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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 with Polish

  • Levels: A1 - B2/C1
  • 2 semesters (600 hours of English + 120 hours of Polish)
  • October 26, 2020 to June 30, 2021
  • Non-degree program



The program offers a modern and practical approach to language learning, which ensures that course participants quickly improve their English skills. We work using materials carefully prepared and selected by our teachers from numerous online learning resources such as original texts, video clips, quizzes, grammar and vocabulary exercise pages that can be easily accessed by students via our own online teaching platform. We ensure that the content assigned to each proficiency level is carefully outlined in the course program, well balanced, and provides an opportunity for all students to practice the language at their skill level.

Each group is taught by two teachers so that students 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.


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.


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).


Polish classes focus on the development of all language skills, such as speaking, listening, comprehension, reading and writing. Participants learn Polish grammar, vocabulary and general language skills, indispensable at Polish universities and in daily life in Poland. Our courses are aligned with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Apart from the language instruction, participants have an opportunity to learn about Polish history and culture, including art, film, literature, and music.

Upon completion of the basic Polish course, you will be able to communicate in everyday situations, formulate simple oral and written statements, and deal with most situations related to travelling in Poland.


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


After completing the course, you will take an exam and receive a certificate confirming the level of your language proficiency. If you meet language requirements, you may be admitted to a diploma program of your choice at SWPS University.

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.


At the end of the course you will take a short oral and written exam and you will receive a certificate confirming the level of your language proficiency.


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. Should you decide to transfer to an in-class course, please send an official notification to the Office of the Polish and English Preparatory Schools at prep@swps.edu.pl, and a Final Letter of Acceptance, will be issued to you

Tuition Fee
Online English Preparatory School with Polish
(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