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slovak studies program

The Plus421 Foundation in cooperation with Slovak-American school network proudly presents a ladderized
and microcredential-based Slovak Studies Program.

Our Slovak Studies Program is based on learning the Slovak language and culture through the use of simple sentence structures, everyday vocabulary, dialogue, and short stories whose plot-lines may have an unexpected twist. By using this approach, an understanding of the Slovak culture, language, and mindset can be achieved. The goal is to prepare learners not only for comprehension of the language but gain an awareness and more in depth understanding of the overall culture and psychology of the Slovak people. 

aims of the program

Help students learn about Slovak culture and how Slovak mentality works though given dialogues and short stories

Raise awareness of cultural differences

Provide general knowledge of authentic sentence structure and real-life vocabulary

Enable foreign students to keep the Slovak heritage alive and spread it abroad

By providing learners of Slovak with access to authentic dialogues and short stories, we can help students become more informed citizens in the country of Slovakia and abroad. Additionally, by educating them on how sentence structure works in the Slovak language, we may urge them to apply the methods for learning a new language.

Ladderized Curriculum

This program's coursework is structured in such a way that students can advance to the next level once they have mastered the topic at their current knowledge level. This benefits students by allowing them to progress at their own pace and by instilling a sense of accomplishment as they climb the educational ladder. There are several advantages to implementing this method for students. To begin, it enables students to focus on a particular action at a time, which leads to the development of stronger comprehension and mastery of the subject matter.

The second benefit is that students attain a sense of accomplishment as they progress through the curriculum. Lastly, students are more prepared for future educational and professional success by regularly exposing them to increasingly difficult topics.

▪ In a typical curriculum, students are frequently asked to master difficult material before they have had a chance to establish a firm foundation in the fundamentals of the subject. Using a laddered curriculum, students may build on their fundamental understanding before progressing to more complicated content. This can assist students in comprehending complicated topics more readily and in improving their academic achievement as a result of the experience.

▪ A ladderized curriculum is a terrific approach to guarantee that students are getting the most out of their education while also keeping costs down. For more information about ladderized curriculum, see here (we will insert a link)

▪ As is the case with the majority of programs at Althash University, the curriculum is credential-based. This implies that upon completion of each course, lecture unit, or module, students will obtain a microcredential. Microcredentials are often referred to as badges at other educational institutions. They enable learners to demonstrate their abilities and accomplishments online. Learning routes are comprised of a set of badges that may be achieved in any order or concurrently. They enable students to create a customized learning path that is tailored to their own requirements, needs, and interests. Microcredentials are gaining popularity as an alternative to standard degrees and certifications among both students and businesses.

▪ Microcredentials are rapidly gaining traction in higher education, since they enable students to acquire new skills and knowledge in a specialized field without committing to a complete degree program.

▪ Microcredentials have the advantage of being done at the student’s own pace, which makes them an attractive alternative for those who wish to continue working while pursuing their education. For more information about ladderized curriculum, see here.

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