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HAL9009 2 | 304
17 Apr 2007  #1
I have been hanging around Polishforums for a month or so now (found it while I was searching for Polish grammar resources), and I have noticed that many people are making posts looking for links and info on Polish language learning resources on the web and these links then get buried again within the threads, so I thought I'd start a thread dedicated to links.

Listed below are the most useful of what I have found so far. I'm sure some of you will know of lots of other sources which you can add in.

Enjoy :) and when learning Polish, odwagi! (courage!)
Groups 1.-4. are FREE Polish resources:

All of these exist as of today 17.04.07, and most have been around for years.
Everyting in 1-3 can be downloaded to your own computer for offline use.

1. Serious Courses

A comprehensive first year University course. Lots of goodies - includes a good polish-english dictionary and a reference grammar. All in pdf format, free to download. This is the best and most useful resource i have yet found. I use it all the time.

polish.slavic.pitt.edu/

Here you will find a serious look at polish grammar, bilingual in polish and english.
Sections are still under construction, but a very useful resource for us polish junkiez :)

free.of.pl/g/grzegorj/

...a course that he's starting to develop:

free.of.pl/g/grzegorj/kurs/index.html

...and his links page:

free.of.pl/g/grzegorj/links/links09.html#pl

2. Some smaller courses

A short course in polish:

golem.umcs.lublin.pl/users/ppikuta/lessons/lessidx.htm

Elementary Poolish - A short on line course for beginners:

slavic.uiuc.edu/gladney/Elementary_Polish/Start.html

3. Some basic information resources

Some basic Polish vocabulary here:

zem.co.uk/polish/basicvoc.htm

There's some paralell polish and english texts here

let.rug.nl/%7Ehoutzage/polish.html

and sounds recordings of the texts in polish here, though the speaker speaks very fast...

odur.let.rug.nl/~houtzage/poldownloadsmp3.html

Another bit of paralell text in english and polish:

lonweb.org/daisy/ds-polish-lorna.htm

A summary of the polish cases:

lsa.umich.edu/slavic/dept/WebBasedLanguage/Polish/Grammar/CaseSummar y/Index.htm

There's a little summary of some Polish grammar here:

polish-translators.com/grammar.html

A children's book in Polish: Wakacje Mikołajka - exists also in its original french - Les Vacances du Petit Nicolas - not sure about english.

The level of language is sufficient for learner's reading practice - this is the book I am currently translating into english as an exercise! And it's a good read too.

Polish only I'm afraid, but relatively easy, and we all have our słownik don't we :)

eko-fan.waw.pl/mikolajek.htm

4. One of the best online dictionaries I have yet found:

portalwiedzy.onet.pl/tlumacz.html?qs=generous&tr=ang-auto

5. These sites offer useful Polish courses, but not for free:

transparent.com/languagepages/polish/polish.htm
byki.com/fls/poli/polish
rosettastone.com/en/individuals/languages/polish/?a=b
pimsleurapproach.com/learn-polish.asp
telefonitika
17 Apr 2007  #2
thanks (dzieki) on them i have cut and pasted and printed it all off

and we all have our słownik don't we

we do indeed how i translate everything including a rather long letter in polish of my polish friend .. who suggested she write to me entirely in polish and i reply back in either english or polish .. as a way of learning :)
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
17 Apr 2007  #3
That sounds like fun - I find translations are great for building vocabulary. And translationg polish to english is a lot earier than english to ploish, unless you are polish of course! :)
Aniolek 2 | 22
17 Apr 2007  #4
Thanks a million!

I think this phrase book is really good for starting :)

polish.slavic.pitt.edu/other/phrasebook.pdf
telefonitika
17 Apr 2007  #5
polish.slavic.pitt.edu/other/phrasebook.pdf

i printed off the impressive BIGPDF file on the grammar its rather chunky to say the least but very useful
Aniolek 2 | 22
17 Apr 2007  #6
I know! It's over 100 pages!!!
But I'm glad I could help :)
Hueg - | 320
17 Apr 2007  #7
Adding my thanks too for the link. Good site. Bookmarked and will be well thumbed...moused...well you know. :)
Josefina
20 Apr 2007  #8
There is another very powerful website for languages called "Word Champ" which includes lots of Polish to English, but also Polish to other languages. Fun stuff!
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
17 May 2007  #9
Here's a website I just found. It features 1000 simple questions (tick the box answers) which will help the user to go over Polish grammar. You will need some basic knowledge of Polish to do them.

polish grammar
stephenQueue
25 Jun 2007  #10
polartcenter.com has quite a few resources for learning polish. here is the link: polartcenter.com/Learning_Polish_English_Materials_s/63.htm
porta 18 | 297
19 Jul 2007  #11
Free online polish coarse for beginners

come.uw.edu.pl/dcontent.php3?page_id=98&lang=english

There you have an excelent beginners coarse for learning polish ,and it's free :)
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
23 Oct 2007  #12
Here's another good link - a polish test - Thanks to Vincent for finding this

