Poles, French, Germans, Hungarians, Italians and Ukrainians are among those who have signed up for the Slovak Language and Culture Summer School organised by Studia Academica Slovaca between July 31 and August 20, the TASR reported.
A total of 160 students from 38 countries and various age groups are enrolled in the course. The countries supplying the highest number of students are Poland - 15, followed by France - 13, Germany - 12, and Hungary - 11. Students from Cyprus, Moldova, China, Chile, Egypt, Georgia, Japan, Peru, Taiwan and the US are also enrolled.
Some of the foreigners are only beginning to study Slovak while others are attending the course to boost their knowledge. The students come from various backgrounds, including university students, teachers, scientists, artists, clerks, managers and interpreters at the European Parliament. The oldest student is 57 and the youngest is 18.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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1. Aug 2011 at 14:00