Wes Piontczak (Street Articles Author)
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I came to this world in 1974 and lived in Sedzimirowice (Send-je-mi-ro-vi-ze), a small village in central Poland, at the time of communistic reign where, as a child, I had to listen to governmental propaganda - how their vision of the world would bring happiness to the mankind. Fortunately for us, they failed. Poland, the first country in the Communist Block to strive for democracy and, under direction of Lech Walesa, had free elections on June 4, 1989.

That same year, I graduated from middle school and entered high school. After graduating from high school, and receiving baccalaureate diploma, I went to Archbishop Seminary in Poznan (one of the largest cities in Poland, known for its annual International Fair). After two years of studying there, I received a scholarship from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. I came to the United States in 1995. After three years living in Orchard Lake, I quit the seminary and relocated to Orlando, Florida to study Computer Science at University of Central Florida (UCF).

In 2002, I received my undergraduate diploma in Computer Science. Four years later I graduated with a Master Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Rosen College of Hospitality Management at UCF. At the end of 2007 I applied and was accepted to the doctoral program in "Text and Technology" at UCF.

I have been working at UCF since 2000 for Eastern Europe Linkage Institute and Florida Canada Linkage Institute, currently located in the Office of International Studies. While living in the U.S., I have visited several places in the U.S. such as New York City, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orlando, Miami, etc. Although I was blessed with the opportunity of study abroad, my luck ended in 2004 when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I came back home 5 years later, and try to make a living through the Internet utilizing my earlier gain knowledge and skills.

Spoken English Tutorial For Toddlers
Almost every foreign language beginner starts learning with reading English handbooks with the rules and laws directing the language. For beginners (especially kids), books may be with colorful pictures followed by description of an item or an action. For those, who are not surrounded by native speakers, colorful books might…
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Online English Tutorials
English language has become Lingua Franca of our times. Wherever we decide to go, chances are we should be able to communicate in English. This might make us kind of lazy, and prevent from learning other languages. I remember the times when in high school I was “forced” to learn…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Feb 22, 2012  
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