UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEEP2001 Polish Language Level 2a: Comprehension

SEEP2002 Polish Language Level 2b: Production

UCL Credits: 30

Total Learning Hours: 300

ECTS: 15

Level: Beginner

Course Unit: 0.5 + 0.5

Terms 1 and 2

Module Coordinator: Dr Urszula Chowaniec

Taught By: Dr Urszula Chowaniec

To find out more about this module, please contact the Module Coordinator.

Weekly Contact Hours:  4 hours per week


Open to students who have successfully completed Polish Level 1 or who can demonstrate equivalent competence

Compulsory Module for: Polish and East European Studies, Russian and Polish, Russian with Polish, Modern Languages combined degrees of which Polish is a component

Summative Assessment

Polish Language Level 2A: 45 minute aural examination (20%); 3 hour written examination (80%).

Polish Language Level 2B: 20 minute oral examination (20%); 3 hour written examination (80%).

Formative Coursework

Progress is carefully monitored, in particular in the early stages of the course, through a number of formative assessment tasks (reading and translating, writing and delivering short presentations in class) and homework exercises.

Module Outline

This is a course for students who have successfully completed Polish Language Level 1, or who can demonstrate equivalent competence in Polish. The course consists of two components, comprehension and production, each of which has the value of 0.5 of a course-unit. Both components are taught in conjunction.


By the end of the course students should be able:

  • to understand a wide range of authentic spoken and written Polish from predictable topic areas; to extract required information and record it accurately and coherently in English
  • to manipulate spoken and written Polish with appropriate and accurate use of lexis and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts and registers; to speak with confidence and accuracy appropriate to this level about many aspects of life and culture in Poland and societies where Polish is spoken
  • to demonstrate understanding of translation by discussing problems of specific translations from and into Polish; to successfully translate a range of texts from and into Polish.
  • to demonstrate knowledge and active use of more complex grammatical structures and a wide range of vocabulary in Polish.

Indicative Texts

Course materials produced by the teacher will be provided.

Core learning materials:

Hurra! Po polsku 2. A. Burkat, A. Jasińska.

Other resources:

Bądź na B1. Zbiór zadań z języka polskiego oraz przykładowe testy certyfikatowe dla poziomu B1, A. Achtelik, W. Hajduk-Gawron, A. Madeja, M. Świątek.

Czas na czasownik, P. Garncarek.

Kiedyś wrócisz tu…, E. Lipińska, E. G. Dąmbska.

Kto czyta – nie błądzi. Podręcznik do nauki polskiego. Ćwiczenia rozwijające sprawność czytania (B2, C1), A. Seretny.

Liczebnik też się liczy. Gramatyka liczebnika z ćwiczeniami, S. Mędak.

Od słowa do słowa toczy się rozmowa. Repetytorium leksykalne z języka polskiego jako obcego dla poziomów B1 i B2, P. E. Gębal.

Testuj swój polski. Gramatyka 2, by: Renata Szpigiel.

Testuj swój polski. Słownictwo 2, by: Justyna Krztoń.

Umiesz? Zdasz! Materiały przygotowujące do egzaminu certyfikatowego z języka polskiego jako obcego na poziomie średnim ogólnym B2, E. Lipińska.

Z polskim na Ty. Podręcznik do nauki języka polskiego (B1), E. Lipińska.

Please note: This outline is accurate at the time of publication. Minor amendments may be made prior to the start of the academic year.