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Job Offer  Part-Time Polish Speaking Nanny Needed in Seattle/Madrona
Job Offer  Backyard Helper Needed in Redmond
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

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 Part-Time Polish Speaking Nanny Needed in Seattle/Madrona

Job Offer


Polish Speaking Nanny Needed Part-Time in Madrona


We are looking for a part-time English and Polish speaking nanny for our almost 2 year old son starting in October 2019, but start date is flexible. Must be comfortable with a friendly medium-sized dog in the home. Looking for the dates and hours of Mondays from 11:30am to 6pm and Tuesdays 7:30am to 6pm, with occasional date nights, roughly every 2 weeks.


Nanny responsibilities include caring for our son, sitting with him and monitoring him during meal times (we will prepare his meals), speaking to him in Polish and English, putt him down for nap time and/or bed time, and occasional bath time. No requirements for cooking, cleaning, driving our son, or walking our dog, but we would like the nanny to tidy up the toys used prior to the end of the shift.


Nanny candidate must be able to provide 2 references, be certified in CPR training, and have reliable transportation to and from our house. An ideal candidate has 5+ years of childcare experience, must be at least 18 years old, and at least a high school education.  We are expecting our second child in December 2019, so comfort with caring for newborns and/or more than one child at a time is necessary for this job. 


Compensation is $20-25/hour for the hours worked, depending on experience and background. Candidate will have a background check prior to hire start date. Serious candidates please email resume and contact information to krystal.plonski@gmail.com to set up an in-person interview.


 posted on September 17, 2019

 Backyard helper needed in Redmond

Job Offer


A Backyard helper needed in Redmond


Looking for a helper to do some work at our backyard and around the house.

Please contact Rysiek Kott rysiekkott@msn.com.

 reposted on September 17, 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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