Learning Slovene

Evening courses of Slovene at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies runs evening courses of Slovene language in the evenings from October to June.  The 30-week courses are split into three 10-week terms.  Classes last two hours and are held on 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.  At the end of the course, you’ll receive an official certificate.

These interactive courses develop conversation skills without losing sight of the fundamentals of grammar. They are ideal for anyone interested in the rich culture and language of Slovenia. Find out more here and join:   https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/evening-courses/slovene

More information is also available from Maja Rančigaj, Slovene language teacher: maja.rancigaj@nottingham.ac.uk

You are warmly invited to participate, so reserve your place today!  Our tutors have long experience in teaching and will help you all along the way.


Online courses of Slovene

If you are interested in online courses please contact Mag. Romana Šuštar  at romana@romana.biz

Center za slovenščino kot drugi in tuji jezik runs online courses. The list of courses can be found on this page: https://centerslo.si/tecaji-za-odrasle/


Slovene school for children

During the school year, Slovene language classes for children with Slovene roots take place on Saturdays in the classroom of St. Marylebone Parish Church (17 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LT). They are for children from the age of 4 upwards, and are organised by the Slovenian Ministry of Education, Science and Sport in cooperation with the Slovenian National Education Institute. Children are divided into three groups according to their knowledge of Slovene and age.

There is no charge for the tuition; parents only contribute towards photocopying costs once a year.

The first group starts at 10:30 a.m. and the last group finishes at 2:50 pm.

The teacher is Urška Rozman, a professor of Slovene language and comparative literature.

For further information contact u.rozman@gmail.com or phone 07960 666747


Slovene playgroup for children


The Slovene playgroup for children is for all pre-school children with Slovene roots who live in London. This is a guided group where children learn about Slovene culture and language through an entertaining and interesting programme which includes puppet shows, singing of children’s songs, reading stories, creative workshops and a lot of playing. All this is done in the Slovene language. We meet every second Saturday at Fitzrovia Centre, 2 Foley Street, London W1W 6DL, from 10:20 to 12:20 (http://www.fitzroviacommunitycentre.org/content/about-us)

This is a stay & play group where the parents are in charge of their children.

When you join, you need to confirm that you live in London or the surroundings and that you will attend the playgroup. An administrator will send you a personal message. Upon joining you are asked to contribute £20 for “petty cash” which is used for hiring the rooms. When the money runs out, you will be asked for new contributions.


Undergraduate studies of Slovene at the University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is the only university in the United Kingdom where Slovene can be studied to a degree level. You can study Slovene in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, where Slovene has been taught uninterruptedly since 1974. Various courses are aimed at full-time and part-time students alike, who can study the language for either one, two or three years.

Due to the Erasmus student exchange programme, there is the opportunity for a student of Slovene to spend part of their academic year in Slovenia at the University of Ljubljana, where they can further perfect their Slovene, or they can join the Comenius Programme and spend their Year Abroad as language assistants. Students can also obtain a grant to study Slovene at the Summer Seminar for Slovene Language, Literature and Culture organised by the University of Ljubljana.

For more information about opportunities to study Slovene in Nottingham, go to: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/slavonic/ or email: maja.rancigaj@nottingham.ac.uk


Other websites of Slovene student groups:

Cambridge University Slovenian Society (CUSiS): http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cusis/


Gallus Aeternus – Slovene Choir in London

Jasna Meyer is the conductor of the Slovene choir in London. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings at a location near Waterloo Station. If you are interested to join the choir you will be most welcome.

For further information contact gallus.aeternus@gmail.com.