Lecturer at the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw (UW), and director of the same institution from 2002 to 2004. Graduated in Polish Studies of Warsaw University. Co-founder of the Bristol Association. The author of many coursebooks dedicated to teaching Polish to foreigners, including Czas na czasownik (2002) and Nie licz na liczebnik (2009), as well as the following monographs: Świat języka polskiego oczami cudzoziemców (1997) and Przestrzeń kulturowa w nauczaniu języka polskiego jako obcego (2006). He organised the following international conferences on language teaching: Nauczanie języka polskiego jako obcego i polskiej kultury w nowej rzeczywistości europejskiej (2004), Kanon kultury w nauczaniu języka polskiego jako obcego (2009), Kultura popularna w nauczaniu języka polskiego jako obcego (2011), and edited the accompanying post-conference volumes. Editor-in-chief of the Polonicum quarterly. He conceived and founded the Pracownia Glottodydaktyki Kulturowej (Cultural Language Teaching Research Laboratory). From 1998 to 2002, he was consul and First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Minsk, where he founded the Polish Studies laboratory at the National Pedagogic University. He is engaged in research on perception and the awareness of cultural space displayed among foreigners learning Polish. Academic coordinator of the Konstanty Kalinowski Government Scholarship Programme managed by the UW’s Centre for East European Studies, which is targeted at young Belarusians expelled from higher education institutions. He is engaged in the work of recruitment commissions undertaken at ministerial level, including that of Młodzi naukowcy (Young Scientists, as well as the recruitment, on behalf of Polish higher education institutions, of young people with Polish roots from regions that were once part of the former Soviet Union. Expert on the CEEPUS network. Chairman of the Polish Language for Foreigners Examination Committee, part of the Coordination Council on the Certification of Language Proficiency, UW. Member of the Second Linguistics Committee at the Faculty of Polish Studies. A member of the Council for the Polish Language at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Scientists.