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Teach English  Teach English in Poland with the Kosciuszko Foundation - deadline Feb 1
Practice Yoga  Yoga by F. Gallo w/ Live Meditative Music by B. Kossakowski - in Seattle
Trip to Poland  2020 Tour of Poland with the Holocaust Center - deadline Feb 1
PHA Elections  Polish Home Association Election Announcement - candidate deadline Jan 5
Job Offer  Handyman Needed in Redmond
Vacation rental  Winter Vacation Rental at Mt. Baker in December
Visit Poland  2020 Cultural Tours of Poland & Lithuania by the Lira Ensemble (Chicago)
Trip to Poland  Trip to Poland with the Piast Institute - in May 2020
Local History  PHA Anniversary Movie DVD and Book on Sale
Learn Polish  Learn Real Polish On the Internet  Reader recommended!
Radio Wisla  Local Polish language Radio Wisla - on the internet

An advertisement on this page does not constitute an endorsement by the Polish News or its staff.

  Teach English in Poland with the Kosciuszko Foundation

KF Program




in Poland


Teaching English in Poland



About The Program: Developed and conducted by The Kosciuszko Foundation since 1991, the Teaching English in Poland Program offers a truly unique and mutually beneficial educational opportunity for its Polish and American participants. Its purpose is to provide Polish students (upper elementary through high school) with instruction and practice in conversational English within an American cultural context at summer camps throughout Poland. The program also enables numerous American teachers and students the opportunity to become acquainted with the people, history, language, culture, and educational system of Poland.


For forms & more info click here

or contact the KF at teip@thekf.org (212) 734-2130

Application deadline February 1, 2020

posted on December 5, 2020

 Yoga by F. Gallo w/ Live Meditative Music by B. Kossakowski




Yoga taught by Fran Gallo w/ Live Meditative Music by Borys Kossakowski

in Seattle / Green Lake

Photo by Marta Bras


Quiet, long-held poses experienced during this three-hour workshop seems like a dream at this time of year! Be ready to hold poses, use bolsters and other props, breathe, relax, and renew yourself. While we do our yoga, Borys will play soothing meditative music. Give yourself the gift of serenity. Be sure to wear extra layers to keep warm (the room will be warm). De-stress and relax. An oasis of peace awaits you! All Levels Welcome. Pre-Register to reserve your space. Limited to 20 participants.
What to bring: Bring your yoga mat and wear layers to stay warm.


To save your spot click here

Or contact Borys Kossakowski  for more info.

 posted December 5, 2019

  Polish Home Association Election Announcement




Komunikat Wyborczy Towarzystwa Domu Polskiego


Doroczne Zebranie Wyborcze Towarzystwa Domu Polskiego (TDP) odbędzie się w Domu Polskim w Seattle w niedzielę 26 stycznia 2020 o godz. 15:00.  Zgodnie z naszą Ordynacją Wyborczą, zgłoszenia kandydatur do Zarządu i Rady Opiekunów na nową kadencję należy przesyłać na piśmie w terminie do 5-go stycznia 2020 roku, na adres: 


 Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, Attn.: Elections


Ponadto oświadczenie kandydata i zdjęcie do publikacji w gazetce wyborczej powinny być przesłane w formie elektronicznej do Przewodniczącego Komisji Wyborczej na adres  mietek1@comcast.net

Członkowie Towarzystwa Domu Polskiego mogą głosować osobiście albo za pośrednictwem upoważnionej osoby. Formularze do głosowania przez upoważnienie (proxy) będą wysłane razem z gazetką wyborczą do wszystkich członków Domu Polskiego, którzy opłacili składki za rok 2019.


Bardzo zachęcamy wszystkich czlonków TDP do wzięcia udziału w wyborach.

    Mietek Kulik

    Przewodniczący Komisji Wyborczej



Polish Home Association Election Announcement


The annual meeting and elections of the Officers and Trustees of Polish Home Association will be held at the Polish Cultural Center, Polish Home, on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 PM. According to our Bylaws, members interested in running for an Officer or Trustee positions will need to declare his or her candidacy in writing by January 5, 2020 and send it by mail it to:


Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle, WA 98112, Attn. Elections


Also, the candidate's statement and picture to be placed in the PHA election pamphlet should be sent in electronic form to the Chairman of the Election Committee at mietek1@comcast.net


PHA members can vote in person or through another person acting as a proxy. The proxy forms will be mailed with the PHA election pamphlet to all members in good standing (that is dues fully paid up).


We urge all PHA members to participate in the upcoming elections.


    Mietek Kulik

    Chairman of the Election Committee

posted on December 5, 2019

2020 Tour of Poland with Holocaust Center, deadline Feb 1, 2020

Holocaust Tour

of Poland


Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle




July 4 - July 11, 2020 | Open to all. A trip not about touring, but connecting - connecting to history, connecting to people, and understanding that each one of us has the power to make a difference.

Trip includes: Warsaw Ghetto & POLIN Museum, Treblinka, Tykocin, Krakow Jewish heritage sites, Galicia Jewish Museum, Schindler’s Factory & Kazimierz district, Auschwitz-Birkenau, meetings with a survivor , rescuer, and local educators & students, and Shabbat dinner at the Krakow Jewish Community Center.

Deadline to sign up February 1, 2020.

