Introduction to Polish language and culture. Oral and written communication in Polish; emphasis on the literary and everyday culture of Poland. Five meetings per week, plus use of audio, video, and web materials.
This course is designed for students who have completed the Introductory Polish language sequence (PLSH 0150/0100, 0200 and 0300) or have otherwise acquired basic proficiency required for the second year sequence. In this course you will continue to develop and refine your speaking skills and will be able to carry on conversation on many topics from your daily life. You will continue developing reading and writing skills by reading increasingly more elaborate authentic texts and writing essays, and your listening skills will be cultivated by in-class interactions and listening to authentic Polish audio and video recordings.
In this course students will further develop their skills in speaking, reading, writing and understanding Polish. They will continue developing reading and writing skills by reading increasingly more elaborate authentic texts, writing essays, and learning about Polish stylistics, syntax, and grammar at the advanced level. Their listening skills will be cultivated by in-class interactions and listening to authentic Polish audio and video recordings. Emphasis in this course will be on mastering oral expression and vocabulary building, as well as comprehension of fiction and non-fiction texts of a moderate level of difficulty. The course will be conducted almost exclusively in Polish.
Polish for Reading Knowledge
This course is designed for advanced undergraduates (or graduate students), who wish to develop reading competence in Polish with the aid of a good dictionary.
Using texts from various disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, as well as journalistic and technical writings, students will learn the fundamentals of grammar and syntax, and how to decipher the meaning of a text, proceeding from very basic to more and more complex readings. Students will acquire a basic reading vocabulary and understanding of Polish grammar through analytical discussion, grammar exercises, and extensive reading of selected texts in the field of individual students.