ULPL20070 - Intermediate Polish

  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: ULPL10070 Beginners Polish, or equivalent.
  • 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: Both semesters (September until May)
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course

Description

This course aims to develop skills in reading, listening, speaking 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 understanding of the society and culture of Poland. Students will be expected to use the range of resources available to them in the Language Centre and to communicate with native speakers, wherever possible, in order to develop cultural competence.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. 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;
  2. understand texts using fairly high frequency, everyday or job-related language;
  3. intervene in a conversation if it deals with familiar topics;
  4. 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;
  5. 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 A2 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Pair and team work, focused 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 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.

Assessment

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

  • Semester one: One written test (25%), one dossier mark (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.

Convenor

Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate

Taught by

Justyna Drobnik-Rogers

Maximum entry

20 per group

Set texts

Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach, Sylwia Dawidek, Aneta Szymkiewicz, Krok po kroku. Polski. Seria podręczników do nauki języka polskiegl dla obcokrajowców. Poziom A1/ A2, Kraków 2013, ISBN: 978-83-930731-0-8
Recommended texts: Students are encouraged to use the Language Centre for material for beginners in Polish.

Pathway

ULPL20030, Advanced Polish 1

Employability

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 engage with other cultures.