Helping English speakers learn Polish since 2016
If you’re an English speaker and you want to learn how to speak confident Polish, you’re in the right place. Maybe you’re like me and have a Polish partner. Whether you’re learning Polish for yourself or for others, this is the page to get you started quickly and effectively.
Who I am
My name is Nathan and I’m a Polish language learner from the UK. Despite being a native English speaker and never living in Poland, I learned how to speak conversational Polish after just a few months of practice.
I started in late 2015 and here’s a glimpse of what I could do by 2016:
Before you think I’m superhuman, I’ll show you exactly how I did and you’ll realise that I’m not special at all. You can do it too.
I know what it’s like to get frustrated learning Polish and I know the unique challenges that us English speakers face when trying to learn. Unlike the many Poles that try to help, I learned Polish as an adult. Because of my struggles, I developed extremely effective ways to learn. This website is a chance for me to share everything that I know so that I can help as many people as possible (4,647 people at last count).
How I did it
I used a free software called Anki. It’s not actually a language learning software, but it helps you remember all of the Polish that you’ve learned. All I did was make electronic flashcards to test my Polish. The more flashcards I studied, the more Polish I could understand. However, making the flashcards took me months. Because I made them myself, it probably helped me to remember the Polish better. Not everyone wants to wait to see progress though, which is why I sell Anki packs for people who want to get started immediately.
Apart from that, all I did was speak to natives on Skype. Over time, they gave me corrected corrections which I added to Anki. Each time I studied my flashcards, I learned the correct way to say things until it felt weird to say it any other way. That’s how I learned the grammar too.
Your free gift
I’ve written a short ebook called “Ten Tips To Instantly Improve Your Polish”. It’s not very long, but it’s packed with tips. If you’d like a copy, enter your email address below and I’ll send it over. You’ll also receive my free five-day email course.
When the course is over, I’ll occasionally send you links to useful articles, products and services that I recommend to help you learn Polish. You can easily unsubscribe whenever you want.
Read these immediately
Since you’re now signed up to my mailing list, let’s start the recommendations early. Here are three blog posts that you absolutely must read:
- Watch movies with subtitles – here’s how
- 10 Top Tips: How To Actually Speak Amazing Polish
- How many words do you need to speak Polish? A mathematician’s opinion
These three posts are the most read on the whole website and there’s good reason for that.
You’re ready to go!
Now that you’ve signed up for my email course and have a list of blog posts to check out, you’re all set. You’ve taken your first steps towards speaking confident Polish! Congrats!