Background

“Good Idea Slovakia”

Publikované 10. 04. 2017

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs granted a license to use:

  1. a) the trademark Slovakia,
  2. b) slogans related to the trademark Slovakia, namely “Good Idea Slovakia,” “Ideas from Slovakia – Good Idea.”

in the educational activities of the project “Centre of the Slovak language in the USA.”

New portal launched My Slovak

Publikované 15. 12. 2016

The Slovak Language Center launched its e-learning course as an open test run on the Moodle platform. This online course of the Slovak language for absolute beginners got a new brand – My Slovak. Its graphical scheme, continually tying in with the CSJ-brand, expresses the very playfulness and catchiness, which belong to our priorities. To us, the quality of our services does really matter and for that very reason, this portal is currently tested by individuals as well as institutions abroad and based on their feedback – we will finally evaluate the success of that design.

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The new mobile app is ready to use

Publikované 17. 11. 2016

The Slovak Language Centre systemically works on a mobile Slovak language teaching app, which we develop on the basis of the KnowledgeFox platform. At the same time, in cooperation with the Research Studios Austria, we prepared the Slovak localization for the entire platform. Our mobile application focuses on micro-learning, vocabulary drills as well as basic grammar.

Mobile app website

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The Slovak Language Center introduces a new brand: My Slovak

Publikované 12. 11. 2014

The Slovak language e-learning beginner course got a new identity. The brand My Slovak is both simple and attractive, as our vision of e-learning, which is intended to be affordable for all, in a playful and visually attractive form.

The graphics of the new logo is based on the original SLC’s logo. The green and blue circle and the symbols stand for the Slovak habits and culture. Now, a third circle has been added, representing the project’s active part, i.e. the e-learning activities of the Slovak Language Centre.

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Simultaneously with the new corporate identity, the domain myslovak.sk has been launched, providing a course for registered users. This project is currently in its test phase.

Pulitzer-Prize holder Walt Bogdanich will visit Comenius University

Publikované 15. 10. 2014

Even this year, Comenius University goes on with its series of lectures with significant journalists. On Tuesday, the 21st of October, will come Walt Bogdanich, the deputy of the editor-in-chief of the New York Times investigative department. Before that, he worked for the Wall Street Journal and the TV-channels ABC and CBS.

Bogdanich, who was born in Chicago, studied political science and journalism and was awarded the Pulitzer prize three times for his investigative work. The lecture is organized by the foundations of the Tatra banka, Petit Academy and Comenius University in Bratislava.

Foto: freeimages.com

Foto: freeimages.com

The SLC is also supported by the Slovak Embassy in Washington

Publikované 12. 07. 2014

Ambassador Peter Kmec has promised to promote the project among compatriot organisations cooperating with the Embassy. Furthermore, he also promised to seek further promotion possibilities in favour of this project.

The SLC e-learning project goes on systemically. This autumn, the project is supposed to enter its testing stage and in early 2015, the project will be tested in selected user groups. “We are very happy about the interest of the embassy in this project. We will gladly cooperate in the joint promotion of that project,” Vladimír Burčík, the project’s Solution Manager in charge, said.

Foto: Flickr/Ian Brown

Foto: Flickr/Ian Brown

The Rector of Comenius-University received the guests from the American universities

Publikované 30. 06. 2014

Rector prof. RNDr. Karol Mičieta, PhD received the representatives of two prestigious Pensylvanian universities, which are members of the Gestor-Board of the Slovak Language Center in the US.

The two gentlemen are Gary J. DeLorenzo, Dr.Sc. from the California University of Pennsylvania (SLC GestorBoard Chairman) and Frederick G. Kohun, Ph.D. from the Robert Morris University (representing iLearn US within the SLC project).

Professor Mičieta introduced the University to the guests and he has been acquainted with the current status of this mutual project. He also outlined cooperation possibilities between the Slovak and American education system. In his view, the most prospective field of cooperation are e-learn based systems, which belong to the primary focus fields of the SLC. Vladimír Burčík, the Solution Manager in charge of SLC participated in this gathering as well.

This gathering ties into the preceding visit of the Slovak delegation at the California University of Pennsylvania.The Slovak delegation, led by the education minister Dušan Čaplovič, met American representatives and they signed jointly a memorandum of understanding and cooperation with the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University.

Rektor prijal univerzitných hostí. Foto: OVV RUK

Rektor prijal univerzitných hostí. Foto: OVV RUK

SLC-project presentation

Publikované 02. 06. 2014

During the visit of the Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport Dušan Čaplovič, the management of the Slovak language centre at the California University of Pennsylvania (Cal U) organized a presentation of the hitherto works and results of the SLC-project. Further participants of the presentation and mutual discussion were Dr. Karol Micieta, Rector, Comenius University of Bratislava; California University’s Provost Dr. Bruce Barnhart; Dr. Gary Delorenzo; Peter Zelenak, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Slovakia in Washington; Dr. Ladislav Mirossay, the Rector/President of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University of Košice; Dean Dr. William Edmonds, Cal U; Dr. Daniel Engstrom, Cal U; Joseph Senko, Honorary Consul of Slovakia in Pittsburgh and Barbara Crofcheck from Cal U.

Memorandum of Understanding

Publikované 21. 05. 2014

At the Kara Alumni House at the California University of Pennsylvania, a Memorandum of understanding was signed on May 21, 2014 between the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University of Bratislava and California University of Pennsylvania. That Memorandum constitutes an agreement on mutual cooperation in the project of creating a University center in the US for teaching the Slovak language, organizing, distribution and promotion of Slovak language courses within the project of the Slot Language Centre.

The Memorandum has been signed on behalf of the California University of Pennsylvania by Bruce D. Barnhart, EdD, Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Present at this solemn act were Dušan Čaplovič, the Slovak Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport, the rector of the Comenius University of Bratislava Karol Mičieta and Gary DeLorenzo from California university.

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We created an online communication network for the project

Publikované 20. 04. 2014

In cooperation with iLearn online center and the company iCord International, the Slovak Language Center has launched a test run of its own communication network – consisting of various real-time applications. The application Onif chat facilitates a direct connection of the team members through text messages, voice and video meetings as well as file and screen-sharing. The communication occurs via computers as well as mobile devices such as tablets, smart phones and any other mobile devices based on the Android and iOS platforms. The “ONIF room” application is intended for online meetings of the project team and of the solution teams, as well as for training pedagogues. Participation in those meetings does not require an installation of dedicated software. All one needs is a web-browser. Participants may present their files in various formats (powerpoint, word, excel), image and video files and there is also an interactive whiteboard available. The room’s capacity enables an active participation of all team members (including guests), regardless of their physical geographic location.