In today’s world English is the lingua franca and so it goes without saying that almost wherever you go, people know how to speak the language. Therefore, English is definitely going to be the language to communicate in wherever you are, and whoever you meet. And you never know who you’ll meet and get a chance to speak to! Perhaps even someone famous!
Our playgroups mean that your child’s first contact with a foreign language is a pleasant and relaxed one. We place great emphasis on creating a creative atmosphere and a pleasant environment for the children to become acquainted with the language.
If your child’s school does not offer English lessons already in the first year, if you wish to provide your child with a quality upgrade of the primary school programme or if you wish to give your child the opportunity to experience a different approach to learning English, we offer you various courses which suit your child’s age and prior knowledge.
The goal of the courses for secondary school students is to improve the students’ grammar as well as to deepen their knowledge of the culture of English-speaking countries with an emphasis on understanding cultural diversity and the historical development of the English language.
If you are planning to enrol at a university or are already studying, ask yourself the following: Will some of my course materials be written in English? Will I have to spend a certain period of time abroad as part of my studies? Do I perhaps wish to study or work in a foreign country sometime in the future? If you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of the questions above, then your secondary-school knowledge of English most definitely will not be sufficient and it is vital that you keep up your level of English, and improve it.
If you have come to the conclusion that your knowledge of English is a bit rusty because you have not used it much since your school years or if you wish to maintain and upgrade the existent level of your knowledge, one of the courses for adults at Pionirski dom is just what you need.
Cambridge English Language Assessment exams cover all levels of knowledge of the English language and can be taken by anyone as long as you are not a native speaker of English. At Pionirski dom you can attend a preparatory course for exams at all levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), from A1 to C2.
The course is based around the types of texts and tasks that students come across in the Matura exam. At Pionirski dom we closely follow topical changes to the exam and guarantee that our courses are adapted to the requirements of the Matura exam.
We offer preparations for the IELTS exam (International English Language Testing System), which is one of the most popular English exams in the world. It determines the ability to study in the English language, which is one of the main conditions for acquiring a visa for Australia, Canada and New Zealand, as well as receiving a student visa for Australia and some other foreign universities.
The course is for those who would like to apply their knowledge of the language, their imagination and ideas to writing short literary works. The emphasis is on developing the abilities to present ideas and accurately describe them in various ways.
This course can benefit students studying in the field of English and foreign languages in general, students of journalism, law, and others who require such knowledge of the language for their studies, work and other purposes. We recommend this course to those who would like to improve their proficiency in writing reports, seminar papers, theses and corresponding abstracts in English.
With its fine melody, Italian is considered to be a very musical and melodious language, used by many well-known musicians, from Eros Ramazzotti to Luciano Pavarotti. Italy is also known for its tourist attractions (almost 80 % of the world’s cultural heritage lies in Italy), such as Venice, Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome, Pompeii and Sicily. Hence, knowing the local language can benefit you greatly while visiting these places.
The first impression might be that it is tough and unkind, but German is the language of many giants of the literary, composers’, scientific and artistic world, such as Goethe and Schiller, Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka, the Grimm brothers, the great composers Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as some unsurpassable sportspeople like Michael Schumacher.
In our language courses you will soon find out that as a language German is far from being scary, on the contrary, it will grow on you quickly. You will also become acquainted with German culture and history.
French is regarded as a language of love, culture, fashion, literature, music, and world-famous cuisine. Some of the most famous French names include Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire, Edith Piaf, Gerard Depardieu and Brigitte Bardot.
Did you know that half of the English vocabulary originates from French? Knowing French will not only help you learn other Romance languages, but also assist you in learning English.
Don’t pardon your French – learn the real thing instead!
Learning this melodious and smooth language will allow you to enjoy yourself even more on your trips to Spain, Latin America, and other Spanish-speaking countries. You will be able to enjoy music and dances – such as salsa, tango and flamenco – good food, discovering ancient civilisations of the Incas and Mayans, and so on.
If you are a football enthusiast and you support teams such as Barcelona, Real Madrid or others, then Spanish is the right language for you.
Come to Pionirski dom and learn how to root for your team in Spanish!
Pionirski dom, which celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013, has gained plenty of experience in preparing its students for international exams. It is successfully cooperating with various institutes that carry out these tests, such as the British Council in Slovenia (the Cambridge International examination for children YLES A1-A2, and Cambridge English examinations at A2-C2 levels for youngsters and adults), the Goethe-Institut (international examination for attaining an A1-C2 level Goethe-Institut certificate in German), the Charles Nodier French Cultural Institute (international examination DELF for A1-C2 levels in French), Instituto Cervantes Ljubljana (international examination DELE for A1-C2 levels in Spanish). Students at Pionirski dom also achieve excellent results in international Italian CILS exams (A1-C2 levels).
