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The ability to speak Polish is like having a superpower. We can help you master the language and go out to the world with a useful skill.

Miłosława Słaboń-Kędzierska, M.A., Coordinator of Polish Studies

Online Polish Preparatory School

  • Level: A1 - B2/C1
  • 2 semesters (600 hours)
  • October 19, 2020 to June 30, 2021
  • Non-degree program

Practical Information

  • October 19, 2020 - June 10, 2021 (600 hrs)
  • Morning or afternoon groups
  • Live classes online, Monday to Friday (5 classes x 45 minutes/each day, one 30-minute break)
  • All materials are available online
  • You learn from experienced university teachers

During the course:

  • you will be able to see and hear the teacher and the rest of the students in your group
  • you will participate in conversations and group discussions
  • you will be able to see materials that the teacher shows and projects onto the board
  • you will start speaking Polish during the first class

Program

Our program offers a modern and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that course participants quickly improve their Polish skills. We conduct periodic assessments, which show participants their progress and indicate areas for improvement. Upon successful completion of the course and achieving a passing grade from the final exam, participants receive language proficiency certificates that open doors to further education in Polish, at the university level.

Students also learn about some aspects of Polish culture, such as film, history, literature, art and music.

LEVEL A1 – A2

This level is addressed to beginners with no or very basic Polish skills. The aim of the program is to equip participants with elementary language skills useful in everyday life. During the course of study the participants will practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing, which will allow them to express themselves and communicate freely in Polish, in daily social situations. The program offers a modern and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that course participants quickly improve their Polish skills. We conduct periodic assessments, which show participants their progress and indicate areas for improvement.

LEVEL B1 – C1

This level is designed for students needing to improve their Polish language competencies in order to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The program focuses on equipping the participants with language and basic academic skills, necessary for successful progress through their degree program(s).

Assessment

The course starts with a written and oral assessment test, which allows us to place participants in groups appropriate to their Polish language competency. Learning at the appropriate level ensures rapid skill development and allows participants to communicate with an increasing ease and confidence.

Candidate

The courses at A1-A2 level are addressed to beginners with no or very basic Polish skills.

The B1-C1 level is directed to candidates with an intermediate (at least CEFR A2) command of Polish. The program focuses on the development of advanced language skills (to at least CEFR B2 level) and prepares the participants for entry to university programs conducted in Polish.

Next Steps

After completing the course, you will take an exam and receive a certificate confirming the level of your language proficiency. If you meet language requirements, you may be admitted to a diploma program of your choice at SWPS University.

Course participants who by the end of the Polish Preparatory School do not achieve at least CEFR B2 language proficiency by the end of the program, or those who would like to further develop their Polish skills, may enroll in our Polish Language Summer School » to ensure that they meet language competency requirements for their chosen university program of study.

Advantages

Convenience and Quality

Thanks to our Online Preparatory Schools, you can learn from any place in the world. You do not have to delay your university plans. You do not waste any time on commute and do not spend any money on accommodation in Poland. By participating in the online classes, you can practice Polish regularly. You learn form experienced university teachers, get the same number of classes, and use the same study materials as the in-class students. After one semester you can transfer to an in-class course.

Best Foreign Language Teachers

The faculty of the Polish Preparatory School are qualified teachers of Polish as a Foreign Language. All of them have extensive experience in working with international students and they are passionate about teaching. Their goal is to accommodate the learning needs of all students and align the program of teaching with students’ competency level. Our teachers employ the most current teaching methodology, which fosters rapid development of language skills.


Faculty


Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office>
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Should you decide to transfer to an in-class course, please send an official notification to the Office of the Polish and English Preparatory Schools at prep@swps.edu.pl, and a Final Letter of Acceptance, will be issued to you
 
Tuition Fee
Two semesters, 600 hours
1 installment 2,400 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61 (English)
  • +48 22 517 98 92 (Russian and Ukrainian)
  • Following the changes in the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines, our Admissions Office is resuming some of its pre-pandemic operations. The office continues to provide services to candidates exclusively online and by phone. However, we encourage candidates to start sending original documents or documents certified by a notary public via post or courier. You can find the deadline for submitting the original documents in your Admission Decision letter.
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor