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THE POWER OF COMMUNICATION. HOW TO SPEAK SO THAT WE ARE HEARD? – Why is it so important not only while learning the polish language? (Episode I)

How to speak so that we are heard? Why is effective communication so important not only when learning Polish?

The Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU is a unique place where not only Polish lessons take place, but where we passionately share Polish tradition, culture, and lifestyle. We understand DIALOGUE as effective communication, full acceptance of the diversity of cultures, openness to exchanging thoughts, and the willingness to get to know each other. That’s why we like to talk so much ?.

That’s all (and so much) about KLUB DIALOGU School. What does sociological research say?

Many sociological studies show that the effectiveness of our communication (i.e., whether we are heard and understood) depends largely on our origin (country, region, family, community) and cultural experiences.

Deborah Tannen is a professor of linguistics and author of many publications on interpersonal communication, which proves that competent people are not always listened to. It turns out that HOW something is said more important than WHAT is said.

Language is not only a tool for communicating information, and learning Polish is not only a verbal statement.

Everything we want to say has to be said in the right way. Therefore, depending on the situation, we adjust the tone of the voice, its intensity, and even the speed of speech. Elements such as addressing the other person directly or indirectly, choice of words, a pause, and even the use of questions or apologies are important. These are cultural signals that not only communicate what we mean, but evaluate us as human beings.

For example, a discreet PAUSE. A pause that appears in a dialogue between two people. In each country, and even region of the same country, it is treated as ‘natural’ in a different way. In NY City, the long pause in speech is unbearable, so people keep talking until their interlocutor cuts in. Meanwhile, in Texas – only a longer pause allows the interlocutor to express his opinion. This slight difference in conversation style can have a huge impact on communication and how we will be judged.

When learning Polish (or any other foreign language), make sure that your style of expression is respected. People from all over the world apply for a group Polish language course, which is why it is so important to respect each other’s communication styles. Italians are said to speak loudly and quickly, which is why they dominate the rest of the group. The Japanese are withdrawn and don’t ‘cut people off’; because of this, they can avoid interactions.

Polish is difficult, and learning Polish as a foreign language can be exhausting, so a pleasant atmosphere during Polish lessons will be an advantage when we want to be heard.

‘Me’, ‘mine’, ‘ours’ – how to communicate effectively and emphasize your own value? Take this also into account when learning Polish

You probably heard often how the leader of your team brags about your joint project saying: ‘My project has received the recognition of the CEO!’.

Deborah Tannen’s research on the style of expression shows that it is mostly men who will use the words ‘me’, and ‘mine’, when it comes to teamwork, as opposed to women, who will judge even their own work as ‘our project’, expecting – sometimes unsuccessfully – that someone else will appreciate them. Ultimately, whoever fights for it and communicates loudly gains recognition and is heard.

You probably noticed that women are in majority in KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School ?. It just so happened, but thanks to this, we are a perfectly harmonious and a strong team, which together builds its values ​​and creates its identity. During Polish language courses, we try to praise our students a lot and encourage them to learn. This is important because although self-motivation is the key to success, the incentive of the teacher is the fuel that drives this motivation. Don’t forget to celebrate even those little successes. Talk about them. This naturally affects fantastic development, and learning Polish becomes an adventure and a pleasure!

Self-confidence gives many benefits in personal life and has a positive effect on learning Polish

Self-confidence is one of the main attributes that determine whether someone wants to listen to you. Especially in large corporations, it is this feature that determines whether the CEO (or another director) will decide on your case to be YES or NO. Your credibility and diligence is hidden precisely in self-confidence.

Research by psychologist Lauren Heatherington and her team shows that women are more likely to downplay their certainty; men are more likely to minimize their doubts. This is important information that is worth working on.

And again, the association with learning Polish comes to mind. If you do not know which grammatical form to use in a sentence, just be confident and the interlocutor will not even notice minor mistakes. They will be delighted that you speak Polish! Acceptance to make mistakes is one of the key values. It opens the mind to ‘learning from one’s own mistakes’, thus accelerating the process of learning Polish as a foreign language.

