|Title:||POLSKI krok po kroku 2|
|Authors:||Iwona Stempek, Anna Stelmach|
|Skills:||listening comprehension, writing, vocabulary practice, speaking, reading, grammar practice, pronunciation practice|
|Year of publication:||2012|
The second part of the series, developed for the intermediate level, is a faithful continuation of the textbook POLSKI krok po kroku 1. The first lessons repeat and systematise issues that are already known and, at the same time, based on the stories of the characters, introduce them to the fictional layer of the book. Such an arrangement of the material allows the teacher to check the actual proficiency level of the learners as well as to discover the group’s backlog and help it catch up on grammar and vocabulary. As far as students are concerned, it facilitates a smooth transition to the next stage of learning.
Similarly to the first part, new vocabulary and grammar problems are introduced in the context. However, in addition to dialogues, there are numerous texts based in part on authentic dialogues or adapted to resemble them. In addition to excerpts from press articles, interviews, texts on sightseeing, one will find here biographies, e-mails, cover letters and even an excerpt from the speech of General Jaruzelski given on 13 December 1981.
The textbook contains plenty of cultural and historical texts
The accompanying CD includes over 210 minutes of recordings in the mp3 format. It is worth mentioning that the language on the CD is natural and contemporary as used by native speakers of Polish. The recordings could be an inspiring resource for any teacher of Polish as a foreign language who could design their own materials on the basis of the CD.
As the first e-course books on the market, they provide students and teachers with a wide range of opportunities.
Students can use the textbook for self-study as translations of instructions, a key to exercises and a multimedia dictionary have been made available online. The teacher will find a number of supplementary materials in the online version (over 7000): texts, exercises, recordings, communication games, tests, comments and grammar tables as well as a thematic summary of vocabulary.