SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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The Twin Cities Slovenians are proud to announce the 11th year of Slovenian language classes for adults. We will meet the following Saturday mornings, via Zoom:

September 11, 2021

October 9, 2021

November 6, 2021

December 11, 2021

January – May 2022 dates will be announced in November 2021.

Our teacher joins us via Zoom from Slovenia. On the dates listed, she is typically available for informal conversation from 8:30 – 9:00. Class runs from 9:00 am to about 11:30. You do not have to purchase a textbook – learning materials are provided for each class. Although the focus is on learning Slovenian, we also have lots of fun learning about Slovenian culture and getting to know each other.

There is no fee for the class, but participants must be donating members of Twin Cities Slovenians. Membership information is available here. The recommended annual donation for individuals is $20.

If you would like to enroll for the 2021-2022 year, we would appreciate a commitment by the October class to participate through May 2022. New enrollments will not be accepted after the October class.

The first class will include a review of material we have covered before. If there are more than 5 individuals who have not had any Slovenian before, we will set up additional classes just for beginners.

If you have questions, or would like to enroll, please contact John Zakelj by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,

The objective of this group is to increase Slovenian vocabulary and improve pronunciation of the Slovenian language. To be able to comprehend and construct simple sentences in Slovenian both spoken and written, and to have fun learning about Slovenian life, music and culture.

Regardless of whether you participate in the class, we encourage you to practice using materials that we have used in the past, including Pocket Slovene, www.slonline.si and Anki, a computerized learning model that complements www.slonline.si,. “Colloquial Slovene, The Complete Course for Beginners” (Second Edition) book may also be used to add vocabulary and provide more exercises.

A suggested method in using these resources for learning the vocabulary would be to complete a chapter of the course on www.slonline.si including the chapter test and then download the "Anki Deck" to your computer's Anki program to do more practice on the lesson's content. More information on the use of Anki can be had by viewing the PowerPoint presentions below. (PowerPoint is not required to view these presentations.)

 

Anki Related Downloads

   The core of the Anki flashcard program is an advanced algorithm, developed by a team to save you time. As you study, it learns how well you know each flashcard, then prioritizes them for you, so you study the things you don't know, without wasting precious time on the things you already do proficently.
   The primary program (required) runs on several platforms including Windows, Apple Mac, Linux and Chromebook. This program allows of creating new flashcards, importing existing flashcards, plus tools to add audio and video to the make your own flashcards. Most importantly, the program will guide you through the learning process. These programs are free and downloadable below.
   Additional apps are available allowing you to use your smart phone or any computer to control the learning process wherever you happen to be. The two most popular apps are AnkiMobile for Apple products and AnkiDroid for Android devices. There is a one time fee for AnkiMobile of $25 and is available at the Apple App Store. AnkiDroid (available on Google Play Store) is free as are the programs as are the primary programs that run on Microsoft and Apple Mac. For Apple users who prefer not to pay the fee, a website called AnkiWeb can be used on any computer that runs a browser. AnkiWeb, like AnkiMobile and AnkiDroid, have limited features.

 

Download Anki Program Files

 

Anki Decks

These flashcard download files correspond to the 11 assignments that are a part of slonline.si (University of Ljubljana) website.

       
       
       


Here are the 11 vocabulary sheets (Slovenian and English) for the download assignments above.

 Lesson 1  Lesson 2  Lesson 3  Lesson 4
 Lesson 5  Lesson 6  Lesson 7  Lesson 8
 Lesson 9  Lesson 10  Lesson 11

 
Anki Class Presentations (PowerPoint Slides in PDF format)

  • Getting Around Anki (view)
  • Adding Flashcards to Anki (view)
  • Importing an Anki Deck (view)
  • Moving Cards & Merging Anki Decks (view)
  • Setting up AnkiWeb and Connecting to It (view)
  • Changing Anki Interface Language (view)
  • Setting up a Slovenian Keyboard (view)
  • Obtaining and Sizing Graphics (view)