Language of instruction

The language of instruction in grammar schools is Slovenian. The language of instruction in grammar schools in the language of an ethnic community is Italian, and in bilingual grammar schools Slovenian and Hungarian.

In areas where Slovenians and members of the Italian ethnic community live, and which are defined as ethnically mixed areas, students in grammar schools with Slovenian language of instruction learn Italian, and students in grammar schools with Italian language of instruction learn Slovenian.

In agreement with the minister responsible for education, part of the educational programme which includes an acknowledged foreign expert or a visiting lecturer, or foreign exchange is carried out in a foreign language. If a visiting lecturer provides education independently, it must not exceed one third of the lessons anticipated for the subject.

In this case, the school must ensure that students also know Slovenian expert terminology well. Slovenian as the language of instruction must be used for assessment. The programme of preparation for school-leaving exam may be carried out in a foreign language.

Educational programmes of international grammar schools may be carried out in a foreign language.

Schools must provide the option to select Slovenian as a subject.

Last updated: 09. 02. 2016