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Polish is a West Slavic language spoken by approximately 45 million Europeans as well as several million Americans. Polish is spoken by 97% of the country’s residents. The geographical reach of Polish was greatly affected by the demographic shifts that followed World War II, when Poles settled in new areas across Europe. Polish is now second only to Russia in terms of being the second-most spoken Slavic language in existence, including large proportions of Belarusians and Lithuanians.

 

The Polish alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet (though Q, V, and X are disregarded) and there are 32 letters with 9 vowels and 23 consonants. Many Polish words can be hard to spell and pronounce as they are full of consonant clusters (such as ‘Szczęście’ which means happiness). The language also has three genders: feminine, masculine and neuter, and it does not rely on regular syntax for its sentence structure. In-depth Polish lessons are essential to overcome these difficulties.

 

Poland has one of the most diverse natural environments in Europe, including the oldest forest in the continent. It is also the most religious country in Europe, with 90% of its residents being Roman Catholic. Poland’s economy is built on agriculture, mining and manufacturing, and its business culture is hierarchical and formal.

 

The State Certificate Exam in Polish as a Foreign Language is administered in the UK by the Polward Language School. It has levels ranging from A1 to C2, covering speaking, reading, grammar, writing and listening, and there are preparation courses available. There are also GCSE and A-Level qualifications in Polish offered by AQA.

 

Polish Courses and Tuition in London

 

Mayfair Consultants offers fully-qualified Polish tutors for private tuition across London. Our tutors are either native or fluent Polish speakers who use interactive and immersive approaches, focussing on extending clients’ vocabularies while perfecting their pronunciation and writing. We also focus on Polish culture and business etiquette. Many of our tutors use literary materials, as well as online, journalistic and other non-fiction sources, as part of their instruction tools. We work with learners of all ages and abilities, including those preparing for Polish GCSE, A-Level and IB exams, and those acquiring the language for research, travel or business purposes.

 

If you would like to arrange Polish lessons or have any questions about our courses or tuition services, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.

 

Useful Polish Language Resources

 

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/polish-8688 – GCSE Polish AQA

 

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/polish-7687 – A-Level Polish AQA

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/polish/soap/facts.shtml – BBC Languages Polish

 

https://www.mmll.cam.ac.uk/polish – University of Cambridge Polish Studies

 

https://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/polish – University of Oxford Polish Studies

 

https://www.ibo.org/country/PL/ – International Baccalaureate Poland

 

https://polski.msz.gov.pl/ – Map of Polish Language

 

https://nawa.gov.pl/jezyk-polski – Polish Language Campaign

 

https://www.podkasty.info/katalog/#start – Online Polish Podcasts

 

https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/poland_top_tips.pdf – Poland Business Tips

 

https://www.bl.uk/collection-guides/polish-hungarian-czech-and-slovak – British Library

Poland Collection

 

https://www.gov.pl/web/unitedkingdom/embassy-london – Polish Embassy

 

https://instytutpolski.pl/london/polish-organisations-in-the-uk/ – List of Polish UK Organisations

 

https://poland.pl/ – Poland Tourism Authority

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