The Polish Language

As the largest neighbouring country in the East, Poland is of outstanding cultural and economic importance to Germany.


The Polish language belongs to the West Slavic languages, a subgroup of the Indo-Germanic language family. It is closely related to Kashubian, Czech, Slovak and Sorbian (which is spoken by a minority living in Germany). Polish is the national language of Poland. In addition to the 38 million Polish speakers in Poland, there are about 8 million abroad.

There are significant Polish minorities in Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and the USA, as well as in Russia and the other successor states of the Soviet Union, but also in Canada, Germany, France and Great Britain.

As a member of the EU and the largest immediate neighbouring country in the East, Poland is of outstanding cultural and economic importance for Germany. Studying its language and culture is therefore extremely important for future managers.

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Language Tandems

Are you learning a foreign language and would like to improve your language skills?

Then sign up for our tandem programme and find a suitable tandem partner through our portal!

The principle is simple: You and your tandem partner speak your native language half of the time, your partner’s native language the rest of the time. This way you are not only learning to use the language practically in everyday life, but you also learn a lot about the other culture. Both languages are spoken equally, so you are alternately a learner and a teacher.

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