NAWA Summer Course 2021

Welcome to the NAWA Summer Course 2021  ONLINE  in Lublin!

We kindly inform that the Polish Language and Culture Centre for Polish People from Abroad and Foreigners of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (UMCS) is organizing the online NAWA Summer Course from 3rd  to 24th July 2021.

The project is financed from the funds of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).

The Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin has been selected to implement this project as one of three Polish universities:

Participation in the Course and all related activities is free of charge for the course participants.

The aim of the course is to strengthen linguistic competences, as well as deepen ties with Poland and encourage participants to study in Poland or - in the longer term - to cooperate with Polish universities and companies in the field of science and economy.

The program of the course includes intensive classes in Polish as a foreign language (45 hours), lectures on Polish history, culture and literature (30 hours), and additional and integration events. The Course will be held on the Ekursy university platform.

The Polish classes (levels from A1 to C1) of 3 hours daily will be conducted in 12 person groups Monday through Friday. The participants will be divided into groups based on a placement test. Lectures will be conducted in Polish and English in parallel groups. Additional classes include presentations of Polish films with short introductions and discussions, virtual trips (sight-seeing Lublin, Kazimierz Dolny, Kozłówka and Zamość) and a cycle of competitions, quizzes, workshops and projects. They will be held in afternoon hours, in the evenings and at weekends.

The Course participants will have an option to take advantage of tutoring sessions with teachers.

All Polish classes and lectures are MANDATORY for Course participants. All students will have a free of charge access to handbooks (1 per person) and will receive teaching materials prepared by their teachers for particular lessons. A detailed programme and timetable of classes will be provided to the participants before the commencement of the Course.

We will do our best to adjust the schedule to the needs of students from different time zones. The participants of the course will recive certificates of attendance. 

Candidates for the Program must meet the following requirements:

  • have the status of a student of a foreign university,
  • do not reside in Poland,
  • Polish is not their first language of communication,
  • have not studied in Poland in the 2020/2021 academic year.

The duties of the course participants will include:

  • attendance of not less than 75% in compulsory classes as part of the Course,
  • participation in evaluation activities during and after the Course, including filling out an on-line questionnaire, access to which will be provided before the end of the Course,
  • participation in evaluation studies conducted by the Ministry of Education and Science on the terms specified by the Ministry of Education and Science,
  • cooperation with the Course organizer and teachers conducting the classes in order to achieve the best possible results of the Course,
  • possessing appropriate equipment and internet links permitting a high quality connection (including video) and access to a quiet room so as all participants of classes could have suitable conditions to learning.

The recruitment shall be held from 1st to 18th June 2021 or to completion of the limit of places.

The contact person in matters related to the recruitment and implementation of the Course:

Ms. Ewelina Mitkowska-Musiatewicz lub

tel. +48  81 537 28 76

Candidates are requested to complete and send the application form. Link to the application form will be active from 1st to 18th June:

NAWA Summer Course - Application Form

The results of the recruitment will be announced by e-mails within 7 days of the deadline for sending applications, i.e. on 25th June 2021 at the latest.

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