The Varia Team

We are a close-knit team of interesting characters. Among us are cat lovers and eager aquarists, sugar fanatics and healthy life-style practitioners, quiet evening with a book enthusiasts and tireless adventure seekers, talented choir singers and creative gardeners…

Let us introduce ourselves.
We are the founders and proud owners of Varia. We are also close friends and neighbours. Together, we have created a unique team and we feel great in each other’s company. We are outgoing, friendly, and full of new ideas. We love spending time and working with people. They inspire us to action.
Before Varia, there was time for studying, moving to Krakow, traveling… There were plans and dreams. From the very beginning, we knew we wanted to create a place where we would be able to pursue our passions, share our knowledge, and bring our best ideas to life.
That is how Varia was born.
Here at Varia, we have a great team of people that will help you bury the body and are as thick as thieves. We have a place where our students (cared for by our expert teachers) can indulge in learning Polish language, meet fascinating people and Polish culture - chill and for real.

The office

Everything starts here

Justyna Słąba

I am a professional Russian linguist, but also have a wide variety of other interests...

Maria Krawczyk

I am a businesswoman and a diplomat by profession, by passion - a dancer...

Justyna Słąba

I am a professional Russian linguist, but also have a wide variety of other interests. I love learning about new cultures, world views, and various ways of living. I believe in continuous learning and growing as a person. I gather memories, acquire experiences, and collect books - which all are at the same time my greatest strength and weakness. I follow my intuition and passion. I like Mondays.

Maria Krawczyk

I am a businesswoman and a diplomat by profession, by passion - a dancer. The emotions accompanying me during every performance are very unique. Apart from dancing, I love reading. I especially enjoy historical stories, biographies, and adventure books. And flowers - I love all the different kinds, without exception. In my free time, I like taking long walks, travelling, and going to theatres, museums, and art galleries.

Our teachers

Your guides through the maze of the Polish language

Justyna Szybińska

I am always on my bicycle and fascinated by language and people...

Małgorzata Wilkosz

I have already tried many things in life but teaching Polish as a foreign language has been my great passion as well as an occupation for the last few years...

Agata Miks-Lorenzoni

My name is Agata Miks-Lorenzoni, and I have a license to teach... 😊

Ania Stelmach

It is said that you can teach the workbook, the language, or the student...

Anna Winczura

I have been teaching Polish as a foreign language since 2005...

Dorota Rybińska

I work as a tour guide in Krakow, and I love this city...

Iga Strzałka

Foreign languages are my specialty. I speak Russian and English fluently, but I have always been the most passionate about the Polish language...

Joanna Michalczyk

Ludwig Wittgenstein said, “the limits of language . . . mean the limits of my world”...

Kamila Dąbrowska

Being a teacher and a tour guide has been a long tradition in my family...

Katarzyna Kałwak

I love learning foreign languages, but I enjoy teaching Polish to foreigners the most...

Magda Król

I work at Varia because I like people and here you can meet the entire world...

Magda Mielimonka

I have a weakness for chocolate and Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. I also love the scent of freshly mowed grass, people with a good sense of humor, and red wine...

Małgorzata Vailleau-Wołczyk

Learning foreign languages has always been my great passion...

Magdalena Kotarska

I log in to Varia’s virtual classroom from beautiful Sopot, a city near the Baltic Sea...

Monika Barańska

I strive to teach in such a way to create the feelings of fulfilment and success in my students...

Natalia Wójcik

My favourite writer, Marcel Proust, used to say: "The true journey of the discoverer is not about finding new landscapes, but about finding new eyes"...

Aleksandra Barczyk

I grew up in the family of teachers and I was always surrounded by foreign languages, as well as music...

Paulina Stawarz

Paulina Stawarz

I’m trying to teach in such a way so that my students can have a feeling of „fullfilment” and success 😊...

Justyna Szybińska

I am always on my bicycle and fascinated by language and people. Every aspect of language captivates me. I love observing how language influences our perception of the world, how it shapes us, how it evolves with time, and how it co-creates our culture. For me, learning a language is like discovering a whole new world. It allows me to meet new people, develop my own personality, and … have fun. A bicycle trip to discover the local colour or a bonfire accompanied by long conversations with students about ourselves and our culture - that is what I love about my job.

Małgorzata Wilkosz

I have already tried many things in life but teaching Polish as a foreign language has been my great passion as well as an occupation for the last few years. I used to be an entrepreneur owning an online teaching start-up. I am a polyglot, so my language learning and teaching experience allow me to best help my students while totally appreciating their efforts. I eagerly share my learning tips for quick memorisation or seeking similarities between languages. I believe a good teacher never forgets what it was like to learn a foreign language. When a teacher remembers his own past challenges, he better relates to and understands his student.

Agata Miks-Lorenzoni

My name is Agata Miks-Lorenzoni, and I have a license to teach. Being a teacher is not only my occupation but also my passion. My experience comes from working in Poland and Italy. I believe people continue learning throughout their lives, and I find that beautiful. A recipe for a successful lesson? A large dose of clear communication and a pleasant atmosphere, a pinch of grammar, and a spoonful of vocabulary. During my lessons I like using creative materials. In my free time, I cook, read, and travel, especially in Tuscany. I am passionate about sociolinguistics and learning foreign languages. I appreciate my students’ even tiniest attempts to communicate, and I want to support their efforts.

Ania Stelmach

It is said that you can teach the workbook, the language, or the student. The last one is the most important to me, yet, the most difficult. It compels you to be attentive, constantly seek, and look for inspirations. I strive to conduct my classes in a pleasant and creative atmosphere, make them engaging, and avoid boredom. I hope my lessons are eagerly awaited by my students. After many years of teaching, I continuously enjoy my job. While during my work I give much of myself, I receive just as much.

Anna Winczura

I have been teaching Polish as a foreign language since 2005. My experience comes from teaching at universities in Poland, Czech Republic, France, and Germany. Currently, I teach online. I am passionate about foreign languages. Since I am continuously learning new languages, I can easily put myself in my students’ shoes and understand their needs. I am trying to design interesting and dynamic lessons filled with a variety of information about the Polish geography, culture, and society. In my lessons, I also use my personal interests and hobbies, including love for cooking, cinema, music, and board games.

Dorota Rybińska

I work as a tour guide in Krakow, and I love this city! In my line of work, every day I appreciate not only the beautiful monuments but also the people I cross paths with. I truly enjoy meeting new people, learning about their culture, and discovering their mentality. The same things are important and valuable to me when I teach Polish. I believe languages are a window into the world and I want to show my foreign students a little bit of the Polish world. I also like travelling and hope to visit South America. In my free time, I like bike riding, mountain hiking, hanging out with friends, and playing with my dog.

Iga Strzałka

Foreign languages are my specialty. I speak Russian and English fluently, but I have always been the most passionate about the Polish language. I graduated with a degree in Russian Philology. Upon earning the certification to teach Polish as a foreign language, I started teaching. I take great pleasure in sharing my knowledge with my students, especially the youngest ones. I love travelling. My dream is to hitchhike across the former Soviet Union and travel by the Trans-Siberian Railway all the way to China. When I am not physically travelling, I use my cooking skills to take me to the remote places in the world.

Joanna Michalczyk

Ludwig Wittgenstein said, “the limits of language . . . mean the limits of my world.” As a Polish language teacher, I have been helping people from all over the world expand these limits. I enjoy teaching grammar because that is where the logic of a language lies. I sometimes work as a translator. I like photography, cats, knitted toys, and reading late into the night. I hope one day to learn Finnish, Japanese, and Icelandic.

Kamila Dąbrowska

Being a teacher and a tour guide has been a long tradition in my family. In my case, teaching is not only a continuation of this tradition, but most of all, a great passion. I have been working as a Polish language teacher to students of different ages and various professions for almost 16 years. I am a huge fan of the direct language teaching method. To make the long story short - it is all about speaking, speaking, and speaking. I am also a mother of two adorable girls and I love actively spending my time with them. My other hobbies are bike riding, swimming, hiking, and recently skiing.

Katarzyna Kałwak

I love learning foreign languages, but I enjoy teaching Polish to foreigners the most. I am a graduate of Slavic Philology and that is why Slavic languages are the closest to my heart. I still would like to learn a few new languages and polish the ones I already know. I am a huge advocate of lifelong learning and personal development. In my free time, I like reading books, spending time with friends and family, going for walks, and taking trips out of town. I love the mountains as much as the sea. I also enjoy watching televised sport competitions; mostly ski jumping, volleyball, and football.

Magda Król

I work at Varia because I like people and here you can meet the entire world. I like enthusiasts because if it were not for them, who else would learn Polish? :) I like irrational variety, even absurdity - there is always something interesting, but unexpected similarities may hit close to home. My motto is: “Having fun with Polish” - this can be accomplished while teaching grammar as well as having conversations. Welcome to my lessons!

