2022

Polish language courses for women from Ukraine and Belarus

 

 November 2021 saw the beginning of Polish language classes for women from Ukraine and Belarus who work in Bielsko-Biala and the surrounding areas. At the moment there are classes at two different levels - A1 (beginners) and B1 (intermediate) .

 

The classes are financed thanks to the Action Fund money which we have received from the SIE Federation. The funds cover the cost of classrooms, teachers and books. Our club finances individual lessons for three young girls from its own funds.

 At the time of writing fifty women have registered for the classes.

 

 

 

The Polish language courses organised by our club for women from Ukraine and Belarus have proved to be extremely popular.

On 31 March 2022 the next round of certificates for completing the basic and the slightly more advanced courses were handed out. We are very happy to see that a large number of ladies intend to carry on studying, having passed the tests of the intermediate stage of the course.  In keeping with our schedule, the intermediate course will commence in May. Until then lessons to consolidate existing knowledge will be conducted on-line and in the form of conversational meetings. The students greatly enjoyed the Polish language lessons and developed a real affection for both teachers, and so very warm and heartfelt thanks were passed on to both these ladies.

 

The end of the course was an opportunity for the students to meet socially with members of the SIE club in Bielsko-Biała.

 

We all met at cafe Na Jedwabnym Szlaku with tea and cakes specially baked for this occasion, and our friends from Ukraine had the opportunity to tell us about themselves, about their hometowns, work and plans. Despite it being a rainy and chilly day, the atmosphere in the cafe was very warm and convivial. The positive results of the Polish lessons could be seen in the lively conversations held and the fact that we understood each other well. The very friendly owners of the premises contributed to the pleasant atmosphere of our meeting, which we greatly appreciated and for which, on behalf of the entire club, we pass on our gratitude.