Centre of Foreign Languages

Warsaw School of Economics offers the highest standards in foreign language teaching, which has always been our university’s recognisible trademark. Seeking top quality in academic language teaching derives from our belief that it is of utmost significance for graduates of the best economic university to communicate fluently and effectively in foreign languages. High language competence allows not only to meet future employers’ expectations, but can offer a powerful edge over other competing candidates.

We offer a large number of hours and a high level of teaching English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish, foreign language classes in the field of economics, taking into account current issues related to social, political and economic life.

During full-time Bachelor studies, the student studies two languages offered by the Centre of Foreign Languages. Students of other modes of studies study one language. Additionally, during the afternoon studies, it is possible to choose German as the second language. While studying a language, students take a language competence assessment test, the result of which is taken into account when recruiting for international exchanges (e.g., Erasmus).

The foreign language course ends with an obligatory unified final examination. These are conducted twice within one examination session. Having met the relevant conditions and requirements, it is possible to take the examination at an earlier date.

Students may apply for a paid certificate of completion of a language course (up to two years after passing the exam). The certificate is issued in a bilingual Polish-English version, and includes the level of language proficiency according to the ESOKJ scale.

For those students who want to deepen their language skills, we offer a wide range of subjects in foreign languages taught by our lecturers as part of free choice subjects. We additionally offers commercial language courses at various levels of proficiency.

Information for the first year of Bachelor Studies

In full-time Bachelor Studies, the Foreign Language Centre offers two languages to study:

  • Language 1 as the so-called first foreign language (intermediate and advanced level)
  • Language 2 as the so-called second foreign language (post-elementary and intermediate level.

The language courses last 4 semesters (4 x 60 hours).

Due to a high level of professional foreign language thereby striving to achieve B2 level of language proficiency after two years, we highly recommend choosing the second language (language 2) which would be a continuation of learning from secondary education.

We would like to remind you that according to the Regulations on Recruitment for the Bachelor Studies, it is not possible to change the previously selected language.

As of the academic year 2021/2022, newly admitted full-time undergraduate students will take a lexical and grammatical test in Language 2 before starting their studies. This year’s test will be available online in the second half of August and participation is voluntary. The results of the test, just like the results of the school-leaving examinations, will allow us to place students in appropriate language-learning groups.

Information for the first year of Master Studies

The language course at full-time Master Studies in the language chosen by the students lasts two semesters (2 x 60 hours). The required language level is B2.

  • Students who have completed their Bachelor Studies at another university have the option of postponing their foreign language course by one year. To do this, it is necessary to complete a form and submit it to the Foreign Language Centre Secretary’s Office within 14 days of the start of the semester.
  • Students on appeal are requested to contact the Foreign Language Centre Secretary’s Office (a copy of the decision on appeal against the decision of the admissions committee will be needed).

We would like to remind you that according to the Regulations on Recruitment for the Master Studies, it is not possible to change the previously selected language.

Information for students of Saturday-Sunday Studies

For students of Saturday-Sunday Studies, it is possible to complete some or all of the language courses on the basis of certificates or diplomas – more information.

According to the record in the Internet Recruitment System (IRS), the choice of language and the level of the language course is the final choice. Any changes in this regard are impossible.
 

Obligatory offer and schedules (only binding ones, expressly specified)

Language courses are obligatory for all our students (apart from full-time Master Studies in English).

Bachelor Studies

Throughout Bachelor Studies, the student has 240 hours of language instruction at the advanced/intermediate level and 240 hours of language  at the intermediate and post-elementary level.

Classes take place:

  • For the first year – on Tuesdays and Fridays within 8:00 and 11:40
  • For the second year – on Mondays and Thursdays within 9:50 and 13:20

In the academic year 2020/2021, for the completion of language 1 the student shall receive a total of 10.5 ECTS credits (3 credits, 2 credits, 2.5 credits and 3 credits for a semester respectively).

Throughout the afternoon studies, the student has 240 hours of language instruction (4 semesters x 60 hours).

Classes take place:

  • For the first year – on Tuesdays and Fridays at 15:20 - 17:00
  • For the second year – on Tuesdays and Fridays at 17:10 - 18:50

According to the guide for the academic year 2020/2021, the student shall receive a total of 10.5 ECTS credits (3 credits, 2 credits, 2.5 credits and 3 credits for a semester respectively).

