PJ_SLAV06 Contemporary Polish 1

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/3/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Malgorzata Balcerzak, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Malgorzata Balcerzak, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–13:40 C31, Wed 10:00–11:40 L32
The input level of the linguistic competences of the students is assumed at level B1.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course of Polish language for advanced encompasses 2 semesters (1st and 2nd). Its main goal is developing students’ all-round communicative skills. The basis part of the course is conversation on up-to-date topics regarding situation in today Poland. There are also included lexis and grammatical exercises, conversations, texts analyses and translation. The teacher uses original, not-tuned texts from Polish press and audio materials. The level of Polish knowledge after this course is B2-C1. After completing the course students will be able to:
- understand and explain grammatical structures adequate to the course level
- use information and lexis in communication with native speakers
- build correct grammatical structures
- interprete Polish texts
- read, write and speak in proper Polish
- know Polish orthography rules
Learning outcomes
Course aims into active gain of language competence. Its basis is communication. Theoretical lecture is vastly diminished and the main stress is put on spoken and written texts which are very close to the real communication situations. During the course the teacher uses tape scripts to develop students’ listening skills. The work with a text is enriched with a range of lexis and conversation exercises, which introduce information about contemporary Poland. The course is comprehensive with certification system. The level of Polish knowledge after this 2nd semester course is B2 ‘intermediate level’- C1 'advanced level'
  • Grammar and vocabulary based on the textbook "Celuję w C2" and "Per aspera ad astra".
  • Family in the 21st century.
  • Problems at work.
  • Lifestyle.
  • Poles' health.
  • Addictions.
  • Human rights.
  • Media and Internet.
  • Marketing and advertising.
  • A little bit of economics.
    required literature
  • BUCHTER, Anna. Celuję w C2. Zbiór zadań do egzaminu certyfikatowego z języka polskiego jako obcego na poziomie C2 + CD. Kraków: Universitas, 2009. info
  • SERETNY, Anna. Per aspera ad astra. Podręcznik do nauki języka polskiego. Ćwiczenia rozwijające sprawność czytania (C1). Kraków: Universitas, 2014. ISBN 978-83-242-2365-7. info
    recommended literature
  • MĘDAK, Stanisław. Praktyczny słownik łączliwości składniowej czasowników polskich : słownik języka polskiego. Wyd. 1. Kraków: Universitas, 2005. 775 s. ISBN 8324205322. info
  • MĘDAK, Stanisław. Liczebnik też się liczy! : [gramatyka liczebnika z ćwiczeniam : poziom średni ogólny]. Wyd. 1. Kraków: Universitas, 2004. 251 s. ISBN 832420234X. info
  • MĘDAK, Stanisław. Słownik form koniugacyjnych czasowników polskich. Wyd. 1. Kraków: Towarzystwo Autorów i Wydawców Prac Naukowych Universitas, 2004. 363 s. ISBN 8324202269. info
  • MĘDAK, Stanisław. Słownik odmiany rzeczowników polskich : podręczny słownik języka polskiego. Wyd. 1. Kraków: Universitas, 2003. 321 s. ISBN 8370525334. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparing, oral and writing exercises, group projects, presentations, homeworks, reading, conversations.
Assessment methods
The course is completed with test (min. 70 %) and oral exam. During the semester student is obligated to: -contributions to discussion - currently preparation for classes - prepare 15 minutes presentation - class participation (2 absences allowed).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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