Nearly 100 foreigners living in countries such as Serbia, Russia, the USA, Thailand and Vietnam will study the Slovak language at the Slovak Language Summer University in Bratislava this summer, Andrea Kučerová of the public relations department of Comenius University in Bratislava told the TASR newswire on July 9. The 22nd edition of the course organised by the Centre of Continuing Education at Comenius University has 98 people enrolled.

"The significance and benefit of this course lies in one's acquisition of basic knowledge of the Slovak language or mastering one's possession of it, as well as in one's getting familiar with the Slovak culture and deepening ties with the country of one's ancestors in a picturesque area of the Small Carpathians," said Klaudia Backaiová, head of the Institute for Language and Academic Preparation of Foreign Students at the Centre.

The course began on July 9 and will run for three weeks with students’ ages ranging from 18 to 68. The students will also make trips to the Tatras and Slovakia's mining towns as part of the course. In addition to the Slovak Language Summer University, the Faculty of Philosophy at Comenius University will organise the 48th edition of Studia Academica Slovaca in August that also includes classes in the Slovak language and culture.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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