• Do I have to pay for the course?

No, all our courses are free of charge.

  • When do the courses start?

Self-study courses are available all year round. 

Tutor-supported courses always start in September and finish in May (see more information about tutor-supported courses below).

  • May I use my cellphone to complete the course?

We strongly recommend that you use your desktop computer/laptop for our courses. In general, yes, you can access our courses on your cellphone but there can be technical difficulties with some exercises. All our courses are designed by Moodle and they work best on a computer.

  • What are the contents of your A1 and A2 courses?

The courses approximately correspond to the Krížom-krážom – slovenčina A1 and A2 textbooks published by Studia Academica Slovaca – The Centre for Slovak as a Foreign Language at Comenius University in Bratislava.

Course A1 learning goals:

  • to learn the Slovak alphabet and pronunciation,
  • to be able to communicate in everyday situations using basic Slovak,
  • to learn the most common 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 calls,
  • to use the most common grammatical structures; the nominative and accusative cases, grammatical gender, comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, pronouns, numerals, verbs and their negation.

 Course A2 learning goals:

  • to be able to communicate in everyday situations using basic Slovak,
  • to learn the most common greetings and phrases, simple vocabulary related to your personal characteristics and basic needs: living, study, job and profession, leisure time, family, travelling (railway station, airport), at the doctor’s, the human body, phone calls, correspondence, the weather,
  • to use the most common grammatical structures (comparison of adjectives and adverbs, dative case, genitive case, direct vs. indirect speech, future tense, verb aspect, conditional clauses, and word order).
  •  What is the difference between tutor-supported and self-study courses?

Tutor-supported courses and self-study courses have the same content.

The self-study course is available all year round and you can study at your own pace (without uploading assignments). The tutor-supported course is launched once a year, usually in September and it continues till May. New lessons open every three weeks. This version of the course offers the option to upload assignments (essays and recordings) which are then checked and graded by our tutors. Assignments are optional but if you want to get a certificate of completion you have to upload all of them (10 essays and 10 recordings).

  • What do I have to do in order to obtain a certificate of completion?

Students who want to be awarded a certificate of completion have to follow all the instructions and submit the following assignments on time:            

 For tutor-supported courses:

  • all 10 tests at the end of lessons - 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 written assignments (essays) and 1 final comprehensive test.

 For self-study courses:

  • the same conditions apply, without assignments.
  •  Who can I contact in case of any questions, problems or suggestions?

In case of any questions please contact us at tutori@e-slovak.sk

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