851-0889-01L  Polish I (A 1.1)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersS. Schaffner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionPolish
CommentYour course regristration is only valid with a simultaneous online registration at the language center (www.sprachenzentrum.uzh.ch).

AbstractCredits: 2
The course is planned as the first part of a two-semester crash course in Polish at level A1.1.
The course covers the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We focus on oral communicative skills as well as pronunciation and grammatical structures.
ObjectiveTarget audience:
This is a course for beginners who have no prior knowledge of Polish. Therefore no diagnostic test is required.

Students learn to master a set of basic situations in developping communication skills linked with every day life. Special attention will be given to features of academic culture.
ContentEveryday situations will be covered, for instance introducing yourself and others, living and working in an academic context, personal interests), to ask for information and services (in restaurants, coffeeshops, shops) etc.

The students learn the principles of Polish pronunciation and intonation as well as basic Polish grammar needed to master the course goals.
POLSKI krok po kroku 1 (Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach, Sylwia Dawidek, Aneta Szymkiewicz), ISBN 978-83-930731-0-8. mp3 with audio materials, free access to interactive Polish course e.polish.eu
The coursebook will be available at
Bücherladen und Studentenladen Zentrum,Schönberggasse 2, 8001 Zürich, tel: 044 634 45 23, email:ladenz@zsuz.uzh.ch

The use of of the open-source Learning Management System OLAT will be part of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents are expected to attend regularly and participate actively in class. Completion of this course requires active and continuous participation. Students should be able to dedicate at least 3 hours a week to independent study activities.

The use of of the open-source Learning Management System OLAT will be part of the course.

The assessment will embrace
- a portfolio including exercises done throughout the semester
- a final test assessing the different skills trained.

Requirements for the award of 2 ECTS credits and:
- learning achievement assessed and documented as successful
- no more than 3 absences