Who is a Student in the project “Wrocław on languages of the world”?
The Student is a foreigner staying in Wrocław who wants to learn Polish or improve his / her language skills.
Who is a Volunteer in the project “Wrocław on languages of the world”?
A volunteer is a resident of Wrocław who wants to help foreigners learn Polish.
What are the requirements to take part in the project as a Volunteer or Student?
Requirements are: an adult (minimum age 18), living in Wrocław.
Does the project “Wrocław on languages of the world” have something to do with foreign language school?
No, the project does not work as a foreign language school, nor is it part of one. The assumption of the project is free help for foreigners in learning the Polish language on the basis of volunteering.
Is participation in the project payable?
No, participation in the project is completely free.
How long do you have to wait for assigning a Student / Volunteer and start learning Polish?
The waiting time depends on many factors. One of them is the place (area) and preferred time of meetings chosen by the Student / Volunteer. We can create a tandem only if we have a Student and a Volunteer, who have chosen similar meeting place (area), form of meetings (online, face-to-face) and meetings days / hours. Eg. if the Student has chosen a meeting place (area) where there is no free Volunteer or Volunteer’s preferred meetings day/time don’t match Student’s one, the waiting time may be significantly longer. Students usually expect from a few weeks to ~3 months to assign a Volunteer. Please note that 3 times more Students than Volunteers take part in the project and unfortunately we have no influence on the waiting time. Therefore, please be patient!
Can I change the Student / Volunteer / meeting place during the participation in the project?
Yes! If for some reason you do not like a meeting place or a tandem partner, you can contact us and ask for a change.
Does the project have training materials that can be used while learning?
Yes, the Volunteer can borrow books, exercises for learning Polish as a foreign language at the project office free of charge. These materials are returned after the end of education.
I am a Volunteer – in which language should I teach the Student?
The main assumption of the project is learning Polish, so in Polish. If the Student does not know the Polish language, communicate with him in a language you speak with (eg. English, Ukrainian, Spanish, Italian, etc.).
I am a Volunteer – can I sign a volunteer contract?
Yes! If you want to sign a volunteer contract with us, please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I get a certificate of Polish language knowledge after finishing my studies?
No, we are not a language school and we can not issue language certificates. We can, however, issue a certificate of participation in the project (in languages: Polish, English, Ukrainian, Russian).