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					           ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES
                         2010-11
                  - ORGANISING INSTITUTION’S INFORMATION FORM -

INSTITUTION NAME:                 UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR
ADDRESS:                          SLOMŠKOV TRG 15, 2000 MARIBOR
COUNTRY:                          SLOVENIA
EILC LANGUAGE                     SLOVENE
LEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:            LEVEL I (BEGINNER)                    LEVEL II (INTERMEDIATE)
                                    NUMBER OF COURSES: 1                  NUMBER OF COURSES:
                                    DATES: 6.9.2010 - 17.9.2010           ATES:
                                                                          D                             
WEB SITE


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BE
SENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: EVA.SKRUBA@UNI-MB.SI

                                                 STAFF

               JOB TITLE / NAME                                   ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX, E-MAIL
CONTACT PERSON FOR EILC                             SLOMŠKOV TRG 15
EVA ŠKRUBA                                          2000 MARIBOR
JOB TITLE
ERASMUS COORDINATOR


                                                    PROF.DR. IVAN ROZMAN
     RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMME           RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR




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                                        PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION


 DESCRIPTION OF TOWN

- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATION

 MARIBOR IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN SLOVENIA. THE CITY’S DEVELOPMENT WAS, IS AND WILL BE

DETERMINED BY ITS GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION ON THE JUNCTURE OF ROADS CONNECTING CENTRAL EUROPE

WITH SOUTHERN EUROPE AND WESTERN EUROPE WITH THE PANNONIAN PLAIN. DUE TO ITS DISTANCE OF JUST

18 KM FROM THE AUSTRIAN BORDER, MARIBOR REPRESENTS THE GATEWAY INTO THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS

TO THE BALKANS. THIS FAVOURABLE POSITION MAKES THE CITY A CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC CENTRE OF

THE NORTH-EASTERN SLOVENIA.

THE CITY OF MARPORG, WHICH IS THE ADAPTED GERMAN NAME MARBURG, DERIVING FROM THE MEDIEVAL

MARCHPURCH MEANING A CASTLE IN A BORDERING REGION, WAS ALSO GIVEN A NEW NAME DURING THIS

TIME. THE NEW NAME HAD TWO CONNOTATIONS; “MAR” MEANING EAGERNESS AND CAREFULNESS AND

“BOR”, WHICH STANDS FOR FIGHTING. DURING THE CONSTITUTIONAL TIME AFTER 1861 MARIBOR BECAME THE

SLOVENIAN POLITICAL, ECONOMICAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE OF STYRIA. AFTER THE FIRST WORLD WAR,

WHEN A NEW COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED - THE KINGDOM OF SERBS, CROATS AND SLOVENES – THE CITY GREW

INTO AN IMPORTANT ADMINISTRATIVE CENTRE OF THE NORTH-EASTERN SLOVENIA WITH SEVERAL

CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND A NEW INDUSTRY.

 FOR MANY YEARS MARIBOR WAS ONE OF THE LEADING YUGOSLAV INDUSTRIAL CITIES. HOWEVER, THIS HAD A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON

THE FUTURE OF THE CITY, SINCE IT WAS DEVELOPING ONLY IN SINGLE DIRECTION.   THIS “NARROW DEVELOPMENT” CONSEQUENTLY

LED TO A CRISIS IN THE NINETIES, WHEN   YUGOSLAVIA FELL APART. ONCE THE BIGGEST FACTORIES HAD TO CLOSE DOWN, PEOPLE

BECAME UNEMPLOYED AND STARTED LEAVING THE CITY; THE CITY LIFE WAS BROUGHT TO A HALT.      TIME, AMBITIOUS GOALS AND

VISIONS, A STRONG WILL AND A FIGHTING SPIRIT BROUGHT LIFE BACK TO THE CITY AND OPENED NEW AVENUES FOR DEVELOPMENT. IN

2012 MARIBOR IS GOING TO CARRY THE TITLE EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND IN 2013 IT WILL ORGANIZE THE 26TH WINTER

UNIVERSIADE. THE CITY PROVED ONCE AGAIN THAT EAGERNESS AND A FIGHTING SPIRIT ARE TRULY A PART OF ITS NAME AS WELL AS

ITS CHARACTER.

FROM: HTTP://WWW.MARIBOR.SI/POVEZAVA.ASPX?PID=3791



- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTS

THE CITY IS ESPECIALLY ATTRACTIVE DUE TO ITS FESTIVALS, CONCERTS AND OTHER PERFORMANCES, AS THE CITIZENS OF MARIBOR




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ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS AND HOSPITALITY.        AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS ARE THE GOLDEN

FOX, THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL LENT, THE OLD VINE FESTIVAL AND OTHERS.

 COLOR YOUR DAY AND SPEND AN HOUR, A DAY, A WEEKEND OR EVEN MORE IN MARIBOR – MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY

AND THE CURRENT OFFERS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MARIBOR-POHORJE.SI AND WWW.POHORJE.SI.

FROM: HTTP://WWW.MARIBOR.SI/POVEZAVA.ASPX?PID=3791


- HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)

BY AIR:

VIA SLOVENIA: BY PLANE TO LJUBLJANA – BRNIK AIRPORT AND BY TRAIN TO MARIBOR OR BY PLANE TO MARIBOR

VIA AUSTRIA: BY PLANE TO VIENNA, GRAZ OR KLAGENFURT AIRPORT AND THEN BY TRAIN TO MARIBOR.

VIA GERMANY: BY PLANE TO MUNICH AND BY TRAIN TO MARIBOR.

VIA CROATIA: BY PLANE TO ZAGREB AND BY TRAIN TO MARIBOR.

VIA ITALY: BY PLANE TO VENICE OR TRIESTE AND BY TRAIN TO MARIBