ULPL51010 - LEAP Polish 1
- Credits: 20
- Pre-requisite: This unit is suitable for those who have never studied Polish before.
- Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your
- Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
- Timetable: Timetable for the course
This course is for absolute beginners. It is designed for those who wish to attain a basic understanding of the Polish language covering four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It aims to introduce students to the Polish alphabet, the basic language structure, and the basics of Polish grammar. Students will also acquire limited vocabulary to be able to read simple texts and conduct a basic conversation in key areas of everyday communication. The course provides students with a solid foundation for further language learning.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- handle some of the basic grammatical structures of Polish;
- understand and read, some familiar and daily expressions used in common everyday situations and write very simple messages;
- communicate orally at a basic level in a limited number of common everyday situations;
- have some understanding and knowledge of Polish life and culture.
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.
Pair and teamwork, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.
Teaching and learning methods
One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on-campus and online instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.
69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time
Independent study hours
140 hours (not including assessment time)
Four pieces of assessed work as follows:
- Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
- Semester two: Week 11- Listening 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%
If government or university guidance requires assessment to be held online, then Listening Exam may be assessed alongside the Oral Exam
Nature and timing of feedback
Feedback will include a combination of:
- informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class-based learning activities;
- formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.
Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate
Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach, Sylwia Dawidek, Aneta Szymkiewicz, Krok po kroku. Polski. Seria podręczników do nauki języka polskiego dla obcokrajowców. Poziom A1/ A2, Kraków 2013, ISBN: 978-83-930731-0-8.
Oscar E. Swan, Polish Verbs and Essentials of Grammar. A practical guide to a mastery of Polish, McGraw-Hill, 2008, ISBN -13: 978-0071597463
ULPL51020 LEAP Polish 2
Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have the capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.