Having read through various threads on this forum, one thing that stands out for me is the determination of people here to persist in learning the language, especially when faced with difficulties such as the case system etc. I studied Polish at Lancaster a couple of years ago and last July went to Kraków to do an intensive course. I found the course rewarding but difficult. I came home with many good memories, and despite not having any blood links with the country, I have and will always have a soft spot for it, especially Kraków.
My studies lapsed however, I felt that I could never get over the dreaded case system...., my study methods at home were all wrong. I became disinterested. That is until now. Thanks to reading about peoples determination not to give up, I've decided to redo my pimsleurs and have just bought the Polish in 4 weeks course book. I realise this is impossible but the reviews of the book are good. The grammar explanations given in the book are clear and bite size and it will get me back up to speed in time for when I re register in Lancaster for the next Polish course in September.
Sorry for the ramble, but I would just like to thank all those here, who through their own experiences, have inspired me to have another crack at this rich and interesting language..I thank you.
Polish grammar seems difficult, especially with the case system but most Slovanic Languages have the same thing and work in a similar way. These language courses such as Pimsleurs, which I believe does not use texts would be of very little help to you. A good course with cassettes such as Colloquial Polish by B.W.Mazur would be much more beneficial to you in your studies. Polish in 4 Weeks sounds a bore and similar to Pimsleur! Are you a student at Lancaster University?