• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland



  • Since Poland’s accession to the European Union (EU) in 2004, the Polish community in the UK has grown significantly in size and now the Polish language is considered to be the second most-widely spoken language in the country.


    Together with growing economic ties between Poland and the UK, and Poland’s growth in the international arena, it makes learning Polish and about Poland as such definitely worth considering.


    At university level, Polish language courses are a part of comprehensive BA/MA/PhD Polish/Slavonic studies at the following British universities:

    University of Cambridge

    Cambridge Polish Studies

    Open Courses in Polish
    Department of Slavonic Studies

    Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

    Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA



    University of Glasgow

    Polish Studies

    Comparative Literature

    School of Modern Languages and Cultures

    College of Arts

    Hetherington Bldg, Bute Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RS


    University College London

    Polish Studies

    School of Slavonic and East European Studies

    Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

    16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW


    University of Oxford

    Polish Degree Course

    Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

    41 & 47 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JF


    Programme on Modern Poland

    St Antony’s College

    62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF


    University of Sheffield

    Polish Studies

    Russian and Slavonic Studies

    School of Languages and Cultures

    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

    Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA


    In addition, many British universities also offer Polish language evening courses:


    Queen's University Belfast

    Language Centre

    The McClay Library, 10 College Park, Belfast, BT7 1LP



    University of Cardiff

    Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning

    Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AG



    University of Dundee

    Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN



    University of Edinburgh

    Office for Lifelong Learning

    Paterson’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ


    University of Leicester

    College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

    School of Modern Languages

    University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH



    King’s College London

    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

    The Modern Language Centre

    Strand, London, WC2R 2LS


    University College London

    Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences

    School of Slavonic and East European Studies

    16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW



    University of Manchester

    School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

    University Language Centre

    Samuel Alexander building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL


    Next to the language courses offered by the universities, there is a considerable number of commercial Polish language courses in most of the UK’s cities, which you can easily find online.


    Of course, an option which may enable you the fastest results in learning Polish is to go and learn it in Poland. Major Polish universities and private language schools teach Polish as a foreign language. Extensive list of Poland’s academic institutions can be found on the and websites.


    Please note that not all universities in Poland provide Polish language courses for foreigners. For detailed reference please contact given higher education institution. 

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