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Polish language classes in Chicago or surrounding area?

brandy919r   Dec 2, 2006, 08:07pm  #1

Does anyone know where I can find Polish language classes in the Chicago burbs or in Chicago itself???
Tlum   Dec 2, 2006, 08:27pm  #2 - The School of General Anders; you'll find a phone on the website.
brandy919r   Dec 2, 2006, 08:33pm  #3

thanks, but I can't read a word of it. I need to know if they teach adults, when, etc. Can I email them in English and get a response?
Tlum   Dec 2, 2006, 08:37pm  #4

6723 West Devon Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631

Dyrektor Szkoły - Wanda Penar
tel. 847-298-7349

Prezeska - Maria Ciastoń
tel. 847-823-1291


If they teach Polish in Chicago, I assume they understand English and can talk in English. I don't work there so I don't know what they offer, but they surely teach foreigners the Polish language and should be able to answer your questions.
brandy919r   Dec 3, 2006, 08:30am  #5

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Polish classes in Elgin, Il

Does anyone have info on Saturday Polish classes in Elgin, Il or surrounding area?????
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  Dec 6, 2006, 05:49pm  #6

At one time Northern University in DeKalb had Polish classes. Elgin is not that far away from DeKalb. You can check out the university website and see if they still offer Polish classes.
Raquel   Dec 12, 2006, 04:39pm  #7

Hi, do you know where I can take Polish classes in Chicago?
Raquel   Dec 12, 2006, 04:49pm  #8

Yes, you are right. I opened the page but I can understand some words only. I guess they should speak English, too, right?
Raquel   Dec 12, 2006, 04:53pm  #9

I have just called them and they don't have bilingual classes, only Polish.
kziezniczka   Dec 16, 2006, 11:51pm  #10

do you know of polski classes in the miami area?
Czarli   Jan 1, 2007, 11:34am  #11

Quoting: brandy919r, Post #1
Does anyone know where I can find Polish language classes in the Chicago burbs or in Chicago itself???

Hey brandy919r,

If you are looking for Polish classes in the Chicago burbs, try College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn. Here is a link to their course catalogue:

Hope that helps!

:) Czarli
DMiskiewicz   Feb 4, 2007, 02:39pm  #12

I also live in Elgin and would be interested in taking some classes. If you hear of anything please let me know.

Elgin IL
DMiskiewicz   Feb 4, 2007, 02:40pm  #13

I do believe there are some classes held on Saturday somewhere in Palatine.

basia277   Feb 19, 2007, 08:18am  #14

In Schaumburg, the Czeslaw Milosz school (taught at the high school) has adult Polish classes:

www (dot)

(847) 969 1825
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  Sep 24, 2007, 05:33pm  #15

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Chicago Polish Classes?

Does anyone know of any Polish language classes given in the Chicago area that I could check out?
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  Sep 25, 2007, 01:24am  #16

Belmont at Long

Go into the dance studio on the corner, they teach Polish
candace   Sep 27, 2007, 11:02pm  #17

Lyons Township High School offers it in their adult evening education program. Moraine Valley Community College also offers it in their non-credit program.
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  Oct 2, 2007, 09:44pm  #18

i'll check it out.
thank you!
Nowy Sacz   Jan 1, 2008, 05:31pm  #19

Basia: There are many Polish Language Schools in the metro Chicago area....You just need to indicate whether you are looking for schools for adults, teens, or children. I suspect you are looking for adult classes....I have friends who teach Polish at Lyons Township HS and Wright College. There is much mor information I can sent to anyone interested.
Dr. C
izzybee98   Jan 7, 2008, 11:38am  #20

Just to let you know....this is from experience. I live near Elgin.
Palatine offers bilingual classes. They are pretty good because it is a well established school that has been around for decades. They meet at Palatine High School. Schaumburg/Milosz advertise that they offer bilingual but they do not. There is a school in Wauconda I believe they offer bilingual. The schools are very hard to find because not many kids/people enroll. Other than that, not many places offer the bilingual. There is a program in Lincoln Park/Lakeview called Discovery Center that offers Beginning Polish. Wright College would probably be best for adults.
izzybee98   Jan 7, 2008, 11:40am  #21

As far as Dekalb, my sister lives in Dekalb and the polish program there closed down because of lack of enrollment.
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  Mar 10, 2008, 07:18pm  #22

Thread attached on merging:

Hi I would like to know if anyone has any information of adult polish classes in the chicago land area. I have heard that lynos township offers classes and would like some info on that also, a phone number to contact someone or anything of that matter
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  Jul 17, 2008, 12:17pm  #23

Hi my friends,

I as well want to take Polish classes. I live off of Austin and Belmont. Does anyone know where I could take them? I made a deal with my Polish buddy...he is going to take classes to speak better English and I figured since I am around Polish guys and girls all the time, I would take Polish classes.

Any help would be appreciated.

Guest   Sep 26, 2008, 12:40am  #24

This link should be helpful...
It's an index of Polish schools in Chicago and surrounding areas:
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  Jan 13, 2009, 02:32pm  #25

FYI - I just found out that Oakton Community College has Polish I and Polish II classes, and they're starting soon! (
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  Jan 13, 2009, 03:35pm  #26

^^ I just signed up for the class. If you live in-district (which I do) then it is only $84/credit hour = $336. Not bad for a college level foreign language class.
languagebridge   Apr 17, 2009, 11:30pm  #27

Hi! If anybody of you is still looking for Polish classes I would be happy to help! I'm Polish native with MA in teaching foreign languages and many years of experience! I teach in person or online (even better), individuals and groups and live in Chicago area (northwest suburbs). Professional, effective, all materials included, very competitive prices!

The first online trial lesson is FREE!!!

Please, visit my website: or contact me for more info!
kksunil   May 4, 2009, 03:36am  #28

How much time (hours) one needs to put to learn conversational Polish? I dont know any other european language other than English.
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  May 4, 2009, 06:15am  #29

How much time (hours) one needs to put to learn conversational Polish?

kksunil   May 4, 2009, 05:07pm  #30

How much time (hours) one needs to put to learn conversational Polish?


:) That's encouraging. anyways I am going to start...

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