In the month of November 2022, the Slovenian Language and Culture Association – SLCA started a special intensive course in the Slovenian language for the members of the Slovenian Australian Academic Association – SAAA: forty lessons twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 1.5 hours each. In the class of seven, four students have been subsidised by the SAAA.

There is a variety of students, coming from different backgrounds with different interests and reasons why they would like to become more fluent in Slovenian. The lessons are structured to meet individual and class goals. There is an emphasis on learning how to speak Slovene and on Slovenian geography, Slovenian history and culture.

The course tries to use many different methods of learning so the students are constantly engaged and progressing. It is not just the language, they will also be learning about the country and its culinary peculiarities, its cities’ beat and its art and literary notables that marked the Slovenian space.

Both the SLCA and SAAA are confident in the success of our students and excited to be on this journey with them.

With the support of the Government Office for Slovenians Abroad, the SAAA is co-financing the participation of four members of the SAAA in a 60-hour online Slovene language course learning, organised by the Slovenian Language and Culture Association Qld Inc. The online course is placed in the time zone of the Australian state of Queensland, which is especially suitable for candidates from these parts of the world.

The scholarship award recipients of the SLCA-SAAA Slovenian Language School 2022 are:

  • Andrew Matthews
  • Katherine Jarvie
  • Alexander Hoai Nam Penca
  • Zoe Collins


Please stay tuned for the 2023 call for participation in the course. 

No prerequisite knowledge of the Slovenian Language is required.

Contact: Dr Jurij Karlovsek,