Is Polish the most difficult language out there? Some seem to think so. But there are plenty of reasons why you should learn it anyway!
“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.”
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/
Conference: Warsaw, 5-6.12.2016
The conference, “The Very Beginning: The Years 1944-1948 in Literature from 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.
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:
Auschwitz: a German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. See the online lesson about its development: http://lekcja.auschwitz.org/en_1/