Polish in supplementary schools in Great Britain: a case study of the Polish School of Manchester

Maciej Rataj , Małgorzata Rocławska-Daniluk


The aim of this paper is to present and discuss the r esults of a small - scale pilot study of attitudes towards Polish and English conducted at a Polish supplementary school in Manchester, England. The intro- ductory part of the paper presents definitions of bilingualism and bilingual education as well as a vari ety of approaches and policies concerning bilingual education in the world. This is followed by some basic data on Polish immigrants living in the UK and Polish supple- mentary schools in the UK . The questionnaire used to elicit the data consists of two sets of questions: one concerns Polish and the other English. The questions and the answers elicited are discussed and compared, with the final concluding part focused on attitudes to Polish, which is the native language of the informants’ families.
Author Maciej Rataj (FL / IEAS)
Maciej Rataj,,
- Institute of English and American Studies
, Małgorzata Rocławska-Daniluk (FL / DL)
Małgorzata Rocławska-Daniluk,,
- Department of Logopaedics
Other language title versionsJęzyk polski w szkołach uzupełniających w Wielkiej Brytanii na przykładzie Polskiej Szkoły Ojczystej w Manchesterze
Journal seriesBeyond Philology: An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching, ISSN 1732-1220, e-ISSN 2451-1498, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.87
Keywords in Englishbilingualism, bilingual education, immigration, sociolinguistics
URL https://fil.ug.edu.pl/sites/default/files/_nodes/strona-filologiczny/33797/files/beyond_philology_no_15_1_2018.pdf
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)7
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