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Learn Polish  Learn Polish This Summer - online in Seattle
Remembrance  Remembering Ms. Janina Zielinski - with a musical tribute
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

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  Learn Polish This Summer online in Seattle

Learn Polish



Polish School in Seattle

2020 Summer Courses of Polish Language for Adults




The Polish School in Seattle organizes online courses of the Polish language for adults this summer. Both beginner and intermediate level courses will be available, starting on June 22 and 23, respectively and running for 10 meetings online. Group size 5 to 10 students.


Please find more info as well as the registration form to here.

 For more info please contact Anna Babcock or call 206-362-3077

posted on May 20, 2020

 Rembering Ms. Janina Zielinski - with a musical tribute



Ms. Zielinski


Ms. Janina "Janka" Zielinski Has Died


Ms. Zielinski in 2019


Ms. Janina Zielinski, nee Latawiec, died on April 19, 2020. She was 92.


Ms. Zielinski came to Seattle with the Polish WWII immigration wave and was part of the closely knit Polish immigrant community, working as a hairdresser and seamstress.


To cherish her memory, Tom Dziekonski, a well known Seattle violinist, arranged a string quartet version of the popular Polish tune Goralu czy Ci nie żal from the Polish songbook written by Jan Cieslar for the local Polish community in Seattle. Then, a virtual recording  was created by Tom and and his wife Virginia Dziekonski. Two of the folk costumes that Tom dons in the recording were made by and were given to him by Ms. Zielinski.


Virtual Quartet Recording by Tom & Virginia Dziekonski in memory of Ms. Zielinski


posted on May 20, 2020

 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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