For more info click here 

 posted Decemeber 5, 2019

 Handyman needed in Redmond

Job Offer


Handyman needed in Redmond


We need to do deck repairs involving on our covered deck involving partial disassembly and some other work. Please contact Rysiek Kott at rysiekkott@msn.com.

 posted December 5, 2019

 2020 Tours To Poland by The Lira Ensemble (Chicago)

Lira Tours to


in 2019


Visit Poland on a Tour organized by the Lira Ensemble



The Lira Ensemble (Chicago) takes reservations for two exclusive cultural tours to Poland in 2020:

The overview info page from Tour Director Lucyna Migala


Tour of Southern Poland | June 25 - July 9

Tour of Northern Poland* | June 16 - July 29

* A Lithuanian Tour is an add on option to the Northern Poland Tour



Early bird booking now!


For more info please contact Ms. Migala at lira@liraensemble.org  

Or call 773-508-7040

 posted Oct 31, 2019

 Winter Vacation Rental near Mt. Baker




Rent a Condo For Winter Vacation


Timeshare condo for rent - December 6th to 13th, 2019 at the beautiful


at the foot of Mt. Baker - close to skiing area.


If you love to relax in a cozy room - reading your book or watching a good movie with the view

of a winter wonderland outside - or if you are an avid skier - it is the place for you!!!


One bedroom condo with sofa sleeper in the living room accommodates 4 people; fully equipped kitchen, washer and drier. Resort has a recreation building and a clubhouse - both with swimming pools and Jacuzzi, gym, racquetball room, ping-pong table, billiard table and a playroom area for kids with lots of toys - for only $600.


If you are interested - check for more info about the resort on www.snowater.org

Want to enjoy this great week-away in winter wonderland - give me a call!

425-226-0209 - Richard.

 posted Oct 30, 2019

 Visit Poland with the Piast Institute - in May 2020

Piast Institute


tour of



in 2020


Trip to Poland May 18 - June 2, 2020



Destinations include:

Wrocław, Książ Castle, Moszna Castle, Kraków, Wadowice, Auschwitz, Wieliczka

Warszawa, Toruń, Malbork Castle, Gdańsk


More info about the trip


For more info please contact owinski@piastinstitute.org

Or call 248 613 6751

 posted on June 6, 2019

 PHA Anniversary Movie DVD and Book on Sale




Movie DVD

& Book



PHA Anniversary Movie DVD and Book on Sale


The anniversary movie PASSING THE TORCH: 100 Years of the Polish Home Association is available at the Polish Cultural Center on Friday nights. The movie, premiered at the 2018 Seattle Polish Film Festival is based on dozens of interviews and a wealth of historical materials. It shows the rich history of the Polish community through different eras and the role that PHA and the Polish Home played as the anchor of Polish life in Seattle and Washington state.

movie trailer on YouTube



The anniversary book brings to life the story of the Polish community of Seattle since its inception towards the end of 19c. till 2018. Richly illustrated with color photographs it describes individuals, events and organizations that create a rich tapestry of the community centered around the Polish Home, now the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle.



posted on April 11, 2019

 Summer Language Courses in Poland

More Language Courses




 Intensive 2 week courses in Cracow by VARIA


Intensive summer courses from early June till September


posted Apr 5, 2017

Polish Language School Glossa, based in Cracow


Polish language school and 2-, 3- and 4-week courses


posted Apr 5, 2017


Centre for Polish Studies several cities

2- & 4-week Intensive Summer Courses

Detailed info for in July August, Septemer

posted Mar 16, 2016

 Local Polish language Radio Wisła on the internet




Tune to Seattle-based Polish language internet radio www.radiowisla.com for updates and interview reporting from local community events.

posted Feb 17, 2010

 Learning Polish on the internet

Learning Polish on the internet


Please read info about Libratus schools and Polish government proposals posted on the FAQ page.


Below there is some info about learning Polish with help of internet as recommended by Readers or  submitted to the Editor by different educational outfits.




Reader recommended free podcasts and paid subscriptions with Piotr.

Seems great for Polish-Americans, that is people who know the language somewhat,

understand more, speak less and would like to take it to the next level.

In small daily chunks, regular readings etc.


posted in Jan 2016


Learn Polish Feel Good


This is a great website for anyone looking to practice Polish grammar and vocabulary through online interactive exercises. Includes over 150 exercises arranged by topic (verbs/verb tenses, nouns and pronouns, prepositions, adjectives/adverbs).

The site also has a “Polish for travelers” section.



Declination: http://www.learnpolishfeelgood.com/polish-nouns-pronouns.html,

Conjugation: http://www.learnpolishfeelgood.com/v-grac-past-imperfective1.html

Adjective agreement w/ gender: http://www.learnpolishfeelgood.com/adjectives-which-gender1.html

first posted in 2010, still looks great in Jan 2016



Grammar rules, comments on the place of Polish among other languages etc.

A Grammar of the Polish Language


This seems to be very thorough but feels somewhat dry.



Edu & More - Learn Polish Online


Immersive e-learning of Polish language for foreigners

Online courses and lessons consist on different topics

and different levels of language competence (from A1 to B2)

Each course means:

·         practical subjects & selected vocabulary

·         useful structures

·         dialogues and texts

·         essential grammar

exercises and much more …

You can check it at: www.polishonlinenow.com

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us dorota.gruza@eduandmore.com

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