Archive | December, 2014

Polish Christmas

20 Dec

Are you thinking of having your first ‘Polish style’ Christmas in Newcastle or somewhere in Poland? If you have turkey and brussel sprouts in mind, you need to think again. Here is a good explanation of what to expect:

I found a good website preparing you in full for carol singing (much better than we did in a class last week), which also tells you all about food during Wigilia (Christmas Eve) and other meaningful traditions:

and here is the list of useful words:

Christmas – Boże Narodzenie

christmas tree – choinka

bauble – bombka

present – prezent

Santa Claus – Święty Mikołaj

angel – anioł

carol – kolęda (religious), pastorałka (non-religious)

carol singers – kolędnicy

snowflake – płatek śniegu

snowman – bałwan

mistletoe – jemioła

Three Wise Men – Trzej Królowie

Baby Jesus – Dzieciątko Jezus

Wesołych Świąt Bożego Narodzenia i szczęśliwego Nowego Roku!!

(to hear how it sounds, press the little speaker icon at the bottom of the Polish version)

Best wishes,


Convince Santa that you were good!

7 Dec

Were you good this year? Let Santa know!

This year Santa has many presents for all of you! Convince Santa that it’s you who’s studied Polish diligently enough to gimg.phpet a present this year!
How you can enter?
1. Convince Santa!
Write about how you have been studying Polish for the whole year in 100-200 words. Include the things that were easy and things that were hard for you. Tell us what your biggest achievement has been and about the method which helped you succeed! You can write in Polish or in English. Do your best to convince Santa!
2. Fill in the entry form by 14th Dec 2014
Find the entry form at the bottom of the page and send it to along with your essay!

***Enter the competition and pay less for the „Christmas Intensive Course” in Poland!

All contestants who send applications complying with Santa’s requirements above, will immediately advance to the next round of the contest and be awarded 20% OFF discount for all Polish courses in Glossa!
See our Christmas intensive course offer at and let your holiday season start on 8th December this year!


Get the main prize!
Contestants who comply with all contest requirements will get into the second round of the competition, where they will take part in the draw for the main prizes:
10 one-year online Polish courses at
5 sets of Polish coursebooks „Polski Krok po Kroku”
• UNLIMITED: 20% OFF discounts for all Polish courses in Glossa – for those who reach the 2nd round of the competition.

Santa is waiting for your applications at until 14th Dec 2014. Results will be announced on 16th Dec 2014 at , and