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Blackboard Language Project

janusz 5 | 53  
30 Jul 2008 /  #1
First two examples:

English for Polish:

Polish for English:

The simplicity and how easy it is to produce such lessons is the best thing in this concept. I try to find people who would like to produce similar videos for us.

It could be also very nice project for any school group.

You just take your camera (or borrow one) put it against a blackboard (or use any other background), write 20 - 30 expressions for any theme you find interesting, get any free editing program, cut the unnecessary footage, export is to wmv and upload it on youtube.

You can make a lot of people very happy with it.

If you don't know how to make subtitles - ask me, it is absolutely easy. You can also upload the English version and I will do the subtitles.
osiol 55 | 3921  
30 Jul 2008 /  #2
I always enjoy a Janusz thread.

I also like that girl's nasal vowels. They're pronounced stronger than the ones I normally hear.
OP janusz 5 | 53  
14 Aug 2008 /  #3
today a very special one:

Nialo - | 2  
21 Aug 2008 /  #4
The first one looks like she could be Robert Kubica's sister lol

3rd one seems rather random but keep them coming :)
Bondi 4 | 142  
6 Sep 2008 /  #5
Check the Khoekhoe-whatsit vids in the series, they're f'ken hilarious. :D
OP janusz 5 | 53  
26 Oct 2008 /  #6
This project is about producing a lot of supporting material for somebody who wants to practice his Polish. The technical complexity of the project is reduced to the minimum so that theoretically everybody could participate. If you would like to help me - visit our Polish Language Forum on (I hope I am not impolite to advertise my own site here - it is meant only for those who would like to contribute their work) I will keep presenting the results of our work here. I do believe that a lot of funny ideas will come up in the process.

wszystkiego najlepszego:

pozdrowienia dla wszystkich:

ale obciach:

to dobrze:

to oczywiste:

nic nie wiesz:

LondonChick 31 | 1133  
26 Oct 2008 /  #7
Janusz - you are brilliant :)
cjjc 29 | 408  
26 Oct 2008 /  #8

26 Oct 2008 /  #9
I thought the last one was quite nice.
OP janusz 5 | 53  
26 Oct 2008 /  #10

Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to produce a serial of nonsense dialogs. I'm just playing around a little because it's a new idea. But soon it will be back to normal every day dialogs. The main task is to make it very quick so I will do without sketching and put very simple paint drawings.

My personal interest in this project is more about the possibility to visualize a story board. This could be a very nice tool to plan a film or a film report.
osiol 55 | 3921  
26 Oct 2008 /  #11
rather random

"Podlej kwiatki" and "Daj motykę" are quite useful phrases in my line of work. Other than that, it is quite random. Randomness isn't actually such a bad thing. If you're trying not just to speak a few phrases in a language, but actually learn it, something memorably odd can help show how things fit together.

I actually want to see the outtakes from that video. I'm sure she was about to crack up with laughter on more than one occasion.
OP janusz 5 | 53  
27 Oct 2008 /  #12
in fact this was the main motivation and reason to make this video. Just as you guessed we literary rolled on the floor laughing :D Which was fun.

jak leci:


co dzisiaj robisz?

po niemiecku i po angielsku

to niedaleko

idziemy do pracy

PolskaDoll 27 | 1599  
14 Nov 2008 /  #13
Janusz - fantastic yet again! Thanks :)
Vincent 9 | 806  
14 Nov 2008 /  #14
good work, but spoiled by adverts covering up the english translation at the bottom:(
PolskaDoll 27 | 1599  
14 Nov 2008 /  #15
Just click on the "x" and they go though. :)

A way of spotting where the adverts are is to note below the red timeline there is a yellow marker, that's where the advert will appear and you can be ready for it. ;)

Me or Janusz? ;)
Vincent 9 | 806  
14 Nov 2008 /  #16
you're the techie one PD:)

thanks Janusz great work
PolskaDoll 27 | 1599  
14 Nov 2008 /  #17
you're the techie one PD:)

lol - OK, thank you :)

Janusz does deserve some thanks for producing these videos though. What a star. :)
OP janusz 5 | 53  
14 Nov 2008 /  #18
sorry for the adverts, they suck but I earn money with it, this is great for me. I never believed one can earn money with it but I was obviously wrong. So if you want to do something nice for me then click on the ads. It is not really cool but it helps me. I don't need to waste my time with stupid assignment work.
PolskaDoll 27 | 1599  
14 Nov 2008 /  #19
Janusz, don't apologise about the adverts, we understand about those. Your videos are ace and we love them! :)
Vincent 9 | 806  
14 Nov 2008 /  #20
Your videos are ace and we love them! :)

yes I agree..for all the work you have done, of course we can click on the adverts:)
PolskaDoll 27 | 1599  
14 Nov 2008 /  #21
Of course we can. Support Janusz! :) You can always go back to the videos!
OP janusz 5 | 53  
21 Nov 2008 /  #22


Ulubiony film:

Ameryka £acińska:

Muzyczne gusta:

Pogoda za granicą:

Vincent 9 | 806  
8 Dec 2008 /  #23
Many thanks for these videos Janusz, as usual they are excellent.
Highland Jan - | 5  
14 Dec 2008 /  #24
Brilliant ! The only downside is that it serves to remind me of how much I've forgotten.
OP janusz 5 | 53  
19 May 2009 /  #25
I am very proud and happy to present to you my new idea of how to help people who try to learn (or not forget) Polish:

In plain Polish - po prostu po polsku

numbers again:

and a Polish student does a video on her's own:

Jaki jest twój ulubiony kolor?

po prostu po polsku:

czego nie ma?

case drills:




nancygrl - | 11  
17 Jul 2009 /  #26
Execellent point...Me too. On how much I forgot.

wspaniały punkt. Mię też. Ile zapominała.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1593  
24 Sep 2009 /  #27
Sep 24, 09, 21:05 - Thread attached on merging:
Excellent video with Polish pronunciation

This is the best video I've seen about Polish pronunciation. The examples after every sound is great to make it even more clear. Excellent!

OP janusz 5 | 53  
29 Oct 2009 /  #28
Polish Vocabulary Build Up project: Head

This is only the "gamma" version. You could participate in the development checking this video out for any mistakes. I would appreciate it very much. I'm also looking for a nice Polish native speaker voice for this video.

Third betha version:

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