The ability to speak Polish is like having a superpower. The language is notorious for its challenging grammar and tongue twisters, yet it’s quickly becoming the second language in the UK. We can help you face the challenge, master the language and go out to the world with a useful skill.



Miłosława Słaboń-Kędzierska, MA
Coordinator for Polish Studies at the Internatioanl Affairs Department

Polish
Preparatory School

The Polish Summer School focuses on the development of all language skills, such as speaking, listening, comprehension, reading and writing. Students learn Polish grammar, vocabulary and general language skills indispensable at Polish universities, in business, and in daily life in Poland. Apart from language instruction, students have an opportunity to learn about Polish history and culture, including art, film, literature, and music. Classes take place in modern classrooms equipped with interactive tools, e.g. interactive whiteboards.

About Polish Summer School

The Polish Summer School focuses on the development of all language skills, such as speaking, listening, comprehension, reading and writing. Students learn Polish grammar, vocabulary and general language skills indispensable at Polish universities, in business, and in daily life in Poland. Apart from language instruction, students have an opportunity to learn about Polish history and culture, including art, film, literature, and music. Classes take place in modern classrooms equipped with interactive tools, e.g. interactive whiteboards.



One-Month Summer School
29th August – 23rd September, 2016

100 hours

Profile of Participant

Our Polish Preparatory School programs are aimed at those who wish to learn Polish for academic purposes and those who want to learn the language for general communication needs. The courses are taught at all levels of proficiency, from A0 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students are placed in groups aligned with the level of their Polish competency, in order to ensure the best teaching approach and rapid skill development.

Multicultural Environment

Summer School at SWPS University offers a friendly and multicultural environment for development. Our summer programs attract people from all over the world, therefore, students have ample opportunities to practice Polish and English (two languages they usually have in common) not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

Best Foreign Language Teachers

The faculty of the Polish Preparatory School are qualified teachers of Polish as a Foreign Language with extensive experience and passion for teaching. Their goal is to accommodate the learning needs of all students and align the program of teaching with students’ competency level. Teachers employ the most current teaching methodology, which fosters rapid development of language skills.

Study in Katowice

Katowice is a center of science, culture, industry, business, trade, and transportation in Upper Silesia and southern Poland. It is a city with a rich mining history, which is being respectfully preserved to create thriving public spaces for everyone to enjoy. One of such places is Nikiszowiec District, formerly an industrial area inhabited by mining families, currently converted into a cultural, gathering and shopping part of the city, popular with young people.

The city enjoys a lively cultural scene, including the annual summer OFF Festival, which hosts a lineup of popular bands from around the world in a picturesque park, Dolina Trzech Stawów [The Valley of Three Ponds], the International Students' Folk Festival, Rawa Blues Festival and Silesian Jazz Festival.

Katowice is located near Kraków and the Tatra Mountains. It is also a good starting point for weekend trips to the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Program of Study

One-Month Polish Summer School (100 hours)

The four-week course for international students offers classes at all levels of proficiency from CEFR A0 to C1 level. Students are placed in groups aligned with the level of their language proficiency. There are 25 hours of instruction each week.

The course aims to improve all aspects of language competency, including speaking, listening, comprehension, grammar, reading and writing. It focuses on equipping students with language skills necessary for analysis and comprehension of academic texts and for critical assessment of complex theories and terms. Students also have an opportunity to learn about some aspects of Polish culture, such as film, history, literature, art and music.

During the course, students will watch and discuss some contemporary Polish films. Additionally, they will visit some places of interest in Warsaw, including The National Museum, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, the Royal Castle, the Warsaw Uprising Museum, the Royal Łazienki Museum and Park, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace in Wilanów, and POLIN - the Museum of the History of Polish Jews. They will also watch and discuss some contemporary Polish films.

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Application Step by Step

This is the application procedure for foreign candidates. 

  1. Fill in the Application Form.
  2. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office
  3. Wait for a Conditional Acceptance Letter
  4. Pay the Tuition Fee
  5. Wait for the Final Acceptance Letter
  6. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office

 

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Admissions Office

  • Talya Balikcioglu
    Admissions Officer
    (Turkey, Azerbaijan, the Middle East)
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • tbalikcioglu@swps.edu.pl
  • Olga Mykoliuk
    Admissions Officer
    (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazachstan, Uzbekistan)
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  •  imarkouski@swps.edu.pl
  • Address:
    SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Main Hall, Ground Floor
    Chodakowska Street 19/31
    03-815 Warsaw
    Poland
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 16.00

 

 

Fee
One-month course
1 installment 250 EUR
 
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