Krakow Language Schools

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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 40 zl an hour as part of a group, and about 100 zl per hour for individual tuition.

Krakow 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 Krakow 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 the city, where you can make your choice at first hand.

Many English-speaking visitors to Krakow 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. That said, here is the list of the top 5 schools in Krakow:

1) The Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language

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

2) Accent School

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

3) Varia Polish Language Centre

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

4) Glossa Language School

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

5) Mały Rynek

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

Other options you might consider: are the relatively new kids on the block and they're bringing their 'smart' teaching methods with them. They offer a variety of options to learn Polish in Krakow, whether it be individual lessons or in a traditional group based classroom. They'll even take you on a tour of the city or combine lessons with everyday situations to help you tackle those tricky tongue twisters! Whatever your level and objective, they promise to help get you there.
tel: +48 602 607 138


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Ewa ryszynska

I would really like to improve on my polish language please.

Reply Jun 19th, 2020

Hi guys, Any spanish teacher is available in January in Krakow to improve my speaking skills? Gracias

Reply Dec 9th, 2016

Hi there, I would like to learn some polish, I'll be arriving to Poland first week in April, and I'm wondering if someone can trade with me, we can practice some conversation in polish, so I can learn, and we can practice spanish or english with me. If anyone is interested, please email me

Reply Feb 23rd, 2016

Hi! My name is Julie, I'm a French native speaker who moved to work in Krakow, and I would be happy to be your teacher/tutor/language partner. I'm also fluent in English and Chinese. I was teaching French to Polish students in Paris, so I understand well the differences between our languages. I'm really easy-going, patient, and the most important is for you to have fun while learning la Langue de Molière. Si vous êtes intéressé, n'hésitez pas à me contacter!

Reply May 23rd, 2015
United States

Hello, Are you still available for French lessons? I am an English speaker moving to Montreal in December, and I want to try to learn the basics as best I can before I go :) I live in Krakow right now. Let me know if you are still available to tutor or be a language partner!

Reply Sep 14th, 2015

Hello Julie, I would like to improve my French and have conversation class with a native French. I have studied French in the past, I just need to practise for one to two hours a week. Are you available?

Reply Nov 3rd, 2015

hi Julie. I am unmarried single man and I am wishing to come to poland to learn polish. I am fashion journalist and I want to learn polish to start fashion works in poland. Can you teach me polish and how you can assist me. I am all alone and I need guidance from you. kindly email me at regards.

Reply Apr 1st, 2016
Vijay Kumar

Sir / Madam. I want to learn polish language. Please consider me the possibility and requirements.

Reply May 18th, 2015
adriano rodengo

I am living in Krakow but I also travel , so I am looking for group Polish language courses lasting 2-3 weeks max. Pls help.

Reply May 5th, 2015
Erna Simpson

Do you know of any vacancies for a scottish native english teacher in Krakow. I have all my TEFL certificates. I have taught in Madrid,Poland and Turkey.

Reply Oct 8th, 2014
United States

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

Reply Feb 27th, 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

Reply Feb 28th, 2014

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!

Reply Sep 12th, 2013
United Kingdom

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Reply Feb 23rd, 2013
United Kingdom

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!

Reply Feb 23rd, 2013

I'm an italian native speaker who offer italian conversations,grammar lessons and composing letter. I live in Krakow and I speak English, 796773187

Reply Jan 31st, 2013

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:

Reply Nov 14th, 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

Reply Sep 22nd, 2012

Dear I am interested by learning polish language in poland so i would like to know what are the requirements ?

Reply Oct 12th, 2016
Jose Tortolero

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

Reply May 22nd, 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.

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 ;)

Reply May 10th, 2011
Jana Jurkovcova

Hľadám pre dcéru - daughter/ 19 years old/ letný pobyt - kurz jazyka anglického v Krakove- summer 2011.

Reply Apr 1st, 2011

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

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

Reply Sep 15th, 2010

Hello, I am from Mexico I can teach you Spanish, or English. Spanish native speaker ;) if interested email me at

Reply Aug 14th, 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: , and your welcome

Reply Jul 5th, 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:

Reply Jul 2nd, 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 : looking to hear from you soon kind regards

Reply May 24th, 2010

hiiii,i want learn swedish in krakow there is anybody can recommend me where i can leran swedish?

Reply Apr 2nd, 2010

Arabic native speaker in krakow who want arabic lesson please write to me now to my email

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

Reply Apr 2nd, 2010

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

Reply Mar 8th, 2010
Algeria habib from algeria.i want to come to poland an learn pl language.who can see my needs and who can give me helps?

Reply Feb 22nd, 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

Reply Jan 19th, 2010

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

Reply Jan 12th, 2010
Chinwe Onuoha

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.

Reply Nov 30th, 2009
Matt Wojas

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?

Reply Jun 6th, 2009
clara pintado

przepraszam!! me again... forgot my details!

Reply Jan 12th, 2009
clara pintado

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

Reply Jan 12th, 2009

salut, if you are looking for french lessons from a native speaker, please contact me

Reply Jan 7th, 2009

really like the 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,private english lessons from a native speaker....anytime

Reply Dec 12th, 2008
Zulema Burneo

Spanish lessons from a native speaker. Contact me at

Reply Nov 2nd, 2008


Reply Sep 24th, 2008
Esperanza Buitrago

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:

Reply Jun 20th, 2008
Allison Pelissier
United States

Private English lessons from a native speaker! email me at first lesson free!

Reply Jun 9th, 2008
adlene garboussi

hello and how are u and happy new for all really i am so intersting to learn your languge there at your school and for i am here contact you and i hope to answer me as soon as pmosible and finaly take care

Reply Jan 4th, 2008
help please

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

Reply Dec 30th, 2007
lanre albert

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

Reply Dec 8th, 2007
lamidi owolabi afeez

from the page it seem that the school is a very good one,pls get back to me to know the courses and the tution fees.

Reply Sep 28th, 2007


Reply Sep 19th, 2007

hebrew lessons from israeli native speaker ,25pln/hour, tel:787128675

Reply Jul 21st, 2007
anna Bulstrode
United States

The Best is MALY RYNEK !

Reply Mar 18th, 2007