Stella Maris is home to 400 migrant workers from Poland. The Dutch hotel offers comfortable, renovated rooms, Polish television, entertainment, and a gym, so the residents do not want for anything. But do they find what they are looking for? Life in Stella Maris is overshadowed by the hopes of another life, raising the question: What are your dreams worth? If we think only of our future, does the presence lose its meaning? “Polish for beginners” is a quiet portrait that sketches the reality of waiting and of the hope for a better future.