It’s been about a year since I wrote this post about materials to learn Polish and I am happy to mention that there are now more materials to start learning and practicing Polish the right way and suited to every need. As always, my goal is to show you the best, free and LEGAL materials to learn a language as there are plenty of better ones that are paid (and well worth paying for them).
- Po polsku po Polsce: This site should be bookmarked and given to every person who wants to start to seriously learn Polish. It is a site that was developed by the prestigious Jagiellonian University in Kraków and financed by the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The structure is very similar to the textbook I used for my A1 level and I believe the lessons are well done, with a strong focus on language you will use and grammar rules. It is probably one of the most complete free basic courses in Polish out there.
- U of Pittsburgh new site: I thought this site was gone, but it is now back under a different address.
- BBC Polish: Do you want to drill your first contact words or polish your Polish pronunciation? This site makes great use of audio and drilling in order to nail the right sz and ś.
- Polonus YouTube channel: Polonus is a Polish language school for foreigners located in Łódź that offers several YouTube videos in which they teach certain aspects of Polish language such as slang, verbs, cases and many other things. Explanations are in Polish, but the most basic ones are explained in very simple language, so you can gain more exposure.
- Polski z Anią Youtube channel: Another YouTube channel, but this time from Professor Anna Rabczuk from the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw. Videos have English subtitles.
- Duolingo: Duolingo now has Polish courses that may help you practice what you’ve learned above. One of the biggest issues reported is the lack of grammar explanations, so you might want to complement your learning.
- Habla Polaco: Do you speak Spanish? ¿Hablas castellano? This free course from the Polish Cultural Institute in Madrid offers you the very basics of Polish in Spanish. The course has PDF sheets and MP3 audios.
- The languages Declension sheet for Polish: This should be printed or put in your mobiles for quick doubts.
- Mówić po polsku: This site might be very helpful to clear out some doubts learners have. If you know German, this site is even better.
- Learn Polish with Sam and Biluś: This blog has probably one of the best explanations on motion verbs I have seen.
Do you know more resources to learn Polish? Have you tried any of those listed? Share them in the comments!