The World Language Academy – Online

A program of the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast is again offering eight-week Polish language classes this year starting in January 2024.

[ONLINE] Beginning Polish – Part 2 – CLASS IS FULL

Beginning January 29th, will be held online on Mondays from 6:00-7:15 p.m. ET for 8 weeks.
(This class is for people who have no or very little knowledge of the language.)

[ONLINE] Advanced Beginning Polish – CLASS IS FULL

Beginning February 7th, will be held online on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15 p.m. ET for 8 weeks. 
(NOTE: Enrollment is restricted to persons that have completed the beginning level classes or have equivalent knowledge.)

[ONLINE] Advanced Intermediate Polish – CLASS IS FULL

This class is for people who have completed the Intermediate level classes.
Beginning January 29th, will be held online on Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. ET for 10 weeks. 

Cost is $100 for all classes.

The classes will be held online using Zoom. After signing up you will be sent additional information about the classes, including a link to the online meetings. We will also help you with any technical issues you may have.

You don’t need to be local anymore. Students can be from anywhere in the world!

TEXT: Polski Krok Po Kroku. Coursebook for Learning Polish as a Foreign Language by Iwona Stempek, et al.
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Our classes are purposely kept small to ensure that each student gets individualized attention.


The instructor is Prof. Jonathan Shea, a university professor of foreign languages who holds Connecticut teacher certification in several foreign languages as well as English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education. He is also an accredited genealogist.

Speaking the language will enable you to communicate with relatives in Poland and familiarize you with the grammar of the language which will help in reading records from Poland that you will encounter in the course of your research.

Please note: If there is an insufficient number of students signed up, the class will be cancelled or postponed.




If you have any technical issues with registering, please contact

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