This introduction explains the purpose of this Proficiency Improvement Course (PIC), whom the course was designed for, and how we suggest you use the course.
The introduction is composed of five parts: 1) General, 2) Course Organization, 3) Course Features, 4) Language Skill Development, and 5) A Foreword to the Teacher. Both students and teachers should read the General part, the sections on Course Features and Organization, and Language Skill Development. The fifth part is designed specifically for teachers. This introduction includes information on the Defense Language Institute and course users.
The course is composed of 10 workbooks. Each addresses a specifc language proficiency level - progressing from th eleast difficult to the most difficult. Consequently, the workbooks should be taken in numerical sequence.
Each workbook is composed of five units. Each unit will require about two hours to complete; therefore, about 10 hours are required to complete a single workbook or 100 hours to complete all the workbooks. The speaking exercise suggestions require approximately 100 hours of instruction.
Each workbook also contains a Workbook Test. These tests are to be taken after you have completed all of the exercises in a workbook. All tests are multiple choice and involve no more than 50 items. Instructions for taking the workbook tests are presented before each test.
Polish is a language of the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages, used throughout Poland (being that country's official language) and by Polish minorities in other countries. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet, which has several additions to the letters of the basic Latin script. Despite the pressure of non-Polish administrations in Poland (during the 19th and early 20th centuries) resulting from Partitions of Poland, who often attempted to suppress the Polish language, a rich literature has developed over the centuries, and the language is currently the largest, in terms of speakers, of the West Slavic group. It is also the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian and ahead of Ukrainian.
Polish is spoken in: Poland
Polish is also called: Polnisch, Polski