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Open Courses of Slovak Language

 The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) organizes Open Courses of Slovak Language for foreigners, which are available for:  

  • citizens of non-EU/EEA countries who have temporary, permanent or tolerated stay in Slovakia, including applicants for temporary refuge and persons granted temporary refuge in Slovakia ("departees")
  • EU citizens with a university degree  
  • foreign university students studying at university in Slovakia 

Open Courses of Slovak Language organized by MIC are not certified language courses.

They serve as a first contact with the Slovak language and most of the groups are recommended for absolute beginners (A1 level).  

  • They are free of charge.
  • They are intended for adult participants who have not attended these courses in the past (the courses are not intended for children).
  • They are taught using interactive teaching methods, during which the emphasis is mainly on conversation and focus on learning the basics of the Slovak language in real situations and everyday communication (e.g. in the grocery store, at the bank, at work, with friends, at the doctor's office, etc.).
  • They are focused on expanding daily life vocabulary and covering basic grammar. 

How do the free Open Courses of Slovak Language work?   

  • Lessons are generally 90 minutes long and take place at least 2 times a week
  • Lessons are usually taught in 4-month cycles
  • Group size is usually 15-20 participants  
  • Courses take place online or in person (in selected locations in Slovakia)
  • Courses are also linked to basic socio-cultural orientation about life in Slovakia  

A list of free online resources and materials to study Slovak language can be found here

Admission to the Open Slovak Language Courses is limited and there is no legal entitlement.

If you have any questions, please contact us at .

Registration for the next cycle of Open Slovak language courses is currently CLOSED!  The next cycles of Slovak courses are planned for August - September 2024. Please fill in the following questionnaire, which will help us to tailor our courses to your needs. Thank you.

Note: Filling out the questionnaire does not guarantee a spot in the course. Each participant must register on the MIC’s website once the registration opens.


Contact us

Tel: 0850 211 478
(reduced tariff calls only from Slovakia)

+421 2 5263 0023
calls from abroad)

Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian

+421 908 767 853 (voice calls only)


Opening hours

MON,TUE,THU: 9,00 - 12,00 and from 13,00 - 17,00

Until further notice the IOM Migration Information Centre  provides its services only via telephone and email. Personal consultations are provided by appointment.


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