Polish for Beginners

  • Level 4
  • 20 credits

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Start date 4 October 2017
Duration 20 weekly meetings
Days and times Wednesdays from 19:00 to 21:00
Tutor Grazyna Blochowiak
Course code POL17A3941A
Fee £322.00
Concessionary fee £258.00 (find out about eligibility and funding options)

This course will enable students to learn basic structures of Polish in order to communicate at a basic level in everyday situations.

Students will also get an insight into various aspects of Polish culture.

This course is aimed at students who have no knowledge of Polish, who would like to acquire a basic knowledge, sufficient to communicate at a basic level.

Learning and teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

The following grammar/topics will be covered:

Grammar:

  • Sounds/Spelling/Pronunciation
  • Sound changes
  • Genders (feminine/masculine/neuter)
  • Personal pronouns
  • Uses of the cases (basic)
  • Present Tense/Imperative
  • Numerals
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs

Topics:

  • Basic communication: Introductions 'hello' 'good day'
  • Nationalities
  • Buildings, place in town, directions
  • Rooms, inside buildings
  • Weather and seasons
  • Colors
  • Age, appearance
  • Home and family
  • Food and drink
  • Day, week, time periods, dates
  • Shopping
  • Work and spare time
  • Polish Towns and Cities

Coursework and assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

You will not have formal examinations but you may have class tests. You may be asked to write essays at home. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Library and computing facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University’s library and computing facilities. Find out more about using these facilities.

Accessibility

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and dyslexia screening.

Location

John Percival Building
Colum Drive
Cardiff
CF10 3EU