I arrived in Poland already speaking some Polish. But the intensive programme that LinguaPolonica put together for me took my language ability to another level.
The programme was systematic, broad ranging and tailored to my personal learning goals and needs.
The team made use of wide ranging materials – both from text books, and from natural language: be that the newspapers, cinema or Warsaw lectures.
All this made me well prepared when I started my job in Warsaw.
Once in my job I continued my lessons with Maria and she again personalised the classes to my own needs, and we made flexible arrangements to fit around my work.
The texts she chose for me to study were focussed on my priority areas for vocabulary building, but they added an extra layer – and that was contributing significantly to my understanding of Polish politics and history. It was through her selection of texts that I was introduced to some of the big names that have emerged throughout the year in Polish politics – and before my peers realised they were on the map. Maria proved an invaluable guide in showing me not only the Polish language, but the Polish people and culture too.