You can also practice during the Polish language lessons at KLUB DIALOGU School as much as you want. Be confident and learning Polish will bring the desired results! Check your language level, choose a Polish course for yourself and join us today!

Direct speech is an important part of effective communication. It is worth taking this into account when learning Polish

We all know that it is better to be clear about what we mean. Unfortunately, indirect speech is much more often used in communication between people. This is an element that distinguishes the culture of one country from another and can cause great confusion.

In Poland, you have probably encountered a direct form of giving orders, which could be offensive to you. A Polish boss will say: ‘The accountant needs help with the wage slips, help him tomorrow morning’.

On the other hand, the greatest value in Far Eastern culture is the ability to communicate whilst not speaking directly, in order to ‘not lose face’. For example, the Chinese are very sensitive to the so-called ‘loss of face’. It means that even trivial (from the point of view of a European) mishaps can be considered a total embarrassment. So we will not hear from a Chinese person that we are poor employees, that we speak Chinese or English poorly, or that we are doing something wrong. Any comments will always be articulated very politely, indirectly, like ‘maybe you could change the method’, ‘I think if you would do it this way, you would do it even better’.

Another example?

Have you eaten today? – a Chinese person will often ask you. A European might perceive it as an invitation to lunch or dinner. However, it’s just like our ‘how are you today?’. We should not answer this question in the negative, because it is not about whether we have actually already eaten today. The Chinese explain this by the poverty that prevailed in China in the past and in which time this greeting was born. It had a literal meaning at the time, but today it is just a simple greeting.

Conclusion: Both direct and indirect speech can be effective forms of communication as long as the chosen style is understood equally by both parties.

Working in such a diverse environment as the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU, we must constantly observe and learn the communication styles presented by our students. This is an extremely important cultural aspect that affects whether students will be willing to learn Polish or not. Learning Polish as a foreign language requires a direct form, especially at lower levels. A student with a limited vocabulary is also forced to use direct phrases, even if they may sound rude (for example in a shop: ‘give milk’). Do not give up. Practice is the most important thing!

The Polish language course guarantees that the student will learn a lot about Polish culture, the communication styles used (e.g. formal and informal), colloquial speech, what is allowed and what is considered rude. Talking to other students is also learning Polish, which broadens your horizons.

Conclusion: How to speak so that we are listened to and why is it so important not only when learning Polish?

So what is the most effective way to communicate in order to be heard and understood (also in a foreign language, for example, in Polish)?

There is no one answer.

Effective communication is not just about saying what we mean. HOW we say it is important. And the style of communication (how we speak and listen) differs significantly between people. It is influenced by many factors, such as: the situation in which we found ourselves, culture (country, work), subordination in an organisation, cultural experiences, or who we talk to. Therefore, we can easily get into trouble when we want to interpret someone else’s statement through our prism.

When learning Polish as a foreign language, many misunderstandings can arise. It is important to talk about them. This is one of the reasons why Polish language lessons at KLUB DIALOGU School are available. The huge variety of students from all over the world (from America to Japan) means that we can learn from each other. It is worth having courage, asking, making mistakes, communicating, looking at your strengths and using them.

Each Polish language course is a unique adventure that we undertake together with our students.

gramatyka polskiego

Polish language grammar is largely associated with suffixes – should I be afraid?

For a large group of students, one of the most difficult aspects of Polish grammar is declension, that is – the changing endings of nouns and adjectives. Why does one word have multiple versions? There are languages – for example, the most popular language in the world – English, in which we can use one word in many ways, e.g. ‘coffee’ – I like coffee. I don’t like coffee. I dream about coffee. With a coffee in hand across the world. So in any sentence construction a given word is used in the same form.

In Polish grammar, however, the situation looks different. In Polish the word ‘kawa’ (coffee) – in those same constructions like above in English is like this: ‘Lubię kawę’ (accusative – I like coffee). ‘Nie lubię kawy’ (genitive – I don’t like coffee). ‘Z kawą przez świat’ (instrumental – with a coffee in hand across the world).