Pionirski dom – Youth Culture Centre is a partner institution of the British Council for international examinations in the English language.
Pionirski dom has been an accredited examination centre since 2014, obtaining an Instituto Cervantes licence for the international examination DELE for A1-C2 levels in the Spanish language.
Advantages of taking an international examination:
- You receive an official document with international merit which proves your language qualification,
- you receive an internationally recognized document from public and private organizations, Chambers of Commerce and the public and private educational system,
- the attained certificate or diploma gives you access to universities, official language schools, business schools and work positions,
- with a passed exam you receive a lifetime qualification,
- a passed exam meets the standards of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), and it can make geographical mobility in academic and professional circles much easier, as well as receiving scholarships.
You can find more information about individual exams in the descriptions of each language (click on the link for a language of your interest):
Latin is still a very useful language; it can assist you with your studies in natural sciences, history, law, art history, and other similar studies. Latin is the foundation of all Romance languages, as well as many others, which makes it the ultimate helping tool for studying any foreign language.
The famous Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin made Russian the first language heard in space. It is a beautiful, poetic and melodious language, intertwined with a rich cultural and artistic background, including classical literature and the world-renowned ballet. Children will be definitely happy to watch their favourite cartoon “Masha and the Bear” in its original language.
While learning Japanese you will learn the Japanese alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana) and Kanji characters. Furthermore, you will become acquainted with the exotic and culturally rich Land of the Rising Sun, its customs and interesting sights.
Learning about Japanese culture will allow you to better understand typical and well-known Japanese anime cartoons and manga comics, films, Japanese music, the art of paper folding (origami), and shodo calligraphy.
The knowledge of Chinese will let you discover an exotic and interesting language, with a rich cultural and historic background. You will also explore the customs and famous sights of China, such as The Forbidden City, The Great Wall of China, to name but a few. Join us in being exceptional!
Have you heard about the legendary cartoon character Professor Balthazar? Do you know where “The Little Flying Bears” dwell? Has it come to your attention that you do not understand your neighbouring summer friends very well and that you need to talk to them in English? If so, the best choice for you is to start learning Croatian, its culture and literature. Croatia is a fairy tale of a land of a thousand islands, picturesque nature, rich cultural heritage, and prominent people who wrote themselves down on the historical map of Central and Southeastern Europe.
For several years now, Pionirski dom has organised learning foreign languages in Grosuplje. We teach English, German, French, Spanish and Italian, as well as their corresponding cultures. Classes take place at Louis Adamič Primary School (Tovarniška 5, Grosuplje). For additional information for the school year 2017/18, please contact the course coordinator in Grosuplje, Tadeja Vovk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pionirski dom has retained over a long period its tradition of teaching foreign languages to children and youngsters. Recently, we have organised courses for adults as well. Courses are run at schools and educational establishments.
Pionirski dom has retained over a long period its tradition of teaching foreign languages to children and youngsters. Recently, we have organised courses for adults as well. Courses are run at schools and nursery schools.
In the Foreign Language Department you can also enrol on shorter tailor-made courses – you can choose a course which we tailor to your own needs.
In case you have any questions or you would like to consult us about a specific course, do not hesitate to call us on 01/234 82 10, or 051 302 407, or e-mail us at email@example.com, and we will assist you in any way possible.
All our courses are designed for different age groups and levels, from complete beginners to those who already have a knowledge of the language. The content of each course is adaptable, depending on the participants’ goals and needs. That is why we make it possible for you to enrol in individual lessons or lessons in pairs. Depending on the language you choose, you can pick from 45-minute or 60-minute lessons, the entire programme (time-wise and programme-wise) is tailored to your wishes and needs.
Individual lesson fees:
|Number of participants||Lesson duration||Fee|
|1||45 min||20.50 €|
|2||45 min||13.00 €|
|1||60 min||25.50 €|
|2||60 min||15.50 €|
For additional information you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the following numbers:
01/234 82 10 or 051/302 407.
To register, please choose one of the following languages:
The goal of this programme is to spread a positive attitude towards reading, and it is intended for children and adults alike. Topics are thematically adapted to the members of the reading club and as we go along, we try to create each group as a homogeneous unit, taking into consideration the proficiency in the foreign language and the participants’ age group.