KONGRES POLONII KANADYJSKIEJ
CANADIAN POLISH CONGRESS
OKRĘG MANITOBA

Education

Sobotnia Szkoła Języka Polskiego

Director Barbara Torka
Address: 510 Hay Street (budynek Churchill High School)
Phone: 204-668-5323
E-mail: btorka@shaw.ca
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The Polish language courses take place from 11:00am until 1:45pm every Saturday from the mid-September until the end of May. The religious classes in Polish are held in the same building from 10:00am until 11:00am. Students are prepared for the Sacrament of Holy Communion and Confirmation. The religious as well as the Polish curriculum covers the program from preschool to Grade 8, including preparatory course for credited exam in Polish Language.

Holy Ghost School

Address: 319 Selkirk Avenue Winnipeg Manitoba R2W 2L8
Phones: 204-582-1053, 204-582-4870
E-mail: schooloffice@holyghostschool.ca
https://holyghostschool.ca/

Holy Ghost School is a private, Catholic school where additional, optional Polish language classes are conducted.

Polish Program at the University of Manitoba

M.A., B.A. Polish Language Instructor Magdalena Blackmore,
Department of German and Slavic Studies
Address: 320 Fletcher Argue Building University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, R3T 2N2
Phone: 204 474 7866
Email: Magda.Blackmore@umanitoba.ca

The Polish program offers undergraduate classes in language, and a survey class in literature and culture.

POL 1890 – Introductory Polish

Basic grammar, conversation, composition, readings, language laboratory sessions.

This is a basic course for students with little or no knowledge of Polish Language. It provides an elementary command of spoken and written Polish, and an understanding of the language’s grammatical structure.

The emphasis will be on practical skills: introductions, describing interests, and responding to questions. Cultural content is introduced during the learning of these skills. Polish is used as much as possible in the classroom to give the students a chance to improve their listening and comprehension. Brief readings from the textbook will serve as the basis for exercises in writing.

The instructor will incorporate audio-visual materials during presentations. At the end of the course, each student will be asked to demonstrate speaking ability through the presentation of a short oral report based on the work covered in conversational practice.

POL 2890 – Intermediate Polish

Grammar review, composition, translation, readings of selected prose and poetry. Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in POL 1890] or written consent of department head.

This is a course for students with a basic knowledge of Polish Language. The emphasis will be on further study of Polish grammar, vocabulary building, translation, and mastery of spoken language through conversations and readings of selected prose and poetry. More knowledge concerning Polish culture and customs will be covered through various audio-visual methods, including videos, and through in-class presentations.

POL 2610 – Polish Culture 1918 to the Present

An introductory survey from 1918 to the prPOL 1890 – Introductory Polishesent. This is a lecture style course devoted to studying the achievements of Polish culture and their impact on shaping of the contemporary Polish society. Students will observe the cultural changes that defined Poland following one hundred years of non-existence as a nation. The re-examining of the Polish national identity will be studied through documents from literature, art, mythology and music. Lectures and readings in English. Students may not hold credit for both POL 2610 and the former POL 2530. 

POL 1900 – Love, Heroes and Patriotism in Contemporary Poland

A study of the impact of Romanticism on contemporary Polish national consciousness, images of love, and the role of art and the artist in society. The course explores diverse written and visual sources representing Polish and European Romanticism and its mutual influences. Lectures and readings in English.

POL 2600 – Polish Culture until 1918

An introductory survey from the beginnings of the Polish state to 1918. This is a lecture style course devoted to studying the achievements of Polish culture and their impact on world culture. Students will observe the creation of Polish national identity through the examination of documents from literature and culture. Lectures and readings in English. Students may not hold credit for both POL 2600 and the former POL 2530 (052.253).

POL 3890 – Advanced Polish

(Formerly 052.389) Syntax, advanced composition, readings and study of selected prose and poetry. Prerequisite: [a grade of “C” or better in POL 2890 (052.289)] or written consent of department head. 

This is a course for students with intermediate knowledge of Polish Language. The emphasis will be on further study of Polish grammar, vocabulary building, translation, advanced composition and readings. More knowledge concerning Polish culture and customs will be covered through various audio-visual methods, including videos, and through in-class presentations.

POL 2660 – Special Topics in Polish Literature and Culture

Topics dealing with Polish literature and culture. Content of this course will vary from year to year, depending on the needs and interests of instructors and students. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.

Examples of Special Topic Courses:

POL 2660 – Cultural Representations of Poland in the 20th Century: Toilet Paper Hostages

Under communist rule, Poland was a country of profound paradoxes in politics, culture, and everyday life. This course examines these paradoxes by analyzing how Poles resisted the totalitarian regime not only through political action, but also through social activities, rock’n’roll, fashion, and art. Through oral history projects, students will collect and analyze the personal narratives and life experiences of those who lived under the communist system and in the years that followed communism’s collapse in Poland.

POL 2660 – History and Film: The Polish Case

In the aftermath of World War II the Polish state attempted to erase nation’s history and impose the communist ideology upon it. This course will study selected examples from Polish history, culture and film within this context, which will include the period of socialist realism, the cinema of moral concern, and the contemporary representations of Polish cultural identity. All lectures and readings will be taught in English.

POL 2690 – Polish Language and Culture

The Polish Language and Culture Travel / Study Course provides a study experience at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The course features practical language training in Polish, and an exploration of the Polish culture. Students participate in Polish language classes and lectures delivered both in Polish and English on Polish culture, history, literature, and contemporary issues. In addition, this Travel/Study course offers a variety of cultural and social activities such as excursions in Krakow, and day trips to picturesque places in the Krakow region. Students are given the opportunity to see some of the masterpieces of Polish art and architecture. The excursions are included in the travel fee.