This is all the fault of declension, meaning the variation by 7 ‘cases’: Nominative, Genitive, Accusative, Dative, Instrumental, Locative, and Vocative, in Polish: Mianownik, Dopełniacz, Biernik, Celownik, Narzędnik, Miejscownik, and Wołacz.

Polish grammar: Accusative – it isn’t so bad after all!

Today we’ll focus on one of the ‘cases’ – the one we use when saying: I like coffee, I have coffee, coffee please, I drink coffee (lubię kawę, mam kawę, proszę kawę, piję kawę).

We use the accusative form after verbs such as: to have, like, eat, drink, buy, read, know, watch, ask, order, visit, want, prefer, adore (mieć, lubić, jeść, pić, kupować, czytać, znać, oglądać, prosić, zamawiać, zwiedzać, mieć ochotę na, preferować, uwielbiać).

In Polish language grammar, the feminine forms in the accusative take the following forms: Lubię czarną kawę. Mam czerwoną toyotę. Piję zieloną herbatę. Jem zupę pomidorową. (I like black coffee. I have a red Toyota. I drink green tea. I eat tomato soup). So the noun ends in “” and the adjective with “”.

In masculine and neutral form, the noun and adjective remain in their infinitive form. For example: ‘duży dom’ (big house – masculine form) – kupuję duży dom (I’m buying a big house); ‘nowy samochód’ (new car – masculine) –  on ogląda nowy samochód (he’s looking at a new car); ‘zimne piwo’ (cold beer – neutral form) – oni zamawiają zimne piwo (they’re ordering a cold beer); ‘małe radio’ (small radio – neutral) – mam małe radio (I have a small radio). Ah! It’s not complicated!

But in Polish grammar, the exceptions are the most important…

A small problem arises when our friend says: ‘Mam ochotę na hamburgera!’ (I fancy a hamburger), ‘Preferuję pomidora niż ogórka!’ (I prefer tomato over cucumber)’. How?? Wait a moment! Hamburger, tomato, cucumber are all in the masculine form in Polish! So why don’t we say: ‘Mam ochotę na hamburger’, ‘Preferuję pomidor niż ogórek’?!? We’ll explain! ? In Polish grammar, there is a group of inanimate masculine nouns (things, not people) that take the ending “-a” in the accusative. Most of them are borrowings from other languages.

The exceptions are:

  1. Food, e.g.:– hamburger’ – Mam ochotę na hamburgera.
  2. Fruits and vegetables, e.g.: ‘banan’, ananas’, ‘arbuz’ (banana, pineapple, watermelon)– Na śniadanie zawsze jem banana. Uwielbiam ananasa i arbuza. (For breakfast I always eat banana. I adore pineapple and watermelon).
  3. Car brands, e.g.: ‘mercedes’, ford’ – Mój kolega kupił mercedesaMarek ma forda. (My friend bought a Mercedes. Marek has a Ford).
  4. Currencies, e.g.: ‘dolar’, ‘funt’ (dollar, pound)– Mam tylko dolara. Pożycz mi jednego funta. (I only have a dollar. Lend me a pound).
  5. Dances, e.g.: ‘walc’  (Waltz) – Oni pięknie tańczą walca angielskiego. (They dance the English Waltz beautifully).
  6. Games, e.g.: ‘squash’, ‘golf’ – Czy lubisz grać w squasha? Często gram w golfa. (Do you like playing squash? I often play golf).
  7. Substances, e.g. ‘papieros’, ‘szampan’(cigarette, champagne) – Palę papierosa. On pije szampana. (I’m smoking a cigarette. He’s drinking champagne).

Conclusion: Polish language grammar is not that scary, and the Polish language course at KLUB DIALOGU School is a great place to practice.

Accusative isn’t so bad after all ?. Sometimes, we simply have to organise and consolidate our knowledge. The Polish language course at KLUB DIALOGU School is the right place to not only repeat and systematise this knowledge, but also practice and polish the grammatical structures of the Polish language. You can find out more about accusative (biernik) HERE.

