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Anna Rabczuk from the University of Warsaw will be visiting the Language Centre of the University of Iceland, in Veröld – House of Vigdís in February. On this occasion, we invite you to a Polish cultural feast.

Programme:

  • Friday Feb. 8th 17:00, Film screening: Planeta Singli (Planet Single), (Mitja Okorn 2016). Veröld – House of Vigdís, auditorium.
  • Monday Feb. 11th 17:00, Lecture: How Polish are you? (Anna Rabczuk) Veröld – House of Vigdís, room 107.
  • Tuesday Feb. 12th. 18:30, Film screening: Najlepszy (The Best) (Lukasz Palkowski 2017). Veröld – House of Vigdís, room 107.

All events are free of charge. The lecture will be in English and films screened with English subtitles.

 

Planeta Singli: He is one of the top celebrities in the country: a fast-talking TV host, who can joke his way out of any situation. She is a teacher at a musical school – a timid girl looking for Mr. Perfect on an internet dating site. He will help her realise her potential and teach her how to recognise various types of men for what they are, she will teach him what real life is about. It seems they are destined to fall in love and be together, but one day she actually does meet Mr. Perfect on the net.

Anna Rabczuk „How Polish are you?“:
Once you come to Poland you will love or at least be introduced to pierogi, kiełbasa and vodka but there is far more to discover about everyday behaviors of Poles. How to have a conversation, make friends, eat and drink like a Pole, what is funny and what is not at all… The examples and observations will appeal to anyone interested in cross-cultural communications. At the end of the lecture, you can take a quiz and discover your rate of Polishness. Are you completely beginners or maybe even more Polish than the Poles?

Anna Rabczuk, Assistant Professor at the Polonicum Centre of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners at the University of Warsaw, was the head of postgraduate studies in Teaching Polish as Foreign Language. She was a visiting professor and Polish Language Coordinator at the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Toronto (2016-2018) and taught Polish at the University of Iceland in 2015 and 2016. Anna Rabczuk is the author of a number of articles about teaching Polish to foreigners and of Polish course books for children, teenagers, and for adults. She leads her own educational channel on YouTube “Polish with Ania“. Her research interests are foreign language acquisition, instruction in Polish culture for foreigners, teaching Polish and Polish culture to foreigners, sociolinguistics, language politeness, pragmatics, methodology for instructors teaching foreigners Polish language and culture, intercultural competence, emotions in languages, Polish language correctness, modern Polish and Polish youth slang.

Najlepszy (The Best): From drug addict to Ironman, the life and times of Jerzy Górski. This enthralling biopic, featuring an all-star Polish cast, tells the story of Górski’s battle with addiction, the arduous training sessions and furthermore sheds light on a number of hitherto little-known aspects of life in socialist Poland during the seventies and eighties.

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