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Great success of our Polish language student from Newcastle

7 Jul

glossa-logoIMG_0240Congratulations to our student from The Language Centre in Newcastle, Francis O’Doherty, for winning one of the prizes in the competition of ‘Glossa’ Polish Language School in Krakow.

Francis wrote about his experiences with Poland, Polish people and Polish language. It’s very funny to read and I recommend it to everyone who wants to know why people might be interested in learning meanders of Polish grammar and words that are sometimes impossible to pronounce. It might motivate you to try to stick to it once you know few words.

http://kursyjezykapolskiego.pl/laureaci-konkursu-jezyka-polskiego-ja-a-polska

Gratulacje, Francis!

Podcasts that make you learn more!

28 Feb

One of my dedicated students Francis found a brilliant source of podcasts aimed at Polish language learners. It’s called  Real Polish  and it’s a great (and free!) Polish learning online resource. The website contains lots of great stuff for Polish learners, free online podcasts as well as Polish audio and texts.

The titles of each podcasts are in English and in Polish, so you can decide what topics interest you most. The presenter, Piotr, speaks slowly and clearly and it’s a real pleasure to listen to him. I definitely recommend learning with him!

Here are the links:

https://realpolish.pl/tag/polish-listening/

or here

https://player.fm/series/learn-polish-language-online-resource

 

 

Learn Polish while listening to music

14 Jan

It’s not a secret that listening to music in Polish can improve your vocabulary as you learn new words and phrases. It doesn’t really feel like learning while you’re having fun!

I found a you tube clip of Krzysztof Napiórkowski’s song Wszystko gdzieś w nas.  The key phrases of the video are on the screen, so it’s very easy to follow the lyrics.

 

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: http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/10-ultra-meaningful-polish-expressions/

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.

 

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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: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5127398/)

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.

Enjoy!

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 http://www.polishcourses.com 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!