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Polish school in Cracow: GLOSSA School of Polish

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Poland
4.7/5

Rating: 4.7/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Poland
  • Small class sizes
  • Apartment - shared / Residence accommodation very close to school
  • Cracow is one of the top destinations our students liked most

GLOSSA School of Polish

The language school GLOSSA School of Polish was founded in Cracow, Poland in 1997. GLOSSA School of Polish Cracow is located in the historic city of Cracow, in southern Poland. The school is housed in the very centre of the city, a 10-minute walk from the main square of the city, Rynek Główny, and the Jewish quarter. Museums, shops and eateries are just moments away from the school's front doors, with excellent means of transport also readily available.

GLOSSA School of Polish has over 20 years of experience in delivering high-quality tuition and care, for students of many nationalities. The course books that they use have been created inhouse, allowing for varied and dynamic lesson plans, ensuring to motivate students to participate and enjoy their lessons to the fullest.

The school has excellent facilities, ensuring students have all they need to have a comfortable and productive time during their studies. These facilities include a computer lab, library, lounge, garden, free Wi-Fi and a student support desk for any questions or queries. Free after-class access to learning software is also available.

Several courses are available at the GLOSSA School of Polish, ranging from General Polish, in a group or with private lessons, to more specific courses such as Polish for Lawyers, Business Polish or the Club 50 programme, suitable for more senior students aged 50+ years.

Accommodation with the school is never a problem, with options including a selection of Homestays with local families, shared flats, Student Residences and local hotels or guesthouses, all catered for.


The school address is: Dietla 103, 31-031 - Cracow, Poland (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

School Size:

Facilities

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public PC workstations:

4

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 25
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 12

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

Polish teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

22
6
7
1
11
3
1
2
6
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Krakow Balice.

John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice:
60 € pick up
130 € return (both ways)
Katowice International Airport:
145 € pick up
290 € return (both ways)
Warsaw Chopin Airport:
250 € pick up
500 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 12 Jun. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 21 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Polish Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 275 262 549 522 769 731 989 940 1238 1177 1487 1413 1736 1650 1985 1886 2483 2359 2981 2832 249 237
Price in US$ 293 584 818 1052 1317 1582 1846 2111 2641 3170 265
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:20
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € -- 925 879 1335 1269 1745 1658 2175 2067 2610 2480 3045 2893 3480 3306 4350 4133 5220 4959 435 414
Price in US$ -- 984 1420 1856 2313 2776 3238 3701 4626 5551 463
This course is also offered in 20+5 and 20+15 options on request.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 472 449 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 502 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 04 May 2020, 07 Dec. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 427 406 854 812 1281 1217 1708 1623 2135 2029 2562 2434 2989 2840 3416 3246 4270 4057 5124 4868 427 406
Price in US$ 455 909 1363 1817 2271 2725 3179 3633 4541 5449 455
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 16 24 Additional Week
Price in € 385 366 770 732 1155 1098 1540 1463 2310 2195 3080 2926 3850 3658 4620 4389 6160 5852 9240 8778 385 366
Price in US$ 410 819 1229 1638 2457 3275 4094 4913 6550 9825 410
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in € 489 465 978 930 1467 1394 1956 1859 2445 2323 2934 2788 3423 3252 3912 3717 -- -- 489 465
Price in US$ 520 1040 1560 2080 2600 3120 3640 4160 -- -- 520
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 835 794 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 888 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 14 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in € -- 835 794 -- 1565 1487 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 888 -- 1664 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 04 May 2020, 05 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 €
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 18 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 130 260 390 520 650 780 910 1040 1300 1560 130 25
Price in US$ 146 291 437 582 728 873 1019 1164 1455 1746 146 28
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
22 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 158 316 474 632 790 90 1106 1264 1580 1896 158 25
Price in US$ 177 354 531 708 885 101 1238 1415 1769 2123 177 28
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
26 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
22 minutes by public transport (average reported by 5 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 124 248 372 496 620 744 868 992 1240 1488 124 25
Price in US$ 139 278 417 556 694 833 972 1111 1388 1666 139 28
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
19 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 134 268 402 536 670 804 938 1072 1340 1608 --
Price in US$ 150 300 450 600 750 900 1050 1200 1500 1800
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking (average reported by 2 former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 85 170 255 340 425 510 595 680 850 1020 85
Price in US$ 96 191 286 381 476 571 666 762 952 1142 96
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 240 480 720 960 1200 1440 1680 1920 2400 2880 240 25
Price in US$ 269 538 806 1075 1344 1612 1881 2149 2687 3224 269 28
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
35 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in € 280 560 840 1120 1400 1680 1960 2240 2800 3360 280 25
Price in US$ 314 627 941 1254 1567 1881 2194 2508 3134 3761 314 28
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
40 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
18 minutes
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0
Dates:
Not available/Fully booked: 01 Sep. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet2 km
Dancing3 km
Golf30 km
Horse riding20 km
Music2 km
Skiing100 km
Squash10 km
Swimming10 km
Tennis10 km
Volleyball10 km
Yoga5 km

Reviews

4.7/5.0

Rating: 4.7/5.0

City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about GLOSSA School of Polish, Cracow
Very good teachers
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Our teachers Sylwia and Aneta
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
The friendly teachers and students
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
4.0/5.0
Very good and appropriate teaching methods. Structured and effective courses!
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: individual courses
Other comments: to keep it simple: It couldn't be better! It's a good idea to stay at a host family because you're forced to speak polish!
Skilled teachers, all staff at the school nice and friendly and helped / advised when needed. School is a clean and nice place. The other students were nice and it was easy to get along with them. Relaxed and open atmosphere.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Would definitely recommend!

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    FAQ about GLOSSA School of Polish, Cracow

  • Polish courses at GLOSSA School of Polish start at 225 € for Club 50 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of GLOSSA School of Polish
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Mini Group General Polish , Combination Course (20 group + 10 individual)
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (60 €), Katowice International Airport (145 €), Warsaw Chopin Airport (250 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at GLOSSA School of Polish varies from 1 students (One-to-One Business Polish ) to 6 students (Club 50)
  • 100% of teachers at GLOSSA School of Polish hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at GLOSSA School of Polish comes from France with a 7% representation, followed by students from USA (6,58%) and England (6,2%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • GLOSSA School of Polish offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 27 during the summer and 39 for the rest of the year.
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