Polish Beginners (Level 1)
This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Polish (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.
- Session information: October course - Tuesdays at 6-8pm
- Timeline: Started October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
- Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), 19 January -23 March 2021
- Fees: Term 2 - £120.
This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 7 and maximum 11 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
DUE TO COVID-19 this course will begin online. If there is an opportunity for us to resume face to face classroom teaching on campus we will do so providing all learners can access the campus.
This course started in October and will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. If you have previous knowledge and experience of the language it may be possible for you to join the course that started in October.
No previous knowledge of Polish is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners.
- Polish sounds/alphabet
- Personal identification
- Telling the time
- Asking and giving directions
- Shopping: products and prices
- Describing a person
- Meetings: making arrangements (date, time etc.)
There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.
It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order text books on behalf of a class.
This course is taught in Polish and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Polish language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Polish language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.
Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-Beginners level (2).