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Polish Evening Classes

We are currently offering Levels 1 to 3 in Polish. Please see below for more information about each of the levels on offer.
 

Polish Level 1

This class is aimed at students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Exchange simple greetings 
  • Introduce themselves and other people 
  • Give personal information about family, job or studies, where they live 
  • Give the same information about other people 
  • Use numbers 1-100, express dates, time, prices 
  • Give information about their interests, likes and dislikes 
  • Shop for food and clothes 
  • Order meals and drinks 
  • Give directions 
  • Use the present tense of regular verbs and a few irregular verbs 
  • Use possessive pronouns and adjectives 
  • Use Nominative, Accusative, Genitive and Instrumental Cases (singular)

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Polish Level 1 are:

  • Polish alphabet, spelling, pronunciation
  • Polite form of addressing people
  • Gender, animate and inanimate nouns
  • Gender, demonstrative and personal pronouns, the verbs ‘być’, ‘nazywać się’, ‘mieć’
  • Brief introduction to cases: Nominative and Instrumental
  • Simple requests and commands
  • Question ‘czy’, negation; possessive pronouns Accusative Case
  • Verbs in the present tense:
  • “lubić”, “mówić”, “robić”, “chcieć”, “pisać”
  • Colours and descriptive adjectives
  • Numbers (cardinal and ordinal)
  • Phone numbers, age and prices
  • Telling the time; At what time…?

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 2.

 

Polish Level 2

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Polish level 1 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Monday 6.30-8.30pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Describe daily routine 
  • Describe the events in the past 
  • Describe health issues 
  • Describe leisure interests 
  • Describe transport / how to get to places 
  • Describe places where to live (flats, houses, cities, countryside) 
  • Talk about events / activities in the future 
  • Book holiday accommodation 
  • Talk about the weather 
  • Use imperfect tenses 
  • Use Past tense 
  • Learn the Nominative plural 
  • Learn the Locative Case singular and plural 
  • Learn basic verbs of motion

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Polish Level 2 are:

  • Nominative Plural
  • Verbs “to eat”, “to drink”, “to prefer”, “to like”, “to taste”,
  • Dative Case
  • Genitive singular – negation, quantities
  • Verb “to ache”, “to be ill”
  • Genitive – prepositions “do”, “na”, “bez”;
  • Verbs of motion
  • Imperfective verbs;
  • Perfective verbs; Past tense,
  • Time expressions
  • Days of the week; months
  • Introduction to the verbs of motion
  • Verbs podobać się, lubić, wydawać się, myśleć, relative pronoun który
  • Possessive pronoun swój
  • Locative Case
 

 

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