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Poles in Berlin/ Polacy w Berlinie

Date of Publication

9.08.2018

Target Group

Lecturers
Students

Domain Area

Arts & Music
Journalism & multimedia
Tourism

Learning Scenario


Target Language

Polish

Language of Instruction

Any language

CEFR level

B2
C1
C2

Type of Material

Video

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar
Pragmatics

Skills

Listening
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Reading

Description

Easy Polish is an online video series that provides Polish learners around the world with authentic learning material. The authors show the Polish language as it is spoken on the street and among friends at home. Videos are regularly published on the channel on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and contain interviews with people from different cities in Poland, covering a wide range of topics and fluency levels. Videos are subtitled in both English and Polish, allowing learners to follow along even as native speakers talk at their regular pace.
On the youtube channel presented on the portal, students and teachers can easily access materials subtitled in Polish and English.
https://www.easypolish.org/

Case study

Awaiting validation

Guidelines

The lecturer introduces this episode to students and invites them to watch other material on this channel.

1. Students watch the video (watching the subtitles).
2. The teacher explains some terms and collocations.
3. Guided conversation:
a) How do Poles living in Berlin feel?
b) What are their occupations?
c) When did the interviewees settle in Berlin? What are the differences between those of different generations in how they relate to Poland?
d) The young interviewee states that she feels primarily European and not Polish. How do you interpret this statement?
e) What do Poles living in Berlin value most?

Other activities
Using the material studied, students are invited to discuss the importance of language skills in today's world. What opportunities arise for those who know several languages? Why can small, "niche" languages be an asset on the job market?

Review

Category
Rate
Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students

4

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

4

Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills

4

Innovation
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning

4

Transferability
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries

4

Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning

3

Adaptability
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need

4

Usability
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

4

Accessibility
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

4

Comments:
In this episode, the author of the series interviews some Poles living in Berlin. The choice is inspired, because representatives of three generations appear in the material: a) one settled in Berlin before the collapse of communism, b) one settled in Berlin in the first years after the collapse of the communist system, c) the representative of the younger generation, recently settled in Berlin. In this episode a young man of Polish origin, born in Germany, also responds.
The episode is interesting as it presents different points of view on migration and identity. This episode is interesting for students in journalism, sociology, economic, etc.
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