During your stay in Warsaw, you will hear Poles produce a lot of sh’s and ch’s intertwined with a lot of r’s and other strange-sounding noises, but fret not – we are here to help you grasp what is happening. Feel invited to join Polonicum UW, Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners and make the most out of your stay in Poland. Take a short survival course before you begin studying or a full course during your studies, it always pays off to make an effort to learn some Polish while living in Poland. After all, as Goethe said as many languages you know, as many times you are a human being.
If you are an exchange student coming for the fall semester of full academic year, you will have a chance to join our two week-long crash course of Polish before the start of the new academic year. You will be notified about such a possibility and conditions of joining the course by your contact person from the International Relations Office. Also, during your stay you will be able to join Polonicum for a regular course at no charge, in addition to other classes you take at the university.
The number of free teaching hours of Polish language and culture varies for exchange and degree students, as well as for 1st cycle, 2nd cycle and PhD students. For details, please contact your faculty. You can register for courses on the USOSweb: www.rejestracja.usos.uw.edu.pl/
Apart from language classes, Polonicum offers courses in Polish culture and history. Make sure you check what interesting they offer this year! Hurry up, though, as there are limited places available.
Learn more about Polonicum on their website http://polonicum.uw.edu.pl