EVENTS

THE KAYAKING ADVENTURE. WKRA 2023

The canoeing adventure as usual gave us a lot of positive energy for the next days. At the beginning, we were going slowly down the river Wkra for about 2,5 hours. During that time we explored nature being as close as possible to it, watching birds and small insects around us. Even those, who were kayaking for the first time in their lives managed to make it and ended their adventure with smiles and happiness.

After kayaking we had a barbeque and played volleyball and other outdoor games. It was a fantastic day! Thank you for being with us!

See the pictures below.

KD’s 19th BIRTHDAY PARTY. IT HAPPENED!

Thank you all for coming to the Birthday Party. We hope that everyone enjoyed the atmosphere of a little forgotten Slavic holiday of summer and love ❤ There was a lot of laughter during the blind date, delicious cake, and endless conversations together!
We believe that this event aroused the curiosity of Polish traditions!

See the movie below.

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!!

METHOD OF TEACHING POLISH
AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
AT KLUB DIALOGU SCHOOL

Hi there,

My name is Violetta Kunicka-Kajczuk and I have been a lecturer and the owner of the Polish Language School for Foreigners KLUB DIALOGU for the past 12 and 6 years, respectively. It is a school filled with passion, which has taught Polish (one of the most difficult languages) for over 17 years.

Due to our many years of experience, we have our own original method of teaching, that has already helped over 5,000 foreigners.

What is our original method of teaching Polish as a foreign language based on? It is based on natural mechanisms of memory and association, which increase the concentration and efficiency of the brain. We place great emphasis on the living aspect of communication. Thanks to this approach, our students:

  • Have confidence to speak in the Polish language;
  • Naturally absorb a particular batch of material that is remembered better and is more permanent, and learning becomes a pleasure, not an obligation;
  • Begin to use their newly acquainted Polish language skills in everyday life.

We would like to remind you, however, that you cannot learn a foreign language if you do not have the right motivation. Our methods stimulate your own motivation, but nobody can learn for you.

Trust us and try us!

Best of luck,

Violetta Kunicka-Kajczuk

We are happy to say that 99% of our students give us the best reviews and recommend us to their friends. Here is one opinion of many: 

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Edward from Australia
I am beyond impressed with Klub Dialogu. Not only did the courses help me reach level B2 from a complete beginner in only 8 months, the teaching staff have nurtured real friendships among us students and provided multiple opportunities to speak Polish outside of the classroom with native speakers. Klub Dialogu is more than a school – it’s like an honorary polish citizenship. If you’re looking for polish courses in Poland, you couldn’t make a better choice. 
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Cheryl from the U.S.

Klub Dialogu is the place to learn Polish in Warsaw. Teachers are talented, creative and patient. Our lessons are never dull! The administrative staff is always accommodating, working hard to make sure you have a schedule that works for you. The school offers more than just language courses, Klub Dialogu you’ll find a real sense of community and loads of support so you feel comfortable not only studying, but speaking Polish!
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Vaka from Island
I am very impressed and highly satisfied with Klub Dialogu. I have taken classes with many teachers at the school who all share the same passion and drive in teaching. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The school focuses on having small groups, which creates a calm atmosphere as well as giving every student a good opportunity to practice their conversational skills. I would recommend courses at Klub Dialogu for anyone who would like to study the Polish language.
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Da Xuan from China
Lubię KLUB DIALOGU, ponieważ kiedy uczę się polskiego czuję się komfortowo i moja lektorka jest bardzo przyjacielska. Uczę się w KLUBIE DIALOGU już rok. To moja pierwsza szkoła i już nigdy nie chcę jej zmienić. Polecam wszystkim!

CHECK YOUR LEVEL
OF THE POLISH LANGUAGE

We know Polish is hard, that’s why we teach it!

So that we can make sure what level is right for you, please fill in this short registration form and you will be taken to our Polish language level test.

We will then contact you to give you your results and discuss all the suitable Polish courses we have available.

