Foreigners interested in getting to know Slovak culture and in learning the Slovak language have been enrolling at the Studia Academica Slovaca's (SAS) Slovak Language and Culture Summer School which started at the beginning of August, said SAS secretary Adela Gábriková.
The summer classes take place between August 1 and 21 and are held at the Public Administration Institute. A total of 167 students from 38 countries had applied before the course started, the oldest being a 62-year-old American. French citizens have shown the most interest, with 18 signing up. Another 13 students are Polish, 12 German, ten Hungarian, nine Italian, eight Serbian and eight Ukrainian. There are two Czech students and one each from China, Cuba, Libya, Argentina, Norway, Belgium, Sweden and Greece.
"There will be university students, but also artists, managers, scholars and administrators among those taking part," Gábriková told the TASR newswire, adding that EU translators are also regulars. SAS is a specialised department of Comenius University's School of Philosophy.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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3. Aug 2010 at 10:00