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Polish as a Foreign Language: New Context, Regulations and Prospects

Anna Popławska
  • Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
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/ Roman Wisz
  • Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
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Published Online: 2016-01-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sc-2015-0008

Abstract

The article provides an overview of the developments in Poland after the collapse of communism in 1989 from the point of view of foreign language teaching, including a swift reorientation and transition from a public school system with Russian as the main foreign language, to a diversified language teaching market focused on teaching English and other languages. A particular stress is placed on a relatively new phenomenon, being an increased demand and new opportunities for teaching Polish as a foreign language to be further promoted as a result of anticipated amendments to legal regulations governing the status and certification of the Polish language.

Keywords: foreign language teaching in Poland; language certificates; Polish as a foreign language

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Published Online: 2016-01-29

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Citation Information: Social Communication, ISSN (Online) 2299-5382, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/sc-2015-0008.

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© 2015 Anna Popławska et al., published by De Gruyter Open. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

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