Polish fulfills the language requirement and the distribution requirement at Cornell.
We offer three levels of the language: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.
Elementary Polish is on MWF.
You can find the Society of Polish Students at Cornell on Facebook.
Polish is a Slavic language hosted by the Romance Studies Department.
Did you know that it is the second most widely spoken Slavic language in the world? It uses Latin script like English, which makes studying it easier.
Placement and Transfer of Credit
Determining Level of Achievement
If you are a heritage speaker of Polish, which means that you speak or spoke Polish at home but did not go to any Polish school in the USA, please contact the instructor, Ewa Bachminska. Such students most often enroll in Elementary Polish I.
If you are a heritage speaker and you went to a Polish school in the USA, please contact the Polish instructor to determine your language skills.
If you are a native speaker who wants accreditation for his/her language abilities, please contact the Polish instructor.
Contacts for Language Placement
If you have any questions regarding the language placements tests, please contact: