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On the right track

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

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