Travel courses: for families and companies
Travel courses of Polish for foreigners are addressed to families with children and to various organised groups e.g. of university friends or company employees. The course formula makes it possible to combine learning, entertainment, and active leisure at one of the Polish resorts.
Travel courses are provided in two variants:
- full – we take care of organising both the trip and the Polish course (this includes, among others, hotel booking, organising travel, preparing the course and teaching materials, assigning teachers, organising accompanying events, etc.);
- partial – we take care only of the preparation and providing the course of Polish for foreigners: we provide speakers, materials, curriculum, and classes. The customer is responsible for organising the accommodation, meals, transport, etc.
Travel courses for families and organised groups
Our travel courses of Polish for foreigners are addressed to families and organised groups and are held during the holiday period. The duration of a course is one week or two weeks. Such a “language holiday” is an opportunity to practice language skills or start learning Polish at an interesting place – during a holiday! Families with children can take advantage of language classes designed specifically for children – so that they can play and learn at the same time, supervised by a specialised teacher or activity organiser.
Travel courses for businesses
For courses of Polish for business groups it is possible to organise a week or two weeks long trip on the date chosen by the group (off-holiday) and to adjust the duration of the course to the preferences of the customer. The course is provided at a selected holiday resort and combines language learning tailored to the needs and expectations of the customers with active leisure – participants learn Polish and get to know Poland, sightsee and relax at the same time. Travel courses for groups of company employees can be provided also as thematic or specialised courses: the participants of such a course are given an opportunity to, for example, practice the use of grammar structures and spoken phrases useful in various business situations (negotiations, presentations, etc.) and learn trade-related vocabulary.
During travel courses of Polish for foreigners 45-minute classes are held on a daily basis and their planned number is 40 per week (two blocks of a few hours per day: in the morning and in the afternoon). Such course intensity promotes fast, efficient, and pleasant learning. The classes are provided both in a traditional form (on-site at the resort) and non-traditional form – during visits to tourist attractions in the vicinity. This substantially extends the amount of learned language, and at the same time allows the participants to get acquainted with the nearest tourist attractions or test their skills in new situations: buying a cable car ticket, visiting a mountain hostel, swimming pool, or a museum. Regardless of the chosen variant (full/partial), the price of the course includes learning materials for the students, teacher’s supervision also outside the classes (unlimited contact with the Polish language), as well as additional attractions (e.g. evenings dedicated to Polish cuisine or traditions, projections of Polish movies, language games during leisure time).
The course is completed with an examination verifying the level of the student's language skills and their progress. Each student is given a certificate confirming their participation in the course.
- improvement of the proficiency in Polish: speaking, listening, reading, writing;
- building vocabulary at the appropriate level (optional: trade-related vocabulary);
- introduction/practice of essential grammatical structures;
- providing the students with language skills useful in their professional life.
Forms of practising language
- reading texts and explaining the meaning of words, useful phrases;
- listening to read functional texts complemented with a variety of activating methods (completing gaps, true/false exercises, lexical games);
- speaking (pair work, role play, preparing dialogues, etc.);
- grammar exercises (introducing/revising essential grammar structures and memorising them by applying a series of suitable grammatical exercises within group work and on an individual basis);
- writing (composing e-mails, notes, etc.);
- conversations on specific topics;
- use of everyday Polish – during tours, trips, visits to museums, restaurants, etc.