Courses during the academic year

Polish language classes

Centre Polonicum offers Polish language classes at all levels: starting from level A1 to C2.

Students attending the regular course have 60 hours of classes per semester (stationary or online). The classes end with a final test for credit. The course is worth 4 ECTS points.

Registration for courses is available here.

Lectures and conversation classes

Registration for lectures and seminars is here

Placement test

All students should take an online placement test before registering for the Polish language course.

The online test is available at:

Password: polon

The placement test will help you assess the level of your Polish language skills and enable us to assign you to the suitable language group.

The test should be taken without using a dictionary and other aids.

You may take the test only once!

Test instruction

  1. The maximum time to complete the test is 90 minutes. At any moment, you can see how much time is left on the left side of the screen.
  2. If you are asked to insert Polish characters, click on the keyboard icon that will appear on the right side of the question gap. For more information, refer to the manual “Polish letters / Wpisywanie polskich znaków”. It is recommended to read it before the test.
  3. After answering all questions, click the “Next” button to see a summary of the test. If you want to finish your test, click the “Submit all and finish”
  4. The questions are sorted from the easiest one to the most difficult one. You do not have to answer all the questions. Finish the test if you decide that the next questions are too difficult.
  5. After finishing, you can register to the relevant group – go to the REJESTRACJA DLA STUDENTÓW (REGISTRATIONS FOR STUDENTS)

Your score will be visible to the teachers of Centre Polonicum – do not register for a group of a different level!

Instruction for the token registration in USOS

  1. Choose „ REGISTRATIONS”.
  2. Find on the list below Polonicum – lektoraty. If you are beginner, choose A1 level.
  3. Choose the number of the group and click on the green „cart” in the top left-hand corner.
  4. The first round of registration started on 03.06.2024 at 21:00 and will last until 30.06.2024 at 23:59.
  5. The second round of registration will start on 16.09.2024 at 21:00:00 and will last until 23.09.2024 at 23:59. During this time, you can change language groups and lectures by registering and deregistering.

Another rounds of registration:

III round, from: 2024-09-24 21:00:00, to: 2024-09-30 23:59:00, limit of tokens spent: 60xPOL
IV round, from: 2024-10-01 21:00:00, to: 2024-10-07 23:59:00, limit of tokens spent: 60xPOL
V round, from: 2024-10-10 21:00:00, to: 2024-10-14 23:59:00, limit of tokens spent: 60xPOL

Language courses start on 2.10.2024.

  1. To unsubscribe from the classes, please enter the basket after logging in to your USOS in token registration and click the red icon next to the subject from which you want to unsubscribe.
  2. To sign out please click “cart” when you are logged in to USOS and click the red icon next to the subject.
  3. All registrations you can be made by token registration in USOS. You cannot signing out and signing up by USOSweb.

Bachelor's Seminar

For the Polish+ students (Sichuan University in Chengdu and University of Warsaw’s double-degree program).

Master's Seminar

Współczesna literatura polska w perspektywie glottodydaktycznej

[Contemporary Polish Literature in Teaching Polish as a Foreign Language]

Seminar addressed to students of the first year of Master’s Degree in Polish Studies who are interested in teaching contemporary Polish literature to foreigners learning Polish.

The seminar is held by Dr. Justyna Zych.

The seminar will take place on Wednesdays, from 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm.

Doctoral seminar

Two-Week Intensive Polish Language Course for Erasmus Students in September

For almost twenty years, the Polonicum Centre, together with the  University of Warsaw International Relations Office, has been organising the Two-Week Intensive Polish Language Course for Erasmus Students in September.

The course is always held in the last two weeks of September. It is meant to enable foreign students studying at the University of Warsaw to speak Polish in everyday life contexts, such as ordering in a restaurant or grocery shopping. Therefore, grammar is limited to the necessary minimum during classes. Teachers focus on useful vocabulary and the most commonly used Polish expressions and phrases.

Course participants are divided into several small groups where they have an opportunity to meet colleagues from different countries and different University departments who also chose Warsaw as a destination of their Erasmus programme. The majority of groups are for total beginners but there are also options for those who have already studied Polish.

Classes take place from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm on the main University campus. Altogether, the course includes 40 hours of classes.

In the academic year 2020/2021, the course will be exceptionally held online due to the pandemic situation.

If students regularly attend the course  and pass successfully the final test they obtain 4 ETCS credits.

Enrollment for the Two-Week Intensive Polish Language Course for Erasmus Students in September is handled by the Warsaw University of Warsaw International Relations Office: