Start learning Polish

Start learning Polish

Explore our free online lessons.

We’ve specially designed lessons to make your learning journey as easy as possible. In addition, we’ve gathered links for several external language platforms that can help you further develop your Polish language skills. These free lessons are offered by our partner, Polish For You.

Learn Polish: Level 1

Please explain here the main foundations of lesson 1, and how a user might prepare before beginning (ie: no distractions, take breaks as needed, etc.

Learn Polish: Level 2

Please explain here the main foundations of lesson 1, and how a user might prepare before beginning (ie: no distractions, take breaks as needed, etc.

Free Polish lessons | Level 1

Lesson 1

Genders in Polish

1h 15 min | Level 1
  • Learn how to recognize the gender of a noun
  • Check the exceptions and how to use them
    Samochód – torba – mleko? On – ona – ono?
  • Lesson 2

    Plural forms in Polish

    2h 5 min | Level 1
  • Learn how to form a plural and an adjective
  • Use masculine and non-masculine gender
    Panie i panowie, studenci i studentki? Oni czy one?
  • Lesson 3

    The instrumental case in Polish

    2h 32 min | Level 1
  • Learn how to use the instrumental case
  • Check variations the instrumental case have
    Jestem lekarką. On jest świetnym nauczycielem.
  • Lesson 4

    The accusative case in Polish

    1h 51 min | Level 1
  • Learn when and how to use the accusative case
  • Check variations the accusative case have
    Poproszę hot-doga. Mam jedną córkę. Kupujemy nowe mieszkanie.
  • Lesson 5

    The genitive (singular) in Polish

    3h 28 min | Level 1
  • Learn when and how to use the genitive case
  • Check what variations the genitive has
    Nie chcę chleba. Nie lubię czekolady. Nie mam miejsca.
  • Lesson 6

    The instrumental, accusative, and genitive cases

    1h 54 min | Level 1
  • Practice all three cases together
  • Learn how to build correct Polish sentences
    Poproszę kawałek pizzy z serem.
  • Lesson 7

    The locative (singular and plural)

    3h 23 min | Level 1
  • Learn when and how to use the locative case
  • Check what variations the locative case has
    Mieszkam w Polsce. Jestem teraz w restauracji.
  • Lesson 8

    The verb ‘to be’ in Polish

    37 min | Level 1
  • Learn how to conjugate the verb ‘to be’
  • Check how ‘to be’ is used
    Jestem zmęczona. Ona jest tam. Jestem z Ukrainy.
  • Lesson 9

    The present tense (conjugations)

    1h 12 min | Level 1
    Learn how to conjugate verbs
    Check which verbs are difficult or unusual
    Czytam i słucham muzyki. Uczę się polskiego.
    Lesson 10

    Verbs ‘znać’ and ‘wiedzieć’

    58 min | Level 1
  • Learn when and how to use ‘znać’
  • Learn when and how to use ‘wiedzieć’
    Znasz ten film? Wiem, gdzie ona pracuje.
  • Lesson 11

    The past tense in Polish

    52 min | Level 1
    Learn how to create the past tense
    Check which verbs are irregular in the past tense
    Ja byłam w parku, a ona była na rynku.
    Lesson 12

    Aspect in Polish

    1h 51 min | Level 1
    Learn how to build perfective verbs
    Understand the rules for applying the aspect
    Gotowałam obiad. Ugotowałam zupę.

    Free Polish lessons | Level 2

    Lesson 1

    Future perfect tense

    58 min | Level 2
  • Learn when to use future perfect tense
  • Check why the verb “być” in special in the future tense
  • Lesson 2

    Future simple tense

    49 min | Level 2
  • Learn how to form future simple
  • Use future simple in practice
  • Lesson 3

    Imperative

    49 min | Level 2
  • Learn how to form an imperative and when to use it
  • Zrób to teraz!
    Lesson 4

    Subjunctive

    56 min | Level 2
  • Learn how to form subjunctive and when to use it
  • Chciałabym...
    Lesson 5

    Genitive plural

    53 min | Level 2
  • Learn what are the forms of the genitive plural
  • Check when it is used
  • Lesson 6

    Accusative – plural

    57 min | Level 2
  • Learn what are the functions of accusative
  • Check what are the forms of accusative plural
    Lubię Polki i Polaków!
  • Lesson 7

    Plural of masculine nouns

    1h 14min | Level 2
  • Learn what the forms of the plural masculine nouns are
    Lekarze i dentyści
  • Lesson 8

    Nominative plural of masculine personal adjectives

    1h 11 min | Level 2
  • Learn the forms of nominative plural adjectives
    Mili panowie
  • Lesson 9

    Singular and plural dative

    50 min | Level 2
  • Learn how to form singular and plural dative
  • Understand its functions
    Dziękuję Ci!
  • Lesson 10

    Vocative form

    42 min | Level 2
  • Learn how to form vocatives
  • Understand when it is used
    Szanowni Państwo!
  • Lesson 11

    Verbs with prepositions

    39 min | Level 2
  • Learn the use of prepositions with the verbs “iść, chodzić, jechać, jeździć, wracać, wrócić”
  • When to use prepositions: “w, do, z, nad, na”
  • Conjugate nouns and adjectives after prepositions
  • Lesson 12

    Prepositions with the verb “być”

    45 min | Level 2
    Learn the use of prepositions with the verb “być”
    Jestem w domu!

    Continue your learning journey

    Polish For You
    We strive to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to our website. If you would like information about this content we will be happy to work with you. Please email us at: McKinsey_Website_Accessibility@mckinsey.com

    Polish For You

    Polish For You has been developed by skilled experts with years of experience, using a proven methodology and a fresh, unconventional approach to learning Polish.

    Features

    • Courses for individuals and groups
    • Customized courses
    • Online and offline courses
    Disclaimer: The page does not constitute a recommendation or referral, and McKinsey is not responsible for user experiences with third parties.