It is assumed that the students do not know ANY Polish to begin with. The objective of the course is that after the whole year's sequence the students should be able to be creative with the language at the sentence level, handle basic everyday life situations, read simple connected texts dealing with basic personal and social needs, write short simple letters, postcards, diary entries, take down simple notes (e.g. phone messages), etc. The goal is to move from Novice to Intermediate Low/Mid level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale.
Our main textbooks are Dzien Dobry by Aleksandra Janowka and Magdalena Pastuchowa and Ten, ta, to by Joanna Lechowicz and Joanna Podsiadly, but we use lots of additional materials.
The class meets from 1:30 to 2:20 daily. For rooms please consult the time schedule. You are very welcome to come by and check us out!
Here is a short summary of the key topics to be covered in the first year sequence:
basic classroom objects
simple courtesy expressions
Everyday Life Topics:
asking and giving directions
talking on the phone
shopping, money, etc.
Nouns and Adjectives:
case (nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, locative, instrumental, vocative)
comparative and superlative
tenses (present, past, future)