Students of Saturday-Sunday Bachelor Studies attend foreign language classes for 4 semesters of studies, completing a total of 96 hours of language instruction (10.5 ECTS credits). The ECTS score is the same as for the afternoon studies. Classes for the first and second semesters are held on Saturdays (when Bachelor Studies are held) within 11:40 and 15:10, for the third and the fourth semesters within 8:00 and 11:30.

The foreign language curriculum for Bachelor Studies covers the following topics:

  • recruitment of employees, applying for a job,
  • labor market,
  • the role of trade unions
  • types and legal forms of enterprises,
  • location of the enterprise,
  • organizational structure of the enterprise,
  • enterprise finance,
  • product, marketing, advertising,
  • management,
  • corporate culture,
  • trade,
  • logistics,
  • official and business correspondence,
  • current issues concerning socio-political and economic life with particular emphasis on the countries of a given language and Poland.


Master Studies

Full-time and afternoon Master Studies students have 120 hours of language instruction.

All classes shall be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 (students with odd student ID numbers) and at 13:30 (students with even student ID numbers). The student shall receive a total of 10.5 ECTS credits (4.5 credits for the first semester and 6 credits for the second semester).

Students of Saturday-Sunday studies shall have language classes on Sundays (when Master Studies are held) during the following hours:

  • The first and the second semester at 8:00 – 9:40
  • The third and fourth semester at 9:50 – 11:30

It is possible to launch an additional group for Saturday-Sunday students who have not completed the current semester of the language course.

The foreign language curriculum for Master Studies covers the following topics:

  • economic systems, economic policy, interventionism,
  • business cycles, mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances,
  • taxes, fiscal policy,
  • insurance, pension systems,
  • the banking system, central banks, monetary policy,
  • financial markets, the stock exchange,
  • globalization,
  • international organizations (the EU, the Monetary Union, OECD, etc.),
  • official and business correspondence,
  • current issues concerning socio-political and economic life with particular emphasis on the countries of a given language and Poland.
Exams and language course exemption 

Final exams

Exams will be organized in the MS Teams application by a two-person examination committee, and the exam result shall be handed over after the exam for all students on a given day.

Early and overdue final exams

A prerequisite for obtaining consent to take the early exam is the forecast grade 5.0 from the completed semester after which the student plans to take the exam as well as a positive opinion from the lecturer given on the basis of the verification of the learning results in the field of the material from all semesters covered by the exam.

The scope of the material for the early or overdue exam is available in the syllabus.

In order to take the early or overdue final exam, the application must be submitted to the CNJO Secretary’s Office in the form of a completed form by:

  • May 15 (exam in the first term of the summer examination session)
  • June 30 (exam in the second term of the summer examination session)
  • December 15 (exam in the first term of the winter examination session)
  • January 30 (exam in the second d term of the winter examination session)

Competence tests

Centre of Foreign Languages gives students who plan to apply for international exchange programs offered by the International Centre of the Warsaw School of Economics the opportunity to take a foreign language competence test.

The competence test in the 2020/2021 academic year will be held between January 7 and 22, 2021 according to the following rules:

Students of:

  • 3rd semester of full-time bachelor studies
  • 3rd semester of afternoon bachelor studies
  • 1st semester of full-time master studies

take a competence test during their regular language course time. The test is obligatory for all students of the above-mentioned semesters.

The test results provided by CNJO will be taken into account by the Centre for International Cooperation in the process of qualifying for exchange programs.

Students of:

  • 1st year of full-time bachelor studies
  • 1st year of afternoon bachelor studies
  • Saturday-Sunday bachelor students
  • Saturday-Sunday master students
  • PhD students

may proceed with the language competence test in a foreign language (in one foreign language as part of the SGH offer).

Information about the willingness to participate in test should be sent by email to the following address ocenakompetencji@sgh.waw.pl no later than between November 21 and December 4, 2020. The title of the email should read: Language Competence Test + the language specified.

