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Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
LEAP Polish 2

Course unit fact file
Unit code ULPL51020
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Full year
Offered by ULC LEAP
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


This course is designed for students who already have some knowledge of the Polish language, who are already familiar with the script, and who have a basic understanding of the grammar system. The course aims to develop skills acquired in LEAP Polish 1 in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the fundamentals of grammar already acquired. The course introduces students to a wider range of vocabulary to enable them to read longer texts and conduct a more general conversation on familiar topics of everyday communication. Topics covered in LEAP Polish 1 will be revised and extended and new themes will be introduced which will develop understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Poland.


Pre-requisite: LEAP Polish 1, or equivalent.

Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.



Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • demonstrate better understanding and knowledge of key grammar points with appropriate usage;
  • demonstrate reasonable competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics;
  • communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework.


Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.


Transferable skills and personal qualities

Pair and team work, focused listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Employability skills

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire engage with other cultures.

Assessment methods

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

Semester one: Week 12- Written Exam 30%

Semester two: Week 11- Listening 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

Feedback methods

Feedback will include a combination of: informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities; formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.


Recommended reading

Set texts

Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach, Sylwia Dawidek, Aneta Szymkiewicz, Krok po kroku. Polski. Seria podrczników do nauki jzyka polskiegl dla obcokrajowców. Poziom A1/ A2, Kraków 2013, ISBN: 978-83-930731-0-8

Recommended texts

Students are encouraged to use the Language Centre for material for beginners in Polish.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Seminars 69
Independent study hours
Independent study 140

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Orieb Masadeh-Tate Unit coordinator

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