Number of hours 200 + 16 of Polish
Level B1 + (we do not offer summer English courses for beginners)
Duration 8 weeks
Course start 23 July 2019 - 17 September 2019
Fee EUR 480
Minimum number of participants 8

Course description

The course is addressed to foreigners who wish to take up studies in English at Lazarski University during the academic year.

The purpose of the course is to improve the participants' language skills to reach the required B2 level. In the second month of the course, the participants will gradually learn specialised vocabulary as well as economic and legal terminology necessary to understand lectures and take an active part in classes.

Academic success requires more than remembering facts, it also needs their in-depth analysis; hence...

... main stress is placed on proper speaking skills with respect to both academic and specialised topics constituting the object of studies as well as developing reading and listening comprehension of various texts (also of academic nature) and their critical assessment. We also provide writing classes aimed at preparing the students to draft their mid-term and end-of-term papers independently.

Teaching staff: the course is conducted by qualified and experienced teachers of English.

Course programme:

11.00 a.m - 12.30 p.m. Session 1

12.30 p.m. - 12.45 p.m. Coffee break

12.45 p.m - 14.15 p.m. Session 2

2.15 p.m. - 2.25 p.m. Break

2.45 p.m - 3.10 p.m. Session 3

3.30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Workshops and outings

A course beginning two months before the start of the academic year gives the participants a chance (and time) to find appropriate place of residence, get to know the city infrastructure and acclimatise in a new environment.

Course organisers offer their help in "discovering" Warsaw through: visiting the Old Town, seeing the Royal Castle, a historic trip to the Warsaw Uprising Museum, and admiring the Warsaw cityscape from the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science.

The course ends with an achievement test. 

All course participants as well as foreign students who did not attend the course but are taking up studies at Lazarski University in the new academic year are obligated to take a language proficiency test. Achieving the B2 level in the test gives the the right to take up studies at Lazarski University without the need to take additional language classes. Students at B1+ level are offered 90 hours of language classes per term until they reach the B2 level.

WORKSHOPS

  • Polish music hit workshop
  • culinary workshop (preparing Polish regional dishes)
  • learning the traditional Polish dance "the Polonaise"

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • visiting the Old Town
  • visiting the Royal Castle
  • walking along the Royal Route (Nowy Świat, Krakowskie Przedmiescie (a visit to the Holy Cross Church,  the University of Warsaw and the University Library, plus a short break in the Library roof gardens))
  • a walk in the Royal Łazienki park and Agrykola plus a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Arts
  • admiring the Warsaw cityscape from the 30th floor of the Palace of Culture and Science
  • visiting the Warsaw Uprising Museum

OPINIONS

"I attended this English course at Lazarski University which improved my language skills and gave me a lot of new knowledge and experience. The crucial role in studying process played experienced and skilled professional teachers who organized lessons in interesting and productive way. I would like to express my sincere thanks for your hard work in helping me to learn English!" Olena from Ukraine

"Welcome to our summer English language courses. At our school, you will meet enthusiastic teachers of English who will teach you more than you could ever imagine. We are very friendly, passionate about our language goals, and we understand your needs and expectations. How do we teach? In a student-friendly way, applying multicultural academic standards. The courses are fun, involving outings in Warsaw, integrative cultural events and retreats. You will make great new friends and meet highly committed teachers. We know how to motivate you to work hard so your results will give you a lot of satisfaction. Go ahead and join us; it will be the best decision you can take for improving your language skills". Tomasz Pracki, academic teacher of English