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Learn Slovenian online for free
Slowenisch online kostenlos lernen

Date of Publication

available on 30 October, 2021

Target Group

Lecturers
Students

Domain Area

Teacher Education

Learning Scenario

Autonomous learning
Classroom Context

Target Language

Slovenian

Language of Instruction

German

CEFR level

A1
A2
B1

Type of Material

Activity/task
Audio
Reference resources (online Dictionaries/ grammar guides/phrasebooks)
Video

Linguistic Features

Vocabulary
Grammar
Pragmatics

Skills

Listening
Speaking
Reading

Description

This website: https://www.ostsprachen-lernen.com/slowenisch_online_kostenlos_lernen.php is a collection page where we can get to know different ways to learn Slovenian as a foreign language. Here we can get to know and try out a few examples from several versions. The tasks are very diverse. Learning methods tailored to every type of learner offer enormous learning fun. You can use the online Slovenian language course on your computer (Windows, Linux, Mac) as well as on smartphones or tablets.
This collection page contains several types of tasks:
• Vocabulary trainer
• Sample dialogues for listening, repeating and reading
• Learn Slovenian with music
• Dictionary Slovenian - German / German - Slovenian
• Tips on Slovenian grammar
• Slovenian audio MP3 language trainer

Case study

The material would either be tested in classroom context or as a take-home project. Students would be instructed to choose some of the activities, do the exercises and repeat the expressions of basic Slovenian. Pronouncing words and expressions out can help acquiring the language easily.
Learners would start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that can be used in everyday life. The prosody of the language could be studied at the first time, and learners can not only listen and repeat the expressions, but can write them out in their vocabulary with the meaning in their own mother tongue.
With the help of a dictionary or the class teacher they can also write out the key words of the expressions or discuss how the Slovakian language works, i.e. how the learnt phrases are constructed. Doing this not only their vocabulary can improve but they can acquire some basic grammar as well. Learning basic expressions is the key to quick success because leaners can easily start communicating with each other and can be motivated to further improve their vocabulary in order to be able to communicate in a more subtle way. As a follow-up exercise they could speak with each other and share their knowledge, and also add some more vocabulary.

Guidelines

There are several exercises on this website, from which I have now chosen “Learn Slovenian with music”.
Objective of the task: Singing Slovene songs improves your pronunciation. Understanding and memorizing the lyrics of the song builds your vocabulary.
Introductory activity / warm-up: the song is about the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, so the first thing I would do is look for Ljubljana from the map and activate my previous knowledge of the city.
Step 1: Presentation phase: watch and listen to the song on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqB7_9nXUKU
From the text the students understand the basic information: who? What? When? Where? How?
Step 2: The students see and hear the song for the second time and already understand the detailed information from the text. The teachers could produce a task sheet for this purpose, with which one can control the understanding.
Step 3: The students work in pairs or in small groups and continue to write the text or change the text with other examples.
Step 4: The students work in pairs and write dialogues to the song, which they also present in front of the plenary.

Review

Category
Rate
Comprehensive approach
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students

5

Added value
The provided tangible improvements

4

Motivation enhancement
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills

5

Innovation
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning

4

Transferability
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries

3

Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning

5

Adaptability
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need

4

Usability
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Accessibility
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student

5

Comments:
The material is informative for both students and lecturers because students can work individually and with the help of the teacher who can provide them with supplementary material and creative tasks. The instructional language of the material is German. The material is intended to a larger audience, and it is useful for both individual and classroom use. It is a well-constructed site to learn Slovenian as a foreign language. The basic expressions provide not only a fast progress but motivates students to do some more exercises as well.
The page is easily accessed for those who want to learn Slovenian with the help of the internet.
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