Polish: Beginner Level 1 *Online*

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. Beginner Level 1 is for students who have not studied Polish before, or have less than 10 hours of classroom time within the last year. Following the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference, students at this level will learn to identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructor: Edward Mitukiewicz



Start Date

September 20, 2021









9 Mondays, 7-8:30pm. Begins Sep. 20 No class Oct. 11

This class will meet online using Zoom. The Zoom link and information on how to join will be emailed to you. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

There is no textbook 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.