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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. 

Primary school teacher Peter Šinály teaches chemistry on September 10, 2020 in the town of Svit, near Poprad.
Peter Šinály joined Teach for Slovakia to help transform Slovak education, starting as a teacher in a primary school in Svit. 25. sep25. Sep 2020, at 8:15
Andrej Grman is a Leaf Academy graduate, currently studying at the University of British Columbia.
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Andrej Grman transferred from a regular school to the LEAF Academy in Bratislava, hoping to pursue a career in business one day. 25. sep25. Sep 2020, at 7:29
Pupils at Maximilán Hell Primary School in Štiavnické Bane study falconry as a compulsory subject from Year 5.
Some schools have introduced falconry, other students learn about astronomy. 25. sep25. Sep 2020, at 7:11
The Komenského 2 Primary School in Svit, eastern 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. 2. sep2. Sep 2020, at 21:05
Afghan Rayeiz Rahman takes Košice locals to the places he likes in the city during one of the[fjúžn] walks on December 11, 2019.
Slovaks have not fully embraced diversity yet. 28. aug28. Aug 2020, at 7:55
Roma student and volunteer Daniel Bunda is the latest guest on the Bringing World to the Classroom podcast.
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Roma student Daniel Bunda talks about discrimination, role models, changes,and more. 28. aug28. Aug 2020, at 7:30
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Roma people targeted by hoaxes during a pandemic

The AFP has disproved a couple of Roma-targeted hoaxes appearing on social media during a pandemic.
The Facebook hoax about free medication for the minority has been on rotation since 2011. 28. aug28. Aug 2020, at 0:06
Two Roma sisters and their father look out the window in the town of Vranov nad Topľou, eastern Slovakia, on August 22, 2020.
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. 1. aug1. Aug 2020, at 21:10
French Charlie Cimetière came to Slovakia for the first time in 2009, spending his Erasmus in Bratislava.
Having first discovered Slovakia thanks to Erasmus, Charles Cimetière returned to popularise rugby. 24. júl24. Jul 2020, at 9:46
Colombian-Slovak photographer Gustavo Pizano.
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Gustavo Pizano came to Slovakia over a decade ago. 24. júl24. Jul 2020, at 9:10
One of the 2020 'Refjúžn' posters, 'Together', was created by Michal Rafaj.
Nearly 80 works were submitted to the Milan Šimečka Foundation’s Refjúžn Poster contest. 24. júl24. Jul 2020, at 8:29
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Glossary: Multicultural society and Slovakia

July 2020's Spectator College focuses on multicultural society.
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. 2. júl2. Jul 2020, at 8:03
The EU’s post-coronavirus support is a big incentive to rebuild Slovakia’s economy and education.
Education responding to the labour market and lifelong learning remain keys to success. 26. jún26. Jun 2020, at 9:12
Selfactory co-founder and technical director Iveta Tonhauserová(right)
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The WEF has published almost 100 future jobs with required skills. 26. jún26. Jun 2020, at 8:48
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Post-coronavirus demand for health workers to grow

Trade positions, such as welders and electricians, continue to be the hardest roles to fill, ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage 2020 survey has found
ManpowerGroup’s Talent Shortage 2020 reveals jobs in short supply. 26. jún26. Jun 2020, at 8:11
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.
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. 2. jún2. Jun 2020, at 7:26
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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Little things, not only money, can move Slovak science forward. 22. máj22. May 2020, at 5:07
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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New York City flattened in a fictional asteroid impact scenario in 2019. Minor Planet Center publishes all close approaches. 22. máj22. May 2020, at 4:44
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Fossil fuels damage forest biodiversity in Europe

Bluebells, also known as wild Hyacinth, bloom in the Hallerbos forest in Halle, Belgium, on Wednesday April 29, 2015.
European countries need to cut down on excess nitrogen. 10. máj10. May 2020, at 3:52
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Glossary: Science is as wide as the whole universe

An Atlas V rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station with NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on September 8, 2016.
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. 10. máj10. May 2020, at 3:38