19 August 2019
In the Centre of Polish language and Culture, by the department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (head doctor, professor Zhuravleva Ye. A.), there are language courses in learning Polish for all who study or work in ENU. All students in in all divisions have got an opportunity to be taught by discovering culture and the Polish language (from Beginner to Intermediate levels respectively) in the centre.
The main advantage for all learners of the Centre of Polish language and Culture is to get a chance, in accordance with the results of studies, to go to Poland for Summer Language School. The course lasts one month, what is more, all fees of Poland.
At the end of academic year, the students who show good results in learning the Polish language have got an opportunity to participate in the competition for a trip to the Summer Language School in Poland. Every year, the department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics sends from 5 to 10 students to language courses, not only Russian philologists-students, but also students of other specialties.
The summer of 2019 for 5 students of ENU became a period full of new discoveries and an unforgettable experience. The students of Philology Division, Maria Zhulikova (Rph-32), Tamasha Babykpaeva (FL-32), Kamila Kolmagorova, Aruzhan Kurmanbaeva and Nurlybekkyzy Akzharkyn (RLL-12) spent 4 weeks at the Summer Language School for Foreigners in Poland.
The students studied at the leading universities of Wroclaw and Lublin. The groups included students from different countries of the world. The classes in the Polish language were taught by highly qualified specialists in accordance with new teaching methods that turn learning into a kind of journey into the country of the language. The classes were held every day and this intensive course gave its results, which students could test in practice, communicating in Polish with students from other countries and in the city with local residents.
It is important to note that teachers in Poland noted a good level of knowledge of the Polish language of Kazakhstani students, this is due to the Polish language teacher at ENU, Pan Daniel Zatorsky, a teacher from Poland, who works at the department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.
At the language courses, the Polish side offered a rich program, including not only classes in the Polish language and electives for acquaintance with Polish culture, but also excursions, a movie evening, a cruise on the Odra.
Wroclaw - a city of meetings, a city of bridges, gnomes and bicycles, impressed us with its architecture. During the excursions, students got acquainted with the sights of the city, including the Centennial Hall, the Japanese garden, and a multimedia fountain. In addition to this, an excursion was organized in the voivodeship of Lower Silesia: students visited the city of Swidnica and saw a unique structure of the 14th century - Grodno Castle.
Lublin is a small but incredibly beautiful city in eastern Poland, which cordially welcomed students from all over the world in summer language courses. In frames of the program, the students got acquainted not only with the sights of Lublin, but also with neighboring towns and cities, such as Kozluvka, Kazimierz Dolny and Zamoscch.
Language courses are not only studies and interesting excursions. The course organizers arranged picnics for students, various games, cultural evenings, and almost every evening a movie.
At the end of Summer language school, the students were solemnly awarded with diplomas and certificates. Thanks to the summer courses, the students have increased their interest in the Polish language and culture much more. Undoubtedly, the time spent in Poland will remain in the students’ memory for a long time.
According to the students, it was a great pleasure for them to live in a new country for them, to learn the language, culture of Poland and meet new people. During the time spent on the summer course, the students not only improved their knowledge of the Polish language, but also tasted many Polish national dishes, learned popular Polish songs and, of course, made many new friends from all over the world.
The Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics congratulates the children on the successful completion of language courses and recalls that it will be possible to sign up for training in the Polish language at the Center for Polish Language and Culture very soon in room 208. (ULK, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics).