Warsaw School of Applied Linguistics, no. 1 in professional foreign language education, is the largest private linguistic university in central Poland. The university was founded in 1999 in response to the need to educate professionals who would provide foreign language training courses to young people growing up in an international environment of the European Union and beyond. The knowledge of foreign languages guarantees our students employability in Poland and abroad. They find employment in education and business sectors, European Union institutions, government administration, diplomacy, media, tourism and other industries where international contacts and command of foreign languages are indispensable.
The graduates of Warsaw School of Applied Linguistics are awarded with a diploma of completion of Bachelor’s Degree Studies and a professional title of licencjat in Philology in one of three specialties:
English - English Philology,
German - German Philology,
Russian - Russian Philology.
Students of all specialties: English, German and Russian Philology may choose a professional specialization (majors): Teaching, Translation or Teaching & Translation and attend foreign language courses of English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese or Arabic.
Graduates majoring in Teaching, according to Polish educational standards of foreign language teaching, acquire necessary qualifications to teach foreign languages in primary schools and kindergartens. Following the second-cycle studies in philology or linguistics, students attain the required qualifications to teach a foreign language in all types of schools, including a highly-specialized language schools.
Graduates majoring in Translation are proficient users of a foreign language and they are able to translate texts and interpret utterances using various styles and language registers. They are successful in the job market both working as freelance translators or interpreters and cooperating with translation agencies, companies and institutions. They can use the knowledge concerning legal and organizational aspects of translator’s work in practice. They are able to apply appropriate strategies and techniques used in translation and interpreting. They are proficient users of DTP and CAT tools.
Graduates majoring in Teaching and Translation follow the extended curriculum of both specializations and attain necessary qualifications to teach a foreign language in primary schools and kindergartens and acquire practical skills necessary for carrying out translation and interpreting tasks in the language of their specialty.
Having acquired the qualifications of Bachelor’s Degree Studies, graduates may continue their studies engaging in any Master’s degree or postgraduate programmes.
The location of the University in the centre of Warsaw and well-designed working schedules allow our students to use their study time effectively.
Warsaw School of Applied Linguistics offers foreigners the opportunity to learn Polish. We organize an intensive summer course and a one-year comprehensive preparatory course of Polish as a foreign language. The classes are led by experienced teachers.
Warsaw School of Applied Linguistics offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes where Polish and foreign students can acquire new language skills. Postgraduate Studies for Sworn, Specialist, Literary and Audio-visual Translators meet the requirements of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The program provides students with practical language skills required in translator’s or interpreter’s profession as well as the knowledge of specialist terminology.
Warsaw School of Applied Linguistics offers training courses and postgraduate studies in the fields of Legal, Financial and Medical English. Postgraduate studies: English for Medical Staff are designed for people who work or intend to work in international institutions which provide medical, cosmetic, dental practice and related services and for those who wish to further deepen their knowledge of a foreign language and expand vocabulary in the field of medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, cosmetology or public health.
For Polish and international professionals who work or intend to work in international law firms, companies, organizations or institutions, and for those who wish to further widen their knowledge of a foreign language and expand vocabulary in the field of law and economics, Warsaw School of Applied Linguistics offers two-semester postgraduate studies - English for Lawyers /German for Lawyers. Those who wish to deepen their knowledge of a foreign language and expand vocabulary in the field of business, accounting and finance may enrol into two-semester postgraduate studies in ESP - English for Accountants and Financiers.