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Learning in Slovakia


Foreigners can attend Slovak language courses at universities or at several state and private language schools.


Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS) – Centre for Slovak as a Foreign Language at the Comenius University (https://fphil.uniba.sk/katedry-a-odborne-pracoviska/sas/studium-courses/)

Courses of Slovak as a foreign language are offered by the Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS) – Centre for Slovak as a Foreign Language to international students, scholarship holders, host students and others, who are interested. Also bilateral agreements between governments or ministries of education often offer scholarships for participation in Summer School of Slovak Language and Culture organised by the SAS which lasts 3 weeks and takes place in August.

Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies for Foreigners and Compatriots at the Comenius University (https://cdv.uniba.sk/en/about-cce/)

The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies for Foreigners and Compatriots (ILPS) of the Centre for Continuing Education at Comenius University in Bratislava provides tuition of Slovak as a foreign language and prepares its students for various degree programmes at Slovak universities. In addition, the institute produces learning materials, and organises many cultural and educational activities, e. g. Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture.

Other possibilities to learn Slovak in Slovakia

Other universities may also organise Slovak language courses for their international students/researchers – for more information, please, contact the International Relations Office of the respective higher education institution.

Courses of Slovak language for the purpose of university study are also organised, for example, by private iCan Language School in Bratislava (www.icanschool.eu).

Foreigners can also attend general Slovak language courses at several state and private language schools. They offer group tuition or individual courses tailored to the clients' individual needs. The courses are aimed at mastering all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The courses are usually held twice a week – 2 standard lessons (90 min. in total) per day. State language schools can be found in larger towns in Slovakia, e.g. Bratislava (www.1sjs.sk) or Košice (www.sjs.sk, in Slovak only). Private language schools offering courses of Slovak are, for example, Eurolingua (www.eurolingua.sk) or other smaller private language schools.

Nationals of countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area/Switzerland can attend a free of charge "Open Course of Slovak Language for Foreigners" organised by the IOM Migration Information Centre in Bratislava and Košice. More information can be found at www.mic.iom.sk/en (however this course is oriented more on daily use of Slovak).