• Official name: Slovak Republic (SR)• State formation date: 1st January 1993• Membership in international organisations: EU (since 1st May 2004), NATO, UN, UNESCO, OECD, OBSE, CERN, WHO, IN TERPOL, etc.• International codes: SK, SVK• Location: Central Europe• Capital city: Bratislava• Official language: Slovak• Minorities: Hungarian, Polish, Ukrainian, German, Romany
age 15 – 19 (first year is compulsory) 3 streams:1. Gymnázium – (4 years)-prepares students mainly for university studies)2. Technical and Vocational schools - (4years) prepare qualified staff for different branches of national economy or for university3. Apprentice Centres – (3 or 4 years) prepare students for qualified professions in industry, construction, agriculture, etc.
age 19-25 , 3 levels of higher education:1. Bachelor study programme (Bakalár)2. Master study programme (Magister)3. Doctoral study programme (PhD)32 universities and colleges in Slovakia – law, medicine, business, international relations, pedagogy, agriculture, tourism, technology, chemistry, pharmacy, theology, IT, ecology, environment, philology, etc.Comenius University in Bratislava – the oldest and the biggest
• Founded in 1967• Number of students: 400• Prepares students for: 1. professions – secretary, bank officer, accountant, travel agent, manager... 2. university studies – Economic Uni, Faculty of Law, others.
English German Russian • Two foreign languages are compulsory: 2. – 10 hours (3-3-2-2) 1. - 16 hours (4-4-3-3+2)• Final (School leaving) Exam from 1 foreign language – compulsory – B1
• Project work – projects via Internet• E-mail correspondence with partners from abroad • E-twinning projects • Video-conferences