XSL0005 Slovak 1 (5 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2024-2025, 2025-2026, 2026-2027, 2027-2028


Course description

The course is optional and is part of the optional language and communication studies. Both the Finnish and international / exchange students are welcome.

Main content

  • Basic phrases and greetings
  • Talking about oneself and the others - simple dialogues
  • Living, studying, orientation in space
  • Shopping, visiting places and eating in a restaurant
  • Numerals 1-100

Grammatical structures taught on the course

  • Verb classes
  • Word order and forming questions
  • Nouns, adjectives, pronouns
  • Nominative singular and plural
  • Accusative singular and plural

Learning outcomes

On the completion of the course, the student is expected to

  • be able to communicate in easy, everyday situations, both verbally and in writing in Slovak
  • be able to talk about themselves and their family in Slovak
  • understand the basic structures of the Slovak language
  • understand the main contents of simple and clear texts in Slovak
  • be familiar with the Slovak cultures and different values, attitudes, and norms related to them

Additional information

Recommended to be taken in the autumn term.

Study materials

The materials designed by the teacher.


  • Krížom krážom. Slovencina A1. R. Kamenárová, E. Španová, H. Tichá, H. Ivoríková, Z. Kleschtová, M. Mošatová, Univerzita Komenského, Bratislava 2018

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Spoken and written excercises and independent study.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish