Easy English for Busy People

English to Polish – Level 1

Helen Costello (Pan Macmillan/Macmillan Digital Audio 2008)
ISBN 10-0230711642

At present there are still Polish learners at a basic English level arriving at colleges in Scotland. This box set of two CDs is aimed at the complete beginner with phrases for practical survival English (greetings/shops/doctors/banks etc). There is a covering leaflet listing the English/Polish expressions practised.

The CDs have been left in the college study centre for use at lunchtime self-study sessions. Feedback has been positive. The recordings are clear and include a lot of repetition opportunities. However, one or two students thought the information sheets could be better. They felt that example phrases would have been useful with phonetic prompts.
Although the course is marketed for people too busy to attend classes, it could be a useful back-up resource for a study centre or college library which has this level of Polish student.
Chrys Ray
Anniesland College