A SLOVAK language teaching centre will be set up in the United States, according to a memorandum that Education Minister Dušan Čaplovič and the representatives of the California University of Pennsylvania signed on October 24, the TASR newswire reported.
There are 1.2 million people living in the US who claim Slovak nationality. Most live in Pennsylvania (especially in Pittsburgh) and Ohio, with a smaller group in New Jersey, TASR reported citing Education Ministry data.
The project, which aims at providing an online study programme for Slovak, is designed mainly for companies and organisations with business contacts in Slovakia like U.S. Steel. Individuals, applicants for Slovak university studies as well as organisations in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and western Virginia are also a target of the program.
The online courses are created and run by Studia Academica Slovaca, part of Comenius University's Faculty of Philosophy focusing on Slovak for foreign students. The California University of Pennsylvania will serve as the American partner in the project, providing marketing, the assigning of potential students to courses and related services.
Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
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25. Oct 2013 at 13:00