The material for learning Polish by B1 level learners consists of an audio recording and a text in Polish, the text being also provided as a downloadable pdf sheet from the web page. The text on the webpage is accompanied by a vocabulary list, explaining in Polish certain words which in text are written in bold for ease of reference. The text is divided in five paragraphs, each one being read out by native speakers of Polish addressing a particular and current topic.
The text is easily accessible and the audio recording may be either played directly on the webpage, or downloaded for further use.
The downloadable document has four sheets, each one dealing with a specific grammar aspect of the Polish language, thus providing the text of the audio recording, a vocabulary list with certain words which are explained and completed with grammatical notes, an exercise section meant to improve the comprehension of the text and of specific grammar issues, and a sheet with the correct answers for the exercise section.
Besides the audio recording and the matching text, the answer sheet provided affords the students the possibility to verify and correct their answer, thus improving in real time their listening, reading and comprehension abilities, as well as the improvement of the grammar skills.
The selection of the materials is carried out taking into account their adequacy to the level of proficiency, being thus an important and appropriate aid for B1 learners and providing the tools to increase their level of proficiency.
A learner of Polish language, with a B1 proficiency, or aiming to a B1 level of the Polish language, will definitely find such material a great tool since it helps improve such language skills as reading, writing, listening, speaking and comprehension. Apart from being a reliable aid to improve one’s B1 proficiency, it turns out to be a source for a higher level of proficiency, B2, in that, by means of the exercises provided, it helps increase the level of competence and mastery of the Polish language.