“You will be prepared for all of your future conversations if you learn English with me”

Why is it worth taking lessons

with me?

  • Vast experience – 14 years as a teacher + over 3000 students

  • Certified teacher with a master’s degree in English Language Teaching

  • Great motivator – able to inspire!

  • Self-written texts designed to increase students’ knowledge of typical phrases and sentence structures used by native speakers

  • English fluency through personalising phrases and collocations – personalised sentences which are easy to retrieve in future conversations

  • Affordable lesson packages and offers

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Hi, I’m Steve and Welcome to PELC

I’m a man on a mission. With fourteen years’ experience as an English language instructor behind me, I offer cutting edge online courses to students, while those living in Gdańsk can now benefit from having face-to-face classes with me.

Of course, materials matter! Over the years, I have written nearly 100 texts. Many of them are based on my own experiences living, travelling and working abroad. You don’t have to worry – you will be able to relate to my experiences, and I will leave all the talking to you.

PELC stands for “Personalised English Language Courses”. This is because I will work with you – the student – to make language, words, phrases and collocations personal to you. If you personalise phrases and collocations so they are from your experience, then you will be well-prepared for all future conversations. I will show you how to record new language items with the aid of the PELC Word-Phrase Table.

“I realised very early that teaching was my destination in life…”

I started teaching in Poland on a hot and sunny day in August, 2006. I set out on a remarkable professional journey and I’ve never looked back…

Steve Krajew English Coach Online
English Online Teacher Steven Krajewski Certifications

 English Courses

GENERAL ENGLISH ‘FLUENCY DEVELOPMENT’ COURSE

  • Supplemented by engaging texts based on my own life experiences and observations of the world. Click here for a sample text
  • Conversation-based
  • Aims to familiarise students with typical phrases and collocations used by native speakers
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to create personalised sentences from newly-learned collocations. These sentences will be easy to recall in future conversations with the aid of the PELC Word-Phrase Table
  • Analysis and discussion of news articles. Each article is supplemented by sound recordings and a summary of the most useful words and collocations

EXAM COURSES

  • Intensive course designed to familiarise students with the writing and speaking components of the IELTS exam
  • By the end of the course, students are able to speak fluently and confidently under exam conditions
  • Supplemented by a coursebook and self-designed materials
  • More than 6,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) as proof of high-level achievement in learning English
  • Supplemented by a coursebook and self-designed materials

OTHER COURSES

After just 20 short lessons lasting between 15 and 25 minutes, you will gain knowledge in the following areas:

  • Language learning strategies – such as how to use the PELC Word-Phrase Table to store vocabulary and collocations
  • Personalisation – the benefits of creating personalised sentences which contain new vocabulary and collocations
  • The English Tense System – 95% of interactions in English take place in only four tense aspects – present simple, past simple, present perfect and present perfect continuous. You will have the chance to tell some stories about yourself using only these tense aspects
  • Polish to English language transfer – Many Polish learners of English are not aware of the effect their mother tongue has on the quality of their English. Language transfer theory refers to the manner in which learners transfer Polish word-order patterns and grammar structures into English. For example, many Polish learners of English might translate “bardzo lubię wiosnę” as “I very like spring”. The correct translation should be “I like spring very much”. This course explores the issue of language transfer and the types of mistakes Polish learners of English typically make
  • Connected speech – avoiding the isolated pronunciation of words in conversation
  • The schwa sound – an important factor when it comes to achieving fluency in English
  • Business English course for business people or those wishing to enter the world of Business
  • Utilises articles about a range of business-related topics in order to stimulate interesting discussion
  • Materials have been meticulously designed in order to stimulate incidental grammar learning and the possibility of retrieving useful phrases and collocations in future conversations
  • Business English vocabulary
  • Supplemented by worksheets and a coursebook

During a work assignment in Łódź, Poland, I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to teach highly-motivated entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors and warehouse logistics managers who are employed by international companies, such as L’Oréal.

  • Eight years’ experience preparing children of all ages for their UK boarding school interviews
  • Focus on helping children to speak about their academic strengths, extra-curricular talents and leadership skills
  • Techniques for developing spoken fluency within a short space of time
  • Written feedback after every session
  • Two FREE consultation phone calls with parents

CUTTING-EDGE TEACHING METHODS!

The PELC Word-Phrase Table – Why Personalising Phrases and Collocations works

The Benefits of using a word table:

  • Record collocations after a dash (-)
  • Write true personalised sentences about personal attitudes, experiences and familiar situations after a star (*)
  • Easy to access and develop a repetition schedule
  • The possibility to use different colours, fonts and letter sizes to enhance visual memory skills which, in turn, increases the probability of recalling key collocations, grammatical information and personalised sentences
  • Enlist a native speaker to make sound recordings of personalised sentences

9.

flourish
def. to develop well and be successful syn. thrive (v.)
* I get the impression that small businesses in Poland are flourishing
* I think that Arsenal would flourish under the leadership of Rafa Benitez if he became their manager

10.

little else but
* Given the extreme lengths Beethoven’s father went to in order for his son to practise playing the piano, I’m not sure that Beethoven could have turned into little else but a genius
* These days, it seems that I do little else but write and teach

My own self-written texts which will broaden your  knowledge of natural English

Why are PELC texts unique?

  • Themed texts which students can relate to
  • A teacher who is willing to share his experiences
  • A basis for great conversation, giving opinions and speaking under relaxed conditions
  • Key phrases and collocations often used by native speakers of English
  • Greater opportunities for incidental grammar acquisition
  • High-quality sound recordings provided for EVERY text

Ah, organic food 

It’s common knowledge that fruit and vegetables sold in supermarkets are ridden with pesticides, so I was delighted to have recently found wild blackberries close to my workplace. There must be fifty thousand blackberries waiting to be picked. Picking them means that I can save money as I don’t have to buy fruit in a store. The therapeutic effects of walking in a forest and picking fruit are also extremely rewarding

Organic farming is extremely labour-intensive so, based on the low prices of organic products in supermarkets, it’s difficult to believe that farmers can earn a decent living from the produce they sell to stores. With so many cheap organic products on supermarket shelves, I do ask myself whether the big chains are lying about which products truly are organic, in order to generate as much profit as they can. 

FREE with PELC!

  • FREE consultation meetings to discuss progress
  • FREE assistance with developing language learning strategies between classes
  • FREE texts and materials
  • FREE sound recordings for self-written texts and other news articles
  • FREE webinars
  • FREE lessons for recommending a friend
  • FREE question and answer service on Skype

You can speak English powerfully and confidently!

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