The student should provide the following data by email: first name, last name, student ID number, language, mode of studies (full-time, afternoon, Saturday-Sunday), type of studies (bachelor, master, doctoral), semester, the group number.
Language Competence Test will take place on days and times specified by the CNJO. 
Each student will have a specific date and time for oral verification. Information concerning the dates is in the News.

The Language Competence Test is conducted by CNJO in the MS Teams application, in the form of a conversation with a student in the presence of a second lecturer on issues related to the material covered and andcurrent economic, social and political affairs.

Language course exemption

List of language certificates and higher education diplomas recognized by CNJO and constituting the basis for completing a foreign language course in whole or in part – academic year 2020/2021 – applies only to extramural Saturday-Sunday bachelor and master studies.

Students with a philological or linguistic diploma (bachelor studies) may obtain credit for the entire language course at bachelor studies – they take the final exam (APPLICATION must be submitted to the CNJO Secretary’s Office).

Students with a philological or linguistic diploma (master studies) may obtain credit for the entire language course at bachelor and master studies – they take the final exam (APPLICATION must be submitted to the CNJO Secretary’s Office).

In order to have the certificate / diploma recognized and to obtain credit for the language course, students are asked to:

  1. Saturday-Sunday bachelor studies:
    • Complete the Application for Grade Transfer (available at the Bachelor Studies Dean’s Office)
    • Attach the original certificate / diploma and a photocopy.
       
  2. Saturday-Sunday master studies:
    • Complete the Application for Grade Transfer (available at the Master Studies Dean’s Office)
    • Attach the original certificate / diploma and a photocopy.

The certificate should be presented at the latest before the third class in a given semester. The certificate cannot be used to settle any ongoing or overdue credits.

Completing the language course (in whole or in part) falls into the responsibilities of the course coordinator who also determines the recognition of diplomas from foreign universities.

On the basis of the certificated recognized by CNJO, students may be exempted from the entire language course or its part in accordance with the following rules:

  • The student’s certificate must be obtained no earlier than two years before starting the studies (in the current academic year, certificated obtained in 2020, 2019 and in the second half of 2018 shall be recognized).
  • If a student obtains a certificate during the studies, he/she is entitled to a credit for the semester during which the certificate was obtained and the subsequent semesters of the language course.
Certificate of language course completion

Students who have passed the final exam in a foreign language within the last two calendar years may obtain a certificate of language proficiency (according to the CEFR scale).

The cost of issuing the certificate is PLN 20.

Payment should be made to the following account: 97 1090 1056 0000 0001 3379 3600, Szkoła Główna Handlowa, 02-554 Warszawa, al. Niepodległości 162. With note ”certificate of completion of a language course, last name and first name.”

The completed form with the proof of payment should be sent to the email address marta.romanowska@sgh.waw.pl or delivered to the CNJO Secretary’s Office. Students are required to send applications from the SGH mailbox (sgh.waw.pl domain).

We inform you about the possibility of collecting the certificate by email.

The certificate can be picked up in person from Monday to Friday between 10 am and 2 pm. Upon request, a scan or the original will be sent by post to the address provided.

The waiting time for the certificate is up to 2 weeks (which may be extended during the holiday season).

We do not put the grade for the final exam on the certificate. The certificate presents only the level of language proficiency according to the CEFR scale.

Additional ECTS credits after completing the language course

The student may also take advantage of the rich thematic offer of classes in a foreign language offered by the lecturers of the Foreign Language Centre as part of the classes of free choice. The classes allow students to deepen their knowledge of economics and improve communication and language skills. Below are brief descriptions of classes on offer. Enrolment for such classes takes place only when submitting semester declarations at the Virtual Dean’s Office.

In a selective manner we would like to present the outline of language courses, offered by the Centre of Foreign Languages.

