Polish Language Classes

PACIM holds three language learning sessions throughout the year:

  • Fall session: September – December
  • Spring session: January – April
  • Summer session: July


Course Offerings

Whether you’re a beginner, have taken other PACIM classes, or were taught at home, there is a class level for you!

Fall session classes begin the week of September 25 and end the week of December 11. (12-week session). All classes are virtual. Adjustments as to the day or time of a class can be made with a teacher at the first meeting.

Each class must have at least 3 registered students to take place. Classes with a smaller number of students will be considered private lessons and charged accordingly.

Registration for the 2022 Fall Semester is now open.

Beginner 1
For students with no previous experience with Polish.

Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Beginner 2
For students who have completed chapters 1-6 in our textbook.

Tuesdays
7:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Beginner 3
For students who have completed chapters 1-8 in our textbook.

Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Intermediate 1
For students who have completed chapters 1-13 in our textbook.

Wednesdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Intermediate 2
For students who completed chapters 1-15 in our textbook.
Thursdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Advanced
Conversation in Polish
Thursdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Register for 2022 Fall Semester

2022 Fall Language Classes
Course Selection
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Meet the Instructors

Ms. Iwona Srienc, Ph.D., got her Master’s of Arts in Russian Philology from the University of Warsaw. Came to the US as a Visiting Scholar at SUNY, Stony Brook. She was offered a Teaching Assistantship in Russian at SUNY, Albany where she completed her MA in Russian linguistics. In 1980, she was accepted to a graduate program in Slavic Linguistics at UCLA.  She completed her Ph.D. in 1990.  After arriving in MN, she taught Polish at the U of M, worked as a substitute teacher, interpreter, and translator, and for the past 15 years has been teaching Polish at PACIM.  She has been a PACIM board member since 2018.  She has four adult children and four grandchildren.

Ms. Agnieszka Huszno earned a Master’s Degree in Education at the University of Łódź in Poland.  She gained a Certificate in Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language at the Pedagogical University of Kraków. Currently, she teaches Polish to adult learners at Continuing Education of Lifelong Learning at Oakton Community College. Previously, Ms. Huszno taught Polish as a Foreign Language to European visiting students, and English as a Second/Foreign Language to students of economics and future teachers of English. She was also involved in many EU-funded initiatives, such as coordinating student and academic staff exchanges within the framework of the Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci Programs. She has overall 18 years of experience in teaching English and Polish as a Second/Foreign Language.

Still unsure of what course level to sign up for? Please contact language@pacim.org to discuss what level will be the best placement for you based on your previous language background.


Course Materials

Hurra! Po Polsku 1
Podręcznik Studenta; Prolog
Małgorzata Małolepsza, Aneta Szymkiewicz

Hurra! Po Polsku 1
Zeszyt Ćwiczeń; Prolog
Małgorzata Małolepsza, Aneta Szymkiewicz

Hurra! Discovering Polish
A Learner’s Grammar; Prolog.
Liliana Madelska with Geoffrey Schwartz

Hurra! Po Polsku 2
Podręcznik Studenta; Prolog
Agnieszka Burkat, Agnieszka Jasinska

Hurra! Po Polsku 2
Zeszyt Ćwiczeń; Prolog
Agnieszka Burkat, Agnieszka Jasinska