 

– Your Soul, your School. Polish. We make it possible! –

EVERY DAY WE WORK FOR YOU
THE TEAM OF KLUB DIALOGU SCHOOL

We are composed of an outstanding team of people

working hard as one together.

THE OWNERS

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VIOLETTA KUNICKA - KAJCZUK
PIOTR KAJCZUK

THE OFFICE OF KLUB DIALOGU SCHOOL

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DOROTA MASZKIEWICZ
Managing Director
I come from Poland
I speak Polish and English
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ELEONORA ŻURAWSKA
Senior Office Coordinator
I come from Bielarus
I speak Polish, Russian and English
Olga Havryluk
OLHA
HAVRYLIUK
Office Coordinator
I come from Ukraine
I speak Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and English
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LAUREN
COLGAN
Office Coordinator
I come from Great Britain
I speak English and Polish

OUR TEACHERS OF THE POLISH LANGUAGE

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MAGDALENA CHABIERA

I am a literary historian. Currently, I combine my work at Klub Dialogu with my work at the university, where I teach classes in the history of general literature. I also edit and write, mainly sketches and literary reviews.

I am interested in literature, especially Russian, as well as philosophy, modernist art and film. I love Polish cinema, but I am also fascinated by the French New Wave and the films of Charles Chaplin. I love music, from classic to popular; from Bach, to electronic and rock music.

My favourite Polish word is: cisza (silence).

I speak Polish, English and Russian.

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SANDRA KOWALSKA 

I am a teacher of Polish as a foreign language, as well as a certified speech therapist. Such connections guarantee that my students quickly and correctly learn to speak Polish. My work at KLUB DIALOGU gives me a lot of satisfaction, mainly due to the students that come to our school everyday.

I like to eat, sleep and drink gallons of tea. I try to spend my free time with my family, friends or bike riding.

My favourite Polish words are: mężczyźni (men), ekstra! (great!)

I speak: Polish, English and German.

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GOSIA ŁEMPICKA 

I graduated in Polish philology at the Catholic University of Lublin, and post-graduate studies in the field of ‘Methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language and as a second language’. I have been working with KLUB DIALOGU since 2020.

I love to ‘travel’ with my students to their countries, and also introduce them to the complexities of the Polish language. I like to read, eat delicious food, drink good wine, visit interesting places, and spend time with my children.

My favourite Polish words are: przepraszam (sorry), dziękuję (thank you).

I speak: Polish, English.

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ANNA SICIAREK 

I graduated  Polish philology from Jagiellonian University in Cracow (2002) and I completed postgraduate studies in teaching Polish as a foreign language at the Warsaw University (2020).

I am a state examiner of Polish as a foreign language. I‘ve been teaching Polish for almost 10 years.

I am interested in Polish grammar, Renaissance and early Baroque music and traveling.

My favourite words in Polish: ‘jasne’,  ‘jeszcze raz’

I can speak: English and Russion

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WIOLETTA GRABARCZUK 

I am a Polish philologist and speech therapist, and I am still developing and studying as a glottologist. I have been working in KLUB DIALOGU since the beginning of 2019. I am very happy that working as a Polish language teacher as a foreign language, as I have the chance to meet people from almost all over the world. I also like to travel around Poland, discover new places and visit old ones. I am always impressed by the linguistic and cultural (especially culinary!) diversity of the world. I like reading, cooking and eating; I’m interested in neuropsychology. I love the sound of Polish and I like listening to it – people, music, the sounds of nature.

My favourite Polish words are: cisza, dżdżysty, słowotwórczy, przyjaciel, niedźwiedź, rabarbar.

I speak: English and French, I am learning Italian.

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IRMINA ANTOSZCZUK

I have a diploma in Polish philology with an editorial and media specialty from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. I have been working with the KLUB DIALOGU since 2018.

I’m interested in etymology and word formation. I like reading Polish literature and drawing.

My favourite Polish word is: poniekąd

I speak: Polish and English

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DARIA HLADKA

I graduated in Polish Philology with a specialisation in language teaching at the University of Wrocław. As a Polish language teacher, I have been working with the KLUB DIALOGU school since 2020. I also translate written texts from Ukrainian or Russian into Polish (and vice versa).

