Polish - Polski

Why learn Polish?

Although sometimes considered a language of exceptional difficulty, Polish is written, like English and other European languages, in Latin script (unlike many other Slavic languages, which use the Cyrillic script). This helps many speakers of Western languages because, when starting to study Polish, they don’t have to learn a whole new alphabet.

Polish is spoken by about 38 million people in Poland, but in addition to that many more million use the language within the Polish diaspora, commonly referred to as Polonia.

Because Poles constitute a large minority in many countries in Europe and the whole world, after you attend a Linguae Mundi Polish course you can start practising the language with native speakers almost anywhere you live!

What are some key phrases?

Dzień dobry

Good morning

“jen doh-brih”

Cześć

Hello

“cheshch”

Tak

Yes

“tahk”

Nie

No/Not

“nyeh”

Dziękuję

Thank you

“jen-koo-yeh”

Na zdrowie!

Cheers!/Bless you!

“nah zdroh-vyeh”

Are there any words I might recognise?

You may have heard of “mleko”, ‘milk’, or “wódka”, ‘vodka’ …
On the other hand, here are some words that may or may not sound familiar to English speakers’ ears: “brat”, ‘brother’; “siostra”, ‘sister’; “syn”, ‘son’; “matka”, ‘mother’, “dom”, ‘house’/’home’; “mysz”, ‘mouse’.
An interesting Polish word is: “pokój”, which can mean both ‘peace’, and ‘room’.

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Our full timetable can be found on the registration page. Information on fees can be found on our payment and costs page.

We offer a range of levels for most languages from beginner to advanced. Our courses match the standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels - from A1 to C2.

  • Beginner (A1) - A solid start to learning the language.
  • Post-Beginner (A1+) - Gain in confidence with the basics.
  • Improvers (A2) - Start to hold longer, routine conversations.
  • Language and Culture (B1 to B2) - New topics each semester to develop to a higher level.
  • Advanced (C1) - Use the language in more extended and complex situations.

As well as this language, we offer over 30 other languages. Can’t decide which language to learn? Try one of our free Intro Sessions where we’ll teach you the basics and you can decide if it’s for you. Learn how to join an intro session.

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