Postgraduate studies

General information

Postgraduate Studies “Glottodydaktyka Polonistyczna – nauczanie języka polskiego jako obcego”

(“Polish glottodidactics – Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language”), Faculty of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw

 

  • Name of the program: Studia Podyplomowe „Glottodydaktyka Polonistyczna – nauczanie języka polskiego jako obcego” Wydziału Polonistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (Polish glottodidactics – Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language, Faculty of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw)
  • Legal basis: 8 of the Act of 27 July 2005 – Law on Higher Education; Rules of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Warsaw.
  • Organised by: Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners “Polonicum” 00-927 Warsaw, University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, (+48 22) 55 21 530, (+48 22) 55 21 533, e-mail: polonicum@uw.edu.pl
  • Intended for: graduates of Polish philology and other faculties in humanities, with an excellent knowledge of the grammar of the Polish language and culture
  • Aims and tasks: preparation for the profession of a Polish language teacher as a foreign language and of a lecturer of Polish culture for foreigners in Poland and abroad
  • Study mode: extramural (Saturday-Sunday sessions)
  • Duration: two semesters, total 272 hours
  • Admission limit: 36 people
  • Cost of participation: 4000 PLN for two semesters
  • Recruitment: upon providing the relevant documents
  • Required documents: a copy of the diploma of graduation – master’s or bachelor’s degree, professional CV, application for admission, 1 photograph, declaration to pay the fee

(Application, declaration and professional CV are printed directly from the IRK (Internet Recruitment of Candidates) system of the University of Warsaw, after completing the data at the time of application).

  • Curriculum: includes 6 thematic modules (A, B, C, D, E, F), covering a total of 272 hours and additional 12 hours of internships (including 6 hours of observation of other lecturers and 6 hours of teaching by the student him-/herself, in classes at all levels).
  • Forms of credit: All program modules end with a credit in the form of a test or written work. Moreover, at the end of the first semester of the language teaching methodology, students prepare a didactic etude. In order to obtain the diploma it is necessary to complete the observation part and the practical part of the internship.
  • Rules concerning fees: Participation in the classes is possible after paying a fee to the “Polonicum” bank account. The fee for one semester is 2000 PLN. Fees should be paid in advance before the beginning of each semester. In the academic year 2020/2021, students are obliged to pay the fee for the first semester by 20 September 2020 after receiving the confirmation of admission (rozstrzygnięcie [decision] document). The fee for the second semester of studies is to be paid by 31 January 2021. Please make the payments to the following account number: 85 1160 2202 0000 0000 3686 8683, provide only your name and surname in the title of the transfer (without any other detail, e.g. specifying the purpose of the fee).

Upon request, we issue VAT invoices for participation in the “Polish glottodidactics” postgraduate studies. Should you need an invoice, please immediately inform the “Polonicum” office (lukasz.rongers@uw.edu.pl) about such need. Due to the University of Warsaw’s regulations concerning bookkeeping and recording of financial documents, it is possible to process only those applications for issuing an invoice that were received on the day of the transfer.

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Curriculum

Name of the programme:

Glottodydaktyka Polonistyczna – nauczanie języka polskiego jako obcego (Polish glottodidactics – Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language)

 

  1. Area of study: humanities; scientific discipline – linguistics.
  2. Supervisor of the studies in the academic year 2020/2021: Dr Justyna Zych; zych@uw.edu.pl.
  3. Supervisor of the studies in the academic year 2020/2019: Dr Maria Kuc; mkuc@uw.edu.pl
  4. Aim, expected learning outcomes: (knowledge, skills, social competence): preparation for teaching Polish as a foreign language and culture in Poland and abroad. Graduates are qualified to teach Polish as a foreign language and have knowledge of the methodology of teaching foreigners both the Polish language and Polish culture.

