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Polish language courses in Newcastle

2 Sep

Here we go again! We are starting a brand new academic year when you will have a chance to begin your journey with the Polish language. Whether you are a complete beginner or can already speak some Polish, we have a course for you. The Language Centre in Newcastle is offering  Polish courses on three levels this year:

Polish beginners – level 1 POL11801 DK Thursday 4th October 17:45-19:15 enrol here
Polish elementary – level 2 POL11802 DK Wednesday

3rd October

17:45-19:25 enrol here
Polish lower intermediate – level 3 POL11803 DK Monday 1st October 17:45-19:25 enrol here

If you are not sure which level you should enrol on, have a look at the level descriptors:

http://tlcnewcastle.co.uk/courses/foreign/

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Party time!

24 Aug

The Language Centre is celebrating its 5th birthday!

For the last 5 years Polish language courses in Newcastle have been running as part of The Language Centre. To celebrate the success of this independent language school, we are throwing a party! We will have free language taster sessions, including a Polish language session at 1pm, free international buffet, dance workshops, music and much more. We’ll have a charity raffle too!

Saturday 8th September at Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE.

Don’t miss out!

Women of Mafia: Patryk Vega’s film in British cinemas

13 Feb

In 2 weeks time another Polish film, ‘Women of Mafia’ by Patryk Vega, is going to be screened in British cinemas. The film tells the story of an undercover policewoman gaining access to Mokotow Group Mafia. Apparently, the script is co-written by gangsters from Warsaw. Knowing the previous films of Mr Vega, the story will no doubt be violent, hyper-real and will touch upon serious social issues of contemporary Polish reality in a slightly grotesque way.

Is your local cinema screening it? Have a look:

http://mobi.odeon.co.uk/films/kobiety_mafii_sfl_subtitled_foreign_language/17718/

POLISH LANGUAGE COURSE

15 Oct

Get ready for your holidays in Poland!

Polish language courses

Learn Polish with me!

In only 10 lessons you’ll get to know a bit of the language . You won’t be fluent, but it will make your holidays more enjoyable  and the locals will certainly appreciate your efforts! If you want to become fluent one day, you can join us for an entire year of Polish language learning.

Lessons will take place on Wednesdays at 5.45pm and last for one and a half hours. We are starting on 18th October.

What are we going to learn on the Polish Beginners course?

  • Food, drinks, culture
  • Meeting people, local customs
  • Finding your way around town
  • Money matters and shopping
  • When things go wrong (doctor, police…)

We also offer courses for those of you who have already started their adventure with Polish language:

Elementary Polish – if you already had few lesson and can get by in Polish

Advanced Polish – if you understand lots of spoken and written Polish and you’d like to deepen your knowledge

How to enroll? Go to The Language Centre (www.tlcnewcastle.co.uk) for more details. You can get in touch by email or just pop in and ask for more details:

General Office is located at 6 Old Eldon Square (3rd floor), Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7JG Tel: 0191 447 4770, Email: info@tlcnewcastle.co.uk, Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00-16:00.

If you’re not sure what your level is and you don’t know which class should you join, get in touch We’ll be able to help!

Hope to see you there!

Let’s watch a Polish film

9 Sep
I put together the list of Polish films that are, in my opinion, worth watching. The first list consists of titles that I know. They shouldn’t disappoint. The second list has been recommended to me. I’m attaching the IMDB ranking with the summary of the plot, so you can make your own decision.

Plakat z filmu ’33 sceny z życia’ Małgorzaty Szumowskiej

There is definitely more…
Enjoy!
PS: The ones with * I have shown at the Made in Poland festival.
33 sceny z życia – 33 scenes from life
*Boisko bezdomnych – The offsiders
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1283473/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Wszystko będzie dobrze – All will be well
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1118084/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Chrzest
Essential Killing
Generał Nil
Handlarz cudów
Hania
Ile waży koń trojański
Jasne, błekitne okna
Jestem
Joanna
komornik
Korowód
Lejdis
Mała Moskwa
Matka Teresa od kotów
Mniejsze zło
Mój Nikifor
Nie kłam kochanie
Parę osób, mały czas
Persona non grata
Popiełuszko
Pora umierać
Pręgi
Rewers
Rezerwat
Różyczka
Skazany na blusa
Świadek koronny
Tatarak
Testosteron
Ubu król
Wenecja
Wesele
Wszystko będzie dobrze
Wszystko co kocham

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!

Easy Polish! Great short videos with subtitles

29 Mar

One of my lovely students Judy found a really good source of videos about Polish ispoland-1034803-msues. I like the fact that they all have translations on the screen both in English and in Polish, so you can follow every single word.

Judy wrote:

Nie wiem, czy już znasz tę stronę:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5UIoabheFN7GIhcfUGQT2S5_U5sWnhK

Ma ciekawe nagrania (videos) 5- albo 6-minutowe po polsku z napisami po polsku i po angielsku.

Enjoy!