One of the most difficult language in the world, but every year we can see increasing number of people who start study Polish. The question is WHY?
People move to Poland because of the many different reasons. After the time some of them decide to stay longer or stay forever. It’s possible to live in the big city like Warsaw without knowing any Polish, but the true is if you live in the country longer time it looks really bad if the only words you know are „Dziękuję”, „Przepraszam”, „Cześć”, „Dzień dobry” and „Do widzenia”. People realise it’s a little embarrassing if they live in the country without even basic knowledge of the language.
One of the reasons people decide to move to Poland is Polish partner. Mostly they communicate with them in English, Spanish, German or any other language but no Polish. After the time when relationship starts to be serious they make the decision to go to the Polish language school and learn Polish. In this way people often want to show the respect to their partners. They also want to communicate with new Polish family like future mother or father-in-law, who very often don’t know foreign language very well.
Other reason to learn Polish is business. Poland is a good place for the investments and a lot of foreigners see their chance in here. Also a lot of CEOs come to Poland to manage their companies and what they need a lot is a Business Polish language. People like them often are looking for Polish language schools, which offer Business Polish courses. It becomes more and more popular nowadays.
Education in Poland is inexpensive comparing to the other countries in European Union. And the quality of teaching is high. We have world famous schools like e.g. Jagiellonian University. People can get the diploma in Poland and it’s still document from EU. Even if they study mostly in English, living at least 5 years in the country is a good reason to start learning Polish. Otherwise you’ll show your diploma from Poland somewhere abroad and they’ll ask you about your level of language proficiency then what will you say? I was too lazy to study Polish? 🙂
Nowadays people are more and more ambitious. They want to have the best certificates and the huge knowledge. They want to be attractive on the job market. So isn’t good to show your potential employer that you know one of the most difficult languages on the world? Who wouldn’t want to have this superpower? 🙂
Those are the reasons to study Polish, which our students tell us the most often. Do you know more of them? What is your motivation to start the Polish language course?