 

Knowledge:

After graduation, the student:

 

  • knows the methods of teaching the grammar of Polish as a foreign language and has the knowledge of contemporary Polish language as is indispensable in his/her work of a teacher,
  • has knowledge of broadly understood Polish culture and of strategies of teaching culture in the glottodidactic process,
  • acquires knowledge about the history of Polish literature with a particular emphasis on its specific and universal features and information on how to present Polish literature to foreigners learning Polish,
  • is familiar with the subject, history, methodology of psycholinguistic research,
  • has general knowledge of the certification system related to Polish as a foreign language.

Skills:

After graduation, the student:

 

  • can familiarise foreigners with Polish declination and conjugation, with difficulties in teaching the imperfect and perfect forms of verbs, and with semantic problems,
  • knows how to use in the glottodidactic process the linguistic image of the world as is represented in Polish vocabulary and grammar,
  • can apply cultural knowledge in glottodidactics,
  • can apply the acquired cultural and methodological competences when acting as a teacher of Polish as a foreign language,
  • can develop four language skills during Polish language classes: speaking, understanding, reading and writing,
  • can convey the knowledge about Polish culture using audiovisual aids,
  • can construct his/her own certificate-related exercises.

 

Social competences – attitudes:

After graduation, the student:

 

  • shows skills related to integration the group,
  • can respond to possible conflicts arising from intercultural differences,
  • has competence in the field of intercultural communication and socio-culture,
  • shows empathy.

Mode, form:

  • extramural studies, meetings every two weeks (Saturday, Sunday);

Duration:

two semesters; 272 hours;

 

The way of evaluating learning results:

annual assignments, final exam covering the issues of methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language, positive credit for internships; credit tests;

 

Criteria for obtaining credit:

as provided by lecturers of particular subject modules;

 

Forms of verification of the learning outcomes:

portfolio of class syllabi, materials  from internships and final examination;

 

Language of teaching:

Polish

 

The way the students evaluate the classes:

evaluation questionnaire after the second semester

 

Conditions of recruitment for studies:

Admission criteria:

 

  1. Preferred philological education – 5 points.
  2. Grade on the diploma of higher education: very good – 5 points, good – 4 points, satisfactory – 3 points.
  3. Order of applications

Requirements for candidates for studies:

Graduation from studies in a field of humanities, good knowledge of the grammar of the Polish language and good knowledge of Polish culture, knowledge of one foreign language (level B2); good diction; persons for whom Polish is not their mother tongue must present a certificate of passing the Polish language exam at C1 level.

 

Graduates’ profile and learning outcomes:

The graduate is qualified to teach the Polish language in Poland and abroad; he/she has knowledge of the methodology of teaching foreigners both the Polish language and Polish culture.

 

Short description of the subjects:

The Curriculum of the Studies includes 6 thematic modules (A, B, C, D, E, F), a total of 272 hours and additionally 12 hours of internships (including 6 hours of observation of other lecturers and 6 hours of teaching by the student him-/herself, in classes at all levels).

 

Module A – Psychological foundations of teaching foreign languages – 24 hours of lectures. The aim of the lectures is to present the psychological conditions of foreign language teaching. During the lectures, the basic concepts of cognitive psychology will be discussed, including cognitive processes, followed with discussing the features and conditions of development of human memory, with an emphasis on the regular patterns occurring in the process of learning a foreign language. The above processes will be analysed from the point of view of a person learning and teaching Polish as a foreign language. 4 ECTS points.

 

Module B – Polish as a foreign language – 78 hours of seminars with elements of a lecture. The lectures are addressed to Polish philologists and neophilologists with a very good knowledge of Polish grammar, who have passed the curriculum subjects in the field of language knowledge. The main objective is to present this knowledge in a way that is useful for the teacher, i.e. in a functional perspective. Elements of contrastive grammar are meant to raise teachers’ awareness of the most common difficulties encountered by foreigners while learning Polish. 7 ECTS points.

 

Module C – Knowledge about Poland, Polish culture and history – 60 hours of lectures. Classes in this subject develop broad knowledge about Polish culture, presented in historical and contemporary perspective, which enables foreigners to understand it more thoroughly. The purpose of the lectures is to show peculiarities, specificity and universality of Polish culture, as well as its role in shaping European culture. 5 ECTS points.

