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.
Course started in October 2023
- Course: Wednesdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Resumes 17 January - ends 20 March 2024
Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
This course will be taught in a small group. It requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 14 students. The course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.
The first term runs from October to December and the second from December to March. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the remaining 10 weeks. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language.Enrol now
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).