for older teenagers and adults (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Ukrainian and Polish). Apart from general, business and exam preparation courses, the school organizes lots of additional events, activities and festivals, promoting European culture and the idea of learning languages and travelling around the world. The school also cooperates with schools situated in other European countries (the UK, Malta, Ireland, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, Italy), offering students language courses abroad. The school is also an authorized ETS exam center, administrating exams in English, German and French and other languages.

Since March 2022, the school has been implementing many projects supporting the refugees from Ukraine living in Poznan: organizing Polish and English courses and other training and workshops for Ukrainian adults and kids as well as helping Ukrainian kids with catching up with the material at Polish schools. We have many Ukrainian students and a few Ukrainian teachers and other employees in our team.

Since 2012 the school has successfully hosted Erasmus, Erasmus+ and Leonardo  da Vinci trainees from Spain, Germany, Finland, Croatia, Greece, Turkey  etc. The school’s staff is mostly Polish but we’ve also got many native speakers of English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.  We accept the internships wchich last from 2 to 12 months. The school offers a free language course (eg. English, Spanish, Italian, Polish etc)

We believe that teaching languages is much more than practicing grammar structures and new vocabulary. That is why, apart from traditional language courses, we offer  our students lots of additional events and activities, promoting European culture and the idea of learning languages. By hosting a trainee we’d like to further improve cultural awareness of our students and teachers and make our language and cultural program for students more complex and regular.

The trainee’s tasks will include:

  • organizing and supporting language & cultural events, activities for Ukrainian refugees
  • helping the administration staff with serving Ukrainian students
  • assisting Ukrainian students with individual problems during duty hours at school
  • assisting teachers during courses for Ukrainian refugees
  • translating and interpreting (Russian/Ukrainian - English)
  • preparing materials in Russian/Ukrainian for school’s websites and social media
  • giving guest lectures about his/her country, culture and traditions
Compensation: 
No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
No

Keywords

Ukrainian refugees  Education for refugees  

Additional Information

The internship can last 2-12 months within 2024/25. Working hours: Monday- Friday, flexible hours depending on specific tasks. The school is open 9:00 am-9:00 pm, most classes are held in the afternoons and evenings (4 p.m. to 9 p.m.) The school is located in the city center, next to the Old Market The school can help with finding accommodation The school can offer a free language course (eg. English, Spanish, Italian, Polish etc)
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Independent User B2
Russian: Independent User B2
Ukranian: Independent User B2
Skills: 
Apart from speaking English, an intern should be fluent in Russian OR Ukrainian