 

Module D – Methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language – 60 hours of seminars with elements of a lecture. The aim of the seminar is to present old and new methods and techniques of effective foreign language teaching, including Polish as a foreign language, as well as strategies for improving communication skills. An important element of this module is to introduce students to the principles of how to plan didactic work in groups with different levels of language proficiency and how to prepare suitable didactic materials to ensure active participation of the students in the classes. The first semester ends with the preparation of a speech  and delivering it in front of the group in the form of an etude, i.e. a short (approx. 5 minute long) fragment of a lesson devoted to explaining a grammatical issue randomly selected beforehand  (3 ECTS points). The teacher’s work is focused on providing practical information relevant to a beginner teacher and concerns the following: interest in Polish studies worldwide, work conditions of a teacher teaching Polish as a foreign language and basic instruments in this work, including textbooks, audiovisual and multimedia aids, curricula used by the institutions engaged in the glottodidactics of the Polish language. Moreover, problems concerning the promotion of the Polish language and culture abroad will be discussed. The classes end with a written exam (5 ECTS points). In total: 8 ECTS points.

 

Module E – Methodology of teaching Polish culture – 30 hours of lectures and workshops. The course includes basic issues of the methodology of teaching culture as an integral part of a glottodidactic programme. The aim of the classes is to familiarise students with Polish and foreign methods of implementing cultural context into the strategy of teaching a native language as a foreign language, depending on the level of language proficiency of the learners. Some of the classes are planned in the form of workshops. 4 ECTS points.

 

Module F – Testing the knowledge of Polish language – 20 hours of lectures and workshops. The goal of the classes is to provide students with information on the principles of testing the knowledge of the Polish language. Students will be provided with a description of the certification system for Polish language proficiency as is applied in Poland. There will be discussed the activities of the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language. Students will be presented with techniques of examination passing, types of test tasks and textbooks helpful in preparing for the examination. 2 ECTS points.

 

Terms and conditions for obtaining a certificate of postgraduate studies completion:

 

  1. Obtaining 60 ECTS points;
  2. Completion of internship (observation and teaching practice) at all levels of teaching Polish as a foreign language; observation at A, B, C levels – (2 ECTS points each) –6 ECTS points in total; teaching practice at A, B, C levels – (8 ECTS points each) –24 ECTS points in total.
  3. Final exam covering the methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language and functional grammar of the Polish language.

 

Predicted number of students: 36

Recruitment rules

Centre POLONICUM hereby informs that the recruitment for postgraduate studies starts on 20 May 2020 and ends on 31 August 2020. Up to 36 students will be enrolled. Candidates will be accepted on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Preferred philological education – 5 points.
  2. Grade on the diploma of higher education: very good – 5 points, good – 4 points, satisfactory – 3 points.
  3. Order of applications

(application via University of Warsaw’s IRK [Internet Recruitment of Candidates] system, submitting all required documents).

  1. Payment of the fee for the first semester.

The first step is to register in the IRK (Internet Recruitment of Candidates) system at the University of Warsaw’s website..

Website address: irk.oferta.uw.edu.pl

Internet Recruitment step by step – watch the YouTube spot below:

 

The second step is delivering the following signed documents to Centre “Polonicum”. We consider the submission to be complete (and in turn take it into account in the recruitment process) only if it contains the following documents:

  • a copy of the higher education diploma (or a bachelor’s degree)
  • professional CV (printed from IRK)
  • application for admission to the studies (printed from IRK)
  • declaration to pay the fees for the studies (printed from IRK)

 

Professional CV, the application for admission to the studies, and the declaration to pay the fees for studies printed directly from the IRK (Internet Recruitment of Candidates) system of the University of Warsaw, after completing the data at the time of application).

The set of documents can be sent by traditional mail.

In case of an applicant’s non-admission or our failure to open post-graduate studies, all the documents are returned to the applicant.

The third step is timely payment of the fee for the first semester, as agreed by the applicant in the declaration to pay the fees for studies.

