A Foreigner’s Guide to the Polish Alphabet (culture.pl)


“Polish is infamously intimidating to language learners. But never fear! We’re here to give you a few tips that will help you start to get the hang of one of the world’s hardest languages, all with listen-along pronunciation and simple step-by-step examples.”

UBC Tandem Language Learning Program


Do you want to improve your Polish? Or any other language? The UBC tandem Language Learning Program pairs you with someone at UBC who speaks the language you want to improve and who wants to get better at the language that you speak.

No teaching experience is required – just enthusiasm! Activities and support are provided by a facilitator. The program runs once each semester – this term from January to April. Partners meet for 1.5 hours every week for a total of 10 weeks. You spend half of each meeting in each language – the one you’re learning and the one you’re teaching. In other words, you help each other! This is a fully student-run program, and it’s free! It’s also great for meeting people across cultures and participating in a lot of fun intercultural activities on campus.

REGISTER NOW AT http://tandem.ubc.ca/registration/

Dr. Bożena Karwowska – Conference: The Very Beginning

Conference: Warsaw, 5-6.12.2016

The conference, “The Very Beginning: The Years 1944-1948 in Literature plakatfrom the Period of the Polish People’s Republic” provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars to utilize modern-day analytical tools to bring to the fore the question as to how social phenomena of 1944-48 were recorded in Polish literature of the Polish People’s Republic, 1949-1989. Questions to be addressed include the ways in which both official and unofficial narratives of the Polish People’s Republic were shaped by social processes as recorded in literature of the period, and how these literary representations are socially and/or politically informed in their linguistic/textual structures.

Andrzej Żuławski at The Cinematheque

Hysteria & Heartbreak: Andrzej Żuławski (1940 – 2016)
Thursday, December 1: On the Silver Globe
Introduced by Helena G. Kudzia

December 1 – 9
Opening night: Dec 1, 7:00 pm
On the Silver Globe

For screening times & more information click on the links below:

On the Silver Globe (1988)

The Third Part of the Night (1971)

The Devil (1972)

Possession (1981)



PDC: Film screening on Dec 1

Film screening: IDA (2013)ida_2013_film

Polish Discussion Club: Dec 1, 2016
Buch B 309 at 5:00 pm

Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski.

A young woman is on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Her aunt tells her that her parents were Jewish. They embark on a road trip to learn the fate of their family.