Magda Mielimonka

I have a weakness for chocolate and Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. I also love the scent of freshly mowed grass, people with a good sense of humor, and red wine. What do my students say about me? “The terrorist.” :) That’s required when you are teaching Polish grammar. And what do I say about my students? “The perfect material for hostages.” ;-) My students are disciplined and obedient. Our classes are always very interesting and filled with joy and laughter. All the adventurous daredevils are welcome to my class.

Małgorzata Vailleau-Wołczyk

Learning foreign languages has always been my great passion! Now, I am discovering the same passion in teaching Polish, and I very much would like to infect my students with it. The opportunity to meet people from all corners of the world is one of the biggest advantages of my work. Personally, I love cats, traveling, and good cinema. I spend my free time on culinary experiments and catching up on watching movies.

Magdalena Kotarska

I log in to Varia’s virtual classroom from beautiful Sopot, a city near the Baltic Sea. I graduated with Polish Philology degree from the University of Gdansk and have been teaching the Polish language to students from all over the world. The Polish language is my great passion and I like to share it with others. For me, meeting foreigners is always an awesome experience, an opportunity to learn about various cultures, customs, and different points of view. During the lessons, I give my all. I do my best to make each class engaging, action-packed, and full of various virtual games. You will never be bored during my lesson. My free time? I fill it with studying foreign languages, travelling, and good books.

Monika Barańska

I strive to teach in such a way to create the feelings of fulfilment and success in my students. I derive great pleasure from inspiring conversations and encounters with people. I also enjoy spending time with nature and admiring all its wonders, reading and winter sports (especially skiing.)

Natalia Wójcik

My favourite writer, Marcel Proust, used to say: "The true journey of the discoverer is not about finding new landscapes, but about finding new eyes." These words has become my motto in a private and a professional life.
I love travelling and during each trip I really try to "see" other cultures. My work and passion is to teach those who set out on a trip to Poland and settle down there for a while - I help them to find "new eyes" in Polish reality. I cannot get bored, I like riding a bike, practicing yoga, buying cool clothes and talking to people! On my lessons you can have fun and a lot of homework :), because the success gained by hard work brings real joy!

Aleksandra Barczyk

I grew up in the family of teachers and I was always surrounded by foreign languages, as well as music. Over time, I decided to study philology and for several years now I’ve been following my passions as a teacher of Polish and Russian. My area of expertise is pronunciation and intonation. At work, I share my passions and skills, I like helping students to break down linguistic barriers and I heard that my good humor is contagious 😊. Privately I love theater and I'm passionate about the borderland of Podkarpacie. I sometimes sing and in my free time I like to ice-skate.

Paulina Stawarz

Paulina Stawarz

I’m trying to teach in such a way so that my students can have a feeling of „fullfilment” and success 😊. I take great joy from joint meetings and inspiring conversations with my (fantastic!😊) students. In addition to teaching, I also enjoy having contact with nature, admiring the wonders of nature on all continents, reading interesting books and winter sports (especially skiing).

Direct of studies

We care about the highest quality of teaching

Agnieszka Zięba

Adult education director

Klaudia Mucha - Iwaniczko

I love travelling and teaching Polish as a foreign language...

Agnieszka Zięba

At Varia I work as a director of study. I supervise the the entire teaching process and its implementation. I ensure the great quality of all lessons by helping our teachers conduct their classes in an effective but also inspiring way. In my free time, I like to travel, especially to Istanbul and the Balkans. I am passionate about cinema, fashion, Polish folklore as well as the forgotten stories and legends. My favourite place in Krakow is Planty - any time of day, any time of year.

Klaudia Mucha - Iwaniczko

I love travelling and teaching Polish as a foreign language. From my students I learn a lot about the cultures, flavours, and colours of the world. What I like most about my job is getting to know the other person by teaching him the language. I teach children and adults. I also conduct studies on the inherited language in the Polish youth living in The British Islands. In my free time, I like reading contemporary literature, watching TV series and movies, and developing my culinary skills.

About Us

Fall In Love With the Polish Language, Krakow and… Varia!

Varia is the most popular Polish language school in Krakow and possibly even in the world. We pour our hearts and souls into everything we do at Varia. We are delighted knowing our students notice and appreciate our efforts.

