UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Slovene Level 5 Advanced Plus

Course Description: Advanced Plus is for people who have completed the Advanced course (level 4) or who have very good knowledge of the language acquired through regular visits to the country or through using the language in work or personal relationships. The course runs over three ten-week terms and each session is two hours long. The course includes all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

Topics: famous personalities, traveling around the word, Slovene identity and Slovene cultural heritage, milestones of Slovene history, Slovene films, colloquial expressions, regional dialects, cultural references (politics, music, sport), topics chosen according to students’ own interests.

Functions: understanding colloquial language, understanding basic regional accents and language; supporting an argument, public presentations; expressing gratitude, sympathy, appreciation; expressing regret and indifference; defending and accusing; analysing, and responding to, reviews and criticism; writing reviews and summaries.

Grammar: complete declension: nouns, adjectives, pronouns (singular, dual, plural), numerals, prepositions and their relations with declensions, perfective and imperfective verbs, word order, conjunctions, particles, imperative, conditional, modal verbs, synonyms, antonyms.

Study Materials: Polona Libešar, Ivana Petric Lasnik, Nataša Pirih Svetina, Andreja Ponikvar, Naprej pa v slovenščini (Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2015)

Andreja Markovič, Mihaela Knez, Nina Šoba, Mojca Stritar, Slovenska beseda v živo 3a [textbook and workbook] (Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2018)

It will be supported by press articles, audio and video clips and the teacher’s materials.