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UK theory part of driving test in Polish language?


beachcomber   Dec 29, 2006, 12:51am /  #1
I am teaching my Polish friend to drive. Although her spoken English is OK, we still have a way to go with her English reading and writing.
Does anyone know if the UK highway code is published in Polish so she can revise for her Driving theory test. I do know the test itself can be done in Polish but thats no good if you can't study for it first!


Amathyst   Dec 29, 2006, 07:50am /  #2
Hang on a minute, are you saying that a driving test in England can be taken in Polish???? What is the point in that since our signs are in English since we are in England...And please dont take my comments as Polish bashing I just think this is crazy what next roads signs in Polish...lol good job Im learning Polish...:)

bossie   Dec 29, 2006, 07:54am /  #3
Wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to pass a driving license test in Poland? The document will be valid all over Europe so what's the point in making it the hard way?

Amathyst   Dec 29, 2006, 07:56am /  #4
Quoting: bossie, Post #3
Wouldn't it be easier (and cheaper) to pass a driving license test in Poland? The document will be valid all over Europe so what's the point in making it the hard way?


they were my initial thoughts, but maybe she's over here for a while and not travelling to Poland any time soon....good luck to her anyway...I hate driving over here too many bloody nutters on the road.

bossie   Dec 29, 2006, 08:03am /  #5
Yeah, and instead of driving on the right, you have to drive on the wrong side of the road :)

beachcomber   Dec 29, 2006, 09:06am /  #6
No she's not going back for a while, and I agree it would be simpler for her to take test in Poland. The theory test can be taken in polish - I understand it's all done in front of a computer with headphones. It can be taken in lots of different languages. trouble is you need to practice before you take it!:)

rafik   Dec 29, 2006, 10:01am /  #7
Quoting: Amathyst, Post #2
Hang on a minute, are you saying that a driving test in England can be taken in Polish????

all the procedures and signs in our company have been translated in to different languages and i don't think it is offensive to the english emloyees.yes,we are in england,in the english compamy but since a lot of our workforce is non-english it helps them to understand our procedures and signs better and accidents don't occur so often now.
taking an exam in polish,italian ect is correct.a lot of the foreign people are good drivers but don't speak good english.this is a barrier.why should they wait a few years to learn the language first? most of the signs are international,they don't need to be changed it's just a few basic rules which should be learnt.
remember that in some countries signs are written in the native language and in english too.would you like to have learn arabic first to pass a driving test in saudi arabia?

poli   Jan 6, 2007, 03:38pm /  #8
so try to do your driving licence in eg Spain. You will find out the answer very quickly.

Amathyst   Jan 7, 2007, 12:59pm /  #9
Quoting: rafik, Post #7
all the procedures and signs in our company have been translated in to different languages and i don't think it is offensive to the english emloyees.yes,we are in england,in the english compamy but since a lot of our workforce is non-english it helps them to understand our procedures and signs better and accidents don't occur so often now


Well thats very accommodating of them, but I think that if someone is in England they should be able to read the signs at work, do you think that in other countries they would be so accommodating?? It gets my goat when I get paperwork through and its printed in every language you can think of, this is all costing money which in affect comes out of my pocket! I dont have issues with other nationalities being in England but I dont think I would be happy if I went into work and all the signs were in different languages, I am after all living in the UK!

quando   Jan 7, 2007, 01:39pm /  #10
check web for theory-tests.co.uk for a few practice sessions.


Facilities for those whose first language is not English
If your first language is not English, or you can not read or understand written English well, you can request a voiceover in one of 21 languages. A voiceover allows you to hear the theory test instructions and questions through headphones. The questions will automatically be read out to you, you can hear the answer options by touching the text on the screen. You can hear the questions as many times as you like, you simply need to touch the text of the question onscreen again.


Foreign language voiceovers are available in the following languages:


Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dari, English, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Mirpuri, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Pushto, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh

adi   Jan 14, 2007, 02:55pm /  #11
I live in Aberdeen and I want to do driving licence but I don't speak English my e-mail is edek144@wp.pl

bunnie   Jan 14, 2007, 03:04pm /  #12
What does it take to get a license in Poland? My friend is complaining it is very hard, long expensive along with going to court... Is that true?

Wroclaw   Jan 14, 2007, 03:46pm /  #13
Quoting: bunnie, Post #21
My friend is complaining it is very hard, long expensive along with going to court... Is that true?


It is difficult and it can take a long time. A long time being six months. I'm told that foreign folk have to pass some sort of Polish exam. As for going to court, I don't know.

Amathyst   Jan 14, 2007, 04:27pm /  #14
Quoting: Wroclaw, Post #22
A long time being six months.


Blimey I went in for my test after 12 lessons and passed, I think if you have your own car and someone to take you out its much easier since a lot of it is down to road sense (goodness knows how I passed!!)

Wroclaw   Jan 14, 2007, 04:53pm /  #15
A,

It's not like in the UK. You can't learn in your mates car and use L plates. All driving before the test is with an instructor and you must do a minimum number of hours.

:)

Amathyst   Jan 14, 2007, 04:56pm /  #16
Oh right, not a bad idea keep the learners off the road! :)

Wroclaw   Jan 14, 2007, 05:06pm /  #17
A,

Learners practice on a special course. Reversing, parking etc, and then they go out on the road for practice in traffic. They must do about thirty hours on normal roads.

Amathyst   Jan 14, 2007, 05:23pm /  #18
Thats actually a really good way of doing it.

kropa   Jan 26, 2007, 07:18am /  #19
where i can find theory driving tests in polish language???

Wroclaw   Jan 26, 2007, 02:51pm /  #20
Driving schools sell them.

frankie boy   Feb 10, 2007, 02:34pm /  #21
what driving schools sell theory books in the polish language.

James Revan   Jan 25, 2008, 07:49pm /  #22
Well, cant seem to find UK test in polish, but here is a link to the theory test in polish for exam here in poland. Its actual, same questions (data base of around 400), same amout of time (25 minutes) and same number of mistakes you can make (2/18 question in the test)

Theory Test in Poland

LEARNERSTUFF   Mar 26, 2008, 05:38am /  #23
Hi All,

You can now get the full dsa question theory test in polish from here:
learnerstuff.co.uk/software-cd-roms/theory-test-book-polish-polski.htm


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