Archive | February, 2013

Free software BYKI

11 Feb

I received a very precious email today – the first input to the blog from one of my students:

Dobry wieczór Pani Danko!

I don’t know how many complete beginners you are teaching just now, but they may like BYKIto download the free BYKI software for Polish, and to sign up for the Polish word per day to be emailed to them. I find it interesting and an extra way to keep the Polish language in my mind!

Do widzenia!

PS: BYKI stands for ‘Before You Know It’. What does it mean in Polish…?


Win a Polish language course in Poland!

4 Feb

Image  The Polish language school, ‘Glossa’ is pleased to announce that the annual competition, “Poland and I”, has started! The first prize is a two week intensive Polish language course in one of the most beautiful cities in Poland, Cracow. Send us your essay for between 3 and 4 pages about ‘Poland and I’ to be in with a chance of winning the language course in Poland, an on-line Polish language course or course handbook. The essays can be either in Polish or English.
The aim of the scholarship is to popularize Polish culture and language. The scholarship will give students an opportunity to participate in the Summer School of Polish Language and Culture, and allow them to improve their language skills and become more familiar with Polish culture and history.

Last year’s winner was Kay Zwolinski from Newcastle, who has studied Polish for three years now. Kay says, I’d encourage anyone to have a go!

More details:

Questions? Don’t hesitate to write to organisers on:

A touch of Polish with BBC

3 Feb

Rather funny way of learning Polish with BBC – what can be better than a good old, soap opera. Have a look for yourself!

(Thank you Kasia Bobrzak for posting the link!)
soap opera