Admission to the studies

Persons qualified in the first round of recruitment should pay the fee for the first semester to the below-mentioned account number within 10 days after the date of receiving an electronic notification of admission. Deadline for payment of the fee: 20 September 2020. Failure to pay the fee within this period is deemed equivalent to resignation from studies. Bank account number: 85 1160 2202 0000 0000 3686 8683 . Please provide only your first name and surname in the transfer title, without specifying the purpose of the fee. Confirmation of admission to the studies is issued in writing after the candidate completes all the formal requirements.

Upon request, we issue VAT invoices for participation in the “Polish glottodidactics” postgraduate studies. Should you need an invoice, please immediately inform the office of Centre “Polonicum” (lukasz.rongers@uw.edu.pl) about such need. Due to the University of Warsaw’s regulations concerning bookkeeping and recording of financial documents, it is possible to process only those applications for issuing an invoice that were received on the day of the transfer.

 

Candidate’s profile

The Postgraduate Studies “Glottodydaktyka polonistyczna – nauczanie języka polskiego jako obcego” (Polish glottodidactics – Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language) are intended for graduates of Polish Studies and other faculties in humanities. Our offer is addressed to Polish language teachers who wish to broaden their qualifications or want to extend their target group of learners so that it also includes foreigners. The studies are also addressed to humanists who are not teachers, but are interested in broadening their knowledge of the theoretical and methodological skills of a teacher of Polish as a foreign language. The offer is addressed to people who wish to work with foreigners both in Poland and abroad.

Candidates applying for the study should meet the following conditions:

  • impeccable pronunciation and good diction
  • knowledge of at least one foreign language at B2 level
  • predispositions for teaching work
  • knowledge of the descriptive grammar of the Polish language
  • knowledge of Polish history and broadly understood Polish culture
  • awareness of current political, social, literary and cultural issues
  • persons for whom Polish is not their mother tongue must present a certificate of passing the Polish language exam at C1 level

Alumnus profile

After graduation, the graduate is qualified to teach Polish as a foreign language and culture teacher. Graduates also gain interdisciplinary knowledge, and thereby gain even more comprehensive preparation for their work, especially outside Poland.

The aim of the studies is to provide students with knowledge of the methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language and culture, and to endow them with the ability to use various teaching techniques in their future professional work. The curriculum of the studies places a great emphasis on cultural issues, the teaching of which is an inseparable element of Polish language teaching.

Graduates receive a diploma of completion of the Postgraduate Studies “Glottodydaktyka Polonistyczna – nauczanie języka polskiego jako obcego” (Polish glottodidactics – Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language) in the field of methodology of teaching Polish as a foreign language and Polish culture, and a supplement to the diploma, which contains information about all theoretical and practical classes.

Studies in the academic year 2019/2020

Schedule

 

Plan_-I-SEMESTR_project19_20-1-pdf

Plan-_-II-SEMESTR_project19_20-pdf

 

Postgraduate Studies Supervisor:

Dr Maria Kuc

mkuc@uw.edu.pl

Lecturers:

  • Mgr Anna Domańska
  • Dr hab. Piotr Garncarek
  • Mgr Agnieszka Jastrzębska
  • Dr Piotr Kajak
  • Mgr Ewa Kozłowska
  • Dr Maria Kuc
  • Mgr Małgorzata Malinowska
  • Dr Anna Rabczuk
  • Mgr Agnieszka Wronowska
  • Dr Justyna Zych

Fees

Uniwersytet Warszawski

Centrum „Polonicum”

00-927 Warszawa

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

Fee: 4000 PLN (2000 PLN per semester)

Bank account number:

85 1160 2202 0000 0000 3686 8683

Swift and IBAN:

BIGBPLPW

title of the fee: [first name and surname]

Please do not add any other information in the title of the transfer.