Meet us

Current Discounts

SEMESTER COURSES (AT SCHOOL, ONLINE, WEEKEND COURSE)

Discount: 100 PLN
for students who have already participated in a semester course or a three-week intensive course in the last 3 years.
Price of the course: 1380 PLN → 1280 PLN

THREE-WEEK COURSES

Discount: 100 PLN
for students who have already participated in a three-week or semester course in the last 3 years.
Price of the course: 1280 PLN → 1180 PLN

Language levels – what do they mean?

We offer classes at all levels: from Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2).

Those participants who have studied Polish will write a placement test which is intended to asses their knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of the Polish language. On the basis of the test results and after the conversation with the teacher, you will be placed in a group suitable for your language level.

A1 LEVEL Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce himself/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is willing to help. To reach this level you need to complete 80-120 lesson units.

A2 LEVEL Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to the areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in the areas of immediate need. To reach this level you need to complete 180-200 lesson units.

B1 LEVEL Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered at work, school or during his/her free time, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple coherent texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events as well as dreams, hopes and ambitions. Can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. To reach this level you need to complete 350-400 lesson units.

B2 LEVEL Can understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions related to his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects and explain his/her viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. To reach this level you need to complete 500-600 lesson units.

C1 LEVEL Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express himself/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices. To reach this level you need to complete 700-800 lesson units.

C2 LEVEL Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations. To reach this level you need to complete 1000-1200 lesson units.

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Administrator of the data

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www.varia-course.com,
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VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o. o. formerly known as VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa
ul. Michałowskiego 2/3
31-126 Kraków
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Personal data of users of the webpages

  1. VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa provides all Users of the Services with the exercise of their rights under the Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal Data (consolidated text in the Journal of Laws of 2002 No. 101, item 95/46 / EC of the European Parliament and the Council) 926 with later changes) (hereinafter „the Act”).
  2. The purposes of personal data processing:
    • Data processing for purposes related to the language course application (data included in the contact form, application form and online tests, e.g. name, telephone number, email address). For accounting purposes (e.g. name and surname, address). Some User’s data may be downloaded automatically when visiting the Webpages (eg IP address, domain name, browser type, operating system type);
    • Processing of personal data for marketing purposes (only in the case of the User’s consent), in particular for the purpose of sending commercial information and newsletters via e-mail to the provided e-mail address within the meaning of the Act of 18 July 2002 on the provision of services by electronic means (Journal of Laws of 9 September 2002, as amended) and other provisions of generally applicable law;
    • Providing personal data is voluntary, however, the lack of a consent to the processing of personal data by us may prevent us from providing services;
    • By entrusting us with your personal data, the User gains the right to inspect them, the right to request their updates and the right to request their removal. In order to exercise these rights, contact VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa, ul. Michałowskiego 2/3, 31-126 Kraków: info@kurspolskiego.pl, tel .: +48/12 633 58 71. If the User wants to resign from receiving the newsletter, they can do so by sending an e-mail to info@kurspolskiego.pl.

The security of personal data

VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa implements technical measures provided by the law, the purpose of which is to ensure the best possible protection of collected personal data against unauthorized access or use by unauthorized persons.

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In order to adapt the content and services to the individual needs and interests of the Users of the website www.kurspolskiego.pl, we use the so-called cookies, i.e. information saved by servers of websites on the User’s computer, which servers can read every time you connect to this computer. Cookies provide us with statistical data about the Users’ traffic and the use of particular websites by them. The User may at any time disable the option of accepting cookies in his browser, however, disabling cookies may cause difficulties or even make it impossible to use certain services, in particular those requiring login. Disabling the option of accepting cookies does not mean that you cannot read or view the content posted on the website.

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The Administrator uses automatic processing tools to process Users’ personal data. By using the tools for profiling personal data, the Administrator is able to assess personal factors related to a specific User, and in particular to analyse or forecast aspects related to personal preferences, interests, etc. The purpose of profiling is to provide individual Users with personalized and tailored offers and content in all channels, including via FB, e-mail marketing, dynamic content on the website and direct sales. Each User has the right to withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data consisting in profiling.

VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. formerly VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa reserves the right to change the above privacy policy by publishing a new privacy policy at www.kurspolskiego.pl.

If you have any questions regarding the protection of personal data, please contact the Data Administrator: info@kurspolskiego.pl.

Individual course By-laws

  1. To enroll in a course, fill out a registration form (available online at www.kurspolskiego.pl or at the school office) and pay the fee for the first lesson.
  2. Varia reserves the right to record lessons for educational purposes. The recordings will be used only for the school’s purposes without sharing or distributing them to third parties.
  3. Individual course students are allowed to participate in additional activities organized by Varia for all students, e.g. workshops, integration parties.

