Actually for most of us, when it comes to learning Polish, it may not be so much a question of ‘polishing up’ – more a case of starting from scratch. You may find it surprising, but there are real advantages to learning this difficult but rewarding language. For example – all those handsome Polish men and gorgeous Polish girls – you’ll be able to impress them by speaking in their own language. More seriously, Polish is an international language and by learning it you will be able to communicate with more than 40 million people globally.
Polish is a Slavic language, meaning it’s related to Russian, Ukranian, Slovak, Czech, Bulgarian and so on – many of which, including Poland— a very beautiful country— are popular holiday destinations these days. So a smattering of Polish will be useful in many different countries.
Learning Polish is really hard though, isn’t it?
Perhaps not as hard as you might think. Once you’ve grasped the phonics (sounds) Polish is mostly phonetic and, thankfully for Western language speakers, uses a Latin alphabet. So you’ll be able to read and write basic, useful phrases pretty quickly. There are 32 letters in the Polish alphabet and, yes, it has seven cases, seven genders and 17 different forms of the number 2, but our excellent tutors will gently guide you through.
Who knows, this might just be the beginning of a long-lasting love affair with the Polish language?
Do następnego razu . . . (Until next time)