UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


SEEP0021 Polish C Off Track Language

UCL Credits: 15

Total Learning Hours: 150

ECTS: 7.5

Level: Advanced

Course Unit: 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:  2 hours per week


Either successful completion of SEEP2109 Polish B off-track language module or equivalent (upper intermediate) knowledge of Polish. An assessment test will be arranged with the tutor to assess students' level before they join the course.

Compulsory Module for: N/A

Summative Assessment

2 hour written examination (70%), including grammar and lexical exercises (20%), reading (25%), and writing (25%); oral examination (30%), consisting of presentation (15%) and social conversation (15%).

Formative Coursework

Progress is carefully monitored, in particular in the early stages of the course, through a number of formative assessment tasks (short presentations and conversation exercises in class, informal and semi-formal vocabulary tests, reading comprehension tasks, grammar practice, Q&A sessions) and homework exercises.

Module Outline

This course aims to enable students to function in most everyday situations in Polish and to appreciate the complexity of Polish culture and society. This includes sound knowledge of vocabulary (approximately 2200-2500 words), grammar, morphology (e.g. verbs in the present and past tense and various moods, verbal aspect, where relevant, noun cases, singular and plural forms, possessive constructions, derivation, etc.), syntax (word order in complex sentences), and phonetics (improving pronunciation and intonation). The course follows up and consolidates knowledge of Polish gained on the Polish B off-track module, and completes the Polish off-track (A, B, and C) course.


By the end of the course students should have reached level B2 (an advanced level) in all four skills according to the grading provided by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Depending on the independent study time they spent on completing their course options, students may consider taking the ECL language examination at Level B2 in languages where such examination is available.

Students will have improved their intercultural communication skills, independent study skills, and general language learning ability.

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.