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Learning Polish

Semester and one-year courses for Erasmus+ and exchange students

The Centre for Polish Language and Culture in the World organizes a Polish language course every semester for foreigners who are studying in Krakow universities, as well as those who are trainees or PhD researchers.

The course lasts for one semester and consists of 60 academic hours (two about 113-minute meetings per week, equalling 5 academic hours per week), and offers classes at all levels (A1–C2). At the end of the course there is a written and oral exam. After passing the exam, the student receives 6 ECTS credits. The oral exam takes place during two additional hours which are not included in the 60 academic hours of the course.

In the 2019/2020 academic year, the cost of the course for students enrolled at the Jagiellonian University was 750 PLN per semester.

Classes are led by qualified teachers of Polish as a foreign language employed by the Centre for Polish Language and Culture in the World.

Program coordinator: Natalia Lasoń,

More information about the course can be found on the website of the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World.

Survival Polish Language Course

Before the start of every semester, the Centre for Polish Language and Culture in the World organizes an intensive Polish language course, dedicated to Erasmus+ students, trainees and exchange students. The purpose of the course is to help Erasmus+ students, who are complete beginners in Polish, to study and live in Poland. During the course students have the opportunity to learn and practice basics of grammar, spelling and pronunciation, to learn a set of basic vocabulary and expressions used in everyday situations.

The whole program consists of 36 teaching hours (the teaching hour lasts 45 minutes). The course usually starts two weeks before the start of the semester and lasts for 9 days. The participation costs about 300-400 PLN and does not provide ECTS credits. For more information please contact us at:

Interactive online Polish course for beginners 'Po polsku po Polsce'

'Po polsku po Polsce' is an online journey through all of Poland's regions during which the user is able to practice communication skills and learn some basic Polish vocabulary.

The project 'Po polsku po Polsce' is a joint initiative of two units connected with the Jagiellonian University: The Foundation 'Bratniak' (project mover and funds holder) and the Centre of Polish Language and Culture in the World of Jagiellonian University.

The course is available on the following website: