The Slovak language, sometimes referred to as "Slovakian", is an Indo-European language belonging to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish and Sorbian). Slovak is mutually intelligible with Czech.
Slovak is spoken in Slovakia (by 5 million people), the United States (500,000, emigrants), the Czech Republic (320,000), Hungary (20,000), Northern Serbia-Vojvodina (60,000), Romania (22,000), Poland (20,000), Canada (20,000, emigrants), Australia (emigrants), Austria, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Croatia (5,000) and some other countries.
Slovakia or Slovak Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe . The Slovak Republic borders the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south. The largest city is its capital, Bratislava. Slovakia is a member state of the European Union and other international organizations. Slovakia became independent on 1 January 1993, after the Velvet Divorce from the Czech Republic.
Slovakia has had a difficult transition from a centrally planned economy to a modern market economy. GDP growth has been one of the highest in the EU and is expected to reach 8.0% in 2007. Unemployment, peaking at 19.2% at the end of 2001, decreased again to 8.9% (March 2007). In addition to the economic growth, migration of workers to other member-states of the European Union also contributed to this reduction. The unemployment rate still remains among the highest in the EU.Slovakia plans to adopt the Euro currency on 1 January 2009 and has already entered the ERM II for this purpose.
Whether you are learning Slovak for business, leisure or academic purpose, at LSI we will ensure that your Slovak language course is a successful and enjoyable experience:
1. Your current level of Slovak and training requirements will be carefully assessed.
2. Our Slovak tutors, who are all highly-qualified, have many years of experience in teaching Slovak at all levels.
3. Your course will be tailor-made to meet your specific training needs, ensuring that it is relevant, practical, effective and fun.
4. Your Slovak course materials will consist of a combination of relevant up-to-date materials such as books, authentic documents, audio and video recordings.
5. You will be provided with regular reports at the end of each course module.
Corporate In-company Language Training
Our 30 years of experience in providing business language training allows us to meet the particular needs of our clients from all sectors such as charities, financial services, insurance, import export, law, management consultancies, manufacturing industries, market research, oil and gas, building and property development or relocation.
Intensive Language Training
Intensive courses are ideal for people who wish to have a kick start or a refresher course prior to an important business meeting, examinations or a holiday.
Remember that an intensive course needs to be consolidated by regular practise in order to maintain the knowledge you have acquired over a short period of time.
We organise weekly Slovak evening classes in central London for beginners. Beginners group classes cover general topics for those with no prior knowledge of the language such as: greetings and introductions, buying tickets, eating out, shopping, asking for personal information etc. The maximum number of students is 10 per class.