Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Polish as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Polish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Polish is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar
An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises
Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations
Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in Poland
An overview of the sounds of Polish
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Polish is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Polish.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
1. Hello. My name's...2. Is there a hotel around here? 3. How I spend my free time 4. We wish you a pleasant stay 5. Speaking a foreign language 6. We're going to the cinema. Revise and Consolidate 1 7. I must buy a couple of one or two things 8. In town 9. Dinner at home 10. Can I ask you a few questions? 11. What happened? 12. Just the person I want to see! Revise and Consolidate 2. 13. Can you help me? 14. Don't bother me! 15. I've got nothing to wear 16. What would you do if you...? 17. She married a Frenchman 18. How good to see you back! Revise and Consolidate 3. Key to exercises. Grammar reference. Polish-English glossary. English-Polish glossary. Grammar index. Topics and functions index.