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LINGUIST List 25.1942

Thu May 01 2014

Summer Schools: Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture 2014 / Modra-Harmónia, Slovakia

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-May-2014
From: Alexander Horák <horakcdv.uniba.sk>
Subject: Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture 2014 / Modra-Harmónia, Slovakia
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Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture 2014

Host Institution: Comenius University in Bratislava
Coordinating Institution: Comenius University in Bratislava
Website: http://learnslovak.eu/

Dates: 07-Jul-2014 - 25-Jul-2014
Location: Modra-Harmónia, Slovakia

Focus: The Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture offers its prospective participants an opportunity to develop or improve their communicative skills in the Slovak language and to learn about Slovakia, its people, culture and history.

Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture is a 3-week intensive language course of Slovak language accompanied by various lectures, workshops and trips focused on contemporary Slovakia, its history and culture.

Whether you have interest in Slovakia professionally, personally or you have a Slovak family background, the Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture is a perfect way to spend your holidays in a useful way.

The Summer University is traditionally held at the Study and Congress Centre of the Comenius University in Modra Harmónia, a little town approximately 25 km from Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

The Slovak language course in the Summer University is taught at four levels:

Students are divided to groups of beginners, pre-intermediates, intermediates and advanced depending on the results of the placement test. Study groups are small, usually ranging from 6 to 12 people. The placement test takes place on the first day of the Summer University.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday comprising of four lessons of general language course before noon and two specialized lessons (phonetic exercises, conversation, stylistics) in the afternoon (one lesson = 45 minutes).

The language courses are taught by qualified and experienced teachers of Slovak as a foreign language. Teaching methods are based on the communicative approach. Textbooks can be bought at the venue.

This year the Summer University will also be accompanied by lectures on Slovak culture given by respected experts in the field, discussions and meetings with creators of contemporary Slovak culture (writers, designers, musicians, etc.)

In the afternoon and during the weekends there are also workshops on creative writing, music and drama and a wide variety of leisure time activities like sightseeing, hiking, visiting pottery workshops, museums and wine tasting.

Admission procedure. Once you have submitted your application we will contact you for the information about the payment method and further procedure.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Subject Languages: Slovak

Tuition: 550.00 EUR

Tuition Explanation:
Registration fee: 20 €
Tuition fee: 550 €
single room: 24 €/night
double room: 12 €/night
breakfast: 3 €/day
lunch: 4 €/day
dinner 4 €/day
3-day trip around Slovakia (optional): 99 €

If you register and pay by May 15th 2014 you will get a 10% discount from the tuition fee.

Registration: 31-Mar-2014 to 30-Jun-2014

Contact Person: Iveta Tunegová
Phone: +421-2-54410368
Email: tunegovacdv.uniba.sk

Apply by Email: tunegovacdv.uniba.sk
Apply on the web: http://learnslovak.eu/

Registration Instructions:
You can apply for the Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture in three ways:
- fill in the online application form which can be found at www.learnslovak.eu, or
- download the application form from www.learnslovak.eu, fill it in and send it by e-mail to: tunegovacdv.uniba.sk, or
- download the application form, fill it in and send it by post to:
Žižkova 10
820 05 Bratislava
Slovenská republika

The deadline for the application is June 30th 2014.
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