Offer in English

General Proficient English ECTS 4.5

Author and lecturer: Bartosz Kraszewski

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with advanced English vocabulary, expressions, collocations and phrases. During the course, the student will become acquainted with highly conversational / communicative grammar, which at its high level does not include typical grammar definitions and exercises. In addition to phrases and vocabulary, some elements of slang and colloquial or conversational language will be introduced. All concepts will be presented in strictly contextual terms to facilitate their acquisition and long-term retention.
The aim of the course is also to broaden the active vocabulary of students and thus to enrich their language skills in general. After mastering a significant number of words from different registers (formal, semi-formal, informal, business and semi-slang or slang), students will not only be able to understand and create formal texts, but also master the highly idiomatic English used by native speakers of English-speaking countries on a daily basis. The classes will consist in practicing speaking skills in controlled conditions, coming down to expressing precise thought and practicing listening skills in order to show participants the practical dimension of work performed in class and at home. The course includes advanced listening exercises at the C1 + / C2 level that cover a wide range of everyday and business situations. Moreover, some parts of the language taken from books and other literary texts will be analyzed by students in terms of the meaning of the context-based vocabulary to develop this skill as well.

American English Pronunciation Workshops ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Bartosz Kraszewski

Acquiring natural pronunciation is the most difficult skill in mastering a new language. This requires re-learning to listen and imitate and a different way of using the voice (movements of the tongue, jaw, lips and other organs of articulation). This should be seen as a new skill to develop - a new challenge. Pronunciation and articulation significantly affect the perception and overall assessment of a person. Bad pronunciation has negative consequences and psychological research leaves no doubt in this regard. The consequences are: audience confusion, the impression of lack of education, and the inability to become a good speaker, despite general linguistic competence. On the other hand, good pronunciation makes a person a pleasant communicator, lays the foundations for public speaking, and provides self-confidence, which in turn opens up many possibilities. It helps us create our own image in professional contacts, which is particularly essential in the business environment. Good, native-like pronunciation is an important element in the assessment of competence, professionalism and intelligence. Moreover, the manner of speaking also influences the assessment of physical attractiveness. It is also worth mentioning that in English the sensitivity to pronunciation is much greater than in Polish as the accent in this language has always been a determinant of education or social class. Therefore, I believe it is imperative to acquire this skill.
The main aim of this course-workshop is to raise students’ awareness of this concept and implement it successfully. The course focuses on American English (known as General American). During the course, students will learn the most important features of the standard American accent. Both the most important differences and similarities between Polish and English will be shown. The tutor will conduct presentations on a given aspect, followed by a wide range of practical exercises with theory kept to a minimum. Students will receive feedback on the mistakes they have made, along with suggestions on how to avoid them.
The lecturer will pay special attention to the negative interference of the mother tongue of the participants (mainly Polish) with English (phonetic interference). The main differences between Received Pronunciation and General American will also be discussed to ensure participants are consistent in their chosen variety. Fans of both varieties of the English language will benefit from the course.

Soft Skills Training ECTS 3.0

Authors and Lecturers : Katarzyna Staniszewskaand Agnieszka Mikołajewska

The course aims at developing soft skills at the personal and interpersonal levels through the application of coaching techniques and tools. It covers skills such as effective time and stress management, self-motivation and presentation techniques, communication skills, decision-making, conflict resolution, and confidence building, which are highly appreciated by contemporary employers.
The course covers the following topics: Time Management Techniques, Stress Management Tools, Self – motivation Skills, Assertiveness, Negotiations, Self-presentation, Impact Techniques in Presentations, Communication Skills -Body Language, Active Listening Training - Small Talk, Change Management and Planning, Decision Making Coaching Tools, Conflict Resolution Strategies and Techniques, Confidence Building Coaching Techniques.

Cross-Cultural Communication ECTS 3.0

Author and Lecturer: Agnieszka Mikołajewska

The aim of the course is to raise students’ awareness of cross-cultural communication and its impact on the world of international business. It covers developing skills and competences such as communicating effectively, conflict-solving techniques, delivering presentations and negotiating across cultures. Its goal is also to develop students’ cultural intelligence and build their confidence while working in cross-cultural and diverse teams.
The course covers the following topics: Introduction to intercultural communication, Cultural differences in business, Communicating effectively, Managing first meetings: small talk styles as trust-building techniques, Managing international meetings, Presenting across cultures, Negotiating across cultures, Cross cultural leadership and management styles, Business correspondence across cultures, Managing conflict, Working in an international team, Managing diversity and creativity, Cross-cultural psychology: cultural intelligence, Developing intercultural skills

English for Human Resources ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Agata Głogowska-Mikołajczyk

The main aim of the course is to make students capable of understanding various issues referring to human resources management. Thanks to a variety of tasks students will get familiar with professional vocabulary used by specialists operating in HR, they will also learn how to make proper use of terminology applied in work environment. One of the main objectives of the course is to expose students to real life contexts that lead to problems which need to be resolved. Equally important is developing students’ skills in public speaking and enhancing their abilities to lead effective discussions, present their opinions and express constructive criticism.
Final score components: test: 60%, classes: 20%, presentation: 20%.

