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  • 1. ON THE RIGHT TRACK
    EXISTING COUNSELLING METHODS
    IN
    THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  • 2. THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
  • 3. COUNSELLING METHODS IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
    • About 25 bigger and smaller educational institutions offer Slovak language for foreigners courses
  • COUNSELLING METHODS IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
    • 2 main schools of Slovak for foreigners (departments of universities):
    • 4. - "Institute for Language and Academic Preparation" for foreign students - the integral part of Comenius University
    - “Centre for Language and Academic Preparation” - the language centre of Pan European University
  • 5. COUNSELLING METHODS IN THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
    • Migration Information Centre – part of The International Organization for Migration (IOM) with 2 centres in Bratislava and Kosice
    • 6. Private website provides foreigners with valuable information about Slovakia
  • "Institute for Language and Academic Preparation" of Comenius University
    • Established in 1960
    • 7. Specialized in preparing international students for their study at all universities in Slovakia.About 10,000 foreigners prepared for taking up higher education in Slovakia (in Slovak language)
    • 8. The only school offering full-time course of Slovak language as a foreign language
    • 9. The only school awarded the European Label for the project of assessing Slovak language proficiency
    • 10. Source: http://www.cdvuk.sk/blade/index.php?c=1739&about-us
  • "Institute for Language and Academic Preparation" of Comenius University
    • The main targets at present:
    • 11. a complete preparation of international students for all levels of university courses in Slovakia - both in language and professional aspects
    • 12. teaching of Slovak as a foreign language in courses of various duration and extent (in full-time as well as part-time programmes)
    • 13. testing and assessing of Slovak language proficiency as a foreign language
    • 14. study stays of students studying Slovak language at universities abroad
    • 15. publishing of own textbooks and study materials
    • 16. marketing, promotion and recruitment of international students for university studies in Slovakia
    • 17. Source: http://www.cdvuk.sk/blade/index.php?c=1739&about-us
  • "Institute for Language and Academic Preparation" of Comenius University
    • Language and Academic Preparation before University Studies- Study groups are formed according to the future fields of study
    - duration - 1 semester , tuition fee - 3,750 euro
    • 10-month Slovak Language Course  
    - 20 lessons/week tuition fee: 3,650 euro
    • 5-month Slovak Language Course  
    -  372 hours total, tuition fee: 1,875 euro
    • Summer University of Slovak Language
    • 18.  Evening classes of Slovak Language
    - 80 lessons - tuition fee:320 euro
    • Source: http://www.cdvuk.sk/blade/index.php?c=1739&about-us
  • “Centre for Language and Academic Preparation” - the language centre of Pan European University in Bratislava
    • Intensive course of Slovak language – from 240 to 400 hours
    • 19. Foundation programmes – preparatory courses for studying in Slovakia
    • 20. Evening courses of Slovak language – 44 hours (11 weeks)
    • 21. Summer School of Slovak language – 30 hours of language and culture classes
    • 22. Intensive course of Slovak language for students of “Erasmus” programme
    • 23. Details about tuition fees, terms and duration are sent to candidates after filling in the enrolment documents
    • 24. Source: http://www.uninova.sk/cjop/src/index_en.php
  • "Institute for Language and Academic Preparation" of Comenius University and “Centre for Language and Academic Preparation” - the language centre of Pan European University in Bratislava
    • Websites of both institutions contain links to sites useful and important for foreigners:
    • 25. How to obtain a student visa?
    • 26. How to apply for a scholarship?
    • 27. How to apply for a legal residence?
    • 28. Information about history and culture ofSlovakia
    • 29. Ministry of Interior and Administration
    • 30. Migration Centre
    • 31. Source: http://www.cdvuk.sk/blade/index.php?c=1739&about-us
    • 32. http://www.uninova.sk/cjop/src/index_en.php
  • Migration Information Centre
    • Multilingual booklets offer basic information for foreigners:
    - Welcome to Slovakia
    - Sole Trading of Foreign Nationals in Slovakia
    - Marriage in Slovakia
    - Employment of Foreign Nationals in Slovakia
    • They provide information in Slovak, English, Romanian, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese languages
    • 33. Source: http://mic.iom.sk/en/home.html
  • Migration Information Centre
    • The Low-Threshold Course
    • 34. For all foreigners - third country nationals (non EU) with a temporary, permanent or tolerated residence in Slovakia
    • 35. For all age categories
    • 36. Each lesson is an individual unit
    • 37. From beginner to pre-intermediate levels
    • 38. Without registration and withoutentrance exams
    • 39. Free of Charge
    • 40. Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
    • 41. Source: http://mic.iom.sk/en/home.html
  • Migration Information Centre
    • The Low-Threshold Course
    • 42. Topics of the Lessons:
    • 43. Personal IntroductionCity Orientation
    • 44. Shopping Education
    • 45. Authorities and ServicesRestaurants
    • 46. Social Life Leisure Time
    • 47. Time and DateVisual Appearance
    • 48. Communication Holidays in Slovakia
    • 49. Source: http://mic.iom.sk/en/home.html
  • Migration Information Centre
    The Migration Information Centre (MIC) is an information centre of the IOM – International Organization for Migration in Bratislava.
    The MIC provides counselling to foreigners who have a legal residence or intend to live or work in Slovakia on a long-term basis. Objective of the MIC is to provide migrants with help, counselling and essential information facilitating their integration in the work and social life in Slovakia.
    • Source: http://mic.iom.sk/en/home.html
  • Migration Information Centre
    • The information and counselling is provided by:
    • 50. Personal consultations in the MIC office in Bratislava:
    • 51. Personal consultations in the MIC office in Košice
    • 52. Email
    • 53. Discounted information helpline 0850 211 478
    • 54. The website
    • 55. Source: http://mic.iom.sk/en/home.html
  • Migration Information Centre
    • During its 4-year existence:
    • 56. Individual counselling to more than1,500 foreigners
    • 57. The totalamount of consultations:5270
    • 58. Counselling and financial assistance tomore than 130 clients
    • 59. 42 information meetings
    • 60. Source: http://mic.iom.sk/en/home.html
  • „The Foreigner's Guide to Slovakia”
    • created by an American teacher of English in Slovakia
    • 61. kind of guide for foreigners (particularly Americans, but not only).
    • 62. information about the culture, cuisine, customs, geography and history
    • 63. pictorial dictionary of English - Slovak
    • 64. links to online courses of Slovak language (unfortunately paid ones)
    • 65. Source: http:/­/­www.fgslovakia.com
  • ON THE RIGHT TRACK
    EXISTING COUNSELLING METHODS
    IN
    THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC
    PREPARED BY: Sławomir Rudziński