Jesteśmy dla Ciebie Pon – Pt 08:00 – 16:00

John Gliddon

  /  John Gliddon

John Gliddon

Native speaker

TESOL Certified Poland 2011; Fanshawe College of Science and Technology-School of Design Canada: Print Production Major 1975.

A Canadian and married thirty years to Elzbieta.

Thirty years operations management in the Canadian printing, packaging, and communications industry: millions of sparkling postcards and tourist brochures for New York City, Washington D.C., Vancouver, Elvis Presley’s Graceland, plusmatches for Air Force One; Heinz food packages, Energizer battery packages, 3M packages; and assorted printed products from business cards to promotional advertising brochures to complete hardcover coffee-table picture books.

English Native Speaker Experience:

Bacalarus: School of Foreign Languages, Zamość, 2007 – present;

COM: School of Foreign Languages, Tomaszόw-Lubelski, 2007 – present;

UMCS-Maria Curie-Sklodowska University: Zamosc College for English Teachers 2007-2013;

Numerous one on one speaking development sessions to enrich English articulation confidence.

Interests:

travel, reading, history, pizzerias, geo-political news, and living a good life.

A good day for me:

Elzbieta and I traveling to Krasnobrόd; visit the Sanctuary; walk downtown; have a Greek Salad, pizza, and Coke Zero; and then find a local apiarist to buy a jar of honey.

Favourite words:

gesticulation, recalcitrant, and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Hope:

each day to facilitate another person’s strength to rise-up and engage the world to make each day a little bit better for themselves and all those around them.

Biggest fear:

mischievous students asking me to articulate Poland’s most famous, renowned, and ludicrous tongue doggerel –“W Szczebrzeszynie chrząszcz brzmi w trzcinie …”

A foreign language opens the world of opportunity to meet exciting people, learn about amazing cultures, and be sought-after for dual-language requirement jobs.

I like to teach because I learn more from my students than they learn from me. I have an entrance to understanding the world from another person’s view. I get to help another person gain strength to heighten their autonomous learning ability.

If I was not a native speaker of English teacher, I would not have met all the extraordinarily amazing people I have had the opportunity to work with for their English language learning.

When I am not at school, I am preparing English lessons, reading books, telling jokes with Elzbieta, watching YouTube, and planning on our next excursion.

Something I cannot part with is my glasses or my mobile-phone – not having either causes extreme anxiety.

My extraordinary skill:

ironing my shirts and pants, and correctly matching socks.