University of Silesia....any comments?
I don't remember the UŚ being particularly famous for its linguistics... The most trumpeted would be Poznań (the UAM), especially in the German/English Studies, and then of course Warsaw University - regarding translation you would probably want to have a look at the Institute Lingwistyki Stosowanej - Institute of Applied Linguistics. As an English Studies student, I had lots of friends over at the ILS and "shared" some of the teachers with them, so I know the ILS was a veritable factory of good translators/interpreters. You would have to have a language pair though - English/Russian, English/German or such. At most (used to be all, but standards are falling) universities, many language studies are conducted in the language of choice, so English Studies were all done in English etc. This of course cannot be true in case of Oriental or African language studies, where you have to learn the lingo from scratch ;-) In the case of German, English, French, Russian, maybe others - the authorities assume you have *learnt* the language at secondary school and want to use it to study the culture, linguistics, history of said country(ies).
Check out the ILS. I think it's worth it.