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Polish Language School, Sopot, Poland

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Oldest private school in Poland teaching Polish as a foreign language
  • Location in the city centre, close to the beach
  • Top rated social activities

Polish Language School

  • The Polish Language school in Sopot, also known as The Sopot School of Polish for Foreigners, is very well established within the educational community. The school is located in the centre of Sopot, close to the beach, cafés and other touristic sites, only 15 minutes away from Gdansk which, along with Sopot, is a major tourist attraction. Sopot has a lot to offer students in their free-time with pirate ship cruises from Sopot pier, sampling of local drinks, nightclubs and artistic endeavours, all popular and at one's fingertips. The Polish Language School have excellent facilities including a garden, use of the kitchen, free coffee and water, free WiFi and free parking. All classrooms have ample sunlight, ensuring an optimal learning environment for all. The school provides courses ...
    that are suitable for all levels, over a varied curriculum. Intensive and Intensive Plus courses taught in groups are very popular, with part-time evening courses and long-stay University Preparation programmes amongst the regular choices of the international students that frequently study with the school. Private lessons and One-to-one programmes are also available. Accommodation in Homestays with local families are readily available through the school, with the school also happy to assist in arranging hotels or apartments for students. With over 40 years of experience, the Polish Language School in Sopot comes regularly recommended for its quality of tuition and student care, along with its value for money.
  • The language school Polish Language School was founded in Sopot, Poland in 1990.
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by Polish Language School

The school classrooms are averagely 25 square meters.The group size we limited into four people maximum with obligated distance.
At the school disinfection is done everyday. We have couple big class rooms where we can be separate plus four bathrooms and a garden. We can also take classes outside of the building.
People in Poland are obligated to wear masks at the public transport and stores, galleries, theaters. Inside the school - it''s up to you.

Accreditations and Quality seals

Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalBoard of National Education

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Garden

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

4

Number of public PC workstations:

1

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 before arrival
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 4
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years
  • 6 years for specific Junior courses

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):

5
38
16
6
2
10
6
4
2
2
3
2

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN).

Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport:
50 € pick up
100 € return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 06 Jan. 2020, 12 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 01 May 2020, 03 May 2020, 31 May 2020, 11 Jun. 2020, 15 Aug. 2020, 01 Nov. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up

Polish Courses

General Language
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 24 32 36
Price in € 180 350 480 660 930 1100 1320 1870 2440 3870 4350
General course schedule
5 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  - 13:30
Afternoon: 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 15 20 24
Price in € 145 290 400 550 760 880 1060 1210 1500 1950 2320
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  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in € 352 583 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Only for people employed in Germany.
Combine 25 group lessons with 5 private lessons per week to reach the required number of lessons and to get the most out of your language course.
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 Afternoon: 13:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 15 20 24 32
Price in € -- 60 90 120 170 225 280 420 560 670 890
This is an evening course that runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 18:00 until 19:30. There is a minimum duration of 2 weeks for this course.
General course schedule
0-1 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:
Afternoon: 18:00  - 19:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in € 230 460 690 920 1150 1380 1840 2300 2760 2990 230
Individual lessons are a great way to enhance your learning experience and progress more quickly.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 36 52
Price in € -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3960 5720
For students who wish to study at a Polish university. The course combines general Polish lessons with specific vocabulary required in the chosen field of study.
Starting dates
2020: 05 Oct. 2020.
General course schedule
5 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  - 13:30
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 23 €. 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.
Comments about courses:It is also possible to book an individual course package. The student can choose the number of lessons that they would like to have per week.
Letter of acceptance is issued only for courses of 12 or more weeks.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in € 210 420 630 840 1050 1260 1470 1680 2100 2520 210
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Breakfast upon request (EUR 5 extra per day).
Price extra night:
20 € (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
11 minutes walking (average reported by 8 former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 0

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing1 km
Diving10 km
Golf30 km
Horse riding4 km
Mountainbiking2 km
Sailing10 km
Skiing2 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball10 km
Windsurfing3 km
Yoga2 km

