Conrad Polish School of Foreign Languages

The School has been operating since 1 st August 1990. Our main office is located at ul. Jarocka 32 in Olsztyn. The title of the short story by Joseph Conrad The Secret Sharer served an inspiration for our motto: (Conrad) - the discreet sharer. Translated rather liberally it sounds pomagamy zrozumieć in Polish. You can learn:

  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Polish as a foreign language

We also run:

  • (Polish) gymnasium
  • (Polish) matura
  • international exams preparatory courses

and

  • Business English
  • Legal English

We offer one-to-one courses as well as

  • (2 – 5)-student courses
  • courses in our office
  • in-company courses
  • tailored courses (from several weeks to several years, standard and intensive)
  • teaching on Skype language courses NOWOŚĆ!

In June 2017 we issued Certificate No. 2870 awarded in recognition of language course completion (in one of 6 levels specified in Common European Framework of Reference). /See: Kursy Językowe; poziomy./

On average, only every second student manages to complete a minimum 100-hour course and is awarded a Certificate.

Krzysztof Kowalski, Conrad PSJO founder

Krzysztof Kowalski

school owner, English teacher, translator/interpreter

I completed English philology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (M.A./Master of Philology). Earlier, I studied Economics at the University of Gdańsk and I worked at Zarząd Regionu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego NSZZ Solidarność in Olsztyn. I gained considerable work experience in Holland, France and the UK. I learned English at Oxford House College in London.

I keep on studying. I completed postgraduate studies in legal and judicial translation and interpreting at the University of Warsaw in 2010. I feel a teacher, a translator and interpreter and a bit of an economist.

I set up Conrad School on 1 st August 1990. The school has been one of the leading language schools in Olsztyn. Our mission has always been organising high quality courses at a reasonable price. Translation and interpreting services are slowly gaining popularity.

The School and myself underwent a deep crisis in winter 2007/08. After a period of soul searching and real problems resolving I worked at eight (!) different level, state and private schools in Olsztyn and Ostróda between 2008 - 2011.

I met many great and several very special teachers and even more students inspired by insatiable curiosity about life. It is them who made me think of Conrad School reactivation. Thank you very much.

Weronika Milowicz, English teacher, translator/interpreter

Weronika Milowicz

English teacher, translator/interpreter

I studied English and German at the University of Warsaw Institute of Applied Linguistics. I live in Gdynia. As a UW student I taught English at my parents’ Conrad PSJO school. I also taught English in Warsaw (Business English) and in Gdynia (state examinations preparatory courses and Maritime English). I have been to Britain several times. A few of my British friends used to teach at Conrad school.

I do quite a lot of translation work. I have been translating for the Faculty of Human Nutrition of Warsaw University of Life Sciences for several years. I also translate Internet website pages. I am a sworn translator.

Visit my website: weronika.milowicz.com

Adam

I learned English and German at Conrad School between 2004 and 2010. Fairly quickly, in 2005 I became the winner of Warmia and Mazuria Voivodeship competition “With English into the Wonderland”. I won three consecutive editions of Warmia and Mazury Schools Superintendent English Competition in the years 2006 - 2008. In 2010 I became Laureate of the all-Poland English Language Olympiad and I received grade A in the Proficiency in English exam. My skills enable me to study in English speaking countries.

In the years 2006 - 2008 I was also Laureate of Warmia and Mazury Schools Superintendent German Competition, and in 2008 I took third place in an all-Poland German Competition organised by PWN Publishing House. In 2010 I obtained the German Language Certificate DSD. I can study in German-speaking countries.

What counts at Conrad School is work. Demanding, diligent teachers, clear objectives and a casual atmosphere attract many very special people. Conversation classes are especially good.