Polish (PLSH)

PLSH 501 Elementary Polish I

This course is for students who want to acquire the linguistic skills necessary for communication in everyday situations and that would constitute a solid base for further study of the Polish language. In addition students will become acquainted with various aspects of Polish culture (including Polish films), history and contemporary affairs. Students will learn through classroom exercises based on a modern textbook, completion of individual and group assignments and work with various audio and video materials. The textbook Hurra - Po Polsku 1 is written in the spirit of the communicative approach, which makes it possible to communicate from the very beginning of the learning process. The special attention, however, will be paid on systematic development of all language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Dziedzic

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

PLSH 502 Elementary Polish II

This course is a continuation of the PLSH 501. This is for students who want to acquire the linguistic skills necessary for communication in everyday situations and that would constitute a solid base for further study of the Polish language. In addition students will become acquainted with various aspects of Polish culture (including Polish films), history and contemporary affairs. Students will learn through classroom exercises based on a modern textbook, completion of individual and group assignments and work with various audio and video materials. The textbook Hurra - Po Polsku 1 is written in the spirit of the communicative approach, which makes it possible to communicate from the very beginning of the learning process. The special attention, however, will be paid on systematic development of all language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Dziedzic

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: PLSH 501

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

PLSH 503 Intermediate Polish I

This is a first-semester intermediate -level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) within a culturally based context. Class time will focus on communicative activities that combine grammatical concepts, relevant vocabulary, and cultural themes. Students will learn through classroom exercises based on a modern textbook: Hurra Po Polsku 2, completion of individual and group assignments and work with various audio and video materials. Major course goals include: the acquisition of intermediate-level vocabulary, the controlled use of the Polish cases; the aspect of the verbs, the development of writing skills. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Wolski-Moskoff

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: SLAV 502

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

PLSH 504 Intermediate Polish II

This course is a continuation of the PLSH 503. This is a second-semester intermediate -level language course that emphasizes the development of the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) within a culturally based context. Class time will focus on communicative activities that combine grammatical concepts, relevant vocabulary, and cultural themes. Students will learn through classroom exercises based on a modern textbook: Hurra Po Polsku 2, completion of individual and group assignments and work with various audio and video materials. Major course goals include: the acquisition of intermediate-level vocabulary, the controlled use of the Polish cases; the aspect of the verbs, the development of writing skills. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Wolski-Moskoff

Two terms. student may enter either term.

Prerequisite: PLSH 503

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

PLSH 505 Polish for Heritage Speakers I

The course is addressed to students who have spoken Polish at home and seek to achieve proficiency in the language. The main goal of this course is to provide instruction directed at students continued development of existing competencies in the Polish language. Students will acquire skills that range from learning grammar and spelling, and developing vocabulary, to interpretation and analysis of different literary genres. Students will explore a broad variety of cultural themes. Topics will include: Polish. Upon completion of the Polish for Heritage Speakers course, students are expected to confidently understand, read, write and speak Polish with an increased vocabulary and a better command of Polish grammar. They will increase their reading skills through interpretation and analysis of different Polish literary genres. Students will be able to organize their thoughts and write in a coherent manner. They will increase their writing skills by writing personal essays, compositions and others. Students will further their knowledge of the Polish language and will engage in class discussion on various topics. Students will gain a better understanding of the Polish culture. Instructor permission required to enroll.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Dziedzic

Course not offered every year

Prerequisite: Instructor permission required

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

PLSH 506 Polish for Heritage Speakers II

Continuation of PLSH 505. The course is addressed to students who have spoken Polish at home and seek to achieve proficiency in the language. The main goal of this course is to provide instruction directed at students continued development of existing competencies in the Polish language. Students will acquire skills that range from learning grammar and spelling, and developing vocabulary, to interpretation and analysis of different literary genres. Students will explore a broad variety of cultural themes. Topics will include: Polish literature - classic and modern, social life, contemporary affairs and films.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Dziedzic

Course not offered every year

Prerequisite: SLAV 505

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit