Aleksandra Majkowska - Smith graduated from Warsaw University (Poland) with a Master degree in Polish Philology (Specializations in Teaching; Teaching Polish as a foreign language; Philology for the purposes of the Mass Media). She is a lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the Loyola University Chicago. She teaches Polish language and culture at all levels, courses for medical proffesionals and Polish language in busines. She is a native speaker, lived in Poland until 2014, worked as a lecturer of Polish language and culture in: Polonicum Centre of Polish Language for Foreigners, University of Warsaw, The Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) and Lazarski University (Warsaw, Poland). Her current intrests include Polish language acquistion, foreign language pedagogy and psychology in teaching foreign language.