The first Polish dictation in London will take place on Sunday 13 October 2013 at the lecture hall of the Jagiellonian University Polish Research Centre in London, in the Polish Cultural and Social Association building (238-246 King Street, London W6 ORF) at 11.30 am. It will be conducted by Katarzyna Madera, a BBC presenter of Polish extraction.
Everyone who knows the Polish language and lives in the United Kingdom can check their knowledge of orthography. The winner will receive the title of Ortography Master and a 500 GBP voucher to WH Smith.
The head of the jury is dr Agnieszka Rabiej.
Dr Agnieszka Rabiej – adjunct professor at the Jagiellonian University Center for Polish Language and Culture in the World, graduate of Polish philology and doctoral studies at the Jagiellonian University Faculty of Polish Studies. She taught Polish language and culture at the Trinity College in Dublin, and she also participated in the works of the Ministry of National Education expert team for preparing programme basis for students of Polish schools abroad. Member of the Team of Task Authors and Examiners of the State Commission for the Certification of Proficiency in Polish as a Foreign Language. Author of the series of textbooks for teaching Polish as a second language Lubię polski! 1 [I like Polish! 1] (2009), Lubię polski! 2 [I like Polish! 2] (2010), exercise collections developing reading skills in children Lubię czytać po polsku! 1 [I like reading in Polish! 1] (2011), Lubię czytać po polsku! 2 [ [I like reading in Polish! 2] (2011), as well as articles in the field of teaching and promoting Polish language in the world. She co-edited Programmes for teaching Polish as a foreign language for A1-C2 levels (2011) and a set of lessons for foreigners at various levels of language advancement 40 koncepcji dobrych lekcji [40 concepts of good lessons] (2011). She conducts classes with foreigners, students at Master’s level and students of postgraduate programmes, as well as methodological workshops for Polish teachers in Poland and abroad.