Polish Language Classes

PACIM is working to make classes as safe as possible in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Our number one goal is to ensure the health and safety of our students and instructors. All classes are being held online.

PACIM holds three language learning sessions throughout the year:

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

PACIM reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or other events beyond our control. In the event a class is cancelled, we will notify you as soon as possible. You may choose to receive a full refund of your registration fee or credit on another class.


Course Offerings

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

All courses are continuation of the fall classes.  We offer the very beginning class only in the fall. Hours as well as days of classes are subject to adjustment by teachers and students.

Beginner 1 – cont:
For students who have completed chapters 1-3 in our textbook,

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

Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Beginner 3:
For students who have completed chapters 1-8 in our textbook.

Tuesdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Intermediate:
For students who have completed chapters 1-6 in the second textbook: Hurra!!! Po Polsku 2.

Tuesdays
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Advanced:
For students who have completed chapters 1-8 in the second textbook: Hurra!!! Po Polsku 2.

Thursdays
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Registration for the 2022 Summer Semester is now open. Classes start the week of June 13th.

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Course Selection

Meet the Instructors

Ms. Iwona Srienc, PhD, got her Master’s of Arts in Russian Philology Degree 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 has completed her Ph.D. in 1990.  After arriving in MN, she taught Polish at the U of M, worked as a substitute teacher, interpreter, 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 Master’s Degree of Education at the University of Łódź in Poland.  She gained a Certificate in Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language at 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 students and academic staff exchanges within the framework of Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci Programs. She has overall 18 years of experience in teaching English and Polish as 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