Resignation and fees

  1. Individual course students are allowed to cancel or change the dates of planned classes. The change or cancelation notice needs to be received and confirmed by our office or the teacher at least 24 hours prior to the originally planned lesson. Notices need to be sent via email (info@kurspolskiego.pl) or phone (12 633 58 71) and received during our office’s regular business hours. Otherwise, the full lesson fee will be assessed.
  2. In case of a teacher’s absence, Varia will provide a substitute (approved by the student) or reschedule the class for the time and date convenient to the student.
  3. A student has a right to discontinue attending classes without providing a reason. In such cases, Varia is obligated to return any of the student’s unused funds.

Late policy

In the case of a student’s tardiness, the teacher is obligated to wait for the student for a period of fifteen minutes, unless the teacher is notified of a longer delay. The duration of the lesson will not be prolonged.

Varia Polish Language Center School By-laws

§ 1 Creation of the groups, fundamental rules

  1. Enrollment in a course is constituted by filling out a registration form (online or at Varia’s office) and paying the required fee. The By-laws are an integral part of an agreement signed between the Student and Varia. Receipt of the course fee is equivalent to acceptance of the By-laws.
  2. The prospective Varia students (with the exception of students starting their Polish education, students continuing their education at Varia, students who have earned a language certificate, or students holding an international language diploma) are required to take a placement test and/or participate in an interview with a Varia teacher.
  3. A free placement test is provided for the Student’s convenience on Varia’s web page www.kurspolskiego.pl.
  4. The instructional groups are created based on the Students’ language ability, age, and individual needs.
  5. The course is designed for Students over 15 years of age.
  6. Upon the class commencement, it is permissible for the Student to change course level (to a higher or a lower one) with Varia’s approval.
  7. The number of Students in a group vary from 5 to 12.
  8. If a particular class cannot be launched because of an insufficient number of participants, any fees paid by the Student in advance will be returned in full.
  9. If, after commencement of a class, the number of participants decreases to fewer than five, the Students will be offered to join a different group, to participate in an abbreviated course, or to have the unused fees returned.
  10. For Students joining the course after the commencement of the semester course, the course price is calculated individually.
  11. The School reserves the right to change the Teacher during the course because of unforeseen circumstances.
  12. Varia requires Students to be punctual, actively participate in class, and diligently prepare for future lessons. It is forbidden for the Student to be disruptive during a class, to use a mobile phone or any other equipment that interrupts the group, or to behave in a manner inconsistent with commonly accepted social norms, in particular concerning religious and national feelings.
  13. Students are not reimbursed for their absences.
  14. In case of a Teacher’s absence, technical issues, or other unforeseen circumstances, the School will provide a substitute or reschedule classes to a date convenient for all Participants.
  15. Varia reserves the right to record lessons for educational purposes. The recordings will be used only for the School’s purposes without being shared or distributed to third parties.
  16. In case of any suggestions or concerns, please contact your Teacher, the Office, or the Management.

§ 2 Certifications, tests, documents

  1. To obtain a course certificate a Student has to participate in at least 60% of lessons during the semester course and receive a positive grade from the final exam (min. 60%).
  2. A Student advances to the next level course upon passing the final test (at least 60%), attending at least 60% of lessons, completing assigned homework, and receiving a positive opinion from the Teacher about the Student’s work and his/her progress.
  3. A student who did not participate in the final exam with his group is required to take the test at the earliest possible date.
  4. At the Student’s request, Varia will provide a course registration confirmation, which can be presented to apply for a residence card or a visa.

§ 3 Payment for the course

  1. Students are required to pay for the entire course in advance or in installments in accordance to the price list of the School.
  2. The price of the course includes a 150 PLN administrative fee.
  3. The Course price.
    • 3.1 The price of the semester course (at Varia and online) includes:
      • Polish language lessons
      • Additional materials (except for a textbook and a workbook) used in class
      • Cultural program prepared for the semester course (such as lectures, themed workshops)
      • Placement test
      • Final exam
      • Certificate of attendance
      • Progress report
    • 3.2 The price of the 3-week intensive course includes:
      • Polish language lessons
      • Language workshop
      • Teaching materials
      • Placement test
      • Final exam
      • Certificate of attendance
      • Progress report
    • On the first day of the course, the beginner group starts classes at 9:30 a.m. The Students with previous Polish language experience take a placement test – oral and/or written – based on which they will be assigned to the appropriate group. All non-beginner groups participate in 2 lessons on the first day (from 11:15am to 12:45pm).
    • 3.3 The price of the intensive summer course includes:
      • Polish language lessons
      • 2 language and culture workshops
      • Teaching materials
      • Placement test
      • Final exam
      • Certificate of attendance
      • Progress report

On the first day of the course, the beginner group starts class at 9:30 a.m. The Students with previous Polish language experience take a placement test – oral and/or written – based on which they will be assigned to the appropriate group. All non-beginner groups participate in 2 lessons on the first day (from 11:15am to 12:45pm).

