Polish 404-406 is a three-quarter sequence of second-year Polish. After the whole year the students should be able to successfully handle most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations: initiate, sustain, and close a general conversation, read simple connected texts, write short simple letters, postcards, diary entries, etc. The goal is to move from Novice High to Intermediate Mid/High level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale.
This class is suitable for a variety of students. Whether you can speak fluently, but don't know how to write/aren't sure about the endings, or you've had some formal training in Polish but are afraid to talk, you'll fit in! We work on conversation, grammar, reading, and writing, so students with different backgrounds can benefit.
You are very welcome to come by to check us out!
Here is a short summary of the key topics covered in the second year sequence:

Polish 404:

numbers and expressions of time (counting, money, age, date, time of day, months, seasons, weather)
transportation and orientation (points of the compass, asking and giving directions, landmarks, city transport, travel by train, plane, automobile)
illness and parts of the body
marriage, anniversaries, birthdays
congratulations and other courtesy expressions
kitchen (cooking, eating, utensils, tableware, appliances)
Polish 405:
the automobile (vehicles and their parts, driving, road signs, license, gas station, directions, hitchhiking, tickets)
the apartment/house (rooms, furniture, appliances, amenities)
talking on the phone
introductions, invitations, complements, and other courtesy expressions
description of people and their relationships (family, work, etc.)
daily schedule (what happens when, making plans, appointments)
shopping for food and clothing

Polish 406:

health: doctors, dentists, the medical system in Poland
meals and food: table manners, cooking, recipes, etc.
weather: Polish climate and geography
family life in Poland
student life in Poland: classes, exams, the educational system
working environment: office life, modes of address, use of titles

Polish 404:

numeral expressions
location and motion (locative prepositions, verbs of putting, prefixed verbs of motion)
conditional mood
vocative case
Polish 405:

word order
reflexives and reciprocals
impersonal constructions
complex sentences (different types of subordinate clauses, connected text)
idioms and fixed expressions
Polish 406:

verbs with infinitival complements
expression of obligation, reason/cause, regret, persuasion
verbal aspect
impersonal verbs

Last modified: 2/28/2005 12:01 PM