ISSV Membership

Become a member and support the Institute in its initiatives, activities, exciting new projects and in its capacity to
    •      present linguistic and cultural resources in one location
    •      develop an archive of linguistic and cultural resources for the teaching of Slovenian and maintenance of Slovenian identity among the descendants of               Slovenian migrants
    •      research learning, interactive and web-based technologies
    •      present Slovenia and Slovenian culture globally
    •      facilitate and promote the educational, cultural and commercial links with Slovenia and Australia
    •      reach the "lost generation"- the second and third generations Australian Slovenians and heighten awareness of Slovenian heritage
    •      establish language programs between Australia and Slovenia
    •      develop educational and cultural resources for Slovenian language studies
    •      provide information about Slovenia, Slovenian language and culture to the broader public
    •      respond to the interests, needs of: the second, third, and fourth generations of Slovenians in the Diaspora
    •      facilitate contact, exchange of information, and communication through Thezaurus Forums
    •      present Slovenian culture to the world community through Sloveniana Webzine and Galeria Sloveniana

The Benefits
The benefits to ISSV members, including sponsors, donors and supporters, are:
    •      supporting Slovenian language and cultural projects for the Australian and global communities
    •      Thezaurus News with latest information on language and cultural projects, cultural events, programs and activities
    •      information on Slovenian studies in Australia and Slovenia
    •      information on scholarships and course resources for Slovenian studies
    •      discounts with businesses, shops and restaurants is planned. A list is being compiled in Australia and Europe

Subscriptions / Application Form
The annual subscription for membership $10.00 AUD. Membership is for the calendar year.
For an application form please contact ISSV, or send a request on:
Tel. +61 3 9544 0595



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.