English for Personal Finance and Investment ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Agata Głogowska-Mikołajczyk

The objective of the course is to help students improve their knowledge of professional terminology referring to handling personal finance as well as using various investment strategies. Thanks to thorough understanding of modern financial issues students will be better prepared to deal with complex decision-making processes involving a multi-layer analysis of various problematic situations. Students will deal with a variety of tasks that will help them get familiar with professional vocabulary used by specialists operating in finance, they will also learn how to make proper use of terminology applied in financial environment. Their linguistic competences within Financial English will be perfected which will make them achieve a higher level of competence.
Final score components: test: 60%, classes: 20%, presentation: 20%.

Business Gurus ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Agata Głogowska-Mikołajczyk

The preliminary aim of the course is to expose students to a variety of theories and concepts useful in understanding the complexity of contemporary management. Students (thanks to presentations delivered by other group members) will with get familiar with concise summaries of careers and thinking of the selected most influential writers on management (business gurus) as well as an assessment of their contributions to business theory and practice. One of the most important objectives of the course is also to develop students’ skills in public speaking as well as enhance their abilities to lead effective discussions, present their opinions and express constructive criticism.
Final score components: test: 60%, classes: 20%, presentations: 20%.

Psychology in Business & Organisational Behaviour ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Beata Dąbrowska-Janů

The course is designed to present key concepts and terms in the area of business psychology and the Organisational Behaviour science. The course covers the following topics in greater detail: effective teamwork and team building, personality theories in the workplace, leadership styles, motivation in the workplace, the coaching process tools, the role of mentoring in the workplace, the theory of general intelligence, the theory of emotional intelligence, the theory of multiple intelligences, the theories of learning and development, memory studies, career design, in particular the one that pertains to the Protean career design, change management as well as the aspects of organisational culture in the multicultural work context. The interactive and experiential learning model is applied. The course gives learners the opportunity to enhance their communication competences and skills in the field of psychology in business and Organisational Behaviour while giving presentations, holding discussions, debates and examining case studies. The course is aimed at undergraduate students.

International & Strategic Human Resource Management ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Beata Dąbrowska-Janů

The course is designed to present key concepts and terms in the area of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the international setting. Particular emphasis is placed upon the approaches to corporate strategy formulation as well as HR strategy. The course examines the following aspects and interventions in greater detail: the sources of competitive advantage under the resource-based theory of the firm, SHR planning, strategic recruitment & selection processes, strategic training and development, strategic talent management, strategic career management as well as strategic reward schemes. Furthermore, the course covers the field of SHRM in the changing context and the role of Corporate Social Responsibility in HR strategy formulation. The interactive and experiential learning model is applied. The course gives learners the opportunity to improve their communication competences and skills in the field of International & SHRM while giving presentations, holding discussions, debates and examining case studies. The course is aimed at undergraduate students.

Americanization – why do People Hate America? ECTS 3.00

Author and lecturer: Maciej Huczko

The goal of the course is to present essential and contemporary issues in a foreign language. It provides a holistic approach towards different aspects leading to growing disapproval and criticism of American actions on the international arena. The course will integrate information from different challenging sources as: academic publications, governmental and non-governmental reports, opinion-forming weekly and monthly but also movies and documentaries. Presentation of the issues will promote discussion, debating and exchange of opinions. Another vital goal of the course is developing and perfecting general linguistic competences and communication skills especially.

