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Hi, I am Indian and will be shifting to Poland (diploma in Mechanical engineering)


Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,677
26 Sep 2021 #31
As I got to know this I started learning german language as it is also spoken in Poland.

Maybe in former Silesia?
Ironside 51 | 11,337
26 Sep 2021 #32
What do you mean by former?
Not really.
Maybe in the Opole area but not enough to make it worthwhile.
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,677
26 Sep 2021 #33
You know what I mean...Schlesien...

I wonder who told him in they speak German in Poland!
Ironside 51 | 11,337
26 Sep 2021 #34
You know what I mean...Schlesien...

No, I don't. Silesia is still there. Slask and Dolny Slask.

who told him they speak German in Poland!

No idea.
Rajat
26 Sep 2021 #35
@Atch
Will you please guide me for how can i learn polish with basic,any source for learning.
Atch 17 | 4,003
27 Sep 2021 #36
I wonder who told him in they speak German in Poland!

People sometimes get the impression that Poles know German as a second language and that you can get by in German if you visit Poland. For example this from Wikipedia:

There are German speakers throughout Poland, and most of the Germans live in the Opole Voivodship in Silesia. Bilingual signs are posted in some towns of the region. In addition, there are bilingual schools and German can be used instead of Polish in dealings with officials in several towns.

Of course that's somewhat misleading information for strangers because it doesn't really make it clear that this is for the convenience of those of German descent who live in a region that has strong historic links with Germany.

Will you please guide me for how can i learn polish with basic,any source for learning.

The company you're working for may provide free language lessons once you arrive in Poland or may make a contribution towards the cost of lessons. In the meantime you could use a free internet resource. I can't suggest any particular one because I learned Polish in Poland, not via internet. The only thing I can definitely recommend is that you learn how to pronounce each letter of the alphabet in Polish because the written language is phonetic and once you know the sounds you can read and correctly pronounce any word you see. Also buy a phrase book which contains lots of useful basic phrases.
Oathbreaker 4 | 492
27 Sep 2021 #37
You know what I mean...Schlesien...

BB is under the impression that since Prussia/Germany no longer controls the area of Silesia. That it´s only natural for German being spoken there to stop, which is absurd as it borders Germany and has a population that has trade/jobs/contact with Germany, which only leads to an increase in spoken German by the population. There is even a tiny fraction of German minority there if I recall correctly.

Yeah Atch got it right
Dirk diggler 9 | 4,939
27 Sep 2021 #39
As I got to know this I started learning german language as it is also spoken in Poland.

Not many people speak German in Poland... far less than English anyway...

Students are given a choice of what languages to learn in grade school/high school - English is by far the most popular with German a distant second. That might've been a good choice in the 80's and 90's before EU accession, but not anymore.

The only way German would be useful is if you are working for a large company that specifically wants to hire a multilingual person i.e. English/German, English/French, etc. Those type of jobs tend to be in customer service front end type roles that pay peanuts.

I have completed my diploma and graduation in mechanical engineering.I am fresher with no experience

I think you're going to have a very hard time finding a job in your field without having any relevant experience. You'll find a job, but I highly doubt it's going to be high paying or within your field. You should've studied IT - programming, coding, system admin, development, system architect, etc. like all the other indians that come to Poland. Although who knows, maybe some company will take a chance with you, but I wouldn't expect a high or even good wage.

I remember seeing a job ad quite recently for a senior system architect paying 30-40k zloty a month. I'd be willing to bet some indian or paki dude is gonna fill that job.
Lyzko 33 | 7,988
27 Sep 2021 #40
Dirk's right in terms of the importance of Polish when working in Poland!
Although I am familiar with several acquaintances who moved to Europe, in particular to countries such as Sweden and Denmark, who commented with some frustration that they oughtn't to have bothered learning either language, as after almost three years in the country, they never need to speak anything but English, neither present-day Poland or Germany are such places:-)

Regarding to your field of endeavor, mechanical, much like electrical, engineering are readily transferrable professions for which there are ample jobs in any number of Western countries.
BuckeyeInPoland
27 Sep 2021 #41
@Rajat Duolingo for self study and preply for practice with a native. Did wonders for me. I can send you referral codes if you are interested.
Lyzko 33 | 7,988
27 Sep 2021 #42
There's ChatLang, if all else fails.
Rajat
14 Oct 2021 #43
Can anyone suggest list of the companies in Poland based on mechanical and automobile.
Cargo pants 3 | 1,070
15 Oct 2021 #44
, they never need to speak anything but English

Thats why I am trying to convince my kids to go to those countries being dual citizens,better money and better quality of life but......typical Americans.....One reason we cant move here.
Lyzko 33 | 7,988
15 Oct 2021 #45
But the English of their Scandinavian interlocutor was doubtless bare minimum at best, much as the first impression of a coin before the final mint! Try death by boredom lol
Cargo pants 3 | 1,070
15 Oct 2021 #46
Try death by boredom

My son did a semester in Copenhagen during college and loved it and still has some friends who visit him still.hey I survived hard core Poland 22 years now.I dont need to say hello(dziendobre) to my commi neighbor(and havent for 22 years),but I have friends any time I want to spend time with including with there family and most of there family dont speak English.I dont have any intention to learn Polish seriously also.whatever I learn is just fine by me like ku/rwa,spier/dole,hu/ji lol.One dont have to speak the local language to work or to have a social life,maybe it is a necessary for the immigrants who come to start there life.Most of my foreign friends living in Poland for decades with Polish wifes dont speak perfect Polish or even at all except 'Taxi","Po prozse Piwo" lol and are doing extremely well.

We enjoy the cheap highlife here,what the economic migrants from Uk are ashamed to admit.
Lyzko 33 | 7,988
15 Oct 2021 #47
Apropos Denmark, I didn't want to come home! Loved it, although I couldn't help but learn the language well before going over! Zero unpleasant culture shock, know what I mean? But hey, that's me.


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