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Make learning to speak Polish your New Year’s resolution this year because we can help!
We are excited to introduce Martyna Matusiak
announce that people have stepped forward, so we are officially offering Polish language lessons
one evening a week! Now all we need is YOU! The fun, conversation-based class would be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM at a downtown location TBD starting Jan. 12th
and will run through the spring for $50 per student
We need a minimum of 10 students. If we have enough interest, we might be able to break the class into different skill level groups
since another teacher is interested. Martyna will be available for private lessons between 3-6 PM on Tuesdays too! A class syllabus outline and registration will soon be available at polishyoungstown.com.
Come join us for this great cultural learning experience! These classes would be in addition to the FREE Basic Polish classes currently being offered on Tuesday mornings 11:30-1 PM at Sts. Peter & Paul. For more information call 330-793-5925.
With your improved knowledge of Polish you won’t suffer the same disdain as Fox TV’s Glenn Beck. Last week Beck made a hash of pronouncing the surname of U.S. Congresswoman Janet Schakowsky and the Piast Institute called him to task. Virginia Skrzyniarz, Piast Executive Vice President, via press release reminded the outspoken commentator that the Illinois Dem’s name is only three syllables long and its original spelling already was altered to make it easy for English speakers to say. “The prejudice the Polish-Americans have suffered has usually begun with the mockery of our names,” Skrzyniarz said. ”Our names are a key to our identity, self-esteem and our pride in our heritage and family. To fail to pronounce them correctly, especially on national television, is a mark of disrespect.”She concluded by noting that all television stations have guides for pronunciations of foreign names and places and recommending Polish and Polish-American names be included.
Your PolishYoungstown Team