Language school iCan, Bratislava
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for life, studies and business

The Slovak language

The Slovak language is the official language of Slovakia. It is used for communication and official documentation. 90 % of educational programmes in this country are also in Slovak , except for the cases of training in English or other foreign languages. Education in Slovakia for citizens from other countries is free of charge if it is held in the Slovak language. This rule applies to all foreigners without exception.

Therefore, if you decide to get education in Slovakia, it is advisable to learn Slovak immediately. Language belongs to a group of Western Slavic languages using the Latin alphabet.
 
Advantages of the knowledge of Slovak are undeniable:
  • allows you to receive education for free in Slovakia in the Slovak language,
  • makes the integration into Slovak society easier.

 

The Slovak language for university studies

A lot of people want to get high quality education in European countries. Popularity of Slovakia is enormous due to the fact that it is a hospitable country in the heart of Europe. At the same time, Slovakia provides favourable conditions for living and studying.

Diplomas of Slovak universities are recognized all over EU. Another advantage is the opportunity for foreign citizens to receive free education in Slovakia. If you pass our courses of the Slovak language, it will help you to prepare for university entrance exams; you will be able to continue your education on the same basis as the Slovaks. It is a program A: The preparation for the entrance to university to study in the Slovak language.

Program A characteristics: The preparation for the entrance to university to study in the Slovak language

  • Duration of the course: 10 months, beginning in September - June.
  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • The number of students in the group: 5 - 12.
  • The intensity of training: for 28 - 30 hours a week.
  • Price: 1899 euros / 5 months, 3798 euros / 10 months.
  • Time: 9:00 - 10:30, break, then 10:50 - 12:20 break 13:00 - 14:30

In addition, some of the Slovak universities offer you the possibility of admission based on certificates contest, which will save you from having to pass entrance exams. This will not only save your efforts, but also time. However, knowledge of Slovak is a prerequisite for obtaining high-quality education.

If you have already received higher education at home at the bachelor or professional level, you can continue your studies at master's or doctoral degree in Slovakia. The courses of Slovak in Bratislava will help you to enrol to any university, for example:

  • Comenius University

  • Slovak University of Technology

  • University of Economics in Bratislava

  • The School of Management

Our training programme for university entrance (Programme A) will also help you to obtain a national visa in Slovakia.

The Slovak language for admission to a Slovak school

The Slovak legislative does not create difficulties for entering or continuing your studies at primary schools. Your child will be admitted to any school in the community without any additional questions, and even without knowing the language, and they undertake to teach them Slovak, as well. However, if he/she already has a certificate of primary schooling and will reflect about the continuation of studies at secondary school in Slovakia, there could be some difficulties. Child will have to understand and communicate in the Slovak language very well. What can we do in such a delicate situation? How to organize the rapid preparation of the child for school? Here you can get help from a language course under the program B: Preparation of a student to school attendance in the Slovak language.

Our aim is to prepare the pupil in the language, as if he/she was educated in Slovak before. The course is focused on the specifics of the practical Slovak language for a pupil from a foreign language environment, especially in the area of orthography (spelling), vocabulary and reading with comprehension.

We are not affiliated with a particular school, because the choice of the institution depends on the place of residence, the scope of interests (sports, languages, mathematics, etc.) or IQ of the student. In any situation, the qualified employees of our company will help you with enrolling in school according to your requirements (Program B).

 

Program B characteristics: Preparation of a pupil to the school attendance in the Slovak language

  • Duration: six months, October - March.
  • Minimum age: 15 years.
  • The number of students in the group: individual or 3 - 5.
  • Duration: at least six months.
  • The intensity of training: daily for 4 hours (Slovak language), possibility to arrange tutoring from other subjects.
  • Time and price: upon agreement with the client.

 

The Slovak language for life

If you decide to find a job in Slovakia, for normal communication and life you will need basic knowledge of the Slovak language. Therefore, our experts have prepared a programme for foreigners: the Slovak language for everyday communication. We offer intensive (daily for six months - the program C) and less intensive course (evening course twice or three times a week for two academic hours - the D program). The intensive course prepare foreigners for everyday communication and will allow you to get a national visa of Slovakia for a period of training.

Programme C characteristics: The Slovak language for everyday communication - intensive course

  • Duration: 5 or 10 months, beginning in September or February.
  • Minimum age: 15 years.
  • The number of students in the group: 5 - 12.
  • Duration: at least 5 months.
  • The intensity of training: 5 hours daily.
  • Price: 1849 € / 5 months, 3598 € / 10months.
  • Time: 9:00 - 10:30, break, then 10:50 - 12:20 + consultation.

Programme D characteristics: The Slovak language for everyday communication - semi-intensive course

  • Duration: 3 months, beginning September, January or April.
  • Minimum age: 15 years.
  • The number of students in the group: 5 - 12.
  • Duration: at least 3 months.
  • The intensity of training: 2 hours two or three times a week.
  • Price: 180 € / 2 hours two times a week for 3 months, 270 € / 2 hours three times a week for 3 months.
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:30 or 18:00 - 19:30 or by agreement.

The Slovak language for business use

If you are serious about starting your own business in Slovakia and you want to run your business here, to make it as quickly and efficiently as possible it is better to start a programme studying the Slovak language for business communication according to the programe F: The Slovak language for business communication - semi-intensive course.

Programme F characteristics: Slovak language for business communication - semi-intensive course

  • Duration: 3 months, beginning September, January or April.
  • Minimum age: 15 years.
  • The number of students in the group: 5 - 12.
  • Duration: at least 3 months.
  • The intensity of training: 2 hours two or three times a week.
  • Price: 180 € / 2 hours two times a week for 3 months, 270 € / 2 hours three times a week for 3 months.
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:30 or 18:00 - 19:30 or by agreement.

SlovakiaInvest company, which is our long-term partner and the undisputed leader in the starting of companies for foreign citizens,can assist you in the establishment of your enterprise/company. Training courses for foreigners give them an opportunity to get a residence permit in Slovakia for the period of training.

The Slovak language for Foreign Doctors

General characteristics of the course:

  • Duration: from 3 to 6 months.
  • The course consists of 2 parts.

The first part:The General Slovak Language course, for the participants who have not reached B1 level of Slovak.

Duration: September, 18, 2017 to December, 19, 2017 - 3 months, 360 lessons. Price: 1699 €.

The second part: Special Slovak Language Course is for foreign doctors who have reached B1 level of Slovak. Duration: January, 10, 2018 to March, 31, 2018 - 3 months, 76 lessons. Price: 499 €.

If you have already reached B1 level of Slovak, you can start the second part of course. Check your level of Slovak for free here:

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Purpose of the course:

The language school iCan offers study in Slovak language for foreign doctors. Slovak language Course for Foreign Doctors, who want continue medical practice in Slovakia and need to take professional exam, will start since September, 2017

Tagret group:

Slovak Language Course for Foreign Doctors is offered to 2 groups of participants:

  1. Doctors who are in Slovakia (full-time study)
  2. Doctors who are not in Slovakia (distance learning – skype).

  

*The General Slovak Course:

  1. Intensive course= 6 lessoms per day (360 lessons at all).
  2. The intensity of training:from Monday to Friday.
  3. The number of students in the group: minimum 5.
  4. Duration: September, 18, 2017 to December, 19, 2017.
  5. Price: 1699 €.

 

**The Special Slovak language Course:

  1. Semi-intensive course = 76 lessons.
  2. The intensity of training: 2 lessons 3 times per week.
  3. The number of students in the group: minimum 5.
  4. Duration: January, 10, 2018 to March, 31, 2018.
  5. Included: 10 professional topics, for example, hospital and medical equipment, medical records, health and full examination of patients, symptoms of illness, treatment, surgical and postoperative care, diseases, etc.
  6. Lecture on: the Slovak laws, which regulate medical and pharmaceutical assistance in the Slovak Republic.
  7. The price of the course includes study materials.
  8. Price: 499 €.

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811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia
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