Dodatkowo wklej ten kod bezpośrednio po tagu otwierającym :

easter

unusual-polish-easter

UNUSUAL EASTER 2022 IN POLISH

Easter – is the most important Christian holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, i.e. the victory of life over death. What an eloquent symbol in 2022, in the 21st century, when an unjust war is being waged in the center of Europe, in Ukraine. A war in which one Slavic and Christian state – Putin’s Russia, sheds the blood of its brother Slavs, Christians – Ukrainians.  

Yet although Poles do not experience hostility themselves, it is an extremely difficult experience for us. Being both Slavs and Christians, we consider freedom and peace to be the most important values ​​of the modern world. 

It is so difficult to concentrate on preparing for Easter now, knowing that millions of people have lost all their belongings, and often the roof over their heads. That is why we want to dedicate this time to our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, surrounding them with support, love, and whatever everyone can offer in their charity. 

Traditional Easter in Poland

In Poland, Easter consists of a number of events. You probably noticed on Sunday 10th April, many people were walking with green or coloured twigs in their hands. These are EASTER PALMS – a symbol of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Let them, this year, be a symbol of the triumphant Ukrainian flag over a free Ukraine!

Saturday 16th April is a special time of blessing food in the church. On this day, Christians prepare baskets full of food. They include bread, cold cuts, eggs, salt, pepper, and cake. They also put a lamb in the basket made of bread or sugar. However, in each region of Poland, the decoration and composition of Easter baskets differ from each other.

Traditionally, we celebrate Easter on two days: Sunday and Monday. This year, when we sit down at the table, our thoughts will be directed to Ukraine, and our wishes have one word: FREEDOM.  

Holidays in the Orthodox rite, the religion of which are our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, will begin a week later. May it be a peaceful holiday, free from threats and fear for loved ones, in an independent country under the blue and yellow flag. 

Let this holiday be not only a triumph of life over death in a symbolic dimension, but also a victory of PEACE over WAR in the here and now! 

EVENTS

SUMMER TIME, LOVELY TIME

Summer is a special time. It is a time of work, meeting friends, and relaxation. At KLUB DIALOGU School it’s a time of intensive learning of the Polish language, and fun during summer events! We hope your vacation time was good and interesting too!

See the movie: summer at KLUB DIALOGU 2022

ORIENTARIUM – A TRIP TO THE ZOO IN ŁÓDŹ

We started our series of events ‘SUMMER 2022’ 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!

After visiting the Zoo, we walked along the longest street in Łódź – Piotrkowska. We are glad that you were with us!

EASTER MEETING ‘SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE’ IN KLUB DIALOGU  

Bunny rabbits, lambs, painted eggs, and special cut-outs – all this was in the EASTER BASKET after the event organised last Friday by the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU. This unique meeting attracted over 30 people: big, medium-sized, and the smallest ones, who were equally passionate about preparing Easter decorations by themselves.

Even before the start of ‘handicrafts’, our teacher Wioletka conducted a charming and interesting phonetic workshop of the Polish language, introducing us to the secrets of Polish pronunciation, using the example of Easter vocabulary!

The whole event was dedicated to our Ukrainian friends. In this way, we wanted to express our solidarity and support, and express our wishes for peace and the happy return of a free country, although there are no words that would seem appropriate in this situation…

As always, we warmly invite you to our Polish language courses. KLUB DIALOGU school creates a unique atmosphere, building a one-of-a-kind, multicultural community.

FILM FRIDAY IS ALREADY OUR TRADITION…

… and our passion! These are cyclical meetings organised for students by KLUB DIALOGU, during which we present Polish films with English subtitles. These films are important for social, political and cultural reasons, and thanks to them we try to show our students the history, tradition and mentality of Poles over the last 70 years. During these exciting meetings, we not only watch movies, but also discuss. FILM FRIDAY is also an excellent activity within learning the Polish language, supplementing Polish courses at the school. Read More >>

MARCH OF SOLIDARITY WITH REFUGEES

We, employees of KLUB DIALOGU, which is not only an educational institution, but also a Polish language school for foreigners, and 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.  Read more >>

SUMMER 2021. 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?  Read more >>

CANOEING

Canoeing is already a tradition part of KLUB DIALOGU summer events.  We have already canoed the Świder and Wkra rivers (2 times), and now our brave students have tried their hand at the Pilica river.  Fortunately, you don’t have to be a seasoned canoeist to spend an unforgettable day close to nature, surrounded by ducks, swans and aquatic plants.  36 brave canoeists, having successfully reached their destination, spent then time by the fire, roasting sausages, playing football and volleyball, and of course talking in 100 languages ​​of the world!  😊.  Thank you and see you next year!

