Polish language course for foreigners at the University of Zielona Góra was established at the Faculty of Humanities at the Institute of Polish Philology in 2012 with the inspiration of prof. zw. Dr. hab. Stanisław Borawski, who for many years keeps it in trust. From the beginning it is under the patronage of the Vice-Rector for Education Quality prof. zw. dr hab. Eng. Magdalena Graczyk. The course also refers to the tradition of summer courses of the Polish language for foreigners, carried out at the Department of Language and Social Communication under the supervision of prof. zw. Dr. hab. Marian Bugajski.
Since 2013 the cooperation with Lviv National University of Ivan Franko was established with the inspiration of prof. Stanisław Borawski. We had an honor of visiting prof. Ałła Krawczuk - head of the Department of Slavic Philology of the Institute of Polish Philology. She is a lingual specialist in teaching Polish as a foreign language. We use her experience and publications, especially those which were devoted to the issue of glotodidactics in the Ukrainian-speaking environment. In the years 2013 - 2015 we were also visited by the students of the Lviv University - future Polonists. They shared with us their successes and problems related to the study of the Polish language.
As it exists now, the Polish language course for foreigners was created in 2012, over the next 500 students attended classes on all levels in the following years. They were mainly Spanish, French, English, Irish, Scots, Germans, Russians, Ukrainians, Belarussians, Lithuanians, Bulgarians, Romanians, Italians, Macedonians, Greeks, Japanese, Vietnamese, Turks, and Pakistanis. Among those who attended the course there were students directly connected with the university: UZ (1st, 2nd and 3rd degree) students, students of the Erasmus and Erasmus+ programs and UZ employees.
Since 2017, due to the great interest in learning Polish language of people unrelated to the University, have had a possibility to participate in the course on a fee basis. Classes may be continuous, by semester or intensive, i.e. accelerated.