18 June 2020
Welcome to my personal website: I am the author of a book called Typical Errors in English, and I also manage a website of the same name which you can discover at www.typicalerrorsinenglish.com . New cartoons and new features have been added, and don't forget the facebook page. I am also a writer, teacher, conversationalist, cartoonist and proof checker. Find out more below...
18 June 2020: More changes in the FAQs; #9 has been moved to #6 mainly to account the fact that there are now several conferencing platforms that have become freely available since COVID-19.
6 May 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, a new general category of subjects has been added: EDUCATION. And there is ONE new topic added: Geography
22 April 2020: Some changes in the FAQs, mainly to add the fact that ZOOM is also used for teaching.
11 March 2020: This is a message to all my face-to-face students.
It was announced today (Wednesday 11 March 2020) that schools in Krakow will close because of the Coronavirus. As a result of this, I will also cease all face-to-face lessons from the end of Wednesday 11 March 2020.
This doesn't necessarily mean the end of lessons as I will still continue to teach by means of SKYPE or ZOOM.
If you wish to continue lessons, then please do consider the option of using these platforms instead. As I won't be travelling, the cost of lessons will be reduced to 60zl for a one-hour lesson (or 90zl for 90 minutes). Do please let me know if you wish to do this.
This situation will continue for as long as restrictions remain in place.
Regards, Roger Hartopp
25 February 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, ONE new topic added: Public relations
20 February 2020: In CONVERSATIONS, TWO new topics added: Negotiations and Human resources
12 February 2020: In FAQs, a new question 25: Is it possible to be kept informed about any new topics, prices, news, and so on?
10 February 2020: New prices come into force for conversation lessons. If you are an existing customer who has been with me up until the Malopolska Winter Holiday (That is, before the 27 January) your prices will remain as they are until at least the summer, or if my National Insurance (ZUS) bill goes up considerably in 2020. Otherwise, the new price list can be found here. Remember, these prices are subject to change at short notice.
TEE (Typical Errors in English), is a grammar book that takes a more humorous and informal look at the mistakes learners of English can make, is now in the shops in Poland. It is also available online if you have trouble finding it.
The website is now over two hundred pages and contains a lot of material that you will not find in this wonderful publication (including a sampler). And there is the site's Facebook page where you can also be updated on any news from this site.
and add your like. I do try to update it regularly.
Many things connected with the English language, particularly with art, writing, proofing, checking, speaking and practising English.
Website (oh, that's this...):
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0048 693 327 372 (Poland)
THE IMPORTANT BITS
CURRICULUM VITAE. Who I am. My curriculum vitae. My resume. Whatever you like to call it, this is what I am about if you want to seriously consider me for some wonderful tasks.
CONTACT. If you want to write to me, speak to me, e-mail me, and so on...
CARTOONY UNIVERSE. Here are a few samples of artwork from my trusty pens. Some are shortly to be published in the book, one has been used for a company website, and others are just simply for my amusement. Do you want something similar for your company?
TYPICAL ERRORS IN ENGLISH. Are you a second language learner of English? If so, and if you are from Poland or Central Europe, or even from other European language countries, then this is the grammar book for you. Written and illustrated by myself, and published by TERTIUM, Typical Errors in English may be the book for you. So If you need someone who's good with their grammar...
STORIES AND POEMS. Are you a literary agent desperately looking for the next J.K.? Or Stig Larrson? You may wish to look further, but not before you check out some samples...
ENGLISH CONVERSATION LESSONS. Are you learning English as a second language? Do you need to practise your conversational skills? Let me know if you are interested.
PUBLISHED WORKS. All the books that I have been involved in as a writer, editor or proofing.
PROOFING. If you are a budding writer who has had their work translated into English but are unsure of the quality, I might be able to help check your texts.
PUBLICITY. Pictures and a report from my visit as a guest at the 19th annual book fair in Krakow, Poland. There are some press cuttings where I have helped to make the news, along with other materials such as publicity posters for my book.