"We are creating a fan base for Polishness” – interview with a teacher of Polish as a foreign language
The Polish language is the European Union’s biggest Slavic language. Although it still does not top the list of the most eagerly chosen foreign languages, it enjoys a constantly expanding circle of advocates and devotees. Why do students from different corners of the globe decide to study Polish and is it really as difficult as it is said to be? That is what we asked Dr Piotr Kajak, a teacher of Polish as a foreign language, an assistant professor and deputy director of the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw.