The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Language  % width posts: 45

I NEED TO LEARN POLISH QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY!


courtney0525 2 | 5
7 Aug 2009  #1
So Im going to be visiting Poland soon, and meeting my boyfriends family, who speak zero English. A move to Poland is also very possible! I need to learn Polish ASAP! Any suggestions?!
z_darius 14 | 3,969
7 Aug 2009  #2
Any suggestions?!

ASAP is a very generic term.

Quickly is possible if you care to speak a few words without the ability to have a coherent conversation. Of course your mileage may vary but to speak somewhat OK it will take at least months.

I don't mean to discourage you but the language is among the hardest in the World.

For now I'd concentrate on a few canned phrases and expressions. I'm sure the effort will be appreciated but don't expect to understand their replies. Then take it from there.

Good luck.
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
7 Aug 2009  #4
It's difficult to learn one of the most difficult languages in the world quickly.

But start with basic phrases and expressions. So you can greet the people you're going to visit in PL. Then sign up for a course, get a book+CD, and try to talk to Polish people more and more. Probably your BF can help you with that more and more as you progress. The best way to learn Polish is (of course) to be in Poland and interact with Poles.

I can guarantee that it's not impossible to learn, but it's a lot of hard work and it takes time.

Good Luck!
paparacci6 - | 5
9 Apr 2010  #5
Apr 9, 10, 19:55 - Thread attached on merging:
I'm gonna learn Polish language

Hi there! I'm from Georgia,Tbilisi, I'm gonna learn polish language, probably i will move in Poland for living and i need to know language,to can work and live there normally.. i would like take information about how to learn Polish in internet,which books would help me...
jeden - | 226
9 Apr 2010  #6
it is really hard to learn without teacher, the best option for you is probably, going to " polish for foreigners" school.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,163
9 Apr 2010  #7
how to learn Polish in internet,

Search around the forums, there were similar topics in the past.
paparacci6 - | 5
9 Apr 2010  #8
how to learn? i'm searching special online books,or books which possible dowload,i'm gonna learn myself becouse study in special schools are expensive...
Polish Tutor - | 80
9 Apr 2010  #9
You need to learn Polish quickly and efficiently? Hm, I like to teach this way.

If you do not mind I would offer my service to you.

I am a professional Polish teacher. I live in Krakow in Poland but I teach learners from all over the world via Skype

Please visit my website polishviaskype

I invented unique an successful method to teach Polish online. I offer a 45-minute free Polish trial lesson to present it.
During lesson we do not use any camera. I believe my exercises (in writing and speaking) are more efficient then looking at my not really handsome face (-:

If you decide to cooperate with my you will never pay in advance. The rule is clear: First the lesson, then the payment. I offer a few save and comfortable payment forms.

You can order as many lesson as you wish (you can give up it when you wish)
You do not take any financial risk.
You get professional teaching service directly from Poland wherever you live.
You get individual tutoring for reasonable price.

So why not to test me and my method. There is nothing to lose and much to win (-:

I will send prices to you via email.
enkidu 7 | 623
9 Apr 2010  #10
I NEED TO LEARN POLISH QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY!!!

Good luck!!!
hjaskiewicz4
8 Jun 2010  #11
Hello(Cześc-Cheshch)
Find a Polish Home Association or so, you may want to look it up on the web. Find out what hours they are open and go for it! People are people they will be very happy to help you!!!

I am Polish and when I came to America American people were more than happy to help me, so it is with my nation. Good luck and be bold!
Anna1 - | 1
8 Jun 2010  #12
So Im going to be visiting Poland soon, and meeting my boyfriends family, who speak zero English. A move to Poland is also very possible! I need to learn Polish ASAP! Any suggestions?!

Wow
Good luck with that.
SLASKMILLER
8 Jun 2010  #13
been learning for 3 years now it is a massive language to learn, honest answer teach family english... i love poland and the people just the language is not designed to learne lol
POLENGGGs 2 | 150
8 Jun 2010  #14
Just speak English, educate some of your family. I bet they will be willing to pay you for it too!!!

always take the easy way out
jakubzurawski - | 17
11 Aug 2010  #15
The best way for you to learn Polish is to get yourself this:

Ironically, the movie is not available for people in Poland :D
EwaFromPoland - | 8
22 Aug 2010  #16
I need to learn british pronunciation and I can teach you Polish, anyone willing to do this?
lowfunk99 10 | 397
22 Aug 2010  #17
I know many people like rosetta stone. You can find a bit torrent of it for free.

