Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for the course?

It’s best to use the registration form on our website. You are also welcome to come by our office, or even to do it over the phone. The final reservation of your spot in a group takes place after the down payment has been made.

What's the deadline for singing up for the course?

At least 2 weeks before the course. Don’t put it off until the last minute, because that’s when the interest in the courses peaks and often groups fill up very quickly. But if there are spots available in the group you want, it’s possible to sign up even on the day the course begins.

How do I pay for the course?

You can pay through a bank transfer to our account (see below).

Details for direct payments made in Poland:
Account owner: SVCOM Sp.z o.o.
Bank name: Bank Millennium S.A.
ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2A, 02-593 Warszawa
Account number (PLN): 14 1160 2202 0000 0003 4102 2288
Account number (EUR): 26 1160 2202 0000 0003 4990 7563
Account number (USD): 63 1160 2202 0000 0003 4990 7770

Details for payments made abroad:
Account owner: SVCOM Sp.z o.o.
Bank name: Bank Millennium S.A.
ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2A, 02-593 Warszawa
SWIFT: BIGBPLPW
IBAN (PLN): PL 14 1160 2202 0000 0003 4102 2288
IBAN (EUR): PL 26 1160 2202 0000 0003 4990 7563
IBAN (USD): PL 63 1160 2202 0000 0003 4990 7770

Payment title: Language course fee + name and surname

All bank fees are to be met by course participants.

Does the school help in getting a Visa/Residence permit?

The school issues a confirmation of acceptance for the course that is needed to submit an application for a visa / residence permit. It contains information about the course chosen, the dates of the course, the level, the number of classes per week, and the amount that has already been paid.

All the necessary documents are issued after you sign a contract and pay for the course.

These document usually helps to obtain a visa/residence permit, however, it is not a guarantee. We do not issue invitations.

Are there any age limits for students enrolling in the course?

Of course, there are no upper age limits. Intensive courses are for adults, that is for those aged 16 or more. In exceptional circumstances, with the written consent of a student’s guardian, we also welcome younger people. Children are usually offered private lessons, or, whenever there is a sufficient number of children willing to learn Polish, we create groups.

How can I find out what my language level is?

To check your language level it is enough if you come to our school for an interview with one of our Polish teachers. We will also ask you to fill in the written test. Please, be advised that the meeting in our school will take you about 30 minutes. The qualification test is also available on our website: TEST.

Feel free to come to us every day, from Monday to Friday between 12 and 8 pm. Our address is  Śniadeckich 21 Street off. 7.

What does the course price include?

– the stated number of classroom hours (45 minute periods) course with a qualified Polish teacher
– coursebook, learning materials
– final exam
– Certificate of attendance
– tea and coffee
– visa support

Can I receive a certificate that I attend the Polish language course?

Our students need the certificate to apply for a visa or for the extension of a legal stay in Poland. The certificate is issued to those students who have signed up for a given course and paid the first instalment.

At what time of day do the courses take place?

There are courses in the mornings and in the afternoons, as well as in the evenings.

Intensive courses and Semi-intensive courses usually take place in the (late) mornings, and the Semester, Semi-annual, Yearlong courses – either in the morning ( 9 am) or in the evening ( 5 pm; 6.40 pm). Individual classes – at the time suggested by the students.

How many students are there in a group?

The  number of students in a group is 6-10, however the average number is 8.

What language is used during classes?

We use ONLY Polish in class – this is the best and quickest way to learn the language. Of course, in certain extreme cases some English or another language spoken by the students may be needed. Any organizational matters are discussed in English/Russian (at the office or with the teacher).

For what levels do you organize the courses?

We have courses at all levels of advancement (A0 – C2). Before you sign up, you will do a placement test. On the basis of the placement test results and an interview with one of our Polish teachers we assign students to appropriate groups.

Is it possible to combine individual lessons with a group course?

Of course. You can always book individual lessons, especially when, for example, because of a longer absence you would like to make up for the material you missed.

Will I get a certificate of course completion? Is it recognised by universities?

After finishing a language course our students receive a certificate of completion. The condition to receive such certificate is the attendance to at least 80% of classes and a positive result at the final test (60%). In order to receive such document, please contact the Director at the end of the course.

The certificate issued by our centre  is recognised by the majority of universities and companies as the document confirming the command of the Polish language at a particular level. Information on state certificate examinations in Polish as a foreign language can be found here.

How long does the course on one level last?

The course on each level (A1, A2, B1, B2) lasts for two semesters (around 120 hours). Further levels (C1 and C2) usually require a longer period of learning, which usually lasts 2-3 semesters (around 120-180 hours)