Focus and Scope of the Journal
The journal is aimed at disseminating humanistic research from the field of Polish didactics: it publishes works concerning various issues connected with teaching Polish as a foreign and second language, also in comparison with teaching other languages. The papers which are published in Kształcenie Polonistyczne Cudzoziemców depict problems with teaching Polish as a foreign language from the perspective of, for instance, linguistics, pedagogy, communication studies, cultural studies, psychology, psycholinguistics or sociology. Papers are directed at specialists teaching Polish as a foreign/second language at home and abroad as well as researchers interested in the topic of didactics.
The yearbook Acta Universtitatis Lodziensis. Kształcenie Polonistyczne Cudzoziemców (Studies in Teaching Polish to Foreigners) published by the University of Lodz in the series Acta Universitatis Lodziensis has been appearing in print since 1987 and is the oldest journal in Poland showing problems of teaching Polish as a foreign language. Between 1987 and 2009 the journal was connected with the School of Polish for Foreign Students of the University of Lodz, a university centre teaching foreigners from all over the world continuously since 1952. The seat of the journal’s editorial board moved to the Department of Applied and Cultural Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Lodz in 2010. Each volume of Kształcenie Polonistyczne Cudzoziemców is reviewed. The volume of 1987 which initiated the series is referred to as volume zero as, being a trial volume, it did not receive an issue number.
Kształcenie Polonistyczne Cudzoziemców includes publications by both Polish and foreign researchers concerning problems of teaching both Polish culture and Polish as a foreign language. Many of them are scholars renowned today in the circles of Polish didactics. A few yearbooks released materials from important didactics conferences, others included scientific monographs whose authors dealt with topics connected with teaching Polish as a foreign language and subsequent ones – sets of papers.