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This is the instruction for all the registered participants of the Online Open Courses of Slovak Language or IOM MIC information webinars.

Here is a short guide for joining a course or a webinar at the Zoom platform.

Here is a short guide for joining a webinar at the MS Teams platform.

The links for webinars organized by IOM MIC will be published on the webpage of the IOM Migration Information Centre.

In this article, we would like to present you some options to learn Slovak online for free: e-learning websites, publications and handbooks.


  • For citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who are holders of a permanent, temporary, or tolerated residence permit in Slovakia
  • Only for those who have not yet participated in the Open Courses of Slovak Language organized by IOM MIC
  • Courses include lessons of social and cultural orientation
  • No admission tests
  • No certificate is issued after completing the course
  • Free of charge
  • Courses are organized in cycles lasting about three months
  • Currently running ONLINE.

The courses serve as the first contact with the Slovak language, and therefore are recommended for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS. 

The goal of these courses is to help you with your integration in Slovakia.

The Open Courses of Slovak language will help you to:

  • Learn the basics of the language in real-life situations and everyday communication (e.g. groceries, at the bank, at work, with Slovak-speaking friends, at the doctor, etc.).
  • Overcome the language barrier and fear of communication in Slovak.
  • Increase your vocabulary and learn basic grammar.

The registration for the next cycle of Open Courses of Slovak Language (January - April 2022) will open on 11 January at 9:00 CET.


If you do not receive a confirmation email after registration, please email us at .

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the Open Courses of Slovak Language are divided into groups for:

  • Slavic language speakers (participants speaking Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian, etc.) and
  • Non-Slavic language speakers (all the other languages).

Please choose only one class (in one of those groups), based on your language knowledge.

The new cycle of Online Open Courses of Slovak Language begins on 24 January 2022.

For tips and links for self-learning of Slovak language (websites and materials), please click here.


Do you want to improve your position at the Slovak labour market or increase your qualification? You can get a financial contribution for an educational/retraining course.

According to Article 42 of the Constitution of the Slovak Republic every citizen has the right to education while the details are stipulated in special regulations.

Fundamental law regulating education in Slovakia is Act No. 245/2008 Coll. on Upbringing and Education (the School Act).

Pursuant to this act, citizens of the Slovak Republic have the right to free of charge education in state primary and secondary schools. The act stipulates conditions under which students have the right to financial assistance from public funds.

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Tel: +421 55 625 8662
Poštová 1
040 01 Košice

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Until further notice the IOM Migration Information Centre  provides its services only via telephone and email. Personal consultations are provided by appointment only in "OP" regime (vaccination or recovery from COVID).


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