SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSophomore Class A, Department of Slavics Sophomore Class B, Department of Slavics
Course NamePolish Conversation I
InstructorMROZEK-MYSZKOWSKA JADWIGA
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule









  1. week:



Information about the course.



Information about Poland and polish language.



Polish phonetic system.



Map of Poland.



Unit Zero. Repeat, please!



Polish graphemes. Pronunciation of Polish vowels and consonants in single words.



Greetings in Polish.



Grammar terms in Polish.



Literature: Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 6 - 9) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



 




  1. week:



Unit One. Part one. What is your name?



Official vs. unofficial greetings, goodbyes and questions about name.



Short phrases. starting and ending conversation; telling name and asking about name, polite words.



 



Personal pronouns in nominative.



Introduction to gender.



Present tense inflection of „to be”.



Expressing mood. Short dialogs.



Literature: 1.: Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 10 - 11) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 4-5) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 




  1. week:



Unit One. Part two. What is your name?



Numbers 1-10.



Telling address and telephone number.



Practicing pronunciation (polish cities).



Introduction to question words (where, where from, czy).



 



Polish verbs: to be, to have, to live (introduction to conjugations).



Official and unofficial questions. Official form: pan, pani in use.



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 12 - 15) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 4-5) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercise book, page 4-5



 




  1. week:



Unit Two. Part one. I have a question. What is it?



Grammatical gender.



Most frequent nouns and adjectives.



Singular form and pluralia tantum.



Asking and answering questions ‘What is it?’ and ‘How is is?’



Adjectives describing people.



Short descriptions of people. Questions ‘How is she/he?’ and forms ‘she/he is... and...’ ‘she/he is not... neither...’



Dialogs. Practicing pronunciation and communication skills.



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 16 - 20) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 6-9) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 




  1. week:



Unit Two. Part two. I have a question. What is it?



Conjugation -m, -sz in present tense.



Verbs to have, to understand, to be sorry, to read, to ask.



Asking and answering questions in formal/ informal style with the use of verbs.



 



Numbers 11-29.



Practicing writing. Polish letters: ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ó, ? in numbers and useful words.



Asking questions and gathering information about other people.



Introduction to nationalities.



Exercises before midterm exam.



 



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 21- 24) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 6-9) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



 



6 week:



Unit Three. Part one. Who are you?



Nationalities, countries, citizens.



Using adjectives to ask about known languages.



Instrumental case.



 



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 24 - 31) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 10-13) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 




  1. week:



Unit Three. Part two. Who are you?



Professions. Use of Instrumental case with professions in polish language.



Conjugation -?, -ysz/ -isz. Verbs: to like, to do, to learn, to dance, to talk.



Asking and answering questions about yourself.



Literature: 1.Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 24 - 31) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 10-13) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



8 week:



I Mid-term exam



 



9 Week:



Unit Four. Part one. Do you have a brother?



Numbers 30-100.



Asking and answering questions about age.



Vocabulary: family.



Introduction to possessive pronouns.



 



Introduction to Accusative case.



Dialogs about family. Gathering information.



Listening exercises. Different ways of speaking in polish language (age and regions).



Practicing: possessive pronouns.



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 32 - 36) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 14-15) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



10 week:



Analysis of Midterm examination results



‘Polish your polish’ – exercises focused on the different topics, based on the results of the midterm exam.



11 week:



Unit Four. Part two. Do you have a brother?



Summary on the grammar and vocabulary necessary to talk about family.



Practicing Accusative case.



Practicing numbers and age.



 



Preparing a family tree.



Surfing the Internet in Polish.



Sharing information and asking questions.



Written essay ‘My family’.



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 37- 39) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 16-17) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



 



12 week:



Unit Five. Part one. What do you like to do?



Vocabulary: hobby, leisure.



Different ways of talking about preferences and interests:



-to like + infinitive



-to like + Accusative



-to be interested in + Instrumental.



Review of the cases.



 



Guessing and hypothesis – different ways of saying it in polish language.



Talking of people’s (possible) interests.



Phonetics: exceptions in accentuation in polish language.



Polish pronunciation of the words with foreign origin.



Literature: 1. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 42 - 45) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 18-19) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



13 week:



Unit Five. Part two. What do you like to do?



Conjugations. Review of -m, -sz and -?, -ysz/ -isz verbs.



Conjugation -?, -esz.



Words ended with -owa?.



