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The development of a Language Centre. An example of best practice in a historical perspective

Liliana Szczuka-Dorna

Abstract

The XXVth Anniversary of CercleS brings back memories not only of the CercleS Association and its development, but also of the role of Language Centres in European universities. This article presents the Centre of Languages and Communication (CLC) at Poznan University of Technology (PUT) in Poland. It focuses on the main challenges the CLC has experienced over the years and presents facts from its historical development. It is a very personal article which can be read in two ways: firstly, as a memoir with facts and detailed information about the development of the CLC, and secondly, as a guide for new Language Centres and their managers, who may wish to play a positive role at national and international levels.


Corresponding author: Liliana Szczuka-Dorna, Centre of Languages and Communication, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poland, E-mail:

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Published Online: 2021-02-03
Published in Print: 2020-12-16

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