/Polish Beginners Level 1 – Course Outline
Polish Beginners Level 1 – Course Outline 2017-12-13T23:34:29+00:00

Polish Beginners Level 1: Course Outline

According to group goals, the teacher may do more or less than this, and may not need to cover everything in the list below!

Topics & Vocabulary:

  • Introductions (informal and formal)
  • Pointing to common and useful objects, naming them
  • Small talk and “breaking the ice” – e.g. What is your name? ( Jak masz na imię?), Where do you live (Gdzie mieszkasz?)
  • Talking about self & others, inc. family – key personal info incl. How old are you? (Ile masz lat?), What is your occupation? (Jaki jest twój zawód?)
  • Polish sounds and letters. The alphabet, pronunciation and accent
  • Adjectives describing people and wellbeing
  • Nationalities
  • Professions
  • Family tree and relationships
  • Asking about age
  • Hobbies and interests


  • Formal / Informal mode in Polish
  • Verbs and conjugation – introduction
  • Present Tense
  • Nouns: genders in Polish
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Adjectives following nouns: masculine, feminine and neutral forms
  • Pronouns – subject, object, possessive
  • Cases in Polish – Nominative (Mianownik), Instrumental (Narzędnik) and Accusative (Biernik)
  • Word order – sentence, question, negative
  • Questions – yes/no (tak/nie), Is this…? Yes, it is… / No, it isn’t. (Czy to jest..Tak, to jest…/Nie, to nie jest…) Where is…? Who is it? Whose… it is? (Gdzie to jest…? Kto to jest…? Czyje to jest…?)
  • Giving instructions (imperatives)
  • Key prepositions: in, on, at, etc.
  • Key adjectives and adverbs – size, shape, personal opinion, colours
  • Key linking words (and, or, but, so)
  • To be interested in + Instrumental (interesować się), to like + Infinitive (lubić), to like + Accusative
  • Adverbs describing frequency – sometimes (czasami) , often (często) etc.

Cultural Content:

  • The geography of Poland – main cities, rivers, provinces and regions
  • Popular Polish websites
  • Polish lifestyles and common hobbies
  • Basic politeness conventions in Poland in formal and informal situations

Skills Work:

  • Lots of speaking – inc. situational exercises & interaction
  • Basic pronunciation rules
  • Plenty of listening activities
  • Writing practice – e.g. simple e-mails


  • A wide range of topics based around students’ own interests, could include topics of general interest: global issues, popular science, environment, media and advertising; culture and entertainment; beliefs and religions, etc.
  • Materials used to spark conversation will include articles, DVD, video, internet extracts.