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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.