Mission

The mission of the Institute for Slovenian Studies of Victoria is:
– Promotion, establishment and maintenance of Slovenian language and culture, principally through the medium of technology assisted learning, to benefit the descendants of Slovenian immigrants
– Development of the web node www.thezaurus.com as a vehicle for the study of Slovenian language, culture and the arts
– Presentation of Slovenia and Slovenian culture to the broader English-speaking world community.

The institute fulfills its aims by initiating and directing activities and projects in the areas of Slovenian language, culture and the arts. There are three main and interconnected areas of activity.
– Teaching and course development of Slovenian language and culture within the framework of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA)
– Cultural projects and activities
– Web site thezaurus.com – Slovenian language and cultural archives

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Aleksandra Ceferin
Aleksandra Ceferin

Aleksandra Ceferin (M.A., B.A., Dip.Ed.) has introduced Slovenian language as a school subject in Australian school system and founded the Slovenian Teachers' Association of Victoria in 1976. She has extensive experience in language education: as teacher, lecturer, curriculum coordinator, course writer, language consultant and manager, VCE State Reviewer and Chief Examiner. Since 1998 she has been the President of ISSV and the manager and chief editor of its projects. Aleksandra visits Slovenian annually, establishing and maintaining contacts with Slovenia, and initiating exchanges and cooperation between organizations. In 2004 she was the recipient of the National Education Award of RS Slovenia.