INTENSIVE PHONETIC TRAINING

Is the pronunciation of Polish sounds difficult for you?  Which sounds are the most complicated for you?  We know that the Polish language can be a challenge, so in the evening, after lessons, we invited students for an INTENSIVE PHONETIC TRAINING by the Wisła River.  Besides learning, it was great fun!  Students had the opportunity to practice such popular expressions as: cieszę się, dzięki! wstrząśnięty, lecz nie zmieszany, jestem szczególnie uszczęśliwiony, Kasia płaciła przy kasie za kaszę. 😊

12 + 5 BIRTHDAY OF CLUB DIALOGU

On 2nd July, KLUB DIALOGU celebrated its 12 + 5th BIRTHDAY.  Why 12 + 5?  Well, the school was founded 17 years ago, so we have extensive experience in teaching Polish as a foreign language, but for 5 years it has been managed by new owners, Viola and Piotr, who gave the School a modern chic makeover and bring a lot of loveliness to the place!

Over 50 people came to our birthday party!  It was thanks to our wonderful students that it was an amazing evening full of attractions, conversations, making new friends and laughter. There was also a birthday cake and champagne.  And finally – a surprise!  THE CIRCLE OF FORTUNE, where with every ticket came a prize.  The biggest attraction for 12 people was a voucher for their next course.  Congratulations!

CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS AT KLUB DIALOGU

On Friday 11th December 2020, a long-awaited event took place at KLUB DIALOGU! (of course, with safety precautions). Our new teachers: Zosia and Irenka prepared a Christmas program. We learned new words and traditions from Poland and other countries, we decorated gingerbread cookies and sang Christmas carols. It was very nice and we had a lot of fun! We are waiting for the good times of the regular events to return, during which there will be a lot of us and everyone will have a great time.

KLUB DIALOGU GOES CANOEING

We embarked on our 3rd annual canoeing adventure at the weekend, 6th July,. We canoed down the beautiful river Wkra for around 2 hours. Once we reached our destination we ate a grill, talked all together and played volleyball. Even despite the rainy weather, it was a really fantastic trip full of laughs. We want to thank those who came who made it another event not to forget in a hurry, and for those who couldn’t make it, we welcome you to our next events!

THE 3RD ANNIVERSARY of KLUB DIALOGU

KLUB DIALOGU turned 3 under its new ownership of Viola and Piotr and on Friday we celebrated in style at the school! A lot of guests came amongst whom were our great students, teachers and friends and family.

The main attraction of the night was our game ‘Students have talent’. There were 3 teams of students and the game consisted of different categories, such as ‘advertisements’ where different products such as toilet paper, sausages and toothpaste had to be advertised (it was really amazing!!), ‘karaoke’ and ‘tongue twisters’. Our panel of judges had to award points to each team based on their performance.

Next we ate really delicious cake complete with our logo making it all the more special.

Finally we went on to giving out the awards. These prizes were awarded to: students who have studied at KLUB DIALOGU from A0 level up to B1, to ‘exceptionally loyal students’ as well as to our outstanding teachers and staff members.

Thank you all for making it a terrific birthday and for being with us! We are so proud of you all and of our school!

KLUB DIALOGU GOES BOWLING

 

Klub Dialogu went bowling and we had a blast 😉 learning Polish is never boring, but with us you can always GUARANTEE fun twists, turns and adventures along the way.

VALENTINE`S DAY

 

IT WAS NOT JUST A REGULAR EVENING – IT WAS VALENTINE`S!

In what other Polish school can you play ‘blind date’, dance on newspaper and receive letters from a secret admirer? My guess is only in Klub Dialogu ?

On Friday, 15th we hosted our Valentines event and it was, of course, a lot of fun. We first played 4 rounds of ‘blind date’ (‘randka w ciemno’) and the winners together with their match of each round went on to play other small games… the winners received a voucher of 100zł for a cafe. The voucher was cut into two pieces, however, so in order to redeem the prize, the pair has to go there together!! ? ?

We later on opened letters that we received from secret admirers ? that they had put in our Valentines Box during the past couple of weeks in school.

It was another beautiful event and we hope to see you all on the next one! Thank you for coming ? and now have a look at the pictures to see our event for yourselves!

INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

Our event on Friday, 9th 2018 was such a success. Thank you to everyone that came and made it so special – how wonderful to celebrate 100 year anniversary with you all! We played ‘kalambury’ (charades), and had a quiz about Poland.
What’s more, thank you to everyone who made a video/photo contribution for our competition. Congrats to Alex who won!!