Course A1 information
Basic informatione-slovak A1 consists of 10 topic-based units introducing day-to-day situations in the lives of the four main characters: Johanna, Zuzana, Róbert and Carlo. The course approximately corresponds to the textbook called Krížom-krážom – slovenčina A1 (1st Ed., 2007). It is one of the series of textbooks Krížom-krážom which have been published by Studia Academica Slovaca – The Centre for Slovak as a Foreign Language at Faculty of Arts Comenius University in Bratislava. It is used by students studying Slovak at many universities abroad, by compatriots and also by students at different language schools in Slovakia.
- to know the Slovak alphabet and pronunciation
- to be able to communicate in basic Slovak in everyday situations
- to know elementary greetings and phrases, simple vocabulary related to your personal characteristics, living, study, job and profession, description of interior and exterior (city), shopping, food, colours, numbers, phone call
- to use the most frequent grammatical structures; nominative and accusative case, grammatical gender, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, pronouns, numerals, verbs and their negation
Primarily international students of Slovak and Slavic languages, the Slovaks living abroad or ex-pats, applicants for study programs in Slovakia which are part of development aid of the Slovak Republic, participants of the "Studia Academica Slovaca" Summer School and all people interested in studying Slovak language and culture.
- basic computer and Internet literacy
- English Pre-Intermediate level (A2)
You are free to use all the facilities of our e-slovak online course. Your learning in each lesson consists of several activities and exercises and you can work with them as many times as you need.Each lesson contains:
- dialogues with new words, phrases and illustrations, reading and listening followed by reading and listening comprehension self evaluation exercises,
- acquisition of vocabulary and grammar with self evaluation exercises,
- short final test
- audio assignment – you should make a short audio recording on the current topic (who are you, where are you from etc.) and we provide a feedback of your presentation
- written assignment – you should write a short essay on the current topic (description of your best friend, your dreamflat etc.) and we give you a feedback
On the course page you can also find:
- grammar guide (with grammar tabs)
- simple online Slovak-English dictionary
- Discussion forum
Certificate of Completion
There is an option of getting the Certificate of Completion of the e-learning course of Slovak as a foreign language.
Students who want to be awarded a certificate of completion have to follow all the instructions and to be on time with the following assignments:
- all 10 short tests at the end of each lesson - the pass rate is 60 percent and you have three attempts to pass the test,
- all 10 audio recordings and all 10 essays,
- a comprehensive test at the end of the course – the pass rate is 60 percent.
In total: 10 small lesson tests, 10 audio assignments, 10 short written assignments (essays) and 1 final comprehensive test (available 28th April 2021 - 18th May 2021)
- 23rd September 2020 – 13th October 2020 : Lesson 1
- 14th October 2020 - 3rd November 2020 : Lesson 2
- 4th November 2020 - 24th November 2020 : Lesson 3
- 25th November 2020 - 15th December 2020 : Lesson 4
- 16th December 2020 - 12th January 2021: Lesson 5
- 24th December 2020 - 6th January 2021: HOLIDAY
- 13th January 2021- 2nd February 2021: Lesson 6
- 3rd February 2021- 23rd February 2021: Lesson 7
- 24th February 2021- 16th March 2021: Lesson 8
- 17th March 2021- 6th April 2021: Lesson 9
- 7th April 2021- 27th April 2021: Lesson 10
- 28th April 2021- 18th May 2021: REVISION AND FINAL TEST
To make our communication effective and progressive, we suggest that you follow the recommended schedule.
We use the Learning Management System Moodle in our course.
Grammar guide is presented in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view it (download it for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/).
Some Assignments need to be submitted in .doc or .docx format, created by Microsoft Word, or with OpenOffice Writer (free download at www.openoffice.org).
To listen to the audiorecordings (dialogues) and to make your own audio recordings you need Adobe Flash installed in your web browser (get it for free at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/).
For any technical problems with your computer related to the e-slovak access, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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There are no course fees associated with the work in the e-slovak course. The course is free of charge.