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What is it?

Within the framework of the Year Plus module, international students are able to learn Slovene:

SLOVENIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE – LECTORATE 1 (3 ECTS CREDIT POINTS)

It is a course of Slovenian as a foreign language designed especially for the University of Ljubljana students to meet their specific communicative needs by learning the Slovenian language systematically in an organized setting. The course is implemented through language practice in groups of 20 students, thus encouraging active students' participation in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Teaching and learning is adapted to the level of communicative language skills of the participants, the contents reflecting the actual needs in everyday life communication as well as for study purposes. The student load corresponds to 3 ECTS credit points, including 60 hours of group work.

SLOVENIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE – LECTORATE 2 (3 ECTS CREDIT POINTS)

It is a course of Slovenian as a foreign language designed for the students already mastering the level of the Slovenian language skills provided by the Slovenian as a foreign language – lectorate 1. The course is implemented through language practice in groups of 20. Teaching and learning is adapted to the level of communicative language skills of the participants, the contents reflecting the actual needs in everyday communication as well as in the academic environment of the University of Ljubljana. The student load corresponds to 3 ECTS credit points, including 60 hours of group work.

Students can select one of the following elective courses (they select one, both or none):

SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE AND SLOVENIAN CULTURE (3 ECTS CREDIT POINTS)

The course is designed for the international students at the University of Ljubljana wishing to improve their knowledge of the Slovenian language and culture for better integration in the Slovenian society, everyday life, study, and work in Slovenia. The topics of the course are related to geographical, historical, artistic, literary and other cultural features, ethnological, political and economic phenomena, social activities and life in the modern Slovenian society. The course also includes an overview of the current events in fine arts, theatre, dance, film and music.

USE OF IT FOR STUDY (3 ECTS CREDIT POINTS)

Provides you with theory and practical skills of:

  • use of faculty information systems (university digital identity, web classroom, student information system, Eduroam),
  • use of library services (COBISS, search and checking out, material availability),
  • use of UL repositository,
  • basics of professional writing,
  • word processing software,
  • structuring written reports,
  • ethics in writing (citing, plagiarism, intellectual property),
  • making interactive presentations (Prezi, PowerPoint),
  • culture of electronic communication,
  • collaborative and productivity tools (Google Drive, Dropbox, Office 365, Overleaf, ShareLaTeX).

The student load corresponds to 3 ECTS credit points including 45 hours of group work. The course is carried out at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

 SLOVENIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE - LECTORATE 3 (3 ECTS CREDIT POINTS)

The course is designed for the foreign students already mastering the level of the Slovenian language skills provided by the Slovenian as a foreign language – lectorate 2 and provides for additional improvement of communicative language skills in gropus of 20 students. Teaching and learning is adapted to the level of language skills of the participants and to the communication needs of the academic environment. The student load corresponds to 3 ECTS credit points, including 60 hours of group work.

Slovene as a Foreign Language – Lectorate 3 is forseen at the end of the Summer Examination period. Lectorate 3 is a two-week intensive course of Slovene and is held only if sufficient number of students apply.

Student who accumulates at least 30 ECTS credit points during the first study year at the University of Ljubljana, of which at least 6 ECTS credit points are from the Slovenian language course (Lectorate 1 and Lectorate 2) is entitled to a one year extension of the student status during his or her studies.

To be eligible for Year Plus, a student must be enrolled in one of the degree programmes at the University of Ljubljana.