 



Practicing conjugations.



Irregular verbs: to eat, to know (wiedzie?).



Difference between verbs zna? and wiedzie?.



Time reference: always, often, every day, from time to time, rarely, never



Literature: 3. J. Machowska, Gramatyka? Dlaczego nie?!, page 51-83.



1.. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 46 - 49) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 20) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



14 week:



Unit Six. Check, please.



Food. Fruits and vegetables, groceries.



Practicing irregular verbs: to eat, to drink.



Using Accusative and Instrumental case to talk about food.



Restaurant, café and a bar.



Menu.



Dialog in the restaurant.



Please + Accusative



Favourite food and drinks.



Polish cuisine.



Receipts and cooking instructions.



Practice on polish sounds: ? – ?? – sz – szcz – cz – ?



 



Literature: 1.. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 50- 57) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 21- 23) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



 



15. week:



Unit six Part two



Numbers 100-1000.



Prices, words z?oty and grosz with numbers.



Telephone calls – ordering food, emergency numbers in Poland.



Going grocery shopping.



 



Literature: 1.. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 50- 57) Hurra! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków, PROLOG



2. Ma?olepsza M., Szymkiewicz A., (2010, p. 21- 23) Hurra! Po polsku 1, exercies book, Kraków, PROLOG



 



16 week - Preparation for the final exam



 




Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Assessment criteria



 



Assessment components, their brief description and possible maximum points are given in the chart below.



 




































Assessment components



Short description



Maximum points



I Mid-term exam (written exam)



Assessment of the language (lexical-grammatical) knowledge (reading, writing, communication) acquired during I-VI weeks. Estimation in written form; half-open and closed tests.



20 points



Class participation



totally makes 30 points (attendance and homework)



2 points: Preparation- Arrives fully prepared with all assignments completed, and answers the questions;



1 point- Preparation- is partially ready for the class; cannot respond to all questions.



30 points



Presentation



During a semester, the students make 1 presentation.Totally makes 10 points.



 



10 points



Final exam (written exam)



Final assessment of the language (lexical-grammatical) knowledge and speaking skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing) acquired during the whole course. Estimation in written form; half-open and closed tests.



40 points



 



Total



100




 



Assessment criteria



 



























Criteria



Point



Listening – Can follow speech which is slow and carefuly articulated, wich long pauses for student to assimilate meaning.



Reading – Can understand short, simple phrases and dialogs, picking up familiar names, words, basic phrases and simple sentences.



Speaking – Can interact in a simple way. Can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where he/she lives and people he/she knows.



Writing - Can write a short, simple text. Can ask for or pass on personal details in written form.



3



Listening – Can understand familliar words and very simple sentences, but with little blanks;



Reading- Can understand simple sentences and studied vocabulary, but with little blanks;



Speaking - Can interact according to themes studied with a help of teacher. Can interact in conversations with small mistakes. Uses known simple phrases and sentences, but with possible lack of confidence;



Writing - Can write a short, simple text/ dialog, for example with some orthographic mistakes.



2



Listening - Can understand familliar words and very simple sentences by listening, but needs teacher’s help.



Reading - Can understand familliar words and very simple sentences, but needs teacher’s help.



Speaking – During simple communication needs teacher’s help. Has very little stock of vocabulary. Has difficulties with correct grammar forms;



Writing - Can write a short, simple dialog, but has some orthographic and grammar mistakes.



1



Student has no answer.



0




 



Mid-terms and final exam half- open topics assessment criteria for each question























Criteria



Point



Student completely answers question/questions



 



1



Student correctly answers questions, but with little mistakes



0,5



Student answers questions incorrectly or has no answer



0




Mid-terms and final exam closed topics assessment criteria for each question



















Criteria



Point



Student’s answer is correct



1



Student’s answer is incorrect or has no answer.



0




 



 


Textbook & Reference












Basic literature



 



Compulsory educational materials:



1. M. Ma?olepsza, A. Szymkiewicz, Hurra!!! Po polsku 1, student book, Kraków 2010.



2. M. Ma?olepsza, A. Szymkiewicz, Hurra!!! Po polsku 1, exercise book, Kraków 2010.



 



 



Auxiliary literature



3. J. Machowska, Gramatyka? Dlaczego nie?!, Kraków 2010.



4. D. Ga?yga, Jak to ?atwo powiedzie?, communicative exercises for beginners (A1, A2), Kraków 2011.



 



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