I love meeting new people, leaning about other cultures, traditions, and languages. My work not only gives me the opportunity to share my knowledge with students, but also learn something new from those really interesting people who are often a source of inspiration and good mood for me. I really like reading 19th century literature, traveling, listening to music, and walking.

My favourite words are: miłość (love), maluszek (baby), serduszko (love heart)

I speak: Polish, English, Ukrainian, and Russian

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ALEKSANDRA KOZŁOWSKA

I am a Polish philologist and a language teacher. I have been teaching Polish as a foreign language since 2012, and I also conduct classes in language culture, rhetoric, and communication. I have been working at KLUB DIALOGU since 2022 and I conduct online lessons.

I like to experiment – not only in the kitchen. I am interested in biology and physics – also from the linguistic side. Sometimes I pretend I can play the piano, but not many people are fooled.

My favourite words in Polish are: chrząszcz (beetle), no, trzpiot (scatter-brain).

I speak: Polish and English

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ALEKSANDRA CZECHOWSKA

I am a speech therapist with a completed specialisation in glottodidactics. I have been working with Klub Dialogu for over a year. I combine my work of being a Polish language teacher and a piano teacher. Working with people gives me great satisfaction.

I love to travel, play the piano, meet my friends, go to cafes, drink wine, and eat delicious food ?

My favourite words are: powsinoga (gadabout)

I speak: Polish, English, and  I’m learning Spanish

Helena Sterczewska

HELENA STERCZEWSKA

I am a teacher of Polish as a foreign language and a sworn translator of Russian. I joined the KLUB DIALOGU team in 2022.

I like to eat, cook, read, paint, go to the theatre, bike ride, and walk. I also love travelling, both long-distant and nearby, as well as time spent with my family.

My favourite Polish words are: szadź (frost), jaźń (ego), żołądź (acorn)

I speak: Polish, Russian, I am learning English

EWA KORDYASZ

Polish philologist by education and passion (specialisation in teaching and glottodidactics). I have been teaching our beautiful language for over 10 years.  Meeting my students is a unique adventure for me, which is why I really enjoy it. I joined the KD team at the beginning of 2022.

In my spare time I drink way too much coffee, listen to music constantly, or run with my dog ​​in the woods.

I speak: English, Russian, and German.

My favourite word: przedświt (daybreak)

PROGRAMS & LEVELS OF LEARNING POLISH
AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Our learning program is consistent with the system of levels described in the European Framework of Reference for Languages and with requirements of ALTE – The Association of Language Testers in Europe.

LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY

А0 (Polish for beginners) is the appropriate level for non-Slavic foreigners at which to start learning. During the courses at KLUB DIALOGU school, the student learns how to take part in basic Polish conversations, gets to know new phrases, forms of expressions and vocabulary that will allow them to function easily in everyday life. This is a very important stage of learning Polish for beginners as a foreign language for understanding the idea of ​​one of the most difficult languages in the world. Thanks to original, innovative methods, learning basic Polish becomes an adventure as well as a pleasure. From the very first basic Polish classes, students are encouraged to speak, and regular classes are supported by phonetics lessons. The entire level of the basic Polish language (A0) is scheduled for approximately 60 lesson hours. That is why for the convenience of our students, we divided it into 2 MODULES, 32 lesson hours each (A0 and A0+: ‘Survival – Polish for beginners’).

Experienced teachers with many years of practice

All classes are conducted by highly qualified teachers in teaching Polish as a foreign language. Therefore, in each basic Polish language class, new skills can be acquired that can immediately be used in practice. Making an appointment or ordering in a restaurant will not be a problem.

After the Polish for beginners course (A0) the student will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself and others and have simple discussions in an official and unofficial situation;
  • Name and describe jobs and the place of work;
  • Conduct basic Polish conversations in a shop, restaurant and other public places (transport), make an appointment;
  • Use dates, times, seasons, names of the days and months;
  • In general, acquires skills on how to learn basic Polish by themselves.

