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
1st August – 26th August, 2016
29th August – 23rd September, 2016

100 hours

Two-Month Summer School
1st August – 23rd September, 2016
200 hours

Profile of Participant

Our Polish Preparatory School programs are a good choice for 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, contributing to students’ development of language and interpersonal skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. 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. All of them have extensive experience in working with international students and they are passionate about teaching. Their goal is to accommodate the learning needs of all students and align the program of teaching with students’ competency level. Our teachers employ the most current teaching methodology, which fosters rapid development of language skills.

Study in Capitol of Poland

Warsaw is the capital of Poland. It is a city steeped in history, yet it is focused on the present and looking forward to the future. Within one day, you can travel back in time by taking a stroll around the Old Town, then return to the present and go shopping at one of the modern shopping centers, and finally take the subway, running under the Vistula River, to gaze into distant galaxies at the Copernicus Science Center. During summers, the city hosts numerous events available free of charge, including concerts and music festivals, open air film screenings, and entry to many art galleries and museums.

Program of Study

Two-Month Polish Summer School (200 hours)

The eight-week course of Polish 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.

The eight-week course provides students with more time to further develop their language competencies and become more fluent in Polish. They will have an opportunity to focus more on their speaking, listening and writing skills and will become more familiar with the realities of daily life in Poland

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.

 

 

Faculty

Miłosława Słaboń-Kędzierska, M.A.

Coordinator for Polish Studies at the Internatioanl Affairs Department, Lecturer in Polish

Agata Stencka-O'Neill, M.A.

Lecturer in Polish

Katarzyna Spryszak, M.A.

Lecturer in Polish

Joanna Herman-Mleczko, M.A.

Lecturer in Polish

Małgorzata Kierepka, M.A.

Lecturer in Polish

Dorota Sadowska, M.A.

Lecturer in Polish

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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
  • omykoliuk@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

 

Fee
Two-month course
1 installment 500 EUR
 
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