Polish: Intermediate Conversation and Grammar

Polish is a West-Slavic language, the official language of Poland and one of the official languages of the European Union. After numerous waves of emigration since the beginning of the XIX century around 10 million people speak Polish around the world in addition to the approximately 38 million of speakers who reside in Poland. One of the largest Diaspora communities is located in the US where Polish is spoken by 3.5 million people. Join them with a patient and experienced instructor who can guide you through this unique and interesting language. This level is for students who have at least 60 hours of classroom time in the language within the last 2 years, can identify the main points of clear standard speech, can read texts that consist mainly of high frequency language, and can handle a limited variety of situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to read descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters, enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar or pertinent to everyday life, and write simple, connected text on familiar or personal topics describing experiences and impressions. Instructor: Edward Mitukiewicz



Start Date

September 22, 2020









9 Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45pm. Begins Sep. 22

This class will meet online using Zoom. The zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you.
If you register the day before the class begins or after the first date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

There is no text book for this class. The instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Edward W. Mitukiewicz


Edward W. Mitukiewicz

Ed Mitukiewicz is Polish by birth and American by choice. Ed is a mathematician and computer scientist by education, researcher and technology consultant by profession, and amateur cartographer and genealogist by coincidence. Ed has a particular weakness for old maps - rumor has it that Ed never met one he did not like. Ed worked as editor, translator and map consultant during the production of the 2015 “Raise the Roof” documentary film about reconstruction of the 18th century wooden synagogue of Gwozdziec. At recent genealogy conferences in Poland, Israel and United States Ed presented illustrative scenarios of using historical maps in genealogical research. Ed has been teaching Polish at CCAE since 2018.