Slovenian or Slovene is an Indo-European language that belongs to the family of South Slavic languages. It is spoken by approximately 2.2 million speakers worldwide, the majority of whom live in Slovenia. Slovenian is one of the official languages of the European Union..
Most Slovenians live within the borders of the independent Slovenia (1,631,363). There are Slovenian minorities in northeastern parts of Italy (estimated at 83,000 - 100,000), southern Austria (18,000), Croatia (13,200) and Hungary (3,180). Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia officially recognize Slovenians as national minorities.
Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia is a coastal Alpine country in southern Central Europe bordering Italy on the west, the Adriatic Sea on the southwest, Croatia on the south and east, Hungary on the northeast, and Austria on the north. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana.
Slovenia has a high-income developed economy which enjoys the highest GDP per capita ($25,266 in 2007) of the newly joined EU countries, or around 86% of the EU average. The country's relatively high rate of inflation declined to 2.3% by 2006 and is now comparable to the average in the European Union. Overall, the country is on a sound economic footing. It was the first new member of the EU to adopt the euro as the country's only currency on 1 January 2007. Moreover, Slovenia will also be the first new member state to hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2008.
Whether you are learning Slovenian for business, leisure or academic purpose, at LSI we will ensure that your Slovenian language course is a successful and enjoyable experience:
1. Your current level of Slovenian and training requirements will be carefully assessed.
2. Our Slovenian tutors, who are all highly-qualified, have many years of experience in teaching Slovenian 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 Slovenian 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 Slovenian 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.