Poland has a population of about 40 million, but with increasingly wide-ranging Polish communities throughout Europe and around the world, Polish is fast becoming an important and useful international language. It is also the second most-spoken Slavic language, after Russian.

Polish is a complex and challenging language, which makes learning its basics all the more worthwhile.

Levels offered: Polish

Beginners (level 1 - A1 CEFR) - Available from October 2018

You have little or no prior knowledge of Polish.

Post-beginners (level 2 - A2 CEFR) - Available from October 2018

You can manage Polish language in basic situations using the present tense.

Intermediate (level 3 - B1.1 CEFR) - Available from October 2018

You can read and write basic Polish sentences in everyday situations using past, present and future tenses.

Not sure which level you want? Use the ELP self-assessment grid to identify your level of competence.

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Greeting: "Dzień dobry" (good morning/afternoon)

Counting: jeden, dwa, trzy, cztery, pięć...

Useful phraseNa zdrowie! (nah zdroh-vee-eh)  (Cheers! - A generic toast that literally means 'for health'; it is also used as English 'bless you' when somebody sneezes.)

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The timetable for the year 2018/19 will be available here from Wednesday 1st August 2018 at noon.

2017-2018 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

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Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018