The materials in this series are quite useful as supplementary tools in the classroom. They can also be recommended for individual study as they have subtitles in Polish and English.
It is advisable for the lecturer to explain some grammatical forms and pronunciation differences. The lecturer should also provide additional grammatical explanations and exercises. As additional material in consolidating knowledge and getting foreigners used to talking on the street, this video is useful. We work by stopping the material after each intervention, explaining pronunciation, terms used and colloquialisms.
For students at a more advanced level of Polish, this material can be used as a starting point for discussions on self-presentation, tourism, stereotypes, types of advertising, generational differences, etc.
The teacher introduces to the video to the students and recommends that they look for other material about Krakow.
1. Students watch the video twice.
2. Teacher explains vocabulary and collocations, gives synonyms.
3. Guided conversation:
a) Have you visited Krakow?
b) What information do you have about this city? What other cities in Poland have you visited or would you like to visit?
c) What are the differences between the image Polish people have of Krakow and that of the foreigner's? Which would interest you more?
d) Are these Polish recommendations convincing?
e) Which city in your country would they recommend to Poles? Why?
The teacher invites the students to search the internet for information about Wawel, the
Kazimierz district, Rynek, etc. Two students will be the interviewers and will ask their colleagues and the teacher questions about the city, monuments, theatres, etc.
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This episode, filmed in Krakow, shows the highlights of the city in a fast-paced style. The interviewees advise tourists on what is worth visiting in Krakow.
The video has subtitles in Polish and English, as do all the videos in this series.
The video is interesting because it provides tourist information from the point of view of locals. Students can also see the differences between the generations, what the younger people appreciate and what areas the older speaker finds attractive.
The material can be used for tourism students, but also for sociology and journalism students. Students can observe and discuss how Polish self-representations are constructed. Why doesn’t anyone mention Nowa Huta, for example, or Schindler’s factory?
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