drIwona Łęska-Drajerczak

Iwona Łęska-Drajerczak
Senior lecturer (Starszy wykładowca)


  • M.A. in English, Poznań, 1981
  • Ph.D. in English, Poznań, 2006

Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DipTEFLA), RSA Cambridge, UK 1996

Research interests

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Methods of teaching English as a foreign language
  • Language Testing
  • Teaching English phonetics and grammar at an advanced level
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language Methodology
  • Pre-service and in-service teacher-training
  • Mentoring
  • Teacher and learner motivation
  • Teaching Business English
  • EFL Course Planning

Teaching experience

  • TEFL at university level
  • EFL pre-service and in-service teacher training
  • Methodology of TEFL
  • TOEFL courses and teaching writing in the USA
  • Business English
  • ESP Technical English

Professional experience

  • EFL (PNJA) Coordinator 2006-2021
  • EFL (PNJA) grammar coordinator 1990-2006
  • Coordinator responsible for preparing EFL (PNJA) grammar tests for years 1BA-1MA, 1990-2006
  • Organizer of in-service teacher training for PNJA teachers at the Faculty of English (17 workshops) 2003-2009
  • Methodological Advisor and Consultant- Teacher Training College, Bydgoszcz 2008- 2015
  • OKE in Poznań test reviewer 2010-2018
  • Dean’s proxy for the assurance of the quality of teaching – member of the team comprising representatives from different faculties from AMU supervised by AMU vice Rector prof. dr hab.Krzysztof Krasowski 2012-2014
  • Participation in the EU project Language Rich Europe in cooperation with the University of Technology in Poznań, attending meetings and conferences in Warsaw, London and Brussels 2011-2013
  • Freelance interpreter at sports events in Poznań 1990-2022
  • Participation in the preparations of materials for Liga Liceów 2013-
  • High School Science Lab, CODN Leszno – juror, 2017-2018
  • TELL, UAM 2017-2023

Professional organizations

  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL)
  • Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE)

Scholarships and grants

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, USA 1984-85
  • Teacher Training Course, Northampton, UK 1991
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA 2001-2002
  • Erasmus Staff Mobility, Aveiro, Portugal May 2009
  • Language Rich Europe Project, Warsaw-London-Brussels 2011-2013
  • FSS Norway Grant, Stavanger, September 2014
  • Erasmus Staff Mobility, Lyon, France September 2015
  • Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 2017
  • Erasmus Staff Mobility, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2019
  • ‘Otherness, Togetherness, Aesthetics’Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski and University of Notodden Grant 2020-2022
  • Erasmus Staff Mobility, Nicosia, Cyprus, May 2023

Guest lectures

  • Teacher Training College, Poznań, 1998
  • Teacher Training Course, Zajączkowo, 1999
  • Konferencja Studium Języków Obcych Politechniki Poznańskiej, Będlewo, 2001
  • Teacher Training College, Bydgoszcz, 2011
  • Teacher Training College, Bydgoszcz, 2012
  • Teacher Training College, Bydgoszcz, 2014
  • Centrum Języków i Komunikacji Politechniki Poznańskiej, 2018

Papers read at international conferences and congresses

  • IATEFL Annual Conference Wrocław 1998
  • IATEFL Annual Conference Katowice 1999
  • IATEFL Annual Conference Kraków 2000
  • IATEFL Annual Conference Poznań 2002
  • Poznań Linguistic Meeting Poznań (joint presentation with Dr. Danuta Wolfram-Romanowska and Dr. Hanna Wysocka) 2007
  • YLMP Poznań 2012 (joint workshop with Dr. Aleksandra Jankowska)
  • ‘Otherness, Togetherness, Aesthetics” Nottoden, Norway, 2022


  • Award of the Dean of the Faculty of English for organizational achievements, 2009
  • Adam Mickiewicz University Vice-Chancellor's Third Degree Award for Teaching and Organizational Excellence, 2014
  • AMU Rector's Prize for organisational achievements, 2016
  • Minister of Science and Higher Education Award for Didactic Achievements, 2016
  • Medal Komisji Edukacji Narodowej, 2018
  • Minister of Science and Higher Education Award for Didactic Achievements (TELL), 2022