Polish tests, quite a lot of them: goethe-verlag.com/tests/EO/EO.HTM

Beware however, there are some errors in spelling. But in general it's good practice material. and there is a button at the bottom to show all the answers.

and of course we shouldn't forget our own Polish Forums topic, Polish Lessons Units: polishforums.com/language/lessons-units-10526/
energizers - | 2
6 Nov 2007  #13
Free Polish (Lesson 1)

Free Polish (Lesson 1): kul.lublin.pl/art_1351.html
Cheers,
bart
telefonitika
7 Nov 2007  #14
energizers

cheers on the freebie ... interesting website as well :)
hu_man 6 | 131
23 Apr 2008  #15
Polish language links

Hello everyone,

I thought it would be a cool idea for all of us to share links that we found useful
when attempting to master the polish language (LOL, master like thats possible)

I thought i would kick it off with this one, the games are a bit cheesy but i am finding them really helpful

digitaldialects.com/Polish.htm
hu_man 6 | 131
23 Apr 2008  #17
O'Yeah, Heres another one....

eleaston.com/polish.html
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
27 Jun 2008  #18
Here are a few more links, all discovereded lately by Telefonitika:

digitaldialects.com/Polish.htm
grzegorj.w.interia.pl/kurs/
en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basic_Polish_language_course
happychild.org.uk/freeway/polish/index.htm

usborne-quicklinks.com/uk/uk_entity_pages/uk_select_page.asp?lvl=1&men u=s26&id=2403

Some useful FREE resources here :) Thanks Tele
Wyspianska
27 Jun 2008  #19
The best help in Polish though is my msn address: ewelina89r@interia.pl haha
telefonitika
27 Jun 2008  #20
Thanks Tele

na ma za co (if i have written that correctly probably not but brain like dust at the present ..... !)

in other words no problems glad to help all :-D

here go have these links just found via livejournal

apronus.com/learnpolish/

golem.umcs.lublin.pl/users/ppikuta/lessons/lessidx.htm

freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~atpc/learn/tools/pl-alphabet.html

101languages.net/polish/

skwierzyna.net/learn_polish.htm

unforgettablelanguages.com/frames_a23.html

bbc.co.uk/languages/other/quickfix/polish.shtml

apologies if any are repeats ...
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
2 Jul 2008  #21
Some useful links there Tele
Polish is going to be easy mow with so many resources around!

Here's another link, this one discovered by Sausage:

goethe-verlag.com/book2/EN/ENPL/ENPL-all.zip
- Goethe-verlag Book2 mp3s - 64 MB download

goethe-verlag.com/book2/EN/ENPL/ENPL002.HTM - Content listing

... and yet another link:

bloggypolish.blogspot.com

Thanks to Sapphire for finding this one. It includes mp3 files and vids.
Well worth a look.

Here's another useful link. A little bit of grammar.
Thanks to Vincent for posting it.

people.bath.ac.uk/ma1jas/polish.html

Polish online test time!:

glossa.pl/polish/english/test.php?test=1&jezyk=polish

transparent.com/tlquiz/proftest/polish/tlpoltest.htm
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
1 Jun 2009  #23
Here's another one, hopefully not a repost: polish-bilus.blogspot.com/

Credit to SzwedwPolsce for finding it :)
Billy
29 Jun 2009  #24
I used this site for learning Polish via Skype....good service..

w w w.readysteadypolish.eu
Ghuntar
1 Jul 2009  #25
Try this:

w ww.teachingmachinery.com

Vocabulary learning and training (polish, spanish, german and russian)
username20099
2 Jul 2009  #26
There are some good online lesson on poland-learn-polish I hope this will help
OP HAL9009 2 | 304
18 Jul 2009  #27
Google Translate has improved a lot lately. Here it is hard linked to Polish: translate.google.co.uk/?hl=pl#

To switch it to Polish - English click on zamień.

I would recommend it for checking meanings as it frequently makes some silly mistakes.
doktorowa_d - | 4
20 Jul 2009  #28
Try cjp.pl, school in Warsaw, Mokotowska str, lessons on-line, lot of great recomendations
Kenji75018 4 | 25
13 Dec 2009  #29
To pronounce well
say.expressivo.com/?lang=pl

Declensions
sjp.pl/co/przyjazd
so.pwn.pl/lista.php?co=dom

Dictionary giving the perfective and imperfect form of a verb
wordreference.com/plen/mówić
polnick
20 Feb 2010  #30
this one looks quite good. learn polish by yourself.


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