The credit for making these videos go to a certain Janusz, who is Polish but lives and works in Germany, and is involved in international educational projects (and not only, I guess).
His project is much more than the alphabet, and this is why – although I’ve already written about these great videos in one introductory post – I’ve decided to put them here in one place for ease of use.
It’s more than the alphabet because kids at school usually learn their ABC, which means they learn names of letters/the way of pronouncing individual letters, abut they skip letters with funny diacritic marks (such as ą, ć, ę, etc.)
In these alphabet lesson units nothing is ignored, so you can learn all the sounds. What is more, because sometimes in Polish one sound corresponds to two different written symbols (for example ż and rz are pronounced the same way), there are separate lesson units for each written sign, so you can get used to the logic of the writing system as well.
Another wonderful thing is that you don’t just learn individual sounds, you can learn whole words – if you are a beginner you can learn as many as 748 new words:)
Each word is illustrated with a picture (and some of them are hilarious) and it is also translated into English – you can find this translation in the bottom left corner, but you might need to remove the ad to be able to see it.