I've recently taken up trying to learn some Polish, but I've encountered a problem; what I have to learn from goes from a borrowed copy of Rosetta Stone straight to the various grammars I can find in my university's library, with no real middle ground. I've looked about the library for some introductory material, but not been particularly successful.
Both have their merits and downsides; Rosetta Stone is good for getting a grip on pronunciation (much as I'm doubtful it'll be of great use when I move onto more complex aspects), I've found, since it's hard to get an idea for how the words are actually pronounced from phrases like "c is similar to 'ts' in "cats" in books, but is somewhat less formal than I'd like. I've a background in English, Spanish and Latin, so while some oddities of Polish such as the greater distinction between perfective and imperfective verbs are unfamiliar, ideas of conjugation and declension in a general sense are old fare -- I'd rather have a fairly formal treatment of those, if possible.
That's why I looked for the grammars, but the problem there is that they're too formal; I can see them being of tremendous use when I'm more familiar with the language, but when I'm so new they're not particularly user-friendly. Is anybody aware of something to guide me through Polish conjugation, declension, and so on in a relatively rigourous way? Expanding my vocabulary would also be welcome, but the main concern at the moment is that my knowledge of inflection in the language is so slight.