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Super useful Polish expressions

16 Oct

You won’t find them in books, but they are very important if you want to speak Polish the way Poles do.
Olga Mecking published a selection of very useful Polish expressions that will put a smile on your face. And this is just because Poles really use them, no matter how funny they sound!

1. Masakra, tragedia
2. Bo tak
3. No ba
4. No
5. No co ty!
6. Jak nie jak tak!
7. Spoko, wporzo
8. No nie!
9. Won! Precz! Spadaj!
10. Ojej/Ojejku

Do you understand them? Would you know how to use them?

If not, check out this website:

Your Chance to Learn Polish

8 Sep

Probably the best Polish language course in Newcastle!

fot. Mark Savage

Kraków’s Main Square, fot. Mark Savage

If you are interested in learning to speak Polish, why not enroll on a Polish language course at The Language Centre where you will be taught by a qualified Polish language teacher. Me! The Centre is based at 6 Old Eldon Square and the refresher courses are about to start (Monday 12th September – Post Beginners, Thursday 15th September – Polish Intermediate).

Polish Beginners – Level 1

This course is designed for beginners with no previous knowledge of the language. It will cover the basics of speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as some cultural aspects. You will gain confidence in the language and be able to have a simple conversation in Polish. You will learn to understand and use familiar expressions, as well as useful phrases.

Dates: From 17th October 2016, Mondays, 5.45pm

Place: 6 Old Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Polish Elementary – Level 2

This course is for anybody who is familiar with basic vocabulary and grammar (ie. knows about verb conjugation and noun endings). You will build on familiar phrases and conversation.

Dates: From 19th October 2016, Wednesdays, 5.45pm

Place: 6 Old Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Polish Intermediate – Level 3+

This course is for anybody who has been learning Polish for at least 3 years and can understand written and spoken Polish at a satisfying level. During the course you will be engaged in debates, discussions, asked to do presentations and be able to express an opinion about current issues.

Dates: From 20th October 2016, Thursdays, 6.15pm

Place: 6 Old Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne



Everybody welcome!


Polish artists present Transparent in Newcastle

1 Jul

Polish artists Konrad Smoleński and Honza Zamojski present ‘Transparent’, a collaborative exhibition shown through a multimedia installation and performance.TRANSPARENT__KNS1616_1__small-1100x540

WHEN: Saturday 28 May – Saturday 9 July (performance: 4pm daily)
WHERE: NewBridge Project Space, 12 New Bridge St W, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8AW

Sabina Sallis, the curator says: Transparent features configurations of objects and humans, humans and architecture and exhibits, institutions and individuals. Within a carefully structured environment and a precisely scripted scenario of live action, humans animate the system regardless of bounds to establishment and restrictions. Humans excite the inanimate world to vibrate, bringing a dynamic that makes the system flexible. By employing simple elements like movement, water, rhythm of actions, order and vibrations – the image of potentiality is created, a potentiality that ultimately remains humane. This event is a snapshot – this abstract form of dissected actions and system becomes an anthropological artefact.


You can find out more about this project here:

Another storytelling event in Newcastle

1 Jul

13528137_10208523965750878_1935187967014781507_oListening to children’s stories is a great way to learn Polish! Don’t miss out on a  this opportunity to improve your language skills.

9th July at 3pm

at Kittiwake Multilingual Library,

Upper Level,

Eldon Garden,

Percy Street,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE1 7RA.



Polish storytelling in Newcastle

28 May

Come along to the first storytelling session in Polish in Newcastle. Save the date in two weeks time and enjoy these Polish tales.

When: 11th June 2016 at 3pm

Where: The Kittiwake Trust Multilingual Library, Upper Level, Eldon Garden, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Ne1 7RA.



Polish films in British cinemas

21 May

Our local news website Polnews informed us that we have another chance to watch a Polish film in British cinemas. This time it’s a romantic comedy with Maciej Stuhr called “Planeta singli” (“The planet of singles”).planet singli

What is it about?

He is one of the top celebrities in the country: a fast-talking TV host, who can joke his way out of any situation. Women want to be with him, men want to be like him. He is looking for a new topic to discuss in his popular talk-show. She is a teacher at a musical school – a timid girl looking for Mr. Perfect on an internet dating site. He will help her realise her potential and teach her how to recognise various types of men for what they are, she will teach him what real life is about. The show will become a huge hit. It seems they are destined to fall in love and be together, but one day she actually does meet Mr. Perfect on the net. (source:

Watching movies helps you learn Polish. It’s useful because you get to hear lots of slang and cool expressions – it’s how people really talk. Also, you should be able to enjoy it, having visual clues to aid your understanding, even if you don’t understand every last thing the characters are saying.


4th International Test of Polish starts tomorrow!

28 Apr

I would like to invite you to participate in the International Test of Polish as a Foreign Language –  Fourth Edition, Agata Stepnik – Siara in memoriam, which will take place  on  29 th and 30 th  April this year.

Prolog competition

It will be the fourth edition of this event. Over 3000 individuals and 700 teams participated in previous editions.

The test will be available on our website for 36 hours – from 9am  29 th April until 9pm 30 th  April. The test will involve two categories of participants: individuals and groups.

For the winners we have got attractive prizes:

  • Standard Polish language courses for foreigners in Kraków
  • books from PROLOG Publishing.

Don’t miss out!