How to learn Polish
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
If you read this text it means you have decided to study Polish. It sounds like a good challenge. Do you know how many people from all over the world speak Polish? According to statistics, more than 44 million speak Polish. It is the national language of Poland. Moreover, Polonia living abroad use it for everyday conversation. Polish has its roots in Slavic languages, which means it is most closely related to the other Slavic language like Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian. Arguably, you have heard that Polish is known as the most difficult language in the world. It indeed takes place a high ..read more
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What was St. Andrew’s Night known for?
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
The 30th of November is celebrated in plenty of countries from all over the world but the Polish celebration of this day is different. Why? Maybe because its roots go back to pagan times when people strongly believed in the spiritual world. Even if, nowadays one has forgotten about Slavic heritage and lost its original meaning, we still organize events connected with this celebration for fun or for the feast. Pubs and restaurants prepare party time with a load of food and drinks. Moreover, if you join you will be able to discover your future. This part of Andrew’s celebration is the most excit ..read more
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The famous Polish scientists
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
“Gosia, tell us something about the most outstanding Polish people who had a huge influence on science” – I have heard several times. Therefore, I thought that the blog run on our website is a good place for popularizing Polish culture, history, traditions and science. I would like to share knowledge about the most famous Polish scientists. I was wondering whom I should choose and add to my article. Scientists in chemistry, physics or medicine. Women or men. Modern or known long ago. At the end of the day, I made a decision that I should choose people who were crucial for the other people and ..read more
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The legend of the Wawel dragon
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
Once upon a time, Polish lands were dwelled by small Slavic tribes. Lord of each of them was a duke. There were a lot of conflicts between them about lands, power and also property. Moreover, no agreement was made that the neighbouring countries took advantage of a situation for initiating a war. Based on Polish legend we know that tribespeople was looking forward to being conceived small baby who would unite the people and build a strong Polish country. One can read about it also in the oldest chronicle which was written by Wincenty Kadłubek. Wonderful baby is coming… One day all signs in the ..read more
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Is November a good time to visit Poland?
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
If you consider when the best time to visit Poland is, don’t hesitate and do it at the beginning of November. Polish gold autumn, full of colourful leaves which create soft carpet under the trees, makes you love this country with its people. November is reflection time here. The month is opened by crucial holidays called “Święto Zmarłych” or “Dzień Wszystkich Świętych” which means “All Sants’ Day” and the second celebration “Zaduszki”. More about these typical Polish traditions one can find below in our article.   Let us love people now they leave us so fast the shoes remain empty and th ..read more
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Mind goes blank at time
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
One gets used to believing that names of the months in almost every language have their roots in Latin. Polish seems to defy following its rule. Only one name for “marzec”, English March is connected with the mighty and powerful god of war. It is worth mentioning that back in the day in the ancient Roman empire people celebrated great holidays dedicated to Mars called “The Ides of March”. Generally speaking, probably “maj”, English May is from the name of Roman Mother Earth but the etymology of this name is also connected with Polish verb “maić”. More about it in the next part of the article ..read more
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A delectable quirk of mushroom – picking
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
When you wish to run away from hustle and bustle (hubbub), of political issues connected with spreading Coronavirus. If you are fed up with working or home duties, consider your visit to Polish forests. At the end of the summer, when one can smell the autumn coming in warm air, our woods are full of toothsome mushrooms, like boletus, porcini, or chanterelles. As a foreigner arriving at the new place to settle down and anchor here, this habit grabs your attention. Even if you try to unveil the mysteries of mushrooms foraging, you merely scratch the nature of the subject. As a result, your colle ..read more
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Language curiosities – Polish idioms
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
Writing articles about Polish language always fills me up with joy. I love discovering my foreign students’ perception of the Polish language structure. On the grounds, I decided to explain merely a few Polish idioms. I would love to boost my student’s awareness of using Polish idioms.  Mysteries of communication lie in the right choice of idioms especially in everyday speech. I remember the words of my English teacher at High school: speaking another language is like having another soul. Nowadays, when I am also a teacher of Polish as a foreign language, I can’t deny it isn’t true. Moreo ..read more
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How to choose the best language school?
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by Małgorzata Sapińska - Bartkowiak, Polish Language Teacher
3M ago
Writing about the best language school in Poland is far from an easy task. Choosing criteria that will determine the top properties of such school is also no mean feat.   A language If you make a decision to learn a foreign language, your next step is to choose a school that provides desirable and what’s more bespoke language courses. Such courses are offered by Let’s speak Polish. This school delivers Polish lessons for two groups: adults and children. As we care for our students we only employ specialist teachers with passion, enthusiasm and broad experience. Why do you want to lea ..read more
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How to learn Polish
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by Natalia Lis
7M ago
If you read this text it means you have decided to study Polish. It sounds like a good challenge. Do you know how many people from all over the world speak Polish? According to statistics, more than 44 million speak Polish. It is the national language of Poland. Moreover, Polonia living abroad use it for everyday conversation. Polish has its roots in Slavic languages, which means it is most closely related to the other Slavic language like Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian. Arguably, you have heard that Polish is known as the most difficult language in the world. It indeed takes place a high ..read more
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