Polish Intermediate Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 120 Conc £45 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 19:00 - 21:00 11 PSK 16/09/2019 09/12/2019 LP1075

What will the course cover?

Topical issues and discussions about films, plays and books. Discussions on issues in the news. Writing letters and giving information and instructions (written and orally). Exchanging news and everyday information. Developing personal ideas and opinions and evaluating information.

Who is the course for?

For those who are fairly confident in speaking, reading and writing Polish and are considering following a GCSE level Polish course. You're welcome to try a class before you enrol if you are not sure if the level is right for you.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

To be able to speak in the present, past and future ie how you spend your time; what you did when on holiday, or when you were younger, what your future plans are. Discuss news/current topics/give simple information/instructions.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Understand the written form of Polish from a variety of sources (eg newspapers/books). Communicate confidently and clearly through spoken/written Polish on topics relating to day to day matters/society, environment and the world around us. Be familiar with Polish customs and literary authors eg Senkiewicz, Prus, Mickiewicz, Zapolska.

How is the course organised?

Discussion and conversation. Role-play and presentations. Study of vocabulary and grammar related to topics. Written exercises and reading/listening activities. Study of chosen texts and related materials.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Minimum 20 minutes daily study/revision/homework. As much practice with a Polish speaker as you can manage.

How will my progress be assessed?

Tests, written exercises, reading, quizzes, course accreditation. You will keep your own Individual Learning Plan (ILP) up to date with the help of your tutor.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Polish Intermediate stage 2

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Tutor will advise

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.