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Spectator College

The Spectator College is a programme designed to support the study and teaching of English in Slovakia, as well as to inspire interest in important public issues among young people. The project was created by The Slovak Spectator in cooperation with their exclusive partner – the Leaf Academy.

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I’m proud of my Roma pupils, a teacher from a Svit school says

Peter Šinály joined Teach for Slovakia to help transform Slovak education, starting as a teacher in a primary school in Svit.Peter Dlhopolec, 25. Sep 2020, at 8:15

Primary school teacher Peter Šinály teaches chemistry on September 10, 2020 in the town of Svit, near Poprad.
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His initial bet on an unknown school got him to Canada

Andrej Grman transferred from a regular school to the LEAF Academy in Bratislava, hoping to pursue a career in business one day.Peter Dlhopolec, 25. Sep 2020, at 7:29

Andrej Grman is a Leaf Academy graduate, currently studying at the University of British Columbia.
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Unusual subjects are part of the curriculum in Slovak schools

Some schools have introduced falconry, other students learn about astronomy.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Sep 2020, at 7:11

Pupils at Maximilán Hell Primary School in Štiavnické Bane study falconry as a compulsory subject from Year 5.
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Glossary: A teaching programme creates a new generation of education leaders

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Sep 2020, at 21:05

The Komenského 2 Primary School in Svit, eastern Slovakia.
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Poll: Muslims are seen as the least preferred neighbours

Slovaks have not fully embraced diversity yet.Peter Dlhopolec, 28. Aug 2020, at 7:55

Afghan Rayeiz Rahman takes Košice locals to the places he likes in the city during one of the[fjúžn] walks on December 11, 2019.
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‘I pretended I wasn’t Roma to avoid being pointed out’

Roma student Daniel Bunda talks about discrimination, role models, changes,and more.Peter Dlhopolec, 28. Aug 2020, at 7:30

Roma student and volunteer Daniel Bunda is the latest guest on the Bringing World to the Classroom podcast.
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Roma people targeted by hoaxes during a pandemic

The Facebook hoax about free medication for the minority has been on rotation since 2011.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Aug 2020, at 0:06

The AFP has disproved a couple of Roma-targeted hoaxes appearing on social media during a pandemic.
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Glossary: Slovaks must see diversity positively to prosper

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Aug 2020, at 21:10

Two Roma sisters and their father look out the window in the town of Vranov nad Topľou, eastern Slovakia, on August 22, 2020.
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The revival of Slovak rugby championed by French player

Having first discovered Slovakia thanks to Erasmus, Charles Cimetière returned to popularise rugby.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jul 2020, at 9:46

French Charlie Cimetière came to Slovakia for the first time in 2009, spending his Erasmus in Bratislava.
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No job, 200 dollars in his pocket. How a Colombian photographer became Slovak

Gustavo Pizano came to Slovakia over a decade ago.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jul 2020, at 9:10

Colombian-Slovak photographer Gustavo Pizano.
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Migrants and refugees spotlighted in posters amid the pandemic

Nearly 80 works were submitted to the Milan Šimečka Foundation’s Refjúžn Poster contest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jul 2020, at 8:29

One of the 2020 'Refjúžn' posters, 'Together', was created by Michal Rafaj.
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Glossary: Multicultural society and Slovakia

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jul 2020, at 8:03

July 2020's Spectator College focuses on multicultural society.
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From manufacturing to something better. Industry 4.0 could redefine Slovakia

Education responding to the labour market and lifelong learning remain keys to success.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Jun 2020, at 9:12

The EU’s post-coronavirus support is a big incentive to rebuild Slovakia’s economy and education.
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The reskilling revolution is a much-needed step forward

The WEF has published almost 100 future jobs with required skills.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Jun 2020, at 8:48

Selfactory co-founder and technical director Iveta Tonhauserová(right)
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Post-coronavirus demand for health workers to grow

ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage 2020 reveals jobs in short supply.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2020, at 8:11

Trade positions, such as welders and electricians, continue to be the hardest roles to fill, ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage 2020 survey has found
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Glossary: Future jobs will prompt us to upgrade skills

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Jun 2020, at 7:26

Craig Federighi, vice president on Mac Software, talks about the new Mountain Lion software during the Apple Developers Conference in San Francisco, June 11, 2012.
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Science in Slovakia: Plenty of talents, minimal support

Little things, not only money, can move Slovak science forward.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. May 2020, at 5:07

Scientist Erik Szabó, who works for the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava, features the Bringing World to the Classroom podcast.
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Asteroids approach our planet almost daily. Collision is unlikely

New York City flattened in a fictional asteroid impact scenario in 2019. Minor Planet Center publishes all close approaches.Peter Dlhopolec, 22. May 2020, at 4:44

This view of asteroid Bennu ejecting particles from its surface on Jan. 6, 2019, was created by combining two images taken by the NavCam 1 imager aboard NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.
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Fossil fuels damage forest biodiversity in Europe

European countries need to cut down on excess nitrogen.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2020, at 3:52

Bluebells, also known as wild Hyacinth, bloom in the Hallerbos forest in Halle, Belgium, on Wednesday April 29, 2015.
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Glossary: Science is as wide as the whole universe

Spectator College provides readers who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2020, at 3:38

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on September 8, 2016.