Economic Determinants of US Presidential Doctrines ECTS 3.00

Author and lecturer: Maciej Huczko

The goal of the course is to present essential, historical and contemporary issues in a foreign language. It provides holistic approach into external and domestic economic determinants shaping US presidential doctrines from Monroe Doctrine (1823) to Obama Doctrine (2009). The course will integrate information from different linguistically challenging sources as: academic publications, governmental and non-governmental reports, opinion forming weekly and monthly but also movies and documentaries. Presentation of the issues will promote discussion, debating and exchange of opinions. Another vital goal of the course is developing and perfecting general linguistic competences and communication skills especially.

Offer in French

French A1 with elements of French for business ECTS 3.0 (reference number 130192, BA Studies)

Authors and lecturers: Joanna Szegidewicz, Anna Paderewska-Gryza, Iwona Rogalska, Dorota Kornaszewska-Sarnacka, Justyna Kocbuch

The aim of the course is to learn French from scratch until reaching A1 level. During the course, the student will develop basic language competences related to everyday and professional life, learn to introduce himself/herself and others, make direct, telephone and e-mail contacts, describe everyday objects and activities, use common vocabulary, expressions and linguistic structures in simple everyday and work-related situations.

French A2 with elements of French for business ECTS 3.0 (reference number 130202, BA Studies)

Authors and lecturers: Joanna Szegidewicz, Anna Paderewska-Gryza, Iwona Rogalska, Dorota Kornaszewska-Sarnacka, Justyna Kocbuch

The aim of the course is to continua learning French from scratch until reaching A2 level. During the course, the student will develop basic language competences related to everyday and professional life. He/she will learn language expressions and structures that will allow him/her to prepare his/her candidacy for the recruitment process and to participate in it. The students will be able to describe and organize tasks in the workplace, prepare the schedule of meetings and conduct work-related business correspondence.

La télévision et la radio françaises – source d’informations sur l’actualité économique, sociale et politique en France et dans le monde.  ECTS 3.0 (Eng.: French TV and radio - source of information about economic, social and political current events in France and in the world.) (reference number 136972, BA Studies)

Author and lecturer: Joanna Szegidewicz

The aim of the course is to follow and comment on the most interesting current economic, social and political events and phenomena on the basis of daily French newspapers, radio and TV reporting. During the classes, the major focus is placed on the development of the ability to understand and express oneself. Additionally, students improve their competences in the field of editing written texts.

La société dans le monde contemporain. ECTS 3.0 (Eng.: Society in the modern world.) (reference number 138302, BA Studies)

Author and lecturer: Joanna Szegidewicz

Society in the modern world, its evolution as well as rapid changes resulting from globalization, immigration, the development of new technologies, a new approach to consumption and changes in the way of working.
The aim of the course is to observe, analyze and comment on the basic trends and new social phenomena in the contemporary world. Language-wise, it is to develop language proficiency in the field of basic language competences (primarily listening and reading comprehension as well as the ability to conduct discussions and edit written texts).

Zoom sur l’actualité! Le monde en reportages à la télévision, dans la presse et à la radio francophones. ECTS 3.0 (Eng.: Zoom on the news! The world in French-speaking television, press and radio reports.) (reference number 238182, MA Studies)

Author and lecturer: Iwona Rogalska

The aim of the course is to deepen knowledge about changes in political, economic and social life in the world, with particular emphasis on France and French-speaking countries.
Working on up-to-date audio-video materials and medium-level (B2) press articles will improve speaking particularly in the field of listening comprehension and broaden the vocabulary. Moreover, active participation in discussions and debates on current topics will contribute to the improvement of fluency and overall speaking. Students will also have the opportunity to improve various forms of written expression, e.g. the report, the memo, official e-mails.

Offer in German

Case study auf Deutsch ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Agnieszka Kamińska

The classes are designed to train students’ linguistic, analytical and cooperative skills in situations of interactive response in the context of future work. The agenda of the course includes the following: 1) conducting meetings and discussions, 2) presenting the results of work, 3) conducting negotiations, 4) project work, 5) case study, 6) intercultural communication.

Deutsch am Arbeitsplatz ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Agnieszka Kamińska

The classes are aimed at acquainting students with the Universal principles of conducting an effective and efficient presentation in German.
The class agenda includes the following blocks: 1) Techniques of speech construction, 2) Verbal elements for an effective message, 3) Presentation techniques and criteria for the use of individual techniques, 4) Non-verbal elements (body language) for an effective message; coping with stress / stage fright; power of influence through the outfit.
Practical exercises: presentation in front of the camera (individual analysis of strengths and weaknesses).
An important element of the workshop is working with a camera (self-presentation techniques) and individual feedback.

