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Refugees Initiative

Language and Vocational training courses

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Comenius University in Bratislava

COUNTRY

Slovakia

CITY

Bratislava

Address

Comenius University in Bratislava
Centre for Continuing Education
The Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies for Foreigners and Compatriots
Žižkova 10
811 02 Bratislava
Slovakia

WEB SITE OF THE INITIATIVE


TYPOLOGY

- Language and other introductory courses for refugee students
- University policies on access to higher education

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Refugees of second generation

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

Comenius University in Bratislava offers so-called language and vocational training courses, which are used to teach Slovak as a foreign language and vocational courses for foreign students who are preparing for full-time university studies in Slovakia.

The courses take place at the the Institute for Language and Preparatory Studies for Foreigners and Compatriots (ILPS) of the Centre for Continuing Education at Comenius University in Bratislava, which is one of the oldest departments in Slovakia. Since 1960 has provided tuition of Slovak as a foreign language and prepares its students for various degree programmes at home universities.

In addition, the ILPS organises many cultural and educational activities, e. g. Summer University of Slovak Language and Culture, publishes own study materials and organizes certified exams ("Testing Language Competencies in accordance with the Council of Europe ́s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages").

RESULTS AND IMPACT

Every academic year approximately 200 students from all over the world study at ILPS CCE CU. During its existence, it has prepared more than 11,500 students from 130 countries.