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Learning a language is like a journey. Once you start it, you want to continue and our Preparatory School Program is where you should begin.

Anna Szaniawska, M.A., Head of Language Centre

English Preparatory School

  • Levels: A1 - B2/C1
  • 2 semesters (600 hours)
  • October 18, 2021 to June 30, 2022
  • Non-degree program



This level is addressed to beginners with no or very basic English skills and for those needing to improve their English language competencies in order to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The aim of the program is to equip participants with elementary language skills useful in everyday life. During the course of study the participants will practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing, which will allow them to express themselves and communicate freely in English, in daily social situations.s). Participants learn in an international environment, which gives them an additional opportunity to practice English skills during informal interactions with each other.


This level is designed for intermediate users of English who need to improve their English language competencies in order to enter a degree program at SWPS University. The program focuses on equipping the participants with language and basic academic skills, necessary for successful progress through their degree program(s). Participants learn in an international environment, which gives them an additional opportunity to practice English skills during informal interactions with each other.

The program offers a modern and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that course participants quickly improve their English skills. Classes take place Monday to Thursday, so on Fridays particpants can either attend Polish Prep School or participate in other events at SWPS University. We use Oxford University Press Coursebooks (cost included in the course fee). Each group is taught by two teachers so that you can experience different accents and teaching methods. We conduct periodic assessments, which show participants their progress and indicate areas for improvement. Upon successful completion of the course and achieving a passing grade from the final exam, participants receive language proficiency certificates that open doors to further education in English, at the university level.

There is also an option to combine the English Preparatory School with 120 hours (60 per semester) of Polish Language Course ».


The course starts with a written and oral assessment test, which allows us to place participants in groups appropriate to their English competency. Learning at the appropriate level ensures rapid skill development and allows participants to communicate with an increasing ease and confidence.


The courses at A1-A2 level are addressed to beginners with no or very basic English skills.

The B1-C1 level is addressed to candidates with an intermediate (at least CEFR A2) command of English. The program focuses on the development of advanced language skills (to at least CEFR B2 level) and prepares the participants for entry to university programs conducted in English.

Next Steps

Course participants who by the end of the English Preparatory School do not achieve at least CEFR B2 language proficiency or those who would like to further develop their English skills, may enroll in our English Language Summer School » to ensure that they meet language competency requirements for their chosen university program of study.


Multicultural Environment

Our language courses provide an opportunity to meet fellow students from all over the world, which fosters openness and multicultural awareness. Moreover, course participants have ample opportunities to practice English not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other, for example by attending:
• free lectures, seminars and conferences
• sightseeing trips and cultural events
• integration meetings and social events.

English Proficiency Certificates

Upon successful completion of the English Preparatory School, participants receive language proficiency certificates, which allow them to enrol in university programs taught in English. Additionally, at an extra fee, they can take international English exams, such as IELTS, TOEFL, FCE/ CAE or Lingua Skills.

Innovative Methodology and Best Lecturers

SWPS University offers unique English Language Programs with classes taught by two teachers. During the program, one teacher focuses on speaking and writing skills while the other on reading and vocabulary. These two approaches are well integrated and allow students to practice various modes of crucial communication skills. Additionally, English Preparatory School participants are exposed to different teaching methods and class management styles. Classes are varied and course participants learn something new every day. This innovative teaching methodology has proved to be very effective and appreciated by course participants.



Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office
  3. Pay the Tuition Fee
  4. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  5. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office. Please submit two signed copies of the Agreement and two signed copies of the Appendix – your original signature is required on every page of each document
Tuition Fee
English Preparatory School (600 hrs)
1 installment EUR 3,100 
English Preparatory School + Polish Language Course
(English 600 hrs + Polish 120 hrs)
1 installment EUR 3,600

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • + 48 22 104 75 07
  • As of Oct. 26th, due to the current pandemic restrictions, the Admissions Office will provide all services exclusively by mail, phone, and online, during office hours. For online consultations or rare cases requiring a visit to the Office in person, please e-mail admissions@swps.edu.pl to make an appointment. Original documents or documents certified by a notary public, should be addressed to SWPS University in Warsaw (full address), clearly marked “Admissions Office”, and sent via post or courier.
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00-17.00 CEST (UTC+2)
    Phone inquiries: 9:00-16:00 CEST (UTC+2)
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland
    room 004, main hall on the ground floor