Reviews

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8
Organisation

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Social activities

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Value for money

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Shared Flat (apartment)
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What students liked about Polish Language School, Sopot
I liked the friendly and professional staff and their willingness to be flexible in terms of which group you worked with. The teacher paced the lessons appropriately and most importantly, listened to feedback from individuals who were at different levels. I chose my own accommodation but saw where a friend on the course was staying and the place was beautiful (really spacious and the owner was lovely). Most of all, I liked that the school considered ways to ensure the groups could meet to talk and get to know each other. Realistically, these types of courses are completed by people who yes, want to learn the language, but also want to immerse themselves in the language while spending time with others doing the same - i.e. socialising is such a huge part of the course and although the school cannot guarantee you will meet people you can spend time with, they can certainly do a lot to facilitate this and I thought they did this really well by having two breaks during the day (one 30 minutes long so plenty of time to get to know each other and figure out who you get along with as well as to nip to the local shop to practise your Polish in the real world!) - I made a couple of great friends who I know I will keep in touch with and actually spent my time practising Polish and learning about the cultures of Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Italy (and more about Germany too). We were all at different levels in our Polish studies and were able to practise some of what we had learned together. Again, this is not something you pay for as it cannot be included in the course but I do think it's worth mentioning because not all schools will consider how to ensure opportunities for 'mingling'. I was very happy with the course, I got exactly what I expect from courses like these and I will return as soon as time and money permit. Also: Sopot is stunning so the school could not be better located.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Make sure you head to the pier and the surrounding area. Walk along the promenade for access to beautiful restaurants and views. This is also the easiest (and most pleasant) way to walk through Sopot to various destinations such as the train station or the school. Make sure to visit the nearby cities e.g. Gdańsk. When booking accommodation, and I cannot stress this enough, whether you book privately or through the school, ensure it is a non-negotiable that your room not face street 'aleja niepodległości'. This is the main street in Sopot and throughout summer it is the busiest and noisiest street in Sopot (it seemed!) - day and night. It is also heavily lit with huge street lights and for this reason, in case you cannot control where you sleep, you should demand your room have black-out curtains. I have it on good authority that you should also request your accommodation have sufficient bedrooms for all inhabitants (if booking through the school) i.e. you don't want your host sleeping in the living room!
Other comments: I loved my experience and definitely recommend the school (and will be returning) - I would offer only one or two suggestions for improvement which would be to update the technology used - I wouldn't expect full lessons to be added to PowerPoint (because I have to do this as a teacher myself and it is an enormous waste of time) but perhaps words you know for sure you will write on the board, could be on a slide to avoid wasting time writing them on the board by hand. I would also recommend more opportunities to practise what has been learned in an interactive manner so actually going outside (weather permitting) to practise directions or through the use of task-based conversations in class (prompt cards dictating how the conversation should flow and what details you should uncover). We all want to get to the point of being conversational because we can practise the grammar in our own time so a better balance of 'learn and practise' would be ideal.
I was there at the end of September, which is still considered high season, but the number of students in the group was quite small, 2-4 people.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If you are a beginner, you need to book at least 3 weeks and study very hard. And at A1 level you'll get results within a week, but you will miss Poland, when you get back home.
Other comments: Nice and easy-going girls. The atmosphere is friendly and homely.
The flexibility in the course selection. Very good teaching style of Agata.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
n/a
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0
I liked the small class sizes and the familiar atmosphere.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
n/a
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Very, very friendly people!
The seriousness of the Polish teacher. Progress in Polish
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
School organization
5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation

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    Companionable meal7/13
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    School building 8/13
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    FAQ about Polish Language School, Sopot

  • Polish courses at Polish Language School start at 30 € for Evening Course course with 4 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (50 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Polish Language School varies from 1 students (Private lessons 10) to 12 students (Intensive Plus Polish Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Polish Language School hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Polish Language School comes from Germany with a 38% representation, followed by students from England (16%) and Russia (10%).
  • Polish Language School offers courses from 0 years to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.
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