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Slovenian Language Course in Toronto “Slovenski dom”

The “Slovenski dom” (Slovenian house) in Toronto organises a Slovenian conversational language course for adults, which starts on November 7, 2017.  This year there is a new Slovenian teacher, dr. Darja Antolin, professor at University of Maribor. She recently relocated to Toronto and will be teaching the Slovenian Language Course.    

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    10 Signs You Were Born And Raised In Slovenia

    You have at least dozen pairs of slippers in your closet. You never ever enter the house with shoes on and you expect the same from your guests. Of course you’re polite enough of not leaving them barefoot – you offer them a pair of slippers and they can even choose between different sizes, colors and patterns. You don’t understand ...

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      “We speak Slovenian at home!”

      Mateja Paradiz has been living in Australia for nearly nine years. She shares her experience and highlights the pros and the cons. Whereas, Tina Hodnik is a true inspiration to a younger generation of Slovenians living in Australia. Even though her children were born in Australia, they speak Slovenian as if they were born back home. Listen to the conversation ...

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        The Slovenian Language Has a Dialect That Most Slovenians Can’t Understand

        Travelers driving from Tarvisio to Udine in northeastern Italy may notice a sign pointing towards the Resia Valley. If they decide to enter the beautiful but remote and sparsely populated valley, they may see other signs in two languages: Italian, and a language that looks a bit like Slovenian, but with characters such as ć, ë, and w – letters ...

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          A Life Dedicated To The Slovenian Language

          During the course of the 20th century, interest in the Slovenian language grew markedly among scholars in the United States. A large part of that interest can be traced back to a passionate professor named Rado Lenček. Born in Slovenia, he eventually became one of America’s foremost experts on Slovenian and other Slavic languages. Lenček was born in the Lower ...

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            Slovenia to Mark International Mother Language Day

            Slovenia with its diverse linguistic situation marks International Mother Tongue Day on Sunday, an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1999. The main celebratory event will be held at the Ljubljana opera house. Slovenia is home to more than 50 mother languages as a result of globalization and migration, the Statistics Office data shows. In 2002, about 88% of Slovenian ...

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              A Revival of Slovenian Language Lessons in Australia

              The Australian State of Queensland is becoming an increasingly popular destination for Slovenian emigrants, who, because of their desire for rapid assimilation into their new environment, often lose contact with Slovenian culture. Slovene language is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the Slovenian identity. Nevertheless, there have been no organized Slovene language classes in Queensland for decades. With a desire to fill ...

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                The Slovenian Language Has Dozens of Dialects

                Even though the Slovenian language is one of the smallest Slavic languages, it’s one of the most diverse in terms of dialects. This exceptional variety in such a geographically limited area means that speech patterns sometimes differ from village to village. It also means that Slovenian speakers often have trouble understanding dialects from another part of the country. Even linguists ...

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                  Slovenians Took Sixth Place In The World For Proficiency In English Language

                  The English have published the results of an interesting research, which can make us Slovenians quite proud. According to these results the level of proficiency in English as the first foreign language of Slovenian adult population places us on the sixth place in the world. Only Sweden, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Finland placed ahead of us, with more than ...

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                    Who is Michael Manske and why does he live in Slovenia?

                    Michael Manske is an american, born in Germany, but moved to Slovenia in 2001. He is also a journalist and executive producer of the english section of Radio Si, or Radio Slovenia International. Listen to the interview I did with him whilst in Maribor to, amongst other interesting items, hear more about what brought him to Slovenia and why he ...

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