Polish Language and Culture Centre for Polish People from Abroad and Foreigners


Weteranow 18
20-038 Lublin


Weteranow 18, 20-038 Lublin, Poland
tel. (+ 48) 81 533 27 86, 81 537 28 76
fax (+ 48) 81 537 56 15
e-mail: polonia@poczta.umcs.lublin.pl




The Centre organizes study programs and courses of the Polish language and culture for foreign visitors and students of Polish origin, compiles handbooks and teaching materials, and conducts scientific research on the Polish language and culture.

The staff consist of 17 academic teachers and 6 administrative personnel. All our teachers are university graduates qualified in teaching Polish as the second language and have years of teaching experience.  Instructors selected from other departments of the University are invited for special lectures and discussions.

The standard offer of the Centre is adjusted to diversified needs and requirements of participants and comprises:

  1. One-year preparatory course for foreigners who wish to study in Poland;
  2. Postgraduate program in teaching Polish as a foreign language;
  3. Postgraduate program in translation;
  4. Postgraduate program in humanities for foreign students;
  5. One-year course of the Polish language;
  6. Summer courses of Polish and Polish culture;
  7. Short-term courses of the Polish language.

Additionally,  the Centre offers a variety of tailor-made courses for foreigners who want to improve their language skills and broaden their knowledge on history and culture of Poland.

The supplementary program offers trips to major Polish cities, social events and visits to museums and theatres. 

In addition to its core activity, the Centre functions as a meeting place and a bridge between Eastern and Western cultures. Each year, more than 100 students from all over the world take part in our one-year program and over 200 participate in summer courses. Between 1991 and 2013 there were almost 9000 students from 75 countries who took part in the courses run by the Centre.