The language of instruction for most courses at the University of Łódź is Polish. However, at the language departments of the Philological Faculty courses are taught in the target language (English, French, German). Several other departments introduced a limited number of modular courses with English or German as the language of instruction.
It is advised that Erasmus students arrive 2 weeks before the actual start of semester to take part in a free of charge, two-week intensive Polish language course including orientation and cultural program (for the time of the course accommodation in the dormitories is available). Groups range from beginners to more advanced. There is a continuation of the course during each semester (60 hours). It may be included in Transcript of Records - for participation in the course for each semester 6 ECTS credits can be granted plus 2 more for a passed exam. The Polish language course takes place at:
The School of Polish for Foreigners
Studium Języka Polskiego dla Cudzoziemców
Matejki 21/23, 90-231 Łódź
tel. (+48) 0 42 635 47 00; fax (+48) 0 42 678 47 06, 042 678 96 45
For all foreign applicants whose first language is not Polish, a ten-month course of Polish is offered at the School of Polish for Foreign Students, which is the oldest and the largest institution preparing foreign students for studies in Poland. The School also offers courses in other subjects, the choice of which depends on the area of future studies. Detailed information at www.sjpdc.uni.lodz.pl
The School of Polish for Foreigners , the oldest and biggest such institution in Poland, was established in 1952. Over fourteen thousand students from over 80 countries have already graduated from this school. The school employs highly qualified academic staff with considerable experience and efficient methods of teaching Polish as a foreign language.