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Polish, Lower Intermediate

This course is aimed at students who have completed a beginner’s course in Polish of sixty to eighty contact hours. In other cases students’ placement in this course may be based on an entrance test (written and oral). Dates and times of the test will be advised on the course application form. This course aims to further develop students’ knowledge of Polish language and culture, as well as their reading and communication skills. The class is held twice a week for one and a half hours. The total number of contact hours is sixty-three (twenty-one weeks). At the end of the course students have an option of a final written and oral assessment. This course will normally run if there is a minimum of twelve students enrolled for the year. Groups will normally be closed when twenty students have enrolled.

How to apply

Application forms are available from the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies either in hard copy or electronic form ( The completed application form accompanied by payment in the form of a personal cheque, postal money order or bank draft, payable to Trinity College Dublin no. 1 account, should be returned by 23 September.

Contact information: The Executive Officer, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, Room 5045, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2. Phone: 01 896 1896, email:


EUR 690 payable in advance. This fee is non-refundable once the course has commenced. A concession rate (EUR 480) is available to Trinity undergraduate students who are not taking this course for ECTS credits, to Trinity postgraduate students with a letter from their head of department or supervisor indicating that they are required to develop their Polish-language skills, and those in receipt of a social welfare pension. If you are unemployed or in receipt of a social welfare payment, contact the facilitator in your local social welfare office. You may be entitled to certain assistance in funding. The number of concession rate places in any given class is restricted to twenty per cent. Payment must accompany applications.

Course materials

Students are expected to obtain a course book (approximate cost is EUR 20) during the year.

Time and place

7 p.m.-8.30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 5051, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Dublin 2.


Duration of the course is 21 weeks over two terms commencing on Tuesday 4th October 2016 and recommencing on Tuesday 17th January 2017. There is a one week break in each term (7th – 11th November 2016 and 27th February – 3rd March 2017) when no classes will take place.