Life & work
Foreign Language Teaching Foundation Linguae Mundi
The foundation offers a variety of free courses for foreigners in Poland, including Polish language classes for children and adults, Polish courses for specific purposes, or Polish history and culture classes. Unfortunately, due to a high number of applications, the general language courses are not available at the moment but you may want to take part in other classes dedicated to expats. You can enrol in a course in person at the foundation.
The classes are open to everyone, however note that refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants from outside the European Union are given priority during registration.
Fundacja dla Somalii (The Foundation for Somalia) runs a number of projects which help foreigners integrate with their local communities. In order to take part in a free language course, you need to submit your application and pass an interview.
Centrum Wielokulturowe (The Warsaw Multicultural Center) and Staromiejski Dom Kultury (a cultural centre in the Old Town) launch new language courses (free of charge) every few months so you’d better keep an eye out for updates.
Ośrodek Integracji Obcokrajowców w Bielsku-Białej
The center offers free language courses to foreigners who live and/or work in Bielsko-Biała. More information on the courses can be found on this facebook page.
The EMIC foundation can be found in two cities: Bydgoszcz and Toruń. Both centres run free Polish language classes dedicated to foreigners from outside the EU.
The University of Silesia offers free Polish language classes to third-country nationals (foreigners from outside the EU), who are at least 16 years old and reside in Silesia. More information on the course can be found here (Polish). In order to take part in the classes, you need to submit your application (including a cover letter) and take a qualification test.
Europejskie Centrum Solidarności
All foreign inhabitants of Gdańsk are welcome to participate in free language courses and conversations hosted by the European Solidarity Centre.
Sopockie Centrum Integracji i Wsparcia Cudzoziemców
Feel free to take part in open language classes and conversations "Mówimy po polsku!" (We speak Polish!) organized by the Sopot Integration and Support Centre for Foreigners. More information on the events can be found here.
If you happen to live in Wrocław, you may want to attend some language events organized by the Polish Speaking Club. You can also take part in a special project called "Wrocław na językach świata" and be matched with volunteers waiting to teach you some Polish.
Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej
Students of the Polish language at foreign universities can benefit from free summer courses organized by the National Academic Exchange Agency in Poland. Learn more about the programme: Polish language and culture summer courses.
If you know of any other free language courses for foreigners, let us know and we will add them to the list!
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