Online lessons


What materials will be used during my lessons?

Similar to regular lessons, a teacher uses textbooks and their own materials. You will receive texts, exercises and recordings on a regular basis to your e-mail.

Where can I download Skype from?

Skype is a free messenger which you can download from: http://www.skype.com/intl/pl/welcomeback/.

At what time can lessons take place?

Every day from Monday to Sunday, from 5 am to 11 pm (Polish time) if we have free time slots.

Are Skype lessons effective?

Skype offers great possibilities of quick and effective foreign language learning. An online lesson gives a possibility to be in touch with a native speaker regardless of a place you stay at. Your lesson plan is flexible (lessons can take place at different times, regardless of a time zone). You have a chance to learn in a comfortable and homey atmosphere (as you can sit in your own chair with a cup of your favourite tea). :)

Skype lessons develop all language skills: reading comprehension, listening, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and writing. Homeworks  will be sent to you by e-mail. 

When should I pay for my lessons?

Each lesson should be paid in advance. 

What is the regular duration and price of classes?

A regular lesson lasts 60 minutes and costs 80 PLN / 20 euro. 

Can I receive a certificate after my course?

Yes, it possible if your course has at least 20 lessons and if you pass your final test (for 60% or more).

Can I cancel or change the date of a scheduled lesson?

Yes, but you have to send an e-mail to your teacher or to the school office at least 24 hours before the lesson. Please remember that if you cancel a lesson on the same day, you will be charged for it. We also understand that you may be late for your lesson. Your teacher will wait for you for 15 minutes. The lesson will finish as planned before. 

Is a webcam necessary?

A webcam is not necessary. You can choose if you want to see a teacher or to be seen. If you use a webcam, your contact with the teacher is fuller and more natural. On the other hand, without the camera, you can train your listening skills which also improve your pronunciation. It is a similar situation to a phone conversation where you don’t have a s possibility to use your body language. Your interlocutor (teacher) will understand you only if they hear a correct pronunciation. 

What do I need for online lessons?

You will need only: headset with an attached microphone, a webcam (optionally) and an Internet connection enabling you free communication through Skype. All learning materials will be sent to your e-mail a day before classes.

What will I learn? Can I choose a topic of my lessons?

Online lessons don’t differ from regular lessons. The lesson material is adjusted to your language level as well as to your needs and expectations. Together with your teacher you will set your goals. While creating a plan, the teacher will take your suggestions into account. 

What is the language used during classes?

Lessons are always in Polish. For more information about this method, please click here. Some issues or organisational matters can be explained in a different language – usually in English. 

Can I have a trial lesson? If so, what’s the cost?

It is possible. A trail lesson lasts for 30 minutes and it’s free of charge. 

How to start my Skype lessons?

It’s very simple. First you have to register on our website and wait for an e-mail from our school with further instructions. You can also book online classes via phone or in the school office. 

What if I don’t know what my language level is?

If you don’t know yet what your language level is, please do the online test on our website. You can also schedule a test with a teacher in the office of our school. 

Can I have two teachers?

Yes, you can change a teacher after each class or after a week. We recommend two teachers if you have an intensive course (around 15 hours per week). 

Can Skype lessons be organised for two students?

Yes, the price for one lesson is then 130 PLN / 33 euro for 60 minutes. The students don’t have to be in the same place – they can even be in different countries during a lesson. 

How can I pay for my lessons?

You can pay by a bank transfer:

VARIA s.c.-Centrum Jezyka Polskiego. Katarzyna Hoffmann, Aneta Kawa
ul. Michalowskiego 2/3
31-126 Krakow

Bank account in EURO:
Account number/IBAN: PL70 1140 2017 0000 4012 0038 5708
SWIFT/BIC: BREXPLPWMBK
Name of the bank: mBank S.A. FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A. (RETAIL BANKING) LODZ 
Address of the bank: Skrytka pocztowa 2108, 90-959 Lodz 2


Bank account in PLN:
Account number/IBAN:PL 51 1140 2017 0000 4102 0546 3403
SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK
Name of the bank: mBank S.A. FORMERLY BRE BANK S.A. (RETAIL BANKING) LODZ
Address of the bank: Skrytka pocztowa 2108, 90-959 Lodz 2

If you need an invoice for your lessons, please inform Gosia or Paulina from the school office. 

When and how to use the student's panel?

Every student of our school receives the access to the student’s panel. On the panel you can:

  • see the material covered during your classes and download a printable version
  • find out about our closest meetings and get-togethers
  • check the phone number and e-mail address of your teacher
  • see the schedule of your course (days off, possible changes, substitute teachers)