Polish as a foreign language teaching program:

  • Good morning (welcome and farewell, spelling, numerals)
  • My office (vocabulary, asking questions)
  • I’m hungry (vocabulary, price questions, colours)
  • Shopping (groceries, numbers 100 – 1000)
  • My work and hobbies (adjectives, learning basic Polish language for foreigners)
  • My week (names of the days of the week, time and location)
  • What time is it?  (hours, times of day, means of transport)
  • Months and dates (names of months, seasons, making an appointment)
  • I have a meeting (holidays, celebrations, official and informal meetings)
  • Weekend (traveling, booking)

At A1 level (Polish language for beginners) as a foreign language, the student understands and conducts basic Polish conversations. They can introduce themselves and other people, answer questions about their place of residence, the people they know and things they have. They use vocabulary that allows easy communication with others, provided that the interlocutor speaks slowly and clearly, showing willingness to cooperate.

Polish for beginners (A1) is the appropriate level for Slavic foreigners at which to start learning.

We kindly invite for our basic Polish courses.

Experienced teachers with many years of practice

Basic Polish language courses for foreigners at A1 level give the possibility to learn vocabulary and the ability to create phrases that will be useful in many situations. Polish lessons for beginners guarantee an improvement in language skills and knowledge resources at the lower level. All classes are conducted by experienced teachers with many years of practice. The individual approach and skills of effective information transfer allow you to easily master and assimilate the basics of Polish as a foreign language. Our mission is not only to convey the most important phrases and principles of the language but to also show various elements related to the culture and tradition of our country. Already during courses at A1 level (Polish for beginners) in KLUB DIALOGU school, we encourage you to speak and freely use your acquired skills and vocabulary.

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The entire A1 level (Polish language for beginners) is planned for approximately 120 lesson hours. Therefore, for the convenience of our students, we divided it into 5 MODULES, 32 lesson hours each. Attending basic Polish language courses for foreigners allows you to adapt faster to life in a new country and understand the mentality of Poles.

After completing the A1 level, the student will be able to:

  • Ask simple questions;
  • Briefly discuss situations, justify their choices, express opinions on everyday topics (hobby, sport, plans for the day, meetings, education, public holidays, art);
  • Characterise a person / object;
  • Conduct a basic Polish conversation in public places, at the doctors, at work, while travelling, arrange a visit somewhere, make a complaint, accept an invitation, make a reservation, etc.;
  • Use the present, past, and future tenses.

Polish as a foreign language teaching program:

  • Who are you?  (making contact, asking questions, identifying features)
  • This is my family (vocabulary, introducing myself and others)
  • What do you like doing?  (hobby, conduct basic Polish conversations)
  • Can we go to the cinema?  (asking for information, ordering, genitive, singular form)
  • Shopping (buying, expressions of preferences and negations, personal pronouns)
  • It already happened!  (the past tense)
  • What are your plans?  (expressing hopes, future tense)
  • Where are you?  (localization, nominative)
  • It’s cold and everything hurts!  (visit to the doctor, body parts)
  • Sport is health!  (expressing opinions, gerunds)
  • Do you like learning Polish?  (expressing opinions, ‘learn’, ‘be interested’, ‘be occupied’)
  • How to learn basic Polish independently

a2At A2 (pre- intermediate) level of Polish as a foreign language, a student can already communicate in simple situations related to everyday matters, such as work, school, entertainment, etc., requiring the exchange of short and clear information. We make sure that while studying at A2 level, the student is confident in their language skills and has no resistance to using them in everyday situations and events, and confidently uses their vocabulary and language phrases. The entire A2 level is planned for about 120 lesson hours of lessons. Therefore, for the convenience of our students, we divided it into 5 MODULES, 32 lesson hours each.

Commitment and motivation

The KLUB DIALOGU teaching staff uses proprietary methods in teaching Polish as a foreign language at A2 level. With patience, commitment and necessary qualifications, expanding knowledge and skills makes learning a pleasure. If you started learning basic Polish with us, not doubts, you are very well prepared to study at this level.

