/ The best way for me to learn Polish
Apr 12, 09, 09:04 - Thread attached on merging:Easiest Way to Learn Polish?
I know this is a very generalized question, but I'm curious at to what the most efficient way would be to learn Polish.
My grandma taught me how to bless myself in Polish and she's taught me a few sayings, but she's also told me that it's incredibly difficult to learn. She goes to Poland every few years to visit family, but she can only read the language. She can speak it to an extent, but not fully enough to teach me. I'm only 17 and I'm obviously in no rush to learn it now, but I would like to learn it in the future.
In school I've taken 4 years worth of Latin, but that's the extent of my languages (well, besides being fluent in English since I do live in the US after all).
Would videos be best? Books? Taking Polish in college? A lot of colleges I'm looking at don't offer Polish directly, but most do offer Slavic languages/culture.
My boyfriend is fluent in Russian and my grandma has told me there are some minute similarities in the languages, but I've also found Russian quite difficult to pick up. I know how to ask some questions in Russian and say some things, but that's about it. I wouldn't even be able to read a word in Russian.