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EVENTS ORGANISED BY KLUB DIALOGU

As every year, the summer holidays in KLUB DIALOGU is a time full of attractions, events, meetings, and fun! In addition to intensive, summer Polish language courses, we warmly invite you to special events that take place from June to August.

Summer Holidays in KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School

Orientarium in Łódź

We started our series of events on 4th June with a trip to the city of Łódź, to the Orientarium. The Orientarium is a very modern zoo, inhabited not only by land animals, but also aquatic animals, such as sharks, rays, as well as corals, anemones, and others. We definitely recommend it! Read the account from the event and see the photos.

Filmowy Piąteczek/Film Friday – watching films in Polish

The next meeting was FILM FRIDAY, which took place in our school. This is already a tradition of KLUB DIALOGU. During this event, we watch Polish films with English subtitles, and after the film we discuss cultural differences and life in different parts of the world. A perfect and attractive way of learning Polish for everyone!

Move well to the beat of the music

We love to dance! And you? If you share this passion or you like to watch others move to the rhythm of the music, we invite you for outdoor SALSA at the La Playa Beach club by the Vistula River or at the Silent Disco at the Studio Bar. We guarantee a great impression! 😊

Birthday of the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU

As every year, the most important event for us is the birthday of our KLUB DIALOGU School. We always invite you to celebrate with us at the beginning of July! You can expect a lot of fun during this unique meeting! You can even win very attractive prizes! You cannot miss it.

Canoeing trip – go downstream the Wkra River. Relax

On 16th July we will go canoeing. 30km from Warsaw there is a beautiful river, Wkra, and this is the river that we will be able to go down for 2 hours, enjoying basking in nature. We will end the day with a barbecue, beach sports, and a well-deserved rest! If you want, we will speak in Polish. It will be like a little Polish lesson.

Night Breakfast Bar and what else?

The Night Breakfast Bar is a trendy place for real ‘foodies’, with stalls serving local and international street food such as skewers, burgers, tacos, and pizza. Eat, play, and taste after sunset in good company!

What else awaits us? Playing boardgames by the Vistula River, Chopin’s concert in the Łazienki Park, and bowling!

Be sure to check the calendar of events for 2022. Like our fb KLUB DIALOGU page and stay up to date! Bring your family and friends with you and have fun with us!

KLUB DIALOGU recommends. CAN YOU LEARN POLISH ONLINE?

For some time now, online methods have become a very popular way to transfer knowledge in various areas of life. It also turned out to be an effective solution for continuing to learn Polish whilst at the same time guaranteeing safety.

Online learning – what does it actually mean?

Many people think that the Polish language is difficult and learning it would be a miracle. But it doesn’t have to be that hard! The right teaching methods developed by the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU guarantee the best results for everyone. The school focuses on individualism and professionalism, which enable our offer to be tailored to each given student. Engaging individual or group classes, extensive additional materials, a well-chosen language level of students, and modern classroom equipment are just some of the elements that contribute to the high standard of the School by our students.

Online learning. Why is it worth choosing this form?

Last year revealed the true potential of distance learning. First of all, learning Polish online is stable – so important in times of pandemic uncertainty. It does not require traveling to classes or direct contact with other course participants. Thus, it is an extremely convenient way to assimilate new topics in the comfort of your own home.

Online learning is completely flexible – students can connect to their online Polish language course from anywhere in the world. In this way, even a short trip for a vacation or in business matters will not interrupt your studies. You can participate in classes while at work, at university, or in any other location.

Contrary to appearances, online Polish lessons are neither boring nor less valuable than classroom classes! While the dynamics are different, both group and individual lessons are smooth and effective, and are somewhat similar to classroom lessons. The teacher and students interact in real time, and perfectly organized materials and easy access to them are a perfect way to consolidate knowledge.

Advantages and Effects

Learning Polish online offered by the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU is not only convenient and secure, but above all it yealds in results. They are achieved thanks to the teachers’ great passion and a well-developed course. The original curriculum and the unconventional approach to the classes mean that the entire Polish course is focused on issues that allow not only to acquire the necessary knowledge, but also to get to know Polish culture.

Another important aspect is also worth mentioning: anonymity. For people who are afraid to speak in front of others, being physically ‘alone’ but still part of the classroom provides more comfort and confidence in learning.

What do the teachers of KLUB DIALOGU School say about online learning?

Magda, teacher for 6 years:

‘At first I thought the screen would limit my expression. After all, it is known how important a role non-verbal communication plays in the process of learning Polish as a foreign language. In retrospect, however, I can admit that online work is fully effective and pleasant. Widely available instant messaging and a large number of different applications, specially designed for the education sector, facilitate the transfer of knowledge and are attractive to students. Sometimes it is more fun to play an internet quiz than to fill time with grammar exercises. Regardless of age, the principle of learning through play still applies. Of course, as always, one should exercise moderation and adapt the rhythm of classes to the diverse preferences of students.’

