bookratt 12 Feb 2007 / #1if I am going to (possibly) be living in Poland for 1 to 2 years?I am American. I don't know either language. I can read Latin (from 4 years of high school classes) and can read Spanish fairly well, (from 2 courses in college designed to help me translate poems and essays from Spanish to English), but have a lot of trouble speaking either one.Foreign languages are NOT my forte and I am 40 years old. An old dog can't learn new tricks, right?!Is there a language course or style, or instructional process, anyone recommends for either language? I would like to be somewhat conversational (not fluent, mind you, but easily understood by native speakers) prior to going. Our departure is not certain, but we possibly could be there by August 2007.We will be in Krakow, but my husband will work in Skowina, mostly, and will travel back and forth to Germany.I have heard it is rude to speak Russian there now, a moot point since I know only the alphabet in that language. I have heard English is widely understood and spoken in Krakow by most younger people, and German also.But, I would like to be polite and learn the language. I do not want to learn lower class grammar forms or "servant speak".My question is, should I try to learn both languages? Or concentrate only on Polish?