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Summer School of Slovak Language and Culture - Studia Academica SlovacaPhilosophy Faculty of Comenius University, BratislavaWebsite: www.fphil.uniba.sk/?id=114Tel: (02) 5933-9497Contact: Eva ŠpaňováDates: August 3-23, 2008 (3 weeks)Applications close: May 31, 2008Cost of tuition: Ř450 (plus Ř50 registration fee)

Summer School of Slovak Language and
Culture - Studia Academica Slovaca


Philosophy Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava
Website: www.fphil.uniba.sk/?id=114
Tel: (02) 5933-9497
Contact: Eva Špaňová
Dates: August 3-23, 2008 (3 weeks)
Applications close: May 31, 2008
Cost of tuition: Ř450 (plus Ř50 registration fee)

Summer Schools of the Institute for Language and Academic Preparation for Foreign Students (UJOP)


Centre of Continuing Education
(Centrum d’alšieho vzdelávania or CDV), Comenius University, Bratislava
Website: www.cdvuk.sk (then click on the link at the top right)
Tel: (02) 5011-7719
Contact: Elena Homolová
Dates: July 7-25, 2008 (3 weeks)
Applications close: July 3, 2008
Cost of tuition: Ř450 (plus Ř20 registration fee)

Slovak Language and Culture Summer School


Center for Language Preparation,
Bratislava School of Law (a private school of higher education)
Website: www.uninova.sk/clap
Tel: (02) 6353-3148
Contact: Alena Mikolajová or Eva Maierová
Dates: July 7-18 or -25, 2008 (2 or 3 weeks)
Applications close: end of June 2008
Cost of tuition: Ř330 (2 weeks) or Ř460 (3 weeks)

Slovak for Foreigners - summer intensive courses


International House Bratislava – The Caledonian School
Website: www.caledonianschool.sk
Tel: (02) 5296-2675
Contact: Michaela Matejovičová
Dates: July 7-18, 2008 (beginners); July 21 – August 1, 2008 (pre-intermediate); August 4–15 (intermediate) (all courses two weeks)
Applications close: applications accepted up to start of course
Cost of tuition: Sk5,280 per two-week course

‘Slovenčina pre cudzincov - Slovak for Foreigners’ summer courses


Academy of Education
(Akadémia vzdelávania), Martin
Website: www.aveducation.sk, individual branches
Tel: (043) 423-0460 or 0910 114-114
Contact name: Helena Bačiaková (hbaciakova@avmt.sk)
Dates: throughout the summer, depending on student interest; two-week courses, with 5 lessons daily; first course starts July 14
Applications close: one week before course starts.
Cost of tuition: Sk6,250 per two-week course

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