Language Schools

If you plan on taking lessons, these are generally available either as part of a class, or privately. Prices vary dramatically, but expect to pay around 20 zl an hour as part of a group, and about 50 zl per hour for individual tuition.

Cracow is a university city, with a great academic tradition, and is awash with language schools to choose from, many of which are filled up with foreign students during the summer months. There are great deals to be made, and prices are extremely competitive compared to the rest of Europe. Many students come to Cracow to learn languages other than Polish, as the teaching, in general, is of a high standard, accommodation is good value, and the city itself is a terrific attraction, with plenty of things for students to do in the evenings.

Look out for good deals from the language schools, particularly as the summer draws closer and competition to fill remaining vacancies increases. Or, chance your luck and just pitch up in Cracow, where you can make your choice at first hand.

Many English-speaking visitors to Cracow so enjoy their time here that they decide to stay on and many seek employment as native English-speaking teachers. If you decide to do the same, make sure you get all the bureaucratic paperwork sorted out first - Polish immigration authorities are pretty sharp on this sort of thing.

The Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture
ul. Garbarska 7A
The Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture, part of the Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World within the Faculty of Polish Studies, organizes short-term individual courses, two week intensive courses, one or two semester non-intensive courses, "Semester Abroad" as well as summer programs. Founded in 1969, the School is the oldest, largest and most experienced in Poland. Over the past 42 years it has welcomed thousands of students, teachers and professors from all over the world. During inauguration ceremonies, outstanding scholars of the caliber of Nobel Prize Winner for Literature Czesław Miłosz, Professor Norman Davies, Professor Leszek Balcerowicz, Oscar winning film director Andrzej Wajda and world-famous journalist Ryszard Kapuściński, deliver introductory lectures. In 2000, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland awarded the School a prestigious honorary diploma for outstanding achievements in promoting Polish culture abroad. In 2002, 2005 and 2008 the European Commission granted the School the European Label Award for innovative initiatives in language teaching.
tel. 12421 36 94
www.plschool.uj.edu.pl

Accent School of Polish
ul. Kącik 10
Accent School offers a range of Summer Courses to suit all levels. These classes are complimented with explorations of Polish culture, touching on all kinds of fun topics. Have a surf through Accent's website for precise info on all the courses they have on offer. Besides Summer courses, there are courses for entire semesters if you want to stay that little bit longer.
tel: 12 6567568
www.polishforforeigners.com

Varia Polish Language Center
Ul. Michalowskiego 2/3
Varia Polish Language Center is anything but a traditional school - focusing on motivating students to success that grows and keeps on growing. You will be expected to pass the tests and show improvement, but with social events, outings and even lessons in the pub, this one isn't going to feel anything like school!
tel: 12 6335871
www.varia-course.com

GLOSSA Szkola Jezykow Obcych
Ul. Dietla 103/1
Glossa takes the idea of learning a language and adds something a little extra - from teaching students about Polish culture and cuisine to helping them organise traditional holiday celebrations. What's more, Glossa have more than just the textbooks you need - they've got the teachers too!
tel: +48 (12) 4294051
www.polishinpoland.com

Maly Rynek
Maly Rynek 3
This language school on the charming 'Little Square' offers an excellent variety of courses including one-to-one and group lessons. There are plenty of languages to choose from: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese and Polish.
tel: 12 4227857
www.malyrynek.krakow.pl

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bestbytest from United States Reply Feb 27th, 2014

Has anyone here any experience with, or information about, the International School of Polish Language and Culture? (online site at: polishcourse.org)?

Hans from Germany Feb 28th, 2014

Yes, the school is rather small and not as nice-looking as some other in Krakow, but they have very dedicated teachers, as in other schools

Anna from Poland Sep 12th, 2013

Hi Tahir, my personal recommendation is Varia school - many class options, all levels, and the teachers are real pros! Try them and you won't regret!

Laura from United Kingdom Reply Feb 23rd, 2013

Contact me on laurastankowski@live.co.uk

Laura from United Kingdom Reply Feb 23rd, 2013

Hi, I'm from England and I'm looking into moving to Poland for a few months to study the language I'd be interested in both a crash course or a more lengthy one Anywhere in Poland would be fine not just Krakow If anyone has any information or reccomendations I'd be really grateful!

Mara from Poland Reply Jan 31st, 2013

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Maria from Poland Reply Nov 14th, 2012

I offer you private lessons of polish. I studied teaching polish as a foreign language. I know english and spanish perfectly and a little bit of italian. Feel free to ask for more. Write me on: es.pol.learn@gmail.com

rob from Poland Reply Sep 22nd, 2012

Accent school of Polish is a great school, I have studied in many Polish schools but found the teachers great and I learnt a lot more at ACCENT ... Def THE BEST of THE BEST

Jose Tortolero from Venezuela Reply May 22nd, 2011

Hola! I am a spanish teacher working and living in this beautiful city, Krakow!.. if you are interested in learning Spanish and know more about Latin America and our culture, let me know! +48-788615378

Yuka from Japan Reply May 10th, 2011

Hi this is Yuka again. Here is my contact. Anyone interested in studying Japanese, , Japan A to Z, or just Tokyo itself, let me know. yukaluca@gmail.com

Yuka from Japan Reply May 10th, 2011

Hi, I'm living in Tokyo currently but I'll be moving to krakow this summer. I'm Japanese and speak both Japanese and English. If anyone is interested in learning Japanese, please feel free to contact me. Also, any recommendation for polish language school/lesson, please advise ;)

