Tuesday 12 November 2013

British Council Poland presents the most important moments of its 75 years Polish history as an infographic. Teaching English is only the tip of the iceberg – equally interesting and important areas of the organisation’s activities are science, arts and culture and social programmes.

The British Council has opened its Warsaw office 75 years ago, in 1938, and has since been sharing British achievements in education, arts and culture, training English language teachers, as well as enabling scientific exchange between Poland and the United Kingdom. 

Infographic will be accompanied by a social media campaign, showing curiosities from the British Council’s history in Poland.

Earlier this year,the British Council Poland has launched a new website, with improved functionality, design, and navigation. New website meets the needs of XXIst century Internet users: it works on mobile devices, links to social media channels, displays videos, and is accessible for people with visual impairment.

New feature of the www.britishcouncil.pl website is a calendar of events organised or co-organised by the British Council: exhibitions, music and film festivals, conferences, debates, theatrical and dance shows. 

You can download the interactive infographic from the Downloads section on this site.

Notes to Editor

Contact person:
Karolina Szlasa
British Council
Tel.: 22 695-59-47, Kom.: 664-920-232

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 7000 staff – including 2000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the Arts and delivering education and society programmes.

The British Council in Poland performs educational activities through the teaching of  English at our reputable language centres in Warsaw and Cracow, and cooperating with a national network of partnership libraries and exam centres, which offer British language and professional exams throughout the country. Our cultural, educational and social projects aim at sharing the achievements of the United Kingdom. In 2013 we are celebrating 75th anniversary of our operations in Poland.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publically-funded grant provides less than 25 per cent of our turnover which last year was £781m.  The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.

For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.pl. You can also keep in touch with the British Council through twitter.com/plBritishwww.facebook.com/BritishCouncilPolska