The Slovene language is spoken primarily in the Republic of Slovenia (population ca. 2 million) and by Slovene minorities in neighbouring countries. It belongs to the group of South Slavonic languages, along with Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian and Bulgarian, but also shares common elements with West Slavonic languages such as Czech and Slovak. Located at a cultural crossroads in central Europe where Slavonic-speakers mix with speakers of Romance, Germanic and Finno-Ugric languages, Slovenia and its language show the influences its neighbours' – particularly in its numerous dialects, of which there are around fifty in its diverse territory. Slovene is written in the Latin alphabet. Slovene is also a romantic language, as it has a special form (dual) for referring to a two people, objects or concepts.
All SSEES social science undergraduate degrees offer the opportunity take Slovene language as an elective module. Students in other UCL departments may also select Slovene as an elective (programme diet permitting):
- SEEV0001 Slovene A
- SEEV0002 Slovene B
- SEEV0003 Slovene C
UCL students on the following degrees also have the option to take Slovene as a chosen language:
- Comparative Literature BA
- Comparative Literature with a Year Abroad BA
- Language and Culture BA
- European Social and Political Studies BA
Slovene can be taken as an elective module for all SSEES MA programmes, as well as for a number of other Postgraduate Taught degrees in other UCL departments.
Modules covering Slovene language include: