The School of Polish Language and Culture is an institution of The University of Silesia in Katowice established in 1991. The school, among others, provides various courses of Polish language, seminars in the field of Polish language and culture for teachers and lectors who teach Polish language in countries abroad among the Polish community and foreigners, Postgraduate Qualifying Teaching Studies of Polish Culture and the Polish Language to foreigners, seminars and conferences dedicated to Polish language and culture, teaching of Polish language as a second language and translation.
Our School’s research activity is concentrated on the reception of Polish literature abroad, methods of teaching Polish as a foreign language, Polish pronunciation.
The School cooperates with Polish and Slavic philology centers, as well as Polish and Polish community schools abroad, for which our school conducts classes, demonstration lessons and workshops.
The School of Polish Language and Culture of The University of Silesia already hosted a few thousand students from all over the world. Its workers and associates are academic teachers, experienced lectors, specialists in the field of Polish glottodidactics – authors of well known and appreciated handbooks, as well as computer programs intended for teaching of Polish language as a foreign – and persons invited from outside the University: film directors, writers, politics.