General information

Module title ,,Sorry, Polsko". Crash Course Of Polish Language In The Polish Modern Songs
Language Polish, English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Małgorzata Zduniak-Wiktorowicz; dr Olga Bambrowicz
Lecturer's email mzduniak@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position profesor; adiunkt
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
ECTS 6
USOS code 03-AP-SP

Timetable

Thursday  18:00-19:30 (CET), classes start 14.10.2021; classes end 17.02.2022

Module aim (aims)

The innovative course guides participants through 12 thematic modules organized around popular Polish songs. The original and unique program integrates vocabulary, grammar, phonetics and pronunciation, as well as knowledge about contemporary Polish history, music and culture.
During the course, the following skills will be trained:
• Listening
• Speaking
• Reading
• Writing

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Level A2 in Polish language

Syllabus

Week 1: Contemporary Poland in the Polish modern songs (society, politics, history)
Week 2: Contemporary Poland in the Polish modern songs (society, politics, history)
Week 3: Polish landscape and nature in the Polish modern songs
Week 4: Polish landscape and nature in the Polish modern songs
Week 5: Polish ecosongs
Week 6: Regions in Poland in the Polish modern songs
Week 7: Polish culture in the Polish modern songs
Week 8: Popculture in the Polish modern songs
Week 9: Popculture in the Polish modern songs
Week 10: Disco polo – what is this?
Week 11: Music and generations in Poland
Week 12: Love, love, love in the Polish modern songs
Week 13: Love, love, love in the Polish modern songs
Week 14: Polish modern songs in English
Week 15: Polish music without lyrics

Reading list

Marta Jazowska, “Guide to Polish music fesitals”, https://culture.pl/en/article/guide-to-polish-music-festivals
“7 controversial performers of the Polish music scene”, https://culture.pl/en/article/7-controversial-performers-of-the-polish-music-scene
Marek Kępa, “8 Polish pop songs in English you need to hear”, https://culture.pl/en/article/8-polish-pop-songs-in-english-you-need-to-hear