Halloween, or the Day of the Dead?
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
4M ago
Halloween or the Feast of the Dead? Is either of the holidays better? Although Halloween is gaining popularity in Poland, there are still claims that it is a pagan holiday. Not only did it come to us from the US, but it also wants to replace our Polish Day of the Dead. Is this true? The origins of the Polish Day of the Dead and Halloween are very similar. Both pagans and early Christians worshipped their dead. In the 14th century, All Saints’ Eve was introduced (in English-speaking countries called “All Hallows’ Eve” – later the name was shortened to Halloween). It was then that the faithful n ..read more
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IT’S STILL SUMMERTIME!
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
7M ago
If you’re looking to boost your Polish before summer slips away, we’ve got you covered! NATIONAL MUSEUM Do you know that there are 13 significant museums in Warsaw? The largest is the National Museum which is also one of the largest museums in Poland. Founded in 1862, collections of ancient art, Polish paintings from the 13th century, and also the gallery of foreign paintings (Italian, French, Dutch and German) are all on display. At KLUBDIALOGU, during the holiday courses, we put special emphasis on the practical use of language as well as unconventional classes. That’s why you will not be bo ..read more
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BICYCLE PATHS IN WARSAW
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
8M ago
KLUB DIALOGU recommends: Bicycle paths in Warsaw Warsaw is a great city for cycling. You’ve probably noticed that there are bike rental stations in many places, and a bike path leads to every location. (Well, maybe to almost every ;-)). The most beautiful, recreational bicycle path in Warsaw runs along the right side of the Vistula River, i.e. from the side of the Praga District. This route starts right next to the border with Jabłonna and ends near the Siekierkowski Bridge. Currently, the route is over 21 kilometers long. ścieżki rowerowe w Warszawiebicycle paths in Warsaw ..read more
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IT’S SUMMERTIME!
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
9M ago
Oh, please no, don’t postpone we won’t let you go – alone! WISŁA RIVER AND KAYAKING Do you know? In Poland, there are many rivers. The Wisła river is the most important and the longest Polish river (1047km) and it flows through Warsaw. Do you know, that the Wisła is only a Polish river, because here it has it’s beginning and it’s end. You’ll find its source at the Barania Mountain in the Silesian Beskids (in the south of Poland) to finally enter the Baltic Sea. The Wisła has many inflows of smaller rivers.  In KLUB DIALOGU, during summer Polish courses, we organise many additional ev ..read more
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STREET ART IN THE PRAGA DISTRICT
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
9M ago
Praga PRAGA – is an area of Warsaw on the right-hand bank of the Vistula River.  During World War II, Praga was not badly damaged, so the specific Praga folklore has been preserved.  You can find many gems here, such as shrines in the backyards of tenement houses and traditional craft workshops.  Recently, Praga has become a very popular place among artists and tourists. Street Art. In Praga STREET ART is an art form that originated in the mid-1990s: graffiti, murals, stickers, and artwork.  It is art without limits, free in its nature! Looking for murals in the city is a ..read more
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SIMPLE POLISH GRAMMAR. Excuse me, how do I get to KLUB DIALOGU? 
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
9M ago
SIMPLE POLISH GRAMMAR. Excuse me, how do I get to KLUB DIALOGU?  ‘I learned about it in the kitchen’, meaning why is it worth learning Polish? Warsaw is a dynamic, multicultural city.  Global corporations operate here, which means that both Poles and foreigners alike work in Warsaw.  Very often people speak English at work because it is the official language in the office.  It is interesting that in such a situation the Polish language becomes an informal language: Poles like to talk to their colleagues about private matters in Polish.  This also means that the Polish ..read more
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IT’S SUMMERTIME! Oh, please no, don’t postpone!
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
10M ago
ROYAL ŁAZIENKI PARK Do you know? Royal Lazienki Park (Łazienki Królewskie) is a beautiful park, that is almost in the centre of Warsaw. The most important monuments within the park are: the Palace on the Water, the Theatre on the Water, the Old Orange, the Chopin Monument and Belveder. The Royal Łazienki Park was founded in the 17th century, but the current shape owes to king August Poniatowski (the last king of Poland, 1732-98). The park connects elements of French and English gardens. Throughout summer, below the Chopin monument, live Chopin music concerts are organised.  In order to fu ..read more
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PONIATOWSKI BRIDGE – III BRIDGE, THE KING OF WARSAW’S BRIDGES
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
10M ago
The Poniatowski Bridge in Warsaw has more than 109 years of history At the extension of Aleje Jerozolimskie, i.e. the street where KLUB DIALOGU School is located, a unique bridge takes us across the Vistula River in Warsaw – Poniatowski Bridge. Did you know that this bridge was built over 109 years ago, in the 20th century, in the years 1904-1914.  At that time, Poland was no longer on the map of Europe.  Its territory was under Prussian, Austrian, and Russian rule, and Warsaw was ruled by Tsar Nicholas II Romanov of Russia. The construction of the Poniatowski Bridge was on ..read more
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KLUB DIALOGU RECOMMENDS. Learning Polish online, can it be effective?
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
1y ago
Online – what does it mean? Lessons, meetings, online conferences are now a very popular and effective way to communicate and … learn Polish. Many people think that the Polish language is difficult and cannot be learned online.  But it is not true!  KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School has professional methods that guarantee the best results. These are: interesting individual and group lessons, interactive applications (games, quizzes, educational platforms), additional materials (audio, video), and modern equipment. This is why our school gets great reviews from students. L ..read more
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PEARLS OF WARSAW. The building of KLUB DIALOGU School.
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by Dorota Maszkiewicz
1y ago
When entering the building at Al. Jerozolimskie 55, have you noticed the creaking old stairs, the spacious staircase, the high ceilings?… Yes Yes!  The tenement house where the KLUB DIALOGU Polish Language School for Foreigners is located is over 143 years old!  It is one of the few buildings in the very centre of Warsaw that survived the Second World War.  This tenement house, built in 1881 by Witold Lanci (an esteemed Warsaw architect), belonged to Franciszek Łapiński – an industrialist and judge of the commercial tribunal. At the KLUB DIALOGU School, tradition is perfectly co ..read more
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