After completing A2 level of Polish as a foreign language, students will be able to:

  • Talk about yourself and others, about future plans, give advice;
  • Compare people, places, objects, information;
  • Draw conclusions and argue, interpret statistical data;
  • Express feelings, hopes, wishes, describe the pros and cons of people and places;
  • Speak about the family (family relationships, friendships etc.);
  • Understand headlines and short articles from newspapers and magazines;
  • Describe customs, culture and celebrations in Poland and other countries;
  • Review a book, magazine, art, film;
  • Express surprise, protest, opinion, approval and use idioms.

b1At B1 level (intermediate) of the Polish language for foreigners, student understands uncomplicated texts on a topic they know: work, education, entertainment, art, traveling, etc. They can deal with various situations that they encounters in everyday life, tell about events they witnessed, about their own experiences, dreams, hopes and ambitions and provide a short justification or explanation regarding the project or idea.

Polish for foreigners

The entire B1 level is scheduled for approximately 120 lesson hours. Therefore, for the convenience of our students, we divided it into 5 MODULES, 32 lesson hours each. After completing the Polish language course for foreigners at level B1, the student will have a wide range of knowledge, vocabulary and good grammar skills. They will easily communicate in Polish in everyday life as well as in professional or scientific life. They will be able to shape their speech using emotional means of expression, and will not have difficulty understanding the interlocutor’s expression, even in the case of a native speaker.

Practical learning of the Polish language

The teachers of KLUB DIALOGU school have extensive language and educational competences that allow them to transfer knowledge in a simple, accurate and accessible way. Individual approach and original learning model allow achieving excellent results. It is a practical preparation that ensures fluency in Polish.

Each module of the course at B1 level is a preparation stage for the State Examination for the Certificate of Polish as a foreign language. The modules develop and consolidate all language skills, such as writing, reading, speaking, listening comprehension and grammar.

Start Polish lessons for beginners, continue them at pre-intermediate level, polish your Polish at B1 and KLUB DIALOGU can guarantee your positive result at the State Exam.

b2At B2 (advanced) level of Polish as a foreign language, the student understands most of the instructions and longer texts on both specific and abstract problems, including specialist discussion on topics from their own professional area. They’re able to communicate freely with native speakers, construct a clear, detailed statement on various topics and express their point of view.

At C1 level of Polish as a foreign language, the student understands complex texts and is able to recognise hidden undertones. They can speak in a spontaneous and fluent way. They use complex grammatical structures for organisation and internal consistency of the text. The student reacts easily during conversation, understands messages and constructs their own forms of expression, presenting their views, opinions and comments. The student finds themselves in the discussion and freely speaks on all topics.

At level C2 of Polish as a foreign language, the student effortlessly understands both by listening and reading texts. They can summarise information from various sources and clearly present a problem, providing arguments. They can express themselves spontaneously and very fluently, accurately distinguishing the nuances of meaning even in more complex situations.

Polish for foreigners B2-C2

During the Polish language courses for foreigners at B2-C2 level, students use the acquired knowledge resources, rich vocabulary, both general, specialist and expert. They are constantly encouraged to conduct a free dialogue on both private, business and scientific topics. Students polish all language skills, such as fluent reading comprehension, writing, understanding authentic listening texts, and advanced grammar. All Polish language courses at KLUB DIALOGU (from basic Polish up to the advanced level) prepare our students for the State Certificate Exam.

Professional teaching staff

At KLUB DIALOGU school, Polish language courses for foreigners are conducted according to proprietary methods of teaching Polish as a foreign language by a group of qualified teachers, distinguished by high qualifications, an individual approach, unusual and interesting lesson ideas, broad general knowledge and motivating skills to learn.

Klub Dialogu Szkoła Języka polskiego

We teach Polish language basics for beginners up until advanced levels. Beginner Polish language courses help you to understand the concepts of Polish language and allow you to feel more comfortable in Poland. If you want to start to learn basic Polish join a course with us to give you a perfect starting point. Polish for beginners doesn’t have to be overwhelming.