Polish language resources – Language Links Database

Polish (język polski, [ˈjɛ̃zɨk ˈpɔlskʲi] (listen), polszczyzna, [pɔlˈʂt͡ʂɨzna] (listen) or simply polski, [ˈpɔlskʲi] (listen)) is a West Slavic language of the Lechitic group. It is spoken primarily in Poland and serves as the native language of the Poles. In addition to being an official language of Poland, it is also used by Polish minorities in other countries. There are over 50 million Polish-language speakers around the world and it is one of the official languages of the European Union.

More informationWikipedia

Native speakers: 45 million

Official language in: Poland, European Union

Polish Grammar and Pronunciation

  • mylanguages.org - free courses below about adjectives, adverbs, articles, gender (feminine, masculine…), negation, nouns, numbers, phrases, plural, prepositions, pronouns, questions, verbs, vocabulary, exercises… to help you with your Polish grammar
  • learn101.org - “All the lessons contain audio and are all offered for free. We will learn the alphabet together. We will also review some simple grammar rules, practice common phrases, and we will have fun memorizing many important vocabulary lists, and everything else that you see below.”
  • mowicpopolsku.com - Learn Polish grammar: Cases, tenses, conjugation and grammatical genders
  • en.wikibooks.org - alphabet and vocabulary
  • faculty.las.illinois.edu - free basic Polish course created by a faculty member at the University of Chicago
  • repeto.org - Polish language free online courses

Polish Reading Materials

  • lingua.com - “The Beginners' Polish Reading Section is a well-organized and ultra-useful resource that's sure to help every individual who's studying Polish to improve his or her understanding of and proficiency in the language.”
  • mylanguages.org - “If you're trying to practice your Polish Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Polish and the second part is in English”
  • wolnelektury.pl - thousands of free books you can read in Polish
  • paralleltext.io- “This website lets you read the classics like Sherlock Holmes with the Polish and English text side-by-side on the screen. Click a sentence to hear it pronounced by a computer voice. Tap the circle next to a sentence to change it from Polish to English and back. Switch from a side-by-side English/Polish view to Polish-only if your reading skills are more advanced.”

Polish Dictionaries

Polish Listening and Video Resources


  • realpolish.pl - Learn to talk about everything from vacation to the importance of sleep and more
  • polskizgrazyna.com - “This Polish podcast has two free seasons on iTunes and they’ve even created a free Memrise deck to accompany the course.”


  • YouTube Polish with Ania - “Learn Polish with Anna Rabczuk (PhD) who is assistant professor at the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw. “
  • YouTube Polish for Begginers - “I started this channel to help foreigners to learn the Polish language. Because of my experience, I can understand what difficulties might be encountered by foreigners while learning Polish. This is why I explain everything from the basics. If you have no idea what cases or participles are, then don't worry - you are in a perfect place to find out. “
  • YouTube Easy Polish - Learning Polish from the Streets - “In this series, the hosts go out into the streets of Poland and interview the people they meet there. It’s a great way to hear the way people really speak the language, pick up useful conversational language, and practice your listening comprehension.”


  • tunein.com - You can choose some of the Polish radio stations based on two main categories: Music & Conversation

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