Intensive 1st-Year Polish

Scholarships are available for this course. See the application form for details.

This intensive course provides a solid command of the fundamentals of Polish grammar, while also ensuring a functional command of basic Polish history and culture. Special emphasis will be placed on reading and the application of written Polish, from literary texts to website navigation.

By the completion of this course, students who speak one or more Slavic languages other than Polish are expected to acquire an ACTFL proficiency "Intermediate Mid" or better in reading. Students with no background in Slavic languages are expected achieve "Novice High" in reading. All students are expected to achieve an ACTFL proficiency of "Novice High" or better in listening, speaking, and writing.

Students are encouraged to participate in a study-abroad opportunity, for example the Adam Mickiewicz University summer program, which begins shortly after the conclusion of CLI's Polish program.

About the Instructor: 

A graduate in Polish philology from Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań, Agnieszka Mielczarek has worked in the Adam Mickiewicz University Institute of Polish Language since 1992 and with the AMU School of Polish Language and Culture for Foreign Students since 1999. Dr. Mielczarek has taught Polish language courses, classes in Polish language culture, stylistics, lexicology, lexicography, and seminars in teaching methods for Polish as a foreign language. Dr. Mielczarek participates in the AMU Summer School of Polish Language and Culture courses. She has written a book called “The Language of Radio Hosts”. In addition, she has coauthored Polish-English and English-Polish dictionaries, as well as a Polish language dictionary. Dr. Mielczarek specializes in glottodidactics and pragmalinguistics. Dr. Mielczarek has taught Polish at the CLI since 2004.

Course Number: 
PLC 101 and PLC 102
Dates: 
Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, July 18, 2014
Prerequisites: 
None

HYBRID- AND DOMESTIC PROGRAMS

Language/Levels Locations Dates Credits Cost
Albanian
1st and 2nd year
7 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Tirana*
Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Tirana*
8 for AZ
3 for Tirana*
$960 for AZ
$2,500 for Tirana*
Armenian
1st and 2nd year
7 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Yerevan*
Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Yerevan*
8 for AZ
3 for Yerevan*
$960 for AZ
$2,575 for Yerevan*
Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
1st and 2nd year
8 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Sarajevo*
May 27 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Sarajevo*
8 for AZ
3 for Sarajevo*
$960 for AZ
$2,000 for Sarajevo*
Hebrew
1st year
7 weeks in Arizona Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ 8 $960
Macedonian
1st year
7 weeks in Arizona Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ 8 $960
Persian
1st and 2nd year
7 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Samarqand*
Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Samarqand*
8 for AZ
3 for Samarqand*
$960 for AZ
$9,400 for Samarqand*
Polish
1st year
7 weeks in Arizona Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ 8 $960 for AZ
Russian
1st year
8 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Kazan*
May 27 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Kazan*
10 for AZ
3 for Kazan*
$960 for AZ
$2,850 for Kazan*
Russian
2nd year
8 weeks in Arizona*** May 27 to Jul 18 in AZ*** 8 for AZ*** $960 for AZ***
Turkish
1st year
7 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Ankara*
Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Ankara*
8 for AZ
3 for Ankara*
$960 for AZ
$4,325 for Ankara*
Uzbek
1st to 3rd year
7 weeks in Arizona
4 weeks in Samarqand*
Jun 2 to Jul 18 in AZ
Jul 22 to Aug 15 in Samarqand*
8 for AZ
3 for Samarqand*
$960 for AZ
$9,400 for Samarqand*

*4-week programs are recommended, but are OPTIONAL.
**2013 prices
***See 8-week programs in Kazan for 2nd-year study-abroad options

(Disclaimer: All tuition and fees set forth herein or in other University publications or web pages are subject to change.)

Academic Year Polish at ASU

PLC 101, 102: Elementary Polish
PLC 201, 202: Intermediate Polish
PLC 394: Advanced Polish
PLC 494: Polish for heritage speakers
SLV 304: Language and Identity

For more information on these classes, visit the ASU Polish page or the ASU course catalog.