Jana Jurkovcova from Slovak Republic Reply Apr 1st, 2011

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Valentin from France Reply Sep 15th, 2010

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Valentin from France Reply Sep 15th, 2010

Bonjour, Je suis actuellement étudiant en MA au centre d'études européennes de l'université jagellonne et je souhaiterais partager mon amour de la langue française en l'enseignant ! Je suis très flexible et dispose d'une certaine expérience dans l'enseignement du français au étrangers. Je peux vous proposer différentes formules thématiques (Business, Droit, Administration, Institutions européennes) ou supports (films, journaux, magazines, musique, littérature) selon vos préférences. A bientôt ! 666 336 909

Dulce from Poland Reply Aug 14th, 2010

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AdiL from Poland Reply Jul 5th, 2010

Hello , My name is Adil,i live in krakow,im teacher of french language, so who is interrested to learn french contact me in this email: ana.adil@live.fr , and your welcome

Aotearoa from Poland Reply Jul 2nd, 2010

Hello everyone! There is also another school worth recommending: They run the courses in Kazimierz District or via Skype (so you can start learning before you get here). Nice people, lot's of fun :) You can find them on: en.calcinternational.com

imad from Tunisia Reply May 24th, 2010

hi there !! i'm imad ,working as a tunisian tour guide , i would like to study polish language at any insitute or univerity in poland...plz need advice , i would be thinkful if you give me the advice, my mail is : ladhari_imed@yahoo.fr looking to hear from you soon kind regards

egyptian from Egypt Reply Apr 2nd, 2010

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egyptianee from Egypt Reply Apr 2nd, 2010

Arabic native speaker in krakow who want arabic lesson please write to me now to my email egyptian2moon@yahoo.com

ehab from Egypt Reply Apr 2nd, 2010

i am egyptian living in krakow,i am qualifaied to learn Arabic language,so who see that he need Arabic language course please go ahead and write to me now

Jose from Spain Reply Mar 8th, 2010

I would be intersted on any Korean club or association. Interest on that language in Poland (Krakow if possible). Many thaks!!!

habib from Algeria Reply Feb 22nd, 2010

hi.im habib from algeria.i want to come to poland an learn pl language.who can see my needs and who can give me helps?

Adil from Poland Reply Jan 19th, 2010

salut tout le monde, je m appelle adil je vie en pologne , j ai 29 ans ,si vous avez l interet que je donne des courses en francais , ben vous pouvez me contactez.. merci

Maria from Poland Reply Jan 12th, 2010

I'm a qualified and experienced English teacher available from February. In case of interest pls contact me on my e-mail address.

Chinwe Onuoha from Poland Reply Nov 30th, 2009

I am a legal practitioner doing my masters here in Poland. I am a native speaker of English and has experience in teaching. So if you are looking for an English teacher, i am readily available,and affordable. Thank you.

Gaïde from France Reply Sep 6th, 2009

Bonjour, si vous recherchez des cours de français sur Cracovie, vous pouvez me joindre au +33 6 33 53 06 71 ou gaide.coeffec@laposte.net

Matt Wojas from Canada Reply Jun 6th, 2009

I am interested in teaching english in Poland. Does anyone have any advice for finding a job/good and reputable english teaching schools, or any information whatsoever? Is it necessary to speak Polish fluently in order to teach English?

clara pintado from Spain Reply Jan 12th, 2009

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clara pintado from Spain Reply Jan 12th, 2009

HOLA! te interesan clases de español con una profesora de madrid? I also speak english, if my polish gets me stuck explaining spanish :)

bastian from France Reply Jan 7th, 2009

salut, if you are looking for french lessons from a native speaker, please contact me bastianjoel@yahoo.fr

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really like the page.my name is emeka from nigeria and i have choosen to study polsku at accent language school cos i know its one of the best.i have great english proficiency & am willing to teach anyone who needs to learn....so,private english lessons from a native speaker....anytime minakyis@yahoo.com

Zulema Burneo from Poland Reply Nov 2nd, 2008

Spanish lessons from a native speaker. Contact me at zburneo@hotmail.com

Chinese from Poland Reply Sep 24th, 2008

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Does some one would like to work whilst practicing English or Spanish? If you have a driving license please contact me. Hola, si te interesa practicar tu español mientras trabajas llamame! "515450617 o e-mail: esperanz@mac.com

Allison Pelissier from United States Reply Jun 9th, 2008

Private English lessons from a native speaker! email me at allisonpelissier@gmail.com first lesson free!

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help please from Sweden Reply Dec 30th, 2007

Hello, I am 19 years old and I want to learn speak perfekt polish, since my mom is polish I allready know pretty much and I have a grandmother in Krakow where i can live, can anyone give me a tip of the best of these schools ? jestem pol polakiem i chce sie nauczyc jezyk polski, jaka szkola jest najlepsza ?? ja juz duzo umie,to znacy ja duzo rozumie ale bardzo zle gada, ale chce sie nauczyc gadac,pisac i rozumiec perfekt po polsku. Pozdrawiam /Krzysiek

lanre albert from Nigeria Reply Dec 8th, 2007

i'mlanre albert from nigeria,i just arrived polandlast week i'm interested in studying polishlanguage in a good institution.

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anna Bulstrode from United States Reply Mar 18th, 2007

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