Polish - Improving Fluency

Course code: LPXR403P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


13th Sep 2021 - 27th Jun 2022


Contact details


01235 555 585

You have been on a journey of learning that has taken you through the basics of the language. Now is the time to really expand that base with the first of the fluency courses.

By attending this course you will learn to get by in most Polish-speaking environments and retrieve information from authentic materials.
You will develope your linguistic and cultural awareness through continuous revision of what you have already learned, while building on your existing knowledge.
By the end of the course you should:
• have further developed ability to use the language effectively for practical communication purposes, reinforcing and extending existing knowledge
• be able to communicate effectively with a native speaker, with a degree of fluency and spontaneity
• be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes, retrieving information from authentic materials
• be able to outline an issue or problem clearly, speculating about causes or consequences, weighing advantages and disadvantages of different approaches
• have further developed knowledge and understanding of concepts of grammar
• have gained more sophisticated insights into the culture, history and civilisation of the country

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on: 25/10/21, 20/12/21, 27/12/21, 03/01/22, 21/02/22, 11/04/22, 18/04/22, 02/05/22 and 30/05/22.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

•Polish culture and society through texts, films, and music
•Polish history and politics
•cinema and television
•trends and canons in press and literature
•Polish festivals and festivities
•environmental protection and nature reserves
•tourism in Poland
•internet and technology
•discoveries and inventions
•reading, analysing, and summarising texts
•extracting and presenting information from written sources or visual material
•reporting on events and matters of public interest
Polish - Becoming Fluent
The course is dedicated for those who have completed upper- intermediate /advanced level and/or who have a sound knowledge of the basics of the language through extensive visits to Poland or self-study.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
You will need to purchase a textbook at around the cost of £20. There are no trips, visits or events included in the course price so any trip will be at an individual cost to you and will depend on the individual trip circumstance.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £264.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £264.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
• Questioning - enables a student, with the help of their teacher, to find out what level they are at.
• Feedback - the teacher provides feedback to each student about how to improve their learning.
• Students become more independent in their learning, taking part in peer assessment and self-assessment.
• Target settings
• Further analysis of texts, essays, exams