Agata, teacher and school methodologist:

‘Students who have never had contact with this form of learning Polish as a foreign language quickly “get used to” it. I also think that in order to learn the Polish language well, it is very important to maintain continuity of learning, which is why online lessons are a convenient tool for those who travel a lot or often stay “after hours” at work. Of course, this is an invaluable form of learning for those who live abroad, and contact with the Polish language is still very important for them!’

Online learning can be fun and an adventure! What do our students say?

Brian from the USA:

‘Online lessons with KLUB DIALOGU are really effective: it’s a great way to efficiently integrate technology with learning Polish as a foreign language. I plan to continue these lessons until I am fluent. It is a very convenient form of learning for both me and my teacher!’

Alessia from Italy:

‘I’ve had online Polish lessons for some time. I have never had the opportunity to do this before and I thought that only direct contact with the teacher was important for learning. Now I know that thanks to such lessons I have more time for myself, because I don’t have to go to school and I can learn at home. It’s very convenient!’

The Polish language school for foreigners KLUB DIALOGU is a school that is constantly developing and reacting to current situations. That is why we are so welcoming for our students. And because teaching is our passion – nothing is impossible for us!

FILM FRIDAY IS ALREADY OUR TRADITION

… and our passion! These are cyclical meetings organised for students by the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU, during which we present Polish films with English subtitles. These films are important for social, political and/or cultural reasons, and thanks to them we try to show our students the history, tradition and mentality of Poles over the last 70 years.

In 2020 and 2021, we had the opportunity to present to our students such films as ‘Corpus Christi’ directed by Jan Komasa – a film nominated for an Oscar, dealing with the issues of morality; good and evil in relation to living conditions and situations. ‘Jasminum’ (directed by J.J. Kolski) tells a mysterious and magical story, full of romance, scents, and light. In this story about monks, people, buildings and smells have their secrets. ‘Man – Woman Wanted’ – is a great comedy by the great director – Stanisław Bareja – showing the life of Poles during the communist era. ‘Vabank’ – an excellent Polish crime comedy directed by Juliusz Machulski, gives an insight into the life and urban planning of the city of Łódź in the 1980s. ‘Maids of Wilka’, directed by Andrzej Wajda, is a psychological film nominated for an Oscar in the non-English-language film category. The return of the main character to the countryside revives memories and old feelings, forcing you to reflect on your fate. ‘Wałęsa, Man of Hope’ – is a film telling the history of great political changes in Poland after 1980, which ended with the fall of communism in 1989 in Poland, and at the same time changed world politics forever …

Each time, FILM FRIDAY attracted great interest among students who were eager to participate in these meetings both at school and online. These events are a unique adventure into the past – a person from another country can better understand mechanisms and lifestyle in Poland, which greatly facilitates acclimatisation in a new country. Each screening of a film is preceded by a short overview of the background of its creation, the director’s idea and the message that the film carries with it. During these exciting meetings, we not only watch movies, but also discuss, finding similarities and differences in comparison to other countries. FILM FRIDAY is also an excellent activity within learning the Polish language, supplementing Polish courses at the school.

Join us!

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Many students have already found out that the Polish Language School KLUB DIALOGU is an extraordinary place where they do extraordinary things! SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES is a new project in which school employees got involved. Its purpose is to resist the mistreatment of refugees and to help to the best of our ability. We, the employees of KLUB DIALOGU, which is not only an educational institution, a school of Polish as a foreign language, but also a place for meetings, conversations, and exchange of experiences between people from different continents and cultures, cannot accept breaking the law, international conventions, and situations where refugees’ medical, material or asylum applications are refused. We also cannot accept hate speech and violence against people of other nationalities.

The actions we have taken so far include: participation in the ‘Stop Torture on the Border’ protest march and undertaking the project of writing and reading letters of support from foreigners who, for various reasons, found themselves in Poland and have a different status of stay in our country (read further here >>).

But that’s not all! In December, we plan to organise a ‘Collection of necessities’ (cleaning products, clothes, food), which will be donated to appropriate foundations to help. With our help, we also want to support one refugee to whom KLUB DIALOGU will provide a scholarship to learn Polish as part of the ‘Solidarity in Education’ program.

If you would like to join us – don’t hesitate! Any help is appreciated. You can bring items to the fundraiser, help with packing, or make a donation to the scholarship. Maybe together we can help more than one person in linguistic and cultural assimilation! Vouchers can be purchased at the school office or by making a bank transfer with the title Solidarity in Education’.

