UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEEP4001 Polish Language Level 3a: Comprehension

SEEP4002 Polish Language Level 3b: 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 2 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 3A: 45 minute aural examination (20%); 2 hour written examination (50%); coursework consisting of portfolio of assignments totalling 5000 words (30%).

Polish Language Level 3B: 20 minute oral examination (40%); 3 hour written examination (60%).

Formative Coursework

Progress is carefully monitored in class throughout the course. A number of formative assessment tasks (reading and translating in class, writing and delivering presentations) and homework exercises are set regularly.

Module Outline

This is a course for students who have successfully completed Polish Language Level 2 course, 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 (see Course Details above). Both components are taught in conjunction. Students who successfully complete this course should be able to function effectively and with confidence in an extensive range of academic, professional and social situations, and also to have gained a metalinguistic perspective on translation issues.


By the end of the course students should be able:

  • to understand authentic spoken and written Polish from unpredictable topic areas; to extract required information and record it accurately and coherently in English
  • to manipulate spoken and written Polish in any situation with appropriate, accurate and elaborate use of lexis and grammatical structures in a wide variety of contexts and registers; to seek, provide and refine opinions and information in sustained spoken and written interchanges in Polish; to speak and write confidently and accurately about key issues relating to life and culture in Poland and societies where Polish is spoken
  • to demonstrate knowledge and active use of more complex grammatical structures and a wide range of vocabulary, register and styles in Polish.

Indicative Texts

Course materials produced by the teacher will be provided.

Core learning materials:

Hurra! Po polsku 3. A. Burkat, A. Jasińska, M. Małolepsza, A. Szymkiewicz.

Other resources:

Celuję w C2. Zbiór zadań do egzaminu certyfikatowego z języka polskiego jako obcego na poziomie C2, A. Butcher, I. Janowska, G. Przechodzka, G. Zarzycka.

Co raz wejdzie do głowy - już z niej nie wyleci, czyli frazeologia prosta i przyjemna. Podręcznik dla uczniów, pomoc dla nauczycieli (B1-C1), A. Pięcińska.

Czas na czasownik, P. Garncarek.

Iść czy jechać. Ćwiczenia gramatyczno-semantyczne z czasownikami ruchu (B2, C1), J. Pyzik.

Na łamach prasy, cz. I. Podręcznik do nauki języka polskiego. Ćwiczenia rozwijające sprawność czytania (C2), B. Kubiak.

Na łamach prasy, cz. II. Podręcznik do nauki języka polskiego. Ćwiczenia rozwijające sprawność czytania (C2), B. Kubiak.

Oswoić tekst. Podręcznik kompozycji i redakcji tekstów dla poziomu B2 i C1, A. Ruszer.

Per aspera ad astra. Podręcznik do nauki języka polskiego. Ćwiczenia rozwijające sprawność czytania (C1), A. Seretny.

Przygoda z gramatyką. Fleksja i słowotwórstwo imion. Ćwiczenia funkcjonalno-gramatyczne dla cudzoziemców (B2, C1), J. Pyzik.

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