Language Courses

Where can you learn Polish? The offer of language courses has been developing dynamically and you can attend classes proposed by different institutions. The most important ones are private language schools, universities and non-governmental organizations. 

For migrants who think practical and for whom the essential thing is to master the rudiments of grammar and everyday language, the best solution will be to choose a private language school. Courses run by such establishments are convenient if you are employed, because their schedule is adapted to the needs of people working full time. In their offer, you can easily find courses that take place in the mornings, in the evenings or at weekends. Private schools can be found in all bigger towns, the biggest offer is availble in Warsaw. Unfortunately, there is no detailed ranking that would assess the methods and the efficiency of particular schools. As far as prices are concerned, they can vary a lot depending on the offer, the size of the group and the frequency of classes. Many schools also have business language courses on offer, which are usually slightly more expensive than general courses.

Instead of a group course you can choose individual classes with a private tutor. Their prices can also be more attractive than in language schools. Individual classes are a good choice for people who don’t like to learn in a group or have a tight schedule.

Non-governmental organizations also offer Polish courses on different levels. Very often these classes are free of charge or they more affordable than courses in language schools. However, if the classes are free, you should remember that very often they are taught by volunteers, so their quality cannot be compared to the quality of paid courses. Before you enrol, you should also check if the course is dedicated to all foreigners or maybe to migrants who have been granted refugee status in Poland and or are currently applying for international protection.

A university language centre: the courses are dedicated mainly to students and their goal is to prepare foreigners to study in Polish. Another type of courses organised by universities are courses that prepare the students for certification exams that confirm your language proficiency.