 

Fees must be paid in advance before the start of each semester. In the academic year 2019/2020, students qualified in the first round of recruitment are obliged to pay the fee for the first semester by 31 August 2019. Students admitted in the second round of recruitment are obliged to pay the fee for the first semester by 13 September 2019. Fee for the second semester is to be paid by 31 January 2020.  Bank account number: 85 1160 2202 0000 0000 3686 8683

Upon request, we issue VAT invoices for participation in the “Glottodydaktyka polonistyczna” (“Polish glottodidactics”) postgraduate studies. Should you need an invoice, please immediately inform the office of Centre “Polonicum” (lukasz.rongers@uw.edu.pl) about such need. Due to the University of Warsaw’s regulations concerning bookkeeping and recording of financial documents, it is possible to process only those applications for issuing an invoice that were received on the day of the transfer.

Studies in the academic year 2020/2021

Schedule:

Plan_ I SEMESTR_20_21

Meeting No.              Date

I 3-4 October 2020

II 24-25 October 2020

III 14-15 November 2020

IV 21-22 November 2020

V 5-6 December 2020

VI 12-13 December 2020

VII 9-10 January 2021

VIII 16-17 January 2021

IX 6-7 February 2021

 

SEMESTER II

Plan _ II SEMESTR

Meeting No.              Date

I 27-28 February 2021

II 13-14 March 2021

III 27-28 March 2021

IV 10-11 April 2021

VI 24-25 April 2021

VII 15-16 May 2021

IX 29-30 May 2021

X 12-13 June 2021

 

Postgraduate Studies Supervisor:

Dr Justyna Zych

j.zych@uw.edu.pl

 

Lecturers:

  • Dr hab. Piotr Garncarek
  • Mgr Agnieszka Jastrzębska
  • Dr Piotr Kajak
  • Mgr Ewa Kozłowska
  • Dr Maria Kuc
  • Mgr Małgorzata Malinowska
  • Mgr Paulina Potasińska
  • Dr Joanna Prędota
  • Mgr Agnieszka Wronowska
  • Dr Justyna Zych

Fees

Uniwersytet Warszawski

Centrum “Polonicum”

00-927 Warszawa

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

Fee: 4000 PLN (2000 PLN per semester)

Bank account number:

85 1160 2202 0000 0000 3686 8683

Swift and IBAN:

BIGBPLPW

title of the fee: [first name and surname]

Please do not add any other information in the title of the fee.

 

Fees must be paid in advance before the start of each semester. In the academic year 2020/2021, students qualified in the recruitment are obliged to pay the fee for the first semester within 10 days after the date of receiving an electronic notification of admission and not later than 20 September 2020. Fee for the second semester is to be paid by 31 January 2021.  Bank account number: 85 1160 2202 0000 0000 3686 8683

Upon request, we issue VAT invoices for participation in the “Glottodydaktyka polonistyczna” (“Polish glottodidactics”) postgraduate studies. Should you need an invoice, please immediately inform the office of Centre “Polonicum” (lukasz.rongers@uw.edu.pl) about such need. Due to the University of Warsaw’s regulations concerning bookkeeping and recording of financial documents, it is possible to process only those applications for issuing an invoice that were received on the day of the transfer.

Library

Students of the Postgraduate Studies can use the glottodidactics book collection of Centre “Polonicum” in a limited extent, i.e. only on plenary Saturdays from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon.

Books can be borrowed through the Centre “Polonicum” Office, upon orders sent by e-mail.

Library-Centre Polonicum

Students of the Postgraduate Studies can use the University of Warsaw Library (BUW , Biblioteka Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego) book collection on the basis of their student’s card and in accordance with the conditions as specified in the library regulations.

Students are not allowed to borrow books from the libraries of the institutes of the Faculty of Polish Studies. However, they may use the Faculty’s reading room.

 Office

Mgr Agnieszka Pieszko; aj.pieszko@uw.edu.pl

Krystyna Maliszewska; k.maliszewska@uw.edu.pl

Information, inquiries and applicant / student service:

from Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

and on plenary Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

tel. +48 22 55 21 530

E-mail: polonicum@uw.edu.pl

Address:

Uniwersytet Warszawski, Centrum Polonicum (University of Warsaw, Centre “Polonicum”)

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 (26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street)

Building: Pałac Tyszkiewiczów-Potockich (Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace), ground floor