The Department of Polish Language for Foreigners offers courses of Polish language and Polish culture on different levels competency – A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2. They are intended for candidates who want to study at any of the academies in Poland and also for those who want to learn Polish intensely.
The courses of Polish language last for the whole academic year (from October to June). They include 20 lessons of Polish language per week (5 times a week, 4 lessons a day). The first term contains 300 lessons of Polish language and so does the second term.
The students also take part in learning supplementary subjects according to their further studies (mathematics, physics, biology, computer sciences, geography, knowledge of Polish culture and history – dependent on the students’ needs).
The students start learning the specialization courses on the advanced level in the winter term and on the elementary level – in the summer term. The specialization subjects are taught in Polish.
The courses, because of the fact that they are carried out on different levels of advance, guarantee a communicative dexterity in both formal and informal situations. At the same time, the courses prepare the candidates for studying on different faculties. The students improve basic linguistic competences: listening comprehension, reading comprehension, speaking and writing different kinds of text. Additionally, some lectures and classes on Polish history and culture are carried out in Polish and English.
The course ends with a written and oral examination in Polish language and with examinations in all chosen subjects.
The Department of Polish Language for Foreigners offers also additional activities (tours to the most interesting regions of Poland, visits to some historical places in Wrocław) and participation in different cultural events. Within the limits of the course, the students learn about important traditions and customs of the Polish nation.
The curriculum of learning Polish as a foreign language on the elementary level A includes subjects connected mostly with a person (personal data, education, general look, family relations, leisure time activities, health etc.). Subsequent themes contain: the surrounding of the man (both immediate: living place, students’ hostel etc. and more distant: city and its institutions), every day routines, plants, animals, weather and climate.
The gramatical material includes:
Polish history has been presented from the oldest to the contemporary times. The course has been divided into parts determined by dates of great significance to the society and the state.
The purpose of the geography course is to present the social and economic situation of the world with a special emphasis on Poland. The most important chemistry problems are the following atoms, solutions, electrolytes, hydrolysis, matter, reactions of oxidation and reduction electrochemical processes and organic chemistry.
Selected areas of biology cover, among others, the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic system, digestive system, nervous system and reproductive system.
Participants of mathematics classes will have an opportunity to get to know the language and terminology used in mathematics. They will also have a chance to make up for the secondary school knowledge they miss (e.g. digits, geometric figures, fractions, mathematical actions, functions, sequences, etc.).
The purpose of the physics course is giving participants an opportunity to understand the phenomena of the surrounding world and nature, the structures of physics and its connections with other natural sciences (kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics, electrostatics, optics, contemporary physics, electric current).
Skills required at levels Al, A2, Bl
The syllabus of a Course in Polish as a Foreign Language at B2, Cl and C2 levels contains more varied themes – relating to education, work, culture, health issues, nature and the environment, science and technology, the media, Polish traditions and customs (against other cultures), and current social issues. Diverse communicative situations are practiced, communication skills are developed. Also, key cultural issues are discussed.
Conversation and Speech