Idrija

Idrija located in the western Primorska region, is the oldest mining town in Slovenia, renowned for the second largest mercury mine in the world, and elegant white lace.

Education

The system of education in Slovenia is based on principles of democracy, autonomy and equal opportunities. The constitution regulates the fundamental rights in the sphere of education…

 

Maribor

Maribor is the second largest city of Slovenia, with population of 133,000, capital of Štajerska region. Maribor is located at the centre of five geographic regions, along the Drava River…

Karst caves of Slovenia

 Slovenia is the home of karstology, speleology, and speleobiology. The Kras region is a prominent cave research area. Slovenian words are used  in the study of caves: dolina, polje, and ponor…

Cuisine of Slovenia

Slovenian cuisine is diverse for the six topographical areas of the country. A great variety of traditional dishes from the countryside,  and also evolved from a highly stratified society…

Health

The Ministry of Health engages in: health improvement, health programmes, health inspectorate, WHO liaison office, national chemical bureau,  health promotion, health care system…

Wines of Slovenia

The cultivation of wine, ‘Vitis vinifera’ is in evidence at 3,500BC. in Shiraz of ancient Persia. In Slovenia wine was made 2,400 years ago depicted on situla dated 6BC, found in Vače…

Bled

Bled is a prominent resort area; located in Gorenjska region at the Julian Alps. It is spectacular for scenery and the emerald-green lake with island, Blejski otok, site of Church of the Assumption…

Sport

Nearly a third of adult Slovenes pursue an active leisure weekly, including: skiing, walking, horseriding, cycling, canoeing, kayaking, and paragliding. Adrenaline sports are popular…

Images of Slovenia

Slovenian Landmarks – Utrinki iz Slovenije, by Boštjan Burger, is a massive panaromic virtual guide of Slovenia, of 4000 panoramas and over 7000 photos, of the cultural and natural heritage…

Language courses in Slovenia

Numerous courses for study of Slovenian language, are provided by the University of Ljubljana, at The Center for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language, Faculty of Arts. Applicants have a choice of short courses, a half-year course, short winter and summer school, personal tuition, and the annual full year course.

CSF Course Outline Sample 1

CSF Course Outline tables showing objectives, outcomes and general instructions to the course.

Stress, gender and number

As in English, stress in Slovenian can fall on any syllable of a word : máti(mother); govorìti (to speak); zakaj (why). In the vocabularies the stress is always marked. In diferent forms of the same word, the stress occurs quite on different syllables: nosìti – nósim, móž – možÃ¡, člôvek – človèka. A few words have no stress whatsoever.

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