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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

Polish Preparatory School

  • Level:  A1 - B2/C1
  • 2 semesters (500 hours)
  • October 19, 2020 - June 30, 2021
  • Non-degree program

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Dates

  • October 19, 2020 - June 30, 2021 (500 hrs)

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. They have an opportunity to visit some places of interest in Poznań, including the Renaissance Town Hall, the former Imperial Castle of Wilhelm II, the Citadel park, and the National Museum in Poznań.

On the first day, students attend an opening ceremony and an integration workshop to get to know the teachers and each other better. After the ceremony, students undergo an assessment of their English skills, which helps us to place them in groups appropriate to their language proficiency level.

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). Participants learn in an international environment, which gives them an additional opportunity to practice Polish skills during informal interactions with each other.

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

At the end of the course, students take the final test to assess their progress. Those, who do not achieve at least CEFR B2 language proficiency by the end of the program, or those who would like to further develop their English skills, may enroll in our Polish Language Summer School in Warsaw » or the Polish Language Summer School in Wrocław » to ensure that they meet language competency requirements for their chosen university program of study.

Advantages

Multicultural Environment

Our Language Schools offer a friendly and multicultural environment, contributing to students’ development of language and interpersonal skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. Our programs attract people from all over the world, therefore, students have ample opportunities to practice Polish and English (two languages they usually have in common) not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

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.

Study in Poznań

Poznań is one of the largest academic centers in Poland, which is a home to over 130,000 students annually. The city is also a lively cultural center and hosts many popular events, including the Malta Festival - the biggest theatre festival in Poland, Dancing Poznań - which has been attracting dancers from all over the world for the past seventeen years, and Made in Chicago - the only festival of the Chicago Jazz School in Europe.

Moreover, Poznań is a good starting point for traveling around Western Poland and Europe. Located about 3-hour train ride away from Wrocław, Berlin, and Szczecin (on the Baltic Sea) it serves as a good hub for interesting weekend trips. For more information on student life in Poznań, please go to the official city website for students.

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. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office. Please submit two signed copies of the Agreement and two signed copies of the Appendix – your original signature is required on every page of each document
Tuition Fee
Two semesters (500 hours)
1 installment 2,000 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 10:00-18:00
    Tuesday 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