Would you like to study at a Polish university in Polish, but you don’t speak a word of the language? Or maybe you need to refresh your Polish skills before you study? Here is your chance to learn Polish in one year and be fully prepared to undertake studies at the University of Wroclaw. By participating in this one-year course you will open up doors to a variety of affordable BA and MA programs and have the opportunity to be fully immersed in the Polish university culture. This program is great for people with Polish heritage who want to pursue university studies in Poland. It is also ideal for students who want to learn intensive Polish for professional or personal reasons.
The University of Wroclaw is one of the best and largest universities in the Silesia region. It has a rich history of more than three centuries. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the university has produced 9 Nobel Prize winners, such as Theodor Mommsen, Philipp Lenard, Eduard Buchner, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Friedrich Bergius, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern, and Max Born. Today there are more than 40,000 students studying at ten departments.
The School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners has been operating since 1974, which means it has thirty years of experience in teaching Polish. Majority of the language trainers employed by the School are research workers from the Institute of Polish Philology who have extensive experience in the area of teaching Polish as a foreign language both in Poland and abroad.
Wroclaw is located in Lower Silesia, and it is the fourth largest city in Poland. Most visitors remember it as a city of quaint bridges and canals (there are 12 islands and 112 bridges!). It also called the cultural center of the region due to its museums, tourist sites, theaters, galleries, music festivals, and numerous cultural events. There are wonderful restaurants and green parks, making it an attractive study abroad location. Moreover, within the city there are 13 institutions of higher education, so there are plenty of college students to meet!
Courses & Descriptions:
The program is intensive and includes 810 hours of instruction (1 hour = 45 minutes).
Classes will be held Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 15.00. Here is a breakdown of the hours during each semester:
-290 hours of basic language instructions
-60 hours of classes “Knowledge about Poland”
-20 hours of conversation
-20 hours of meetings and trips
-280 hours of basic language instructions
-30 hours of classes “Knowledge about Poland”
-30 hours of specialised classes
-30 hours of reading and comprehension and writing
-30 hours of conversation
-20 hours of meetings and trips
During each semester, students will have an opportunity to participate in additional (free of charge) conversation classes conducted by advanced undergraduate students of the Polish Philology Department specializing in teaching Polish as a foreign language.
Students may also participate in classes called “Poland in documentary films,” which is also free of charge. Participation in these activities help students increase their vocabulary and it is very useful for those who intend to major in humanities such as International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, or Polish Philology. All presented films have subtitles in English, and the students are given additional comments both in Polish and English.
The One-Year Preparatory Course is a non-degree program designed for foreign students intending to study at the University of Wroclaw in the Polish language. If students successfully pass the course, the certificate of Polish proficiency should allow them to seamlessly enroll in the program of their choice at the university or any other university in Poland. Also, the certificate can be used of proof of proficiency in Polish for professional or personal purposes.
It is possible to use financial aid to pay for part of all fo the program costs. For this program, students are recommended to look for speical study abroad loans or scholarships. We would be happy to provide you with more information on your financial aid options for this program.
Scholarships are available on our scholarships page.
June 23, 2016
Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Applying for our programs is simple! Fill out the on-line application form and wait for more information from us.