You can down load byki for free at their website byki.com.

Get a good phrase book.

Its not an easy language. I have been working on it for almost 3 years and it's just now starting to make sense.

The easy thing about Polish is that the pronunciation is much more consistant then English.
sol2
22 Aug 2010  #18
So Im going to be visiting Poland soon, and meeting my boyfriends family, who speak zero English. A move to Poland is also very possible! I need to learn Polish ASAP! Any suggestions?!

No you don't need to learn Polish. Just be yourself, Polish people are great, they will know if you are trying to be someone else. They want you to be just the way you are, nothing else.
opts 10 | 260
22 Aug 2010  #19
You will not learn Polish here telling people that you need to learn Polish. :)
emilyjones
7 Aug 2011  #20
cest :)
ask your boyfriend to help if his family livees there he should no a bit
Parastie - | 4
7 Aug 2011  #21
The best way is immerse yourself in Polish. Stop speaking in English and just go for it. Try to memorize a few phrases from phrase books, and I recommend getting "Polish in 4 weeks". Although it's likely impossible to really learn Polish in four weeks, it's the best book I've found for explaining grammar of Polish. Use this book, plus some phrase books and try to only speak Polish. You'll find people in Poland are generally willing to help you learn, as long as you're not holding up the line somewhere. :)
MarkWilson
24 Feb 2012  #22
learnpolishfree.blogspot.com

This guy has recently started this blog. It suits my style of learning ( i.e, not via grammar ). I am sure it'll help you.

-Mark Wilson
tomtom1987
26 Jun 2012  #23
Try this great site: realpolish.pl
Lots of easy content - free and premium.
myjustyna 6 | 33
27 Jun 2012  #24
You can learn it if you have got enough time.
Learnpolishnow
17 May 2013  #25
Have you tried learning Polish with memrise? Here is a course on the site, but they have plenty more than just this one:

memrise.com/course/58709/beginner-polish/
expatINtx
17 May 2013  #26
An impossible task. Polish is one of the most difficult languages to learn because there are hardly any rules in the Polish grammar. If you persevere you might learn a few Polish phrases but not much more than that. I guess if you live there, study Polish while immersed among Polish speaking people, you will get there after a year or two...
delphiandomine 83 | 17,625
17 May 2013  #27
Hardly.

There are plenty of rules in Polish - the fact that you didn't learn them is your failing, not the language.
Ziomex
17 May 2013  #28
Well, no chance you will learn the grammar, hard to believe but many natives have problems EVEN with writing the words correctly! It's pretty much obvious that learning English is way easier than learning Polish. The best solution is to tell your boyfriend to buff up his family's English skills (I don't believe they can't form a single sentence, English is just everywhere around nowadays). Actually it'd take AGES to get used to the spoken Polish as the way Poles talk is almost beyond comprehension for a foreigner. For example, lots of Poles distort the words so there is very little to no chance you will find them in the dictionary (not even mentioning the fact that each word can change it's meaning depending on the situation, dude's face expression etc). Hard to explain but don't even try, really, you will be confused and irritated ;d.
Lenka 2 | 1,382
18 May 2013  #29
I don't agree and we have many proves here on PF that learning Polish is possible. It amazes me how many foreigners know Polish and they are great at it!
pam
18 May 2013  #30
Well, no chance you will learn the grammar,

You can if you persevere. It's not easy to start with admittedly, but any language is hard if you don't understand how it works.

Half the battle is accepting you won't learn it overnight.

.

Polish is one of the most difficult languages to learn because there are hardly any rules in the Polish grammar

Not true. There are plenty of rules. Maybe you didn't give it a fair go, or gave up too easily.


Home / Language / I NEED TO LEARN POLISH QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY!
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.