I thought it would be interesting to document my progress of using Assimil Polish. (It is actually called Assimil Polonais as I’m using the French version.) I’m not particularly going to talk about how to use the Assimil courses but rather my experience and success or otherwise over the following three months.
I also hope to be doing a Polish conversational class once a week, so it will be interesting to see how I progress.
I’m on day five, and lesson five of the one hundred lessons. I woke last night trying to remember the Polish word for closed zamknięty. I’m not sure whether this is a good sign or not.
I like the fact that the sentences are short. I don’t know whether this changes in further lessons, but have resisted the urge to skip ahead.
Many language courses contain long sentences which I can never remember. However, even though I’ve already learnt some Polish I’m having difficulty with these simple dialogs and wonder whether even these are too long, and contain too many new words for a half hour stint. (My surface languages parallel text type courses will be simpler).
The word I’m struggling with in Lesson 5 is pomyłka which means appropriately enough ‘error’.