1. Teach Yourself Polish Complete Course (Book + Audio CD pack), by Nigel Gotteri, Joanna Gray, Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Up-to-date, graded interactive dialogues; Graded units of culture notes, grammar, and exercises; Step-by-step guide to pronunciation; Practical vocabulary; Regular and irregular verb tables; Plenty of practice exercises and answers; Self-assessment quizzes to test progress; Bilingual glossary.
2. Colloquial Polish: The Complete Course for Beginners, by Boleslaw W. Mazur, Book + Audio CD, Publisher: Routledge
This new edition of the best-selling Polish beginners course has been completely up-dated. Pack includes book and cassettes or CD.
3. Beginning Polish : Revised edition, Volume 1 (Yale Language Series) by Alexander Schenker, Paperback: 507 pages, Publisher: Yale University Press
A standard text for the teaching of Polish, this revised edition introduces two new features: a grammatical sketch of Polish and an index. Volume Two contains drills for the lessons in Volume One designed specifically for classroom instruction, a survey of Polish grammar, and an index to both volumes.
4. 301 Polish Verbs (Barron’s) by Klara Janecki, Paperback: 420 pages, Publisher: Barron’s
The most commonly used Polish verbs are listed alphabetically, one verb per page, and fully conjugated with English translation in a table format. Other helpful features for both language students and travelers include English- Polish and Polish-English verb indexes listing nearly 2300 verbs, and common Polish idioms using verbs. The book also features puzzles, Polish proverbs, self-tests, and other aids designed to improve students’ familiarity with and usage of Polish verbs. Here is a fine supplement to language class textbooks, and a useful aid for travelers to Poland.
5. Berlitz Polish Phrase Book, Paperback: 224 pages, Publisher: Berlitz Guides
Lounge with locals on the beaches of the Baltic Sea or sing along to Polish folksongs with the Górale (mountaineers) of the Tatry Mountains. The Berlitz Polish Phrase Book contains essential expressions, everyday conversations, and up-to-date words and phrases to help you communicate with confidence and travel with ease. The Berlitz phrase book is the unparalleled market leader in its category.
6. Polish: An Essential Grammar by Dana Bielec, Paperback: 294 pages, Publisher: Routledge
A reference guide to the most important aspects of the language, it presents a fresh and accessible description, focusing on genuine patterns of use in the modern language. The ideal reference work for the independent learner the business traveler or the researcher, this grammar is written without jargon and with a special focus on areas traditionally problematic for English-speakers. The preliminary section on the Polish alphabet, the range of contemporary usage and grammatical examples, and the comprehensive index contribute to the accessibility of the book. Sections also focus on aspects frequently left out of less-detailed works (such as the diminutive noun, vowel and consonant changes, irregular verb declension and declension of words into different parts of speech) making this book an essential companion to the student of Polish even as study continues to advance.
7. Basic Polish: A Grammar and Workbook by Dana Bielec, Paperback: 224 pages, Routledge
Containing concise explanations of grammar with related exercises Basic Polish builds confidence in using the modern language. Assuming no previous knowledge of Polish, its step-by-step approach guarantees the reader a thorough grounding in the basics of its grammar. Each of the forty units introduces a particular grammar point and provides a variety of exercises to enable the student to practice what they have learnt. Features include notes on the Polish alphabet, pronunciation and stress, full answer key to all exercises and a Polish-English glossary. Look no farther than This textbook for an understanding of modern Polish grammar.
8. Larousse Pocket Dictionary: Polish-English/English-Polish, by Slownik Kieszonkowy, Paperback: 768 pages, Publisher: Larousse
An ideal dictionary for everyday use. With up-to-date vocabulary in all subject areas, this handy reference contains more than 30,000 words and phrases and 40,000 translations. Other notable features include: hundreds of usage examples; abbreviations, acronyms, and proper nouns; supplemental coverage of the most frequently used words in Polish.
9. Hippocrene Standard Dictionary: Polish-English English-Polish : With Complete Phonetics Menu Terms Business Terms, by Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski, Paperback, Hippocrene Books
A great study aid for beginner to intermediate students of Polish.
10. Intermediate Polish: A Grammar & Workbook by Dana Bielec, Hardcover: 224 pages, Routledge
Containing concise explanations of grammar with related exercises, this book builds confidence in using the modern language.