At the end of last year, KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School opened a brand new course called ‘LEVEL UP 500’. This drew a lot of attention quite quickly, but perhaps you’re wondering why? What does this name even mean?
The aim of this course is for the students enrolled to learn the Polish language from A0 level (a complete beginner in Polish) to B1 level (upper intermediate) in 500 hours. What’s more, these hours are to be done within 6 months of intensive learning, shared into 5 semesters, each of which are subsequently at a higher level, so students at different levels can also join this course as it’s going along at the beginning of a new semester. Each class is 4 hours long in total, and they take place at our school every week day.
The LEVEL UP 500 PROGRAM has now a very diverse and super interesting range of students, and we love to see them so eager to learn our language! A lot of our students are always interested in getting to B1 level or higher in order to communicate effectively in Polish and potentially write the state exam. It is human nature to be impatient 😉 so the fact that the Level Up 500 course boasts getting from A0 – B1 in 6 months was something that really drew attention, and still is!
Why is this course so fascinating and drawing so much attention from learners of Polish as a foreign language?
Ania, one of the two wonderful teachers running this course, who is very experienced and skilled in her field says she really enjoys teaching these lessons as you can “really immerse yourself in the Polish language 100%” and the fact it is so fast-paced means the results of effective teaching can be seen very quickly. A class that lasts 4 hours a day doesn’t have to be boring and spent only sitting down!”. And she adds, “creativity is very important being a teacher, and planning these lessons takes time to make them as interesting and engaging as possible. For example, the other day we just all stood up and played football together. We all said a positive sentence in Polish and passed the ball to one another. It was a fun and energizing way to take a break from sitting!”
Ania explains that during such a course, it’s necessary to strongly observe students to see how they learn, as everyone has somewhat different learning styles and needs. A challenge is to be able to run a class that benefits all in an equal way, but during classes they’re especially longer than others, this is more possible as there’s more time to use different methods. The biggest motivator is progress, for both the students and teachers!!
Mailing from Venezuela is one of our students who joined us for an intensive summer course, and she has now gone on to learning in our LEVEL UP 500 PROGRAM. For her, it’s all about practise. After completing a semester in this PROGRAM, which she admitted finding difficult sometimes, she says she has really improved this time around. “I can see the difference, and it’s very obvious.” Even though this semester is now a higher level than before, I think I just had to get used to this way and pace of learning. Now I have really got the hang of it and I’m enjoying it so much.”
So far this specialised program has proven to be a big success, and we’re so happy and proud to see improvement in our students and the achievements of our teachers.
At KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School, we specialise in comprehensive and uniquely designed courses that are aimed towards improving our students knowledge in a more targeted and specific way.
One such program we offer is a GRAMMAR PROGRAM, aimed at students at A2 level who wish to focus solely on this difficult aspect of our language. This course is also unique in the fact that some students decide to join it concurrently with their current course in our school.
During all of our lessons, the GRAMMAR COURSE included, we don’t like the idea of ‘dumbing’ down grammar explanations, making everything ‘too simplistic’ or crude, so we make an effort to teach grammar principles in a detailed yet effective and understandable way.
We recently finished a grammar course that consisted of a group of 7 people, all eager to improve their Polish understanding and speaking. In fact, our student Richard, who took part in the course, said that if one decides to take part in such classes, it shows that they are serious about learning the language. Why is that the case? Well, to join such a course is a leap of faith in yourself, as just simply attending class and forgetting about it until the next meeting just doesn’t cut it… As Richard said, “it’s necessary to go home and practise afterwards”. The course itself is a strong foundation to self-learning; he said, however, that without such a course, which is “well-structured and organised”, actually taking that step with Polish grammar is immensely difficult alone. Our classes provided a backbone to all other aspects of Polish language learning.
During the course, there was a situation with a student who just couldn’t grasp the concept of when a noun in the basic form ends with an ‘a’, it’s most likely a feminine word. However, Sandra, our teacher and certified speech therapist, is “infinitely patient”, explaining everything when and where it was necessary, and, in the end, the student understood!
We believe that learning Polish grammar shouldn’t be conducted by the book and in a colourless way. No matter how advanced someone is in the subject, sometimes our grammar is a mammoth task. That’s why there’s always fun to be had and countless laughs during our meetings!
What about from the teachers perspective? They’re interesting lessons to lead, as it’s different type of course than ‘regular’ courses. Each lesson, all were involved with a different grammar case, giving lessons a lot of structure every time. Each meeting also involved parts of theory as well as learning cases in specific situations along with practical tasks which helped students come out of their shells and enjoy the lessons a lot!
