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Polish Language for Foreigners (A1; 60h; Basic)

 

Aims of the course (effects  of the course): The course is an intensive, introductory language course for beginning students. The goal of the class is to work toward active language usage through systematic conversational practice, oral drills, listening exercises, and reading and writing assignments. An introduction to the everyday culture and traditions of Poland.

 

Course description: The curriculum on the elementary level A includes subjects connected mostly with a person (personal data, education, general look, family relations, leisure time activities, health etc.). Subsequent themes contain: the surrounding of the man (both immediate: living place, students’ hostel etc. and more distant: city and its institutions), every day routines, plants, animals, weather and climate. The curriculum includes typical communicative situations, as well.
The grammatical material includes: declination of the nouns, adjectives, pronouns and numerals; verb inflexion, transitive and intransitive verbs, voices and moods of the verbs, impersonal forms of the verbs, modals and verbs connected with movement; comparison of the adjectives and adverbs; classifying words into different parts of speech; syntax of a single and compound sentence, double negation, punctuation.

 

Lecture:
Classes – the contents:

  1. Introductions –  different ways of introducing yourself, somebody else. Formal and informal forms of saying hello and goodbye.
  2. Asking about somebody’s  identity. Negative sentences. The article in Polish.
  3. Every day routines. Enquiring about the time. Cardinal numbers.
  4. Food you like – food and drink. Typical Polish meals.
  5. Shopping – asking about prices, quantity etc. Ordinal numbers
  6. Directions - asking for and giving directions. Verbs of motions. Adjectives and adverbs. 
  7. Telephone conversations in Polish. The instrumental of nouns and adjectives. The use of “nie ma” in Polish.  
  8. The contact with the doctor. Staying in a hospital. Going to the drugstore.  Expressing mental and physical states of health.
  9. Traveling – different kinds of  transportation. Taking buses, taxis, trains, and planes, including finding out schedule information, buying tickets, and making reservations.
  10. Conveying your good wishes. How to make special greetings in Polish on holidays, birthdays and on other special occasions.
  11. Adjectives – syntax of adjectives in the positive, comparative and superlative degrees. The comparison of adverbs.
  12. Services – at the hotel, restaurant, hair-dresser’s. Banking services.
  13. Extreme situations – calling the police, emergency  services. Asking for help. Describing the place and circumstances.
  14. Future – locating actions in the future. Planning and predicting.
  15. Final test. 

Basic literature:

  1. Burkat A., Jasińska A., Hurra!!! Po polsku 1 (A1), Kraków 2005 [CD].
  2. Drwal-Straszakowa Katarzyna, Martyniuk Waldemar, Powiedz to po polsku. Say it in Polish (A1), Kraków 2006.
  3. Gałyga Danuta, Ach, ten język polski. Ćwiczenia komunikacyjne dla początkujących, Kraków 2001 [CD].
  4. I. Stempek, A. Stelmach, Krok po kroku, Glossa, Kraków 2010
  5. K. Dembińska, A. Małyska, Start I, Klub Dialog, Warszawa 2010

Additional literature:

  1. Bartnicka B., Dąbkowski G., Jekiel W., Uczymy się polskiego, Warszawa 1995.
  2. Burzyńska A., Anna Dąbrowska, Urszula Dobesz, Małgorzata Pasieka, Z Wrocławiem w tle. Zadania testowe z języka polskiego dla cudzoziemców. Poziom podstawowy, średni zaawansowany, Atut - Wrocławskie Wydaw. Oświatowe, Wrocław 2005.
  3. Dąbrowska A., Burzyńska-Kamieniecka A., Dobesz U., Pasieka M., Z Wrocławiem w tle. Zadania testowe z języka polskiego dla cudzoziemców. poziom podstawowy, średni i zaawansowany, Wrocław 2005.
  4. Lipińska E., Z polskim na ty. Podręcznik do nauczania języka polskiego dla stopnia progowego, Kraków 2003.
  5. Miodunka W., Uczymy się polskiego, [kurs video] 1996.
  6. Rybicka E., Nie taki diabeł straszny. Podręcznik do nauczania słownictwa i gramatyki dla początkujących, Kraków 1990.
  7. Serafin B., Aleksandra Achtelik, Miło mi panią poznać. Język polski w sytuacjach komunikacyjnych, Katowice 2001.
 
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