ULPL20030 - Advanced Polish 1
- Credits: 20
- Level: 2
- Pre-requisite: : A good pass GCSE (A*, A or B) if taken within the last 3 years, or ULPL20070 – Intermediate Polish (depending on results).
- 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 programme structure.
- Taught during: Full-year (September to May)
- Timetable: Timetable for the course
This course aims to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Polish. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the grammar base acquired in elementary courses. Topics covered earlier will be revised and extended and new themes introduced which will develop your understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Poland.
Students will be expected to practise all skills outside the classroom, using the resources in the Language Centre and, where possible, the Face to Face scheme (enquire at the Language Centre library reception).
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters; and understand the main points of short, clear radio or TV programmes which deal with current affairs or topics of personal interest;
- understand texts using fairly high frequency, everyday or job-related language;
- intervene in a conversation if it deals with familiar topics;
- express, in brief oral exchanges, an opinion or ambition and to give short explanations for these; explain, briefly, a succession of events or to give information of an event;
- write simple, connected texts on familiar topics or topics of personal interest.
By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B1 of the Common European Framework.
Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.
Teaching and learning methods
One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line 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.
- Semester one: One written test (25%), one dossier (10%).
- Semester two: One written test (25%), one aural (10%), one oral test (20%), one dossier mark (10%).
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, Krok po kroku. Polski 2. Seria podręczników do nauki języka polskiego dla obcokrajowców. Poziom A2/ B1, Kraków 2013, ISBN: 978-83-930731-15 (chapters 11-23).
A Grammar and Workbook by Dana Bielec, 2014, 2nd edition, ISBN-10: 0415726018, ISBN-13: 978-0415726016
Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.