Filme und Reportagen als Sprechanlass ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Sylwia Bochenek-Roik

The classes include working with video materials. They focus on general topics from various areas of life and contribute to the development of general linguistic competence, with particular emphasis on cultural competence as well as listening and speaking skills. The classes are intended for students who have completed the 4th semester of their undergraduate studies. Particularly noteworthy are films related to cultural differences and relations between Poles and Germans as well as important aspects of the post-war history of Germany and Austria. The agenda of the course includes the following films: 1) The Wave (Die Welle), 2) Wróżby kumaka (Unkenrufe), 3) Woman in Gold, 4) Życie na podsłuchu (Das Leben der Andern), 5) Mój Berlin (My Berlin), 6) Radio and other.

Case Study auf Deutsch ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Joanna Popławska, Agnieszka Kamińska

The classes are designed to train students’ linguistic, analytical and cooperative skills in situations of interactive response in the context of future work. The agenda of the course includes the following: 1) conducting meetings and discussions, 2) presenting the results of work, 3) conducting negotiations, 4) project work, 5) case study, 6) intercultural communication.

Offer in Italian

La lingua italiana (elementare) livello A1. ECTS 3.0 (Eng.: Elementary Italian level A1) (reference number 130217, BA Studies)

Author and lecturer: Hanna Bartochowska

The aim of the course is to learn Italian from scratch until reaching A1 level. During the course, the student will develop basic language competences related to everyday life situations. He/she will learn to introduce himself/herself and others, describe the surroundings (rooms, objects), family and the free time, plan a trip, do shopping or order a meal in a restaurant. The student will be able to use everyday vocabulary, expressions and linguistic structures in basic everyday life situations.

La lingua italiana livello A2 con elementi di economia. ECTS 3.0 (Eng.: Italian level A2 with elements of economics) (reference number 130237, BA Studies)

Author and lecturer: Hanna Bartochowska

The aim of the course is to further develop language competences related to both everyday and professional life until reaching level A2. During the course the student will learn language expressions and structures that will allow him/her to function in a company, organize fairs, business trips and carry out commercial transactions on the Internet.

Offer in Polish

Creative writing training (not only for BA theses) ECTS 3.0

Author and lecturer: Agata Rytel

Are we All creative? How to awaken your cognitive curiosity? How to Deal with information noise and not overload the text with unnecessary information? How to write clearly and understandably? How to write in simple sentences? How to write concisely? How to make original comparisons in a text on economics? How to write a text free of linguistic errors? How to avoid boredom in quoting (boring) works? How to attract the attention of the thesis supervisor and the reviewer? You will find answers to these questions (and a few more) during the “Creative Writing Training (not only for BA theses)” classes.

Offer in Spanish

España contemporánea: en películas, programas televisivos y prensa española. ECTS 4.5 (Eng.: Contemporary Spain: in films, television programs and the Spanish press) (reference number 136983-0851)

Author and lecturer: Anna Zarzycka

The course aims to broaden the knowledge of contemporary Spain, its society, the economy and politics as well as to raise the level of language competences of students. They will give presentations on the most important topics, conduct discussions, referring to arguments in defense of the presented theses, or they will also criticize them. Moreover, the most contemporary topics such as: the situation of young people in Spain, education, the unemployment; immigrants in Spain and Spaniards emigrating abroad; he changing role of women in social, professional and political life; independence/separatist tendencies in various Autonomous  Regions of Spain or corruption, issues that have largely contributed to the creation of Spain as it is today; the period of the Franco dictatorship following the civil war; ETA terrorism; crisis of 2008, Movement 15 M. The course will also cover achievements in the field of culture – architecture, painting, music and literature. The focus will be placed on press articles, excerpts from newspapers and from Spanish television, and films, including those awarded at Spanish and world cinema festivals.

Centre of Foreign Languages
building G, room 203
al. Niepodległości 162
phone: 22 564 94 20
e-mail: cnjo@sgh.waw.p