The Department of Polish as a Foreign Language was established in 1985 by the decision of Ministry of Education and WUT’s rector. Foreign students from all over the world learn here. So far a couple of thousands of them have completed courses in Polish at various levels and started studies in numerous fields, e.g. electronics, medicine, law, political studies. Some of them undertook doctoral studies as well. The Department, as the only one in Wroclaw, can issue certificates enabling its graduates to undertake studies at any higher education institution in Poland. The teachers are experienced language instructors who adjust tested teaching methods to individual student’s needs.
Reason Four: Wrocław is seeking designation as European Capital of Culture because it is seen as a unique opportunity to overcome Wrocław’s enigmaticity. The Polish inhabitants of polysemiotic Wrocław want it to become permanently rooted in the modern European consciousness as Wrocław, a Polish and European city. Our city has been known under many historical names: Wratislavia, Vratislavia, Budorgis, Wrotizla, Vratislav, Vroclav, Pressela, Presslaw, Brassel, Breslauia, Wretslaw, Bressla, Boroszló, Bresslau, Breslau, Wrocław... A total of about fifty different names have been used. The various names for the now Polish Wrocław were given to it in the past by the diverse ethnic groups who have lived here: Czechs, Germans, Poles, Jews, Roma, and many others. The multiplicity of names is a symbolic testimony to the city’s highly complex history. It is a history involving numerous European nations, cultures, languages, and religions, as well as many countries that took turns ruling over this part of Europe. The historical polysemioticity of Wrocław inevitably casts a shadow of enigmaticity over its present-day identity. In the minds of those who hear about the city for the first time, there even arise doubts about the continuity of its thousand-year historical existence. The enigmaticity of Wrocław is also reinforced by the fact that of all its historical names, its current Polish one is probably the most difficult to pronounce for foreigners visiting the city today. The Polish inhabitants of Wrocław are trying to turn this difficulty into an asset helping foreign visitors to overcome the pronunciation problem by proposing yet another name: VrotsLove. 25
Wrocław was the historical capital of Silesia and is today the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship. Over the centuries, the city has been either part of Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia or Germany. According to official population figures for June 2010, its population is 632,561, making it the fourth largest city in Poland. Wrocław has been selected as European Capital of Culture for 2016. It will share the title with San Sebastián, Spain.
The World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace convened in Wrocław, Poland on August 6, 1948, in the aftermath of the Second World War. Notable politicians, academics, and artists attended, including Pablo Picasso, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Irène Joliot-Curie, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Éluard, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, Dominique Desanti, Ilya Ehrenburg, Martin Andersen-Nexo, Sir John Boyd-Orr, Olaf Stapledon, Alexander Fadeyev, Julien Benda, William Gropper, Eugénie Cotton, Jerzy Borejsza, and Anna Seghers. The Congress was marked by an anti-American and pro-communist tone.
The city became a commercial centre and expanded to Wyspa Piaskowa (Sand Island, German: Sandinsel), then to the left bank of the River Oder. Around 1000, the town had 1000 inhabitants. By 1139, a settlement belonging to Governor Piotr Włostowic (a.k.a Piotr Włast Dunin) was built, and another was founded on the left bank of the River Oder, near the present seat of the university. While the city was Polish, there were also communities of Bohemians, Jews, Walloons and Germans. The city was devastated in 1241 during the Mongol invasion of Europe. While the city was burned to force the Mongols to a quick withdrawal, most of the population probably survived.
The Centennial Hall (German: Jahrhunderthalle, Polish: Hala Stulecia (formerly Hala Ludowa - People's Hall)) is a historic building in Wrocław, Poland. It was constructed according to the plans of architect Max Berg in 1911–1913, when the city was part of the German Empire. As an early landmark of reinforced concrete architecture, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. The building is frequently visited by tourists and the local populace. It lies close to other popular tourist attractions, such as the Wrocław Zoo, the Japanese Garden, and the Pergola with its Multimedia Fountain.
Since 1990 the Department has been organising an All-Polish Contest of Polish Language for Foreigners.
In 2016 we want once again to break the Guinness World Record in the number of guitarists playing Jimi Hendrix’s Hey Joe simultaneously. Those participating in the record-breaking event will earn free entry to all the festival’s concerts organised in Wrocław.
