I was interested in the language and the opportunity to do something outside of home in the evening. The fact that the teacher is a native speaker is very useful for pronunciation and translation.
Sophie, member of the public
The course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of Polish. It is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.
19 x 2-hour classes, plus end-of-year exams (listening, oral and written).
The course aims to help you develop basic language skills in all four main areas – speaking, reading, writing and listening - so that you are able to communicate in basic Polish and understand what people say to you in a variety of social situations.
You will gain a solid background in grammar which will enable you to build on your skills through more in-depth study later on.
Additionally, you will learn about Polish culture and customs.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
A communicate approach will be used throughout the course with an emphasis on real-time situations. Grammar will be taught in context. You will be expected to buy a coursebook.
Alongside the class, you will be expected to spend around 2-3 hours each week on private study, as advised by your tutor.
This course will be subject to end-of-year examinations and certification. An LFA certificate will be awarded to participants who pass the end of year exams (oral, listening and written).
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Our Registration page has an up-to-date list of which courses are available in 2012-13.