A Polish language and culture summer course funded under NAWA’s Programme aiming to popularise the Polish language took place on 1–29 July 2019 at the School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners of the University of Wrocław. For one month, more than 70 participants – NAWA scholarship holders – took language lessons as well as lectures and classes which introduced them to the Polish culture and history.
The course held in Wrocław was attended by participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Czechia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Morocco, Serbia, Taiwan, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Slovakia and Turkey. Apart from having classroom lessons, the course participants had the opportunity to become familiar with the Polish cinematography during screenings held in the University of Wrocław’s Botanical Garden. Volunteers could also attend music classes, where among others they prepared together a music programme which was presented at the end of the course. Moreover, the curriculum featured journalism workshops and sightseeing Wrocław with a tour guide.
You can see the complete picture gallery of the course on our Flickr profile.
Polish language and culture summer courses are intensive summer courses during which the participants have the opportunity to learn the language but also to encounter Polish culture and history. They are held all summer long at various academic centres in Poland: Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and the John Paul II Catholic University in Lublin, the Academy of Polish Language in Gdańsk, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, the University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce and the University of Silesia in Cieszyn. The 2019 summer courses will be attended by around 650–700 people in total.
One of NAWA’s main objectives is to promote the Polish language. This goal is achieved among others by organising Polish language and culture summer courses, during which the participants can take intensive Polish lessons (approx. 20 hours a week), speak Polish during and outside of classes (in the street, in a restaurant, during meetings with Poles), visit various Polish cities, integrate with other foreign students and carry out shared projects.