  1. The course fee must be paid in full prior to the commencement of the course. There is an option to pay in two installments, which does not change the price of the course.
    1. The first installment should be paid within 1 week upon receipt of registration confirmation. The balance must be paid at least one week prior to the start of the course.
    2. In case of enrollment in a course less than one week prior to the start of such course, the full course fee must be paid at once.
  2. Payments can be made either in cash, by card, or by bank transfer to the below listed account:

Bank account in PLN:
VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. (formerly known as VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa)
ul. Michałowskiego 2/3
31-126 Kraków

Name of the bank: mBank S.A.

The account number/IBAN:PL 51 1140 2017 0000 4102 0546 3403
SWIFT/BIC: BREXPLPWMBK

Bank account in EURO:
VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. (formerly known as VARIA s.c. Centrum Języka Polskiego Katarzyna Hoffmann Aneta Kawa)
ul. Michałowskiego 2/3
31-126 Kraków

Name of the bank: mBank S.A.

The account number/IBAN:PL 70 1140 2017 0000 4012 0038 5708
SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK

  1. All bank fees are the responsibility of the Student.

§ 4 Cancellation

  1. Cancellation rules:
    1. If a cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to the beginning of the course, the School will refund a Student’s entire payment less the administrative fee (150 PLN).
    2. If a cancellation is made less than two weeks before the beginning of the course, but prior to the commencement of the course, the Student who paid the full course fee is refunded the full amount less the first installment.
    3. If a cancellation is made two days after the course begins, the fee will not be reimbursed.
    4. A student who applied for a visa or a residence card and received the proper document from the School is not entitled to the reimbursement of the first installment of the fee regardless of the time of the cancellation.
  2. If the student does not pay the second installment of the course fee within seven days after the due date, he/she loses the right to attend the classes until the bill is settled in accordance with the By-laws. A Student who does not pay the second installment of the course fee and stops attending classes continues to be obligated to fulfil the terms of his/her agreement.
  3. The cancellation fee for participation in a group course may be waived when the Student submits a written request to the School’s office, along with a proof of extenuating circumstances, such as: chronic illness, serious family situation, random accidents. Decision to waive the cancellation fee is made solely by the Director of VARIA Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. and will be provided within 7 days of receipt of the request.

§ 5 Warranty complaints

  1. Every Student has a right to file a warranty complaint. The warranty claim can refer to the teaching methods and/or organizational issues.
  2. A warranty claim can be submitted:
    1. In writing at the office of Varia Centrum Języka Polskiego Sp. z o.o. (Michalowskiego 2/3 street, 31-126 Kraków).
    2. Via email to the address: info@kurspolskiego.pl
  3. A properly submitted complaint should include:
    1. The personal information of the Student (name, surname, address, email)
    2. The description of the situation causing the complaint
    3. The Student’s expectations regarding the resolution of the complaint
  4. Complaints must be submitted within seven days of the occurrence of the event.
  5. The School will review complaints within seven days of the date the complaint was received.
  6. The Student will be informed of the complaint resolution via email.
  7. The form of any individual compensation will be determined together with the Student.

§ 6 COVID – 19

  1. During the current SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic situation, if it becomes necessary to quarantine the entire group, the Student agrees to postpone the classes for the duration of the quarantine. The postponed lessons will be resumed at the Student’s convenience.
  2. During the current SARS-CoV-2 virus pandemic situation, the Student agrees to change from a classroom course to an online course if there is an increased number of infections of SARS-CoV-2 before or during the course, or if there are new government restrictions or guidelines that would make it impossible or difficult to conduct the course in a classroom setting.
  3. The student will be informed about any changes in the form of the course or any course delay by email or phone, as indicated in the application form.
  4. Conducting the course in an online form constitutes proper execution of the agreement and is not the basis for the Student to request a refund or reduction of the course fee.