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Does alcohol really improve your foreign language skills? Posted by on Apr 30, 2019

Learning a foreign language can make you smarter, build multitasking and decision-making skills, ward off Alzheimer’s, improve memory, and much more. It is easier to travel and meet new people in other country if you can have a conversation in their native language, right? Lots of people say they speak a foreign language (obcy język)…

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What is so amazing about Krzyżtopór Castle in Poland? Posted by on Apr 24, 2019

It is definitely one of the hardest polish words to spell: Krzyżtopór! But don’t let this discourage you! From afar, it looks truly monumental. The kind of castle in which you expect to find a dragon in the cellar! A magical point on the map of Poland, that it lacks the publicity of Malbork or Wawel…

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Good Friday traditions in Poland Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Easter is almost here! In Poland the last week of Lent, Holy Week, is known as Wielki Post or Wielki Tydzień. During this week Polish families prepare their homes for Easter. Traditionally there is spring cleaning, shopping, baking and cooking for the Easter feast. Many churches in Poland observe Good Friday (Wielki Piątek), which is the Friday…

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Why are Polish teachers on strike? Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Teachers (nauczyciele) in Poland went on an indefinite nationwide strike over pay Monday after the government failed to meet union demands during days of negotiations. The strike (strajk) by teachers of kindergarten all the way up through the final year of high school is the first such widespread work stoppage in Poland’s classrooms since a…

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