Start Learning

Polish

Get Started
Product Features

Learn Polish through conversations

The influence of Polish culture can be witnessed in many corners of the United States, as a great number of Americans can say that they have at least a little Polish heritage. Whether you plan on using your Polish language skills to connect with your roots, or to explore charming old-world villages and magnificent gothic castles and cathedrals, it's sure to help you discover a whole new world of experiences!

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Polish language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Polish culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Polish culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

Didn’t catch that? Hear it again at a conversational speed, hover over for phonetics, or click on the word for an articulated narration. Tone your accent against native speaker audio by activating the voice comparison tool.

Course Overview

Learn Polish language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Polish

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Fashion and Shopping
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Compliments and Corrections
  • Chapter 10 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Learn About Adjectives
  • Learn About the Omission of Subjects
  • Use the Verb Być

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • Get Exposed to "Wh..." Questions
  • Practice Using the Verb Być
  • Structure Formal and Informal Questions
  • Understand and Use Personal Pronouns
  • Use Negation

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Become Familiar with Names
  • Introduce Yourself
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Form Introductions Using Two Structures
  • Learn About the Verb mieć
  • Use Personal Pronouns on , ona , and ono

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Directions
  • Express Gratitude for Help
  • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Form Imperatives and Polite Requests with Proszę + Infinitive
  • Form Simple Yes/No Questions and More Wh- Questions
  • Form the Past Tense and Practice the Present Tense of Być
  • Use Adjectives and Adjectival Nouns
  • Use Personal Pronouns in the Dative Case

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count Up To 99
  • Deal with Currency
  • Inquire About Availability of the Items in Stores
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Form Plural Nouns
  • Learn About Nominative and Accusative Plural Nouns
  • Learn the Demonstrative Adjectives ta, ten, to, te
  • Understand and Use the Direct Object
  • Understand the Use of Masculine and Feminine Nouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Order Meals and Drinks
  • Understand the Basics of Polish Food Culture
  • Use Common Words and Phrases Used at Polish Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Form Nouns in Dative, Genitive, and Accusative Cases
  • Understand Imperfective and Perfective Verbs
  • Use Adjectives in Relation to Masculine, Feminine, and Neutral Nouns
  • Use the Subjunctive Form of chciałby, chciałbyś

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Fashion and Shopping

Conversational Goals

  • Express Desire to Try On/Buy Something
  • Say that You Like/Dislike Something
  • Use Common Words and Phrases Used While Shopping

Grammar Goals

  • Get Acquainted With the Future Tense
  • Learn How to Use the Modal Verb powinien
  • Learn Personal Pronouns in the 3rd Person Accusative
  • Practice Using Genitive, Accusative and Instrumental Cases
  • Use Demonstratives in Singular and Plural Forms

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept/Decline Help
  • Ask for/Offer Help
  • Ask/Tell What Trouble One Is In
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services

Grammar Goals

  • Form the Past Tense
  • Practice Adverbs and Imperatives
  • Practice Using Adjectives in the Accusative case
  • Practice Using Future Tense
  • Use the Verb musieć

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Answer How Good or Bad Your Pronunciation Is
  • Ask and Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
  • Give and Respond to a Compliment
  • Request Someone to Repeat and Slow Down

Grammar Goals

  • Get Exposed to the Comparative
  • Learn How to Use Adverbs
  • Practice Using Adjectives
  • Use the Locative Case

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask and Tell How To Say Something
  • Ask For and Give Instructions
  • Describe an Object
  • Describe the Weather

Grammar Goals

  • Create Complex Sentences
  • Learn About Polish Pronunciation
  • Practice Sounds of the Letters and Words
  • Use Multiple Adjectives

Start learning Polish

Get Started