The name Laboratory Theatre refers not only to the institution directed by Jerzy Grotowski, but also to the entire so-called 'theatrical' period of his activity, which focused on the realisation of theatrical performances (1959–1969), as well as to the period of 'active culture' and Theatre of Sources (1970s and the beginning of the 1980s). In 1965 Grotowski moved his company to Wrocław relabeling them a &quot;Teatr Laboratorium&quot;, in part to avoid the heavy censorship to which professional 'theatres' were subject in Poland at that time. Work had already begun on one of their most famous productions, &quot;The Constant Prince&quot;. Debuting in 1967, this production is thought by many to be one of the greatest theatrical works of the 20th century. Ryszard Cieslak's performance in the title role is considered the apogee of Grotowski's approach to acting. In one of his final essays, Grotowski detailed how he worked individually with Cieslak for more than a year to develop the details of the actor's physical score before combining this central element of the performance with the work of other actors and the context of torture and martyrdom intrinsic to the play.
The Technische Hochschule Breslau was founded in 1910 with German scientists and engineers, with the support of Emperor Wilhelm II of the German Empire. It was renowned for its accomplishments and innovation and inventions. In May, 1945 the Festung Breslau was overrun by the Red Army of the Soviet Union and the Technical University of Breslau along with the city was ceded to the People's Republic of Poland. The Polish Wrocław University of Technology was founded August 24, 1945. A group of 27 professors, originating from the University and Technical University of Lwów, arrived in Wrocław and started the Polish academic society in the destroyed or severely damaged buildings of the Technische Hochschule Breslau. The first lecture was given by Kazimierz Idaszewski on 15 November 1945, and since then that day has been celebrated as Wrocław Science Day. In 1951 the university was divided into two institutions. The first rector of the newly established Wrocław University of Technology was Dionizy Smoleński. From this moment, the Polytechnic developed quickly and underwent numerous organisational changes. Nowadays students of this university take part in several Science programmes such as for example SSETI Program - developing communication systems and steering for a satellite launched 5 October 2005.
The University of Wrocław has a rich history of more than three centuries. Founded by Leopold I Habsburg the university evolved from a modest school run by Jesuits into one of the biggest academic institutions in Poland. At the beginning of the 19th century the university had five Faculties: philosophy, catholic theology, evangelical theology, law and medicine. Later it was expanded by numerous sections, laboratories and a natural museum, which exists until today. After the Second World War a group of Polish professors, formerly from Lvov, started teaching and research activities at the University of Wrocław. Initially they created the Faculties of law and administration, arts, natural sciences, agriculture, veterinary, medicine, mathematics, physics and chemistry. Some of these Faculties were soon transformed into other universities. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the University of Wrocław produced 9 Nobel Prize winners, such as Theodor Mommsen, Philipp Lenard, Eduard Buchner, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Friedrich Bergius, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern and Max Born.
Type: Attractions Localyte author: Ula View Nearby Things to Do, Restaurants, Nightlife and Hotels Description save to list Suggest an update User Review: Aula Leopoldina (Auditorium Academicum) - Representative, Baroque hall in the main building of the University of Wroclaw. Conceived as the main representation hall in newly erected building in the years 1728-1732. Aula Leopoldina is now mainly used as part of a university museum, as well as a place to circumvent the major college events (such as matriculation). Beautiful, rich sculptural interior, giving an amazing feeling, intensifying atmosphere and raising the seriousness of the ceremony taking place there.
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WELCOME TO Wroclaw University of TechnologyDepartment of Polish Language for Foreigners
We are glad that you have decided to undertakelearning Polish language at THE DEPARTMENT OF POLISH LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS
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Courses take place in an attractively situated modern building
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Apart from learning the language,students have an opportunity to getto know Polish history and culture.
Thanks Jimi Festival – guitar-playingGuinness World Record
Jerzy Grotowski (11 August 1933 - 14 January 1999) was a Polish theatre director and innovator of experimental theatre, the "theatre laboratory"
Polish vibrant academic center • 27 higher education institutions • 146,000 university students • 30,000 MSc. graduates p.a. • 300-year academic tradition (Breslau, Lwów, Wrocław) • 10 Nobel Prize winners • World-renowned Polish School of Applied Mathematics • Great number of computer science graduates • Great number of economists and engineers
WROCŁAW - THE FUTURE• Wrocław will co-host the EURO 2012 UEFAEuropean Football Championship;• European Congress of Culture will be held duringPoland’s presidency of the European Union;• The European Capital of Culture 2016