LEARN SLOVENE IN MARIBOR – GENERAL INFORMATION
At AMIKUM you can learn Slovene effectively. We are specialized in teaching Slovene as a second foreign language. We offer individual courses of Slovene for foreigners and teach Slovene according to our own method and on the basis of our experience with foreigners from different countries.
Our experience teaches us that learning Slovene is not so difficult for foreigners who come from slavic countries (Ex Yugoslavia, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine). As these languages are somehow familiar to the Slovene language, learners are able to learn and speak Slovene in a few months.
For foreigners who come from German and Roman areas (France, Italy, Germany, England) Slovene is harder and takes more time to master it.
Our courses are based on a personal approach. Individuals can learn Slovene at their own pace. Our courses are tailor made for the needs of learners: content wise and time wise.
We have conceived our courses of Slovene language for absolute beginners, and for those who have already mastered the basics but want to further improve their speaking, reading and writing skills.
The learner attains the knowledge of the language gradually, as the professor dedicates her time only to him. She adjusts the speed of learning, so that the learner can learn at his own pace. Any problems that appear when learning the language are solved promptly, therefore the learner progresses faster.
WHO CAN LEARN SLOVENE AT AMIKUM?
The course of Slovene language is appropriate for foreigners who live, study or work in Slovenia. It is also appropriate for foreigners who visit Slovenia for a short period of time (vacation, visiting relatives etc.). They can use their time to learn Slovene effectively.
We recommend it to: ♣ foreign students, ♣ foreign workers, ♣ their family members and ♣ for everyone who wants to learn and get acquainted with a new exotic language.
LEARN SLOVENE – TYPES OF COURSES
We offer three types of courses of Slovene language: ♣ Classical course of Slovene language (individual, in pairs and group course). ♣ Intensive course of Slovene language (individual or in pairs). ♣ Intensive course (plus) of Slovene language (individual or in pairs).
THE CLASSICAL COURSE OF SLOVENE LANGUAGE
It is possible to attend the classical course of Slovene language for foreigners individually, in pairs or in a group. It is conceived for learners who want to attend a course of Slovene language over a longer period of time (3-4 months) and with a lower intensity – a lesser frequency of hours (2x per week for 2 school hours).
The course lasts 40 hours for an individual learner or a pair.
The group course lasts 60 hours.
Group courses start in October and February; individual courses and courses for pairs are held throughout the year.
APPLICATION FOR A COURSE OF SLOVENE LANGUAGE
To attend a group course in October or February, please fill out the form below and send it to us by 30th September 2018 or by 31st January 2019.
INTENSIVE COURSE AND INTENSIVE PLUS COURSE OF SLOVENE LANGUAGE
The intensive course of Slovene language for foreigners is carried out only individually and in pairs. It is conceived for individuals and pairs who cannot or want to attend group courses because of different obligations.
The intensive course of the Slovenian language is for those who: ♣ want to learn the basics of the Slovene language, ♣ want to learn Slovene quickly and intensively, ♣ want to refresh and improve the Slovenian language skills.
It is ideal for foreigners who come to Slovenia for a short period of time (family visits, holidays). They can learn Slovene in the meantime.
The content of the two intensive courses does not differ from the content of the classical language course. The intensive courses differ only by the intensity and the frequency of lessons.
LEARNING SLOVENE COURSES (CLASSICAL AND INTENSIVE) – LEVELS
At Amikum we offer Slovene courses of the following levels: A1, A2, B1, B2 according to CEF classification.
The duration of each level, when learning in group, is 60 school hours. For individual learners and learners in pairs the duration of a course level is 40 school hours. One school hour lasts 45 minutes.
CONTENTS OF THE SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE COURSE – LEVEL A1
During the course you will learn: ♣ how to introduce yourself, ♣ how to establish social contacts, ♣ how to talk about your well-being, ♣ how to describe things, family, your working day, ♣ how to ask for help, ♣ how to invite or accept an invitation, ♣ how to advise or ask for advice, ♣ how to express your opinion, ♣ how to talk about your past, ♣ how to talk about your future plans, etc.
CONTENTS OF THE SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE COURSE – LEVEL A2
During the course you will learn: ♣ how to find information on activities in your free time, exhibitions in the media, ♣ how to understand simple instructions for use, ♣ how to buy tickets online, ♣ how to describe your day, your everyday housework, ♣ how to buy things (ask for the right product model, replace the product …), ♣ how to write about your everyday life, ♣ how to describe past experiences, ♣ how to understand simple texts on the topic of healthy lifestyle, etc.
CONTENTS OF THE SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE COURSE – LEVEL B1
During the course you will learn: ♣ how to obtain information about services (make bookings in hotels, make travelling arrangements in a travel agency, report lost baggage, documents, etc.), ♣ how to communicate with officials, ♣ how to complain about poor service, ♣ how to congratulate and express condolences, ♣ how to express satisfaction or dissatisfaction, ♣ how to express your interests, desires, etc.
CONTENTS OF THE SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE COURSE – LEVEL B2
During the course you will learn the following skills: ♣ how to write a curriculum vitae and a job application, ♣ how to socialize at work, ♣ how to praise, criticize, console, ♣ how to describe your feelings and emotional states, ♣ how to justify/substantiate, ♣ how to make suggestions, ♣ how to report, ♣ how to comment, ♣ how to discuss, ♣ how to use Slovenian phrases …
… and much more.
DETAILS ON THE TEACHING METHODS AND THE CONTENTS OF THE COURSE OF SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE
Texts for reading skills: ♣ are intended for reading and/or listening, ♣ are short and simple, ♣ contain monologues and dialogues from everyday life, ♣ have visual material for easier understanding, ♣ each text is followed by tasks of various types of exercises(in the form of open questions, fill the gaps, match the texts and pictures, comprehension check assignments (true, false), ♣ the complexity of the texts increases with the course levels (the differences are in the vocabulary and grammar).
Writing and Speaking skills: ♣ are guided and directed, ♣ simple texts are written for everyday use, ♣ basic grammar is practised.
When teaching, the professor takes into account: ♣ diversity (she uses different teaching methods and means of teaching), ♣ clearness (she presents the content clearly), ♣ appropriateness (she adjusts the content to the capabilities of learners, selects additional materials, uses interactive exercises for practice), ♣ system (she teaches structures from easy to difficult, from general to special, from known to unknown), ♣ practicality (topics, cases and examples are related to everyday life) …
CLASSICAL COURSE OF SLOVENE LANGUAGE: DATES & RATES
In the table below we provide basic information about the classical course of Slovene language.
INTENSIVE COURSE OF SLOVENE LANGUAGE: DATES & RATES
In the table below we provide basic information about the intensive course of Slovene language. You can choose a one-week, two-week, three-week or four-week course (first column). The second column gives an overview of the total numbers of hours. The third column shows the scheduled hours per week, while the forth shows the days when the course takes place. The prices of the courses are in the last column.
INTENSIVE PLUS COURSE OF SLOVENE LANGUAGE: DATES AND RATES
In the table below we offer some basic information about the course of Slovene language (intensive plus). You can choose a one-week, two-week, three-week or four-week course.
THE COURSE OF SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE – ABOUT THE TEACHER
The course is carried out by a professor of Slovene language. She gained pedagogical experience both at home and abroad. She is a good connoisseur of contemporary learning methods and approaches that she successfully uses when teaching Slovene.
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