Anyone can join such a course. From any background and with any reason to learn Polish. They just have to be prepared to learn intensely, put in work and then see amazing results.
Do you feel that Polish grammar is difficult? Do you still struggle with it?
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT ANY MORE!
Come for a new GRAMMAR COURSE at A2 level! Everybody who would like to revise or systematise their knowledge of grammar is very welcome. Doesn`t matter if you currently don`t attend classes at KLUB DIALOGU, but feel that this kind of grammar revision will suit you, or you are a student, who`d like to intensify the Polish language learning (simultaneously to your course at school) – for sure you will find a lot of practical topics for yourself.
We kindly invite you for taking part in our unique summer program KLUB DIALOGU has prepared especially for you. Get to know our outstanding offer. In addition to regular, intensive and semi-intensive courses at all levels, a wide range of unusual events are available which will make your summer time even more attractive and full of “Polishness”. The Polish language has never been easy, and we know how to make it so!
EASTER (21 / 22.04) – this is a special time and the most important religious holiday in Poland. It begins with a HOLY WEEK (18 – 20/04) – from MAUNDY THURSDAY, through GOOD FRIDAY, it ends with a HOLY SATURDAY, when Christians celebrate food ceremoniously. People bring ‘święconka’, or baskets, to the church to be blessed, in which there are: hams, sausages, cakes, bread and ‘PISANKI’, or painted eggs.
EASTER SUNDAY (21/04) – On this morning, families sit together at the Easter table. Before meals, they share an egg whilst giving best wishes.
EASTER MONDAY (22/04) – this is the second day of Easter, which is associated with fun and … water! From the early hours of the morning, boys go pouring buckets of water over girls. Do not be surprised when, on this day, you will be accidentally covered with water on the street!
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To bring you closer to our tradition, the Polish Language School for Foreigners, KLUB DIALOGU invites you to free conversation classes at the school.
13th April (Saturday),
A0 / A1, at 10 – 11.30 AM
A2 / B1, at 11.45 AM – 1.15 PM
During which we will talk about
How we celebrate Easter in Poland and in other countries.
Book your place now! ?
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New courses at attractive prices! Check now. Go to PROMOTION ZONE.
To support you in this important decision, KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School has prepared a unique offer of courses for you, in which you will not only be spoilt for choice, but also won’t break the bank. From October to December 2018, each course costs only 690 PLN. If you decide to purchase two courses straight away, you will get a price guarantee of 680 PLN per course (1360 PLN in total). We have one more gift for you. If you buy a package of 2 courses, you will have the opportunity to buy phonetics or grammar lessons (max 4h) for only 85PLN/1h. The promotion includes courses starting from October to January 2019.
Bare in mind! The Christmas break at our school lasts from 24.12.2018 – 2.01.2019.
FREE TRIAL LESSON, September, 21st, 7PM
You have probably thought very deeply about taking up Polish, because you know that this is something that can level you up in everyday life in Poland. It usually takes some time, however, to transform that thought into… performance.
That`s why, in order to support you, we`d like to invite you, for the FREE TRIAL LESSON, during which we will demonstrate that Polish is not as difficult as it`s said to be and you will develop many useful skills. Moreover, you will receive a VOUCHER WORTH 50zł for their chosen course.
Where?: KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School, Aleje Jerozolimskie 55 flat 4
No one achieves mastery alone. You need a teacher. A coach. Just come. Ask your questions. Together we’ll determine if it’s right for you!
Just write to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. If you have any doubts, do not hesitate to contact us on +48 664 788 004.
Friday 7th September 2018 at 6PM, we’re inviting you to a one of a kind event: HOUSEWARMING PARTY in KLUB DIALOGU.
Caring for our students’ learning comfort, in July, KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School moved to new location at Aleje Jerozolimskie 55/4. Now it’s a modern, beautiful place; open and friendly, where all foreigners are wholeheartedly invited to learn Polish, and we would like to share this good energy with you.
During the event, many attractions will be showcased, such as: ESCAPE ROOM, karaoke, and the exhibition opening of paintings by Joanna Kurella.
And what’s more, we will pamper you with sweets and champagne! And a surprise …
Each of our guests will receive a VOUCHER WORTH 50zł for their chosen course.
Sounds appealing? Just come and join us! We are waiting for you! Bring your friends along.
Discover a unique offer combining effective and creative Polish language learning with great fun during cultural and entertainment events during intensive summer courses.
Moreover, in summer prices of regular courses go incredibly down! See for yourself.
Summer courses >> summer events >> all courses >>