View Full Version : Tips for learning Polish?

Aug 14th, 2012, 02:26 AM
Hi, I was wondering if any Poles could give some advice on learning your language ;) I am jealous of most European countries who have their own language but also learn English as a standard.

I've studied French and German at high school but they never stuck with me. I would really love to learn Polish as a second language. There are a number of reasons for this.

On a personal level I would just love to be able to converse in a language other than my own. I do love English, but think we aren't as lucky as most other nations are bilingual, and English is so widely used we don't need to learn others, but I would like to :) I've studied English at degree level and do love it, but would like to learn Polish too.

Other reasons are I sometimes wear a 'Polska' t-shirt which was given to me by a family member who visited Krakow. I've been stopped numerous times in town if wearing it, and have been embarrassed not knowing how to respond.

So I would appreciate any advice or tips, as I can't afford expensive software to help at the moment. It is not urgent, but I would like to build some confidence on a basic level, before being in a better situation to perhaps take up a course at Uni.

So thanks and...do widzenia :wavey:

Aug 14th, 2012, 05:57 AM
There are 6 months long courses of Polish for foreigners in Cracow - nice place to live in

Caipirinha Guy
Aug 14th, 2012, 09:48 AM

Try this ;)

Aug 14th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Hi, maybe check out these
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn-vU38phlw&list=PL4D69CE4658CB250D&index=10&feature=plpp_video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mzh6CSSrJM&feature=relmfu,
You can find some very basic things there to start with. Anyway it's not easy to learn Polish on your own, the best way would be taking up a course. Here's a nice online free course http://polish.slavic.pitt.edu/.

Good luck! (Powodzenia!) ;) :)

Aug 15th, 2012, 01:18 AM
Thanks guys for the advice. I've bookmarked your links and will look at them in my time off, and hopefully after time let you know how I get on :)