VISITS TO CYPRUS
Cyprus - 2019
At the end of October, Monika Barańczak and Katarzyna Szafranek were on the sunny island of Cyprus. In addition to everyday English lessons, they learned about culture, traditions, customs and cuisine. Teachers from the language school organized walks around the city and its vicinity. The participants included people from all over the world. It was possible to talk about life and customs in individual countries, about what to visit there and what dishes to try, but also about social, political and everyday problems. There were also teachers among the students and conversations with them were the most valuable. Our teachers could exchange information and experiences on working with children, talk about upbringing and educational methods. The information on work in the classroom, where not only representatives of one nationality study, but also children belonging to different races, cultures and religions, was very valuable. Foreigners also come to our country and settle down permanently. They could use the obtained information during the school year, because our school is attended by children from Ukraine for whom Polish is not their first language.
Cyprus - 2022
In June, Ms Ania Szymańska, Dorota Ratajczak and Magda Staszewska went to Cyprus for an English language course. Over the course of two weeks, they attended interesting classes every day, with interesting working methods. Thanks to which the ladies spoke English freely. They also learned about the educational systems in different countries because the group was international. There was also time to explore the island.
Limassol is the second largest city in Cyprus. A few kilometers east of Limassol are the ruins of the ancient city of Amathous, which was founded around 3 years ago. It is one of the oldest ancient cities in Cyprus. Archaeological excavations began here in the mid-1979th century, excavating the city's ruins in XNUMX and the remains of the Temple of Aphrodite were discovered, along with some of the tombs and city walls. The excavations made a great impression on them. An information board with a brief historical outline is available to visitors, all in English. Using the language skills of all members of the trip, they managed to get acquainted with the presented history of the visited place.
On Saturday, together with some of the course participants, they went on a trip to the area of the city of Paphos, which began with a boat trip on the Mediterranean Sea to the Blue Lagoon, where they could swim in the wonderful clear water. Then they reached the town of Polis, where they saw the Bath of Aphrodite. According to local legend, it was here that Aphrodite met her lover Adonis. Going down the hill, they admired the beautiful panorama of the area. Then they went to Petra tou Romisu, a huge rock formation, according to Greek mythology, it is here that Goddess Aphrodite was born from the sea foam. Along the way, there were several villages abandoned by the Turkish population (it was related to the Greek-Turkish conflict in the seventies of the last century. On the way back, a big attraction for everyone was the shipwreck that hit the rocks and crashed near Coral Bay in 2011.
During the trip, they also went to a banana plantation, where the guide told us about the cultivation of bananas.