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We could not miss the Sunday (17.10) march – protest: Stop torture at the border! A march of solidarity with refugees, which started at 2pm from the Charles de Gaulle roundabout, commonly known as the palm tree roundabout. It isn’t a coincidence that this was the place chosen by the organisers of the march. This exotic tree standing on the ‘Royal Route’ (Trakt Królewski) came about in December 2002 as an artistic project by Joanna Rajkowska, who wanted to commemorate the Jewish population, once inhabiting much of Warsaw, and from whom the name of Aleje Jerozolimskie Street (Jerusalem Avenues) was derived. The palm was also, according to the artist, a symbol of openness towards others.

We, employees of KLUB DIALOGU, which is not only an educational institution, the Polish language school for foreigners, but also a place for meetings, conversations, and exchange of experiences between people from different continents and cultures, cannot accept violations of the law and international conventions and situations where medical aid for refugees is refused, risking their health and even death.

Walking along the streets of Warsaw (ROUTE: Rondo de Gaulle’a, Plac Trzech Krzyży, Sejm, Plac Konstytucji, Metro Centrum), in a walk lasting over two hours, we wanted to show that we are in solidarity with the fate of people suffering at the borders and we believe that you should always protest when someone is hurt, or deprived of a chance for a normal life just because they were born in a country affected by war or other humanitarian crisis.

We also want to thank OUR STUDENTS who were with us at the protest. Thanks to them, we can learn tolerance and openness. Thank you for the lessons you teach us and for being there! When matters are important to us, let’s be together!

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US!

Saying goodbye to summer is never easy, and summer 2021 is already behind us.  Luckily, after a one-year break, we managed to organise a summer calendar full of KLUB DIALOGU events.  Despite the worldwide pandemic, many difficulties and limitations, we spent this time very intensively and effectively, and the return of our side events sweetened us even more than usual!  So what’s so special about this summer?

At the end of June, our intensive Polish language courses began, which are liked and sought after by students who need a faster pace of learning.  These courses are very demanding and oblige you to work independently from home, but they give you really great results!  However, learning Polish every day does not have to be difficult, boring or tiring!  The pleasant summer weather allowed us to go outside the classroom as part of the lesson.  We were at the park, at the market, at the cafe, and at Hala Mirowska to buy ingredients for the rest of the lesson where we cooked in Polish!  After all, the goal of learning Polish is to use it every day, in various situations, not only with a course book in hand!

During the summer holidays, there were also regular group Polish language courses, as well as individual lessons, the nature and frequency of which depend entirely on the student’s needs.

We love to see our school full of students with happy faces, filled with the desire to learn Polish!  We have also become experts in conducting online classes, offering online group Polish language courses and individual online lessons to meet the needs of all our students.  We have introduced hybrid courses that allow lessons to continue even when a student was absent due to going on vacation. The beauty of online and hybrid classes is that they can be joined from anywhere! 

Traditionally, the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU invited its students with their family and friends to additional summer events aimed at integrating and sharing everyday life in Poland.  The interest in the events exceeded our wildest expectations!  As every year, together with students and friends, we celebrated another birthday of KLUB DIALOGU.  More than 40 people came to share this special date with us!  Thank you very much!  The following Saturday, there was a canoeing trip on the Pilica River near Warsaw.  Beautiful, sunny weather, playing volleyball on the beach and a barbecue gave everyone a lot of needed energy for the next week.  In addition, we visited the Night Market to enjoy street food and card games, had a lovely evening at a Silent Disco, had a great time in an intense phonetics workshop and exercised our bodies in a cheerful atmosphere while playing bowling.  What’s more, we hosted our regular meetings: ‘Film Piąteczek’, during which we watch Polish films with English subtitles and discuss Polish culture, tradition and mentality of Poles.  We love these events because they give the opportunity not only to show our life, but also learn a lot of interesting things about other cultures, and our students come here from all over the world!

This summer we welcomed many new students who came to us from the USA, Argentina, Israel, Iran, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany and Great Britain!  Moreover, we also enjoyed the time we spent on our own vacations.  This summer, our employees visited, among others, Italy and Sicily, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Slovenia, and of course they had a great time in Poland and in Warsaw itself.

Summer will be over soon.  But life at KLUB DIALOGU school goes on!  🙂 We are fully ready, full of energy and new passion to teach our Polish language!

As every year, during the summer, KLUB DIALOGU, in addition to learning Polish as a foreign language, offers a lot of attractions and unique events for its students.

– ‘It’s an intense time, also for us’ – comments Dorota Maszkiewicz, school director. ‘Beautiful weather, the start of summer, intensive Polish language courses, lazy evenings – are conducive to evening trips to the Wisła River, dancing in a club, or enjoying a Polish film outdoors (with English subtitles). One of our special events was the annual canoeing trip, which was attended by 35 students (some brought their families along too!)’

Thanks to the school events, students have the opportunity to learn about the life and lifestyle of Poles in Warsaw, make new acquaintances, and sometimes long-term friendships, or just generally time to enjoy yourself.

Although the summer holidays for the Polish Language School KLUB DIALOGU started at the end of June, we are planning some extraordinary events until the end of August, including: bowling, tango at SPATiF, volleyball on the beach by the Wisła River, and a Chopin concert in the Łazienki park.

We welcome you to come!

STATE CERTIFICATE IN POLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, what is it and how to get it?

Why do people even want to learn Polish? – there are a million reasons, and each person has their “own”. However, regardless of personal reasons, as many as 60 million people in the world use the Polish language, of which around 38 million live in Poland. The rest can be found in USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Brazil and Australia, to name a few. This shows that it is worth learning Polish regardless of whether you live in Poland or abroad.

An important aspect of learning is checking your knowledge and approach to the State Exam for Certificate confirming knowledge of Polish as a foreign language. This exam can be taken at levels B1, B2 and C1, and recently A2 level has been added.

What are the reasons for taking the State Certificate exam? Again – there are many, but it is enough to mention the most important:

Of course, you can also mention the satisfaction of your own achievements!

KLUB DIALOGU School has been preparing its students for passing this exam for many years. How are we doing this?

First of all, the entire curriculum in KLUB DIALOGU is precisely structured. At each stage of learning, the student receives comprehensive knowledge necessary for later, during the exam.

Before the exam, the School organises specialist courses preparing for the exam, and last but not least – KLUB DIALOGU School is an Examination Centre, which means that it has the right to conduct an exam for the B1 State Certificate.

Agata, our teacher and methodologist with over 7 years of experience in teaching Polish and a foreign language knows exactly what it’s like to teach Polish on levels from complete beginner (A0) to more advanced (C1). She, just like all of us, is proud that we’re a Centre of Examination. “All our courses, starting from A0, through A1, A2 and B1 levels, are led taking into account exam requirements, and the fact that students can learn towards B1 and B2 levels in order to pass the exam. What’s more, we have additional courses that solely prepare students towards the B1 exam. This course is appropriate for those students who have already reached B1 level and are preparing for the exam; the course goes through all aspects that can be expected on the exam itself – grammar, speaking, reading, writing and listening. Many of our students have already passed this exam, which is something we are so proud of!”

One of the people that passed the B1 certificate in 2020 is Julia. Julia said the following when she was asked about her experience at KLUB DIALOGU and about the exam itself:

“I will start with the fact that I like to learn foreign languages, and the Polish language course is not my first challenge. I really enjoyed the general Polish language course. Well-established, friendly relations in the group and great teachers were of great importance here. But it was time to prepare for the exam, so I had to change the nature of the class. I started a preparatory course. I believe, that  exam preparation is important and necessary. Classes were easy and natural. In the preparatory process we went through almost all common exam tasks. Now not only do I advise, but I also strongly recommend a similar preparation course to successfully pass the exam.”

Sandra, an experienced teacher of KLUB DIALOGU has led courses that specifically prepare for the B1 examination. When asked about whether running such a course is different to other courses, she explained: “The course is dedicated to students who want to take the B1 exam, so the structure of the course should differ from the one used for regular courses. Classes are longer, and all the exam elements are gone through each lesson.” She added with a smile, “Perhaps students are more tolerant of the language itself and are able to accept most of the language exceptions that appear at this level.”

When asked if she enjoys running these kinds of courses, and whether there’s a greater sense of pressure to ensure students to well to learn and remember everything to pass the exam, she expressed that, “students at this level are already able to speak the language really well. This allows you to conduct cool discussions or even take up controversial topics. Positive reinforcement always works, but the most important thing is the student’s attitude and personal commitment.”

It is worth mentioning that using any additional learning tools, such as quizzes, role-playing, field exercises, etc. work on all levels, and it’s important to make classes as lively and interesting as possible, no matter if it’s a course to prepare for an exam or not.

So, once the exam session comes round and students who have learnt with us take it, we are eagerly waiting for the news of how it went. Just like all of us, Sandra explained how when we get the news that students have passed the exam, it’s a really great feeling, for them, but also for us! “It is a great pleasure to receive such information from students. There are usually also thank you emails that greatly motivate you to continue working, and student results arouse admiration and satisfaction.”

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June, 19th (Friday), 6 PM

FREE  OF CHARGE, TRIAL LESSON

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.

During free of charge, trial lesson we demonstrate that the Polish language is not as difficult as it`s said to be and you will develop many useful skills.

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!

Are you keen on films? Would you like to immerse in the Polish culture and mentality? We have something for you!

Come and discover the feeling of Polish films. You will learn more about them from the introduction before the film, as well as the discussion after the screening. This is an important element of Polish culture and history, thanks to which you will better understand and accept (?) Poles’ behaviour and mentality.

Keep an eye on our Funpage to get to know more!