Bernadeta Kamińska is a lecturer in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches Polish language at all levels, courses in Polish literature and Polish Cinema. She is a native speaker, lived in Poland until 1989, studied in Poland and West Berlin (Germany). Her current interests include foreign language pedagogy, second-language acquisition. She administers Polish placement tests to all students who intend to continue studying Polish at UT or students who want to test out of a language requirement.