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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures plans to offer PLSH 401 (Elementary Polish) in Fall 2021, and PLSH 402 in Spring 2022. Although these courses are numbered at the 400-level, they are available to all students including First-Years. The four-course PLSH sequence begins every other year.

For a complete listing of Polish courses and course descriptions, consult

If you have prior knowledge of Polish, a placement test is required. Please contact the administrative manager to inquire about the placement test; most likely placement testing will not be available until after you arrive in Chapel Hill in August.

The first-year Academic Interest Survey can NOT result in pre-enrollment in Polish. Feel free to enroll yourself in PLSH 401 if you have no pre-existing knowledge in Polish or believe that your knowledge would place you at the beginning level; if the instructor places you at a different level, the Department can help you change your schedule in the fall.

If you have been unable to enroll in this course for any reason, you are welcome to discuss it with the instructor on the first day of class. For more information, please contact the Department’s Administrative Manager: Ms. Valerie Bernhardt,