Kindergarten (Przedszkole)

A program for six-year-old children that serves as an introduction to school

Elementary / Primary school (Szkoła podstawowa)

A school for the first 6 to 12 years of a child’s formal education, often including kindergarten. (Grade school, grammar school).

Secondary school (Szkoła średnia)

A school that is intermediate in level between elementary school and university. It usually offers general, technical, vocational, or college-preparatory curricula.

Vocational / Trade school (Szkoła zawodowa)

A school that offers instruction and practical experience in skilled trades such as mechanics, carpentry, plumbing, or construction.

Private school

A school where parants have to pay tuition

Public school

A school own by the government

Boarding school

A school where students learn and live

University and College (Uniwersytet)

An institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master’s degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor’s degrees

Bacheler’s degree (Licencjat)

A degree held by someone who has completed the undergraduate curriculum of a college or university.

BA (Bacheler of Arts) – Licencjat z przedmiotów humanistycznych.

BSc (Bachelor of Science) – Licencjat z przedmiotów ścisłych.

Reccess (Przerwa)

The break time between classes

Semester – Term (Okres, Semestr)

The two or more divisions in the academic year

Textbook (Podręcznik)

The bound volume to study from

Principal (Dyrektor)

The head teacher of a school

Subject (Przedmiot)

A branch of knowledge as a course of study.

Arts – przedmioty humanistyczne

Sciences – przedmioty ścisłe

Volunatary / Optional subjects – przedmioty nieobowiązkowe

Compulsory subjects – przedmioty obowiązkowe

Polish (język polski)
English (język angielski)
Mathematics (matematyka) – Math, Maths
Geography (geografia)
Biology (biologia)
Chemistry (chemia)
Physics (fizyka)
Physical Education (wychowanie fizyczne)
History (historia)
Social studies (o społeczeństwie)
IT lub Computer studies (informatyka)
Crafts (Roboty ręczne)
Music (wychowanie muzyczne)

Dormatory (akademik, bursa, internat)

A place where students live.


Someone who has successfully finished studies.

SAT (Matura)

(Standardized college entrance examinations) – amerykańska matura

A-levels (Matura)

Brytyjska matura


(General Certificat of Seconary Education) – a test taken by British students at the age of 16.

Scholarship (stypendium)

A sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need, etc.

Tuition (Czesne)

The charge or fee for instruction, as at a private school or university.

Study (Uczyć się)

To apply one’s mind purposefully to the acquisition of knowledge

Revise (Powtarzać)

Review previously studied materials in preparation for an exam.

Matura – Różne

  • Do homework – odrabiać pracę domową
  • Do an exercise – wykonywać ćwiczenie
  • Do a task – wykonywać zadanie
  • Make an error / mistake – popełnić bład
  • Make progress – robić postępy
  • Private lessons – korepetycje
  • Tutor – korepetytor
  • Take an exam – pisać egzamin
  • Take notes – robić notatki
  • Entrance exam – egzamin wstępny
  • Crib – ściąga
  • Copy – ściągać, przepisywać
  • Cheat -ściągać , oszukiwać
  • Marks / grades – oceny
  • Uniform – mundurek
  • Cram – kuć
  • Grind – kuć
  • Fail – nie zdać
  • Pass – zdać

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