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Polish Dictionairy 2

 

Polish is spoken by 50 million people, making it the 20th most spoken language in the world. It is mainly spoken in Poland, one of the largest EU states in terms of population, but is also spoken among the Polish diaspora around the world, namely in Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, the UK, the US, the Czech Republic, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, France, Australia, Ireland and Israel.

Polish language is part of the western branch of Slavic languages, and belongs to the Indo-European family. It is one of the more difficult languages to learn for people from Western Europe countries: especially its tongue-bending pronunciation, complex gender system and seven cases challenge its learners.

Many english and latin words are “polonized” by adding the ending -ować. Examples are “fotografować” (to take a photograph), “parkować” (to park [a car]) or “mailować” (to write an e-mail).

 

Learning Polish Online | Platforms

Duolingo

Learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web.

 

 

Duolingo Website

 

busuu

busuu calls himself “the largest social network for language learning”. You can practice your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills and interact with our international community of native speakers.

busuu Website

 

Learn Polish Feel Good

by Armen Abalian, Robert McAlister, and Michael French | LearnEnglishFeelGood.com

Grammar and vocabulary exercises. Polish grammar practise test. Learn Polish for working, travelling and/or reconnecting to your Polish heritage.

LearnPolishFeelGood Website

 

One Minute Polish Podcasts

by The Radio Lindua Network

Even a few phrases can help you make friends and get much more out of your travel experience. Click To Tweet

Learn the basics of a language. One Minute Polish will introduce you to a new language from scratch. Each language features ten lessons and each lesson is only a couple of minutes long giving you very basic introductions. – taster courses which give you a feel for a new language. But even with just a few phrases you can make a great impression on your friends or the people you meet while you’re travelling.

Even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and get much more out of your travel experience. One Minute Polish

One Minute Languages Website

One Minute Languages Podcast (itunes)

ONENESS | On-line less used and less taught language course

The language course aims at teaching less used European languages, at forming minimal communicative competence of the target language and at introducing the target country and its culture. This project is the result of the cooperation of five countries: Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal with the Socrates Lingua 2 programme.

The Polish language course has 10 lessons that consist of several parts: a short grammar introduction with explicit explanations (Language School, Grammar); a lesson’s dictionary (Language School, Vocabulary); a phrase set (Language School, Speaking); exercises to develop language usage competence (Language School, Exercises); and a short socio-cultural introduction to the country that is thematically related to the lesson (Information center).

ONENESS Website

 

Mówić po polsku | Learn Polish for free

by Tobias Holzhäuser

“Mówić po polsku” [pronounced “Moo-witch po polskoo”] means “speaking (in) Polish”. Mówić po polsku is a free platform for learning Polish, addressed at beginners and intermediate learners. From basic words and phrases like “cześć” or “jak się masz?” over first conversations to basic rules Polish grammar, cases and tenses, Mówić po polsku provides hands-on language skills which can be used immediately. Videos and Podcasts help you learn pronunciation and new vocabulary, even while you’re on the move.
Mówić po polsku has a responsive theme, so it can also be used comfortably on smartphones and tablets.

Mówić po polsku Website

Learning Polish Online | Mobile Applications

Babbel

Babbel promotes language learning as learning-by-doing. The course material is broken into small blocks: grammar and vocabulary practice are built into units that focus on practical things, e.g. getting to know someone, ordering food, going shopping, sightseeing, etc.

Unlike the web-version, the mobile app offers free content. However to proceed to more advanced levels, you have to pay to download additional content.

Available for Android and iOS

 

Duolingo

Available for Androind, iOS and Windows

 

busuu

Available for Android and iOS

 

HiNative

HiNative is a global community. Any language and culture questions can be answered by native speakers.

 

Available for Android and iOS

 

Learn Vocabulary with Flashcards

Mobile Flashcards from Brainscape

Create your own flashcards and start learning…

 

Brainscape Website

Tutorial: How to use Brainscape by TeacherTalk

 

Other platforms

Livemocha

“Unfortunately, the Livemocha community will close permanently on Friday, April 22, 2016, and you will no longer be able to access your account after that date.” (website annoucement april 2016)

 

 

Michael Kimmig

Michael Kimmig

trainer | coach | life-long learner

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