The College of Foreign Languages and Cultures will start teaching in the autumn semester of the 2020/21 academic year on September 7. Classes lasts for 15 weeks (see the academic calendar).
NB! The university transfers to a new study information system. This may cause errors in the course links that provide more detailed information. Should this occur, we kindly ask you to contact the coordinators of the college.
Click on the course to see the time-tables, course descriptions, requirements etc in the study information system.
You can find the schedule of the course in SIS II by clicking on the “Event” button under the name of the course.
Language courses on the basis of English:
- HVLC.05.047 Polish for Beginners I, Level 0 > A1.2 (6 ECTS)
- HVLC.05.049 Polish for Pre-Intermediate Learners I (on the Basis of English), Level A2.1 > A2.2 (6 ECTS)
Culture courses on the basis of English/Polish:
- FLGR.05.412 Overview of Polish Culture (3 ECTS)
The courses are generally free of charge for the students of the University of Tartu and for students from other Estonian higher education institutions (See which institutions and universities have a partnership with the University of Tartu).
Visiting students from foreign higher education institutions need to pay for their language courses only if they are fee-paying students at the University of Tartu. In case of the latter, consult with the foreign student office regarding the credit point costs and conditions.
Polish is a Slavic language spoken primarily in Poland as the native language for the Poles but it is also one of the official languages of the European Union. It is the second most widely spoken Slavic language, after Russian. In history, Polish is known to be an important language, both diplomatically and academically in the Central and Eastern Europe. Today, Polish is spoken by over 38.5 million people in Poland but because of the emigration during different time periods – most notably after World War II – millions of Polish speakers can be found around the world.
It belongs to the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages. Written standard of "Polish alphabet" is a Latin script basic plus 9 special additions: ą, ć, ę, ł, ń, ó, ś, ź, ż.
After a course of Polish language you will discover that it is much easier for you to understand Russians, Czechs, Slovaks and Ukrainians!
The Polish language has also had a great influence on others. For example:
- from Polish granica you can find German Grenze, Dutch and Afrikaans Grens
- German Zobel, French Zibeline, Swedish Sabel and English Sable from Polish soból