46th edition of the Summer School of Polish Language and Culture KUL

 

Our Summer School of Polish Language and Culture runs each year in July and August since 1974
46th edition is coming this year!

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Summer School 2018 impressions - Ryan Rowe (USA)

Ryan Rowe, USA (Summer School 2018)

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My name is Ryan Rowe, I am from Durham,  North Carolina but I live in Minnesota now. I studied Russian and Polish in undergrad and I am also pursuing a degree in opera performance currently. I am learning Polish because I am exploring the option of working in Poland in an opera house, maybe in Warsaw or a smaller city. I am learning Polish so that I could work and function in a Polish environment.


My professor at the university recommended the program in Lublin, I applied through Kosciuszko Foundation in New York and she suggested that I went to Lublin because it is more grammar focused. She said that if I want to be really good at Polish I should go somewhere where I won’t have a lot of English speakers surrounding me and I could purely focus on speaking Polish. And then also your highly-intensive course was more towards what I was looking for, because I need something that can get me over the threshold to about the B2 level before I go back to the US. And I think it will, I speak Polish a lot better than I did before I came here. I like individual lessons because if I have a certain question or if there is one thing that I didn’t understand  I can get an explanation during my individual lesson instead of bringing the issue before the whole group. The classes with “Pani Małgorzata” are so much fun. I have her for conversations and individual lessons and she’s like “ok, do your work but then we stop and talk about things” and so she makes little corrections and comments like “these are the patterns that I notice in your speech that you keep making errors so let’s do more grammar exercises to fix those problems” and that’s what I really like because it’s applicable and catered to my needs.  

 
The staff have been really fun as well, If I ever have problems or questions about their recommendations, everyone seems very open and ready to help, which hasn’t always been my experience in Slavic countries. I would definitely recommend the course, I think it is structured in a way where it provides people with tools to take home for independent study, as well as just applicable in everyday situations. It is flexible enough so you can choose how intense you want to speak or study Polish here.

 


DON'T FORGET TO APPLY FOR THE SUMMER SCHOOL IN 2019!

 


Summer School 2018 impressions - Katherine Townsend (UK/Poland)

Katherine Townsend, UK/Poland (Summer School 2018)

 

KatherineMy name is Kasia Townsend, I was born in London in 1993 and my mum is Polish and my dad is English. I studied Graphic Design and Photography for 3 years at Kingston University in London and I’ve reached a point in my life where I wanted to practice my Polish to a better standard so that I could speak with my family and possibly live in Poland for a few months, to see if I enjoy the experience.

About 8 years ago my mum encouraged me to try a course like this, but at the time I wasn’t sure about it. I wanted to try something like this before turning 25 in October this year, so I researched about KUL’s Polish Summer School online as well as the course at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. I was really impressed with the course structure at KUL and knowing that I had 2 weeks available this summer, I was really looking forward to spending my time in Lublin as I thought it would be a great place to learn Polish.

I received a really quick response after filling in my online application. Since being here, the students, teachers and catering staff  have been really kind, approachable and easy to talk to, especially the teachers, they are really understanding and they put a lot of fun into the way they teach.

I would definitely recommend the course to someone who would love to learn Polish, because the course is great!



DON'T FORGET TO APPLY FOR THE SUMMER SCHOOL IN 2019!