Modern Languages and Cultural Studies

Polish courses 2019-2020

POLSH 111 A1  Beginners' Polish I
Instructor: Waclaw Osadnik

The main goal of the course is to train the student to use the Polish language in everyday situations. The principles of applied linguistics will help to utilize the grammar and to hold a conversation in Polish on a wide array of topics, e.g. personal life, studying, partying, sports, shopping, hobbies, health, travel, and many more topics related to everyday situations. At the end of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate a solid competence in standard Polish, having developed good reading skills and oral competence. Grammar explanations will be conducted in both English and Polish. All other conversation will be conducted in Polish with the help of contrastive analysis of both languages.


POLSH 211 and POLSH 212 Second-Year Polish
Instructor: Waclaw Osadnik

Intermediate courses for students with a good knowledge of the language.
This is a rigorous course aimed at those students who wish to substantially improve their Polish, and the objective conditions will be created whereby all students can have a successful learning experience.
At the end of both courses students:
- will be able to demonstrate a solid competence in standard intermediate Polish, having developed good reading skills and oral competence,
- will be able to interact with a wide variety of Polish texts, including literary texts, popular scientific texts, newspapers and jargon,
- will have attained a deeper understanding of some of the significant social, cultural and historical aspects of Polish every day life,
- will be prepared to participate in higher level academic courses in Polish, especially business Polish and literary courses