UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Slovene Level 6 Higher Advanced Plus

Course Description: Higher Advanced Plus is for those who have completed the Advanced Plus course (level 5) or who have excellent knowledge of the Slovene language acquired through living in Slovenia or through regularly using the language in work or personal relationships. The aim of the course is to give students the opportunity to revise, consolidate, and build on the skills they acquired in the Advanced Plus course. 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: Slovene minorities and emigration in the world (incl. the UK), the Slovene economy, Slovene politics, Slovene inventions and achievements, professional networking in Slovenia, human rights, citizen rights and constitution, environmental issues, Slovene culture (music, theatre, cinema, iconic places and personalities), topics chosen according to students’ own interests.

Functions: understanding dialectal variation, analysing and responding to reviews and criticism, communication and interaction with Slovenes, reporting on events and matters of public interest, preparing presentations, ‘reading between the lines’ (i.e., detecting non-explicit content in texts), practising advanced translation from and into Slovene. 

Grammar: revision of grammar introduced in previous levels.

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

Andreja Ponikvar, Mihaela Knez, Tanja Jerman, Oblike v oblakih: slovnične preglednice (Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2020)

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