Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
Hi professor, I was hoping to ask you a few questions about the class you’re teaching next semester, the course on Polish drama. I was thinking of taking it.
Well, that’s an upper division course, you don’t look familiar to me.
Are you a student in this department? No, actually I’m not.
OK, have you had other classes in the Slavic Languages Department, here or somewhere else?No, that’s the thing.
I was just wondering how good my Polish would have to be, whether the class is taught in Polish or not.
Well, you’d have to have some knowledge of it, by that level a lot of student are quite fluent, plus there’re some native speakers in the department.
And we don’t plan for it to happen, but it’s pretty common for the discussions to kind of move in and out of English and Polish
and it can be difficult to follow, so, how well do you speak Polish?
Hmm, not so great, it’s just that my father’s from there,
so I’m interested in learning about...you know, Polish history, Polish culture, plus I’m studying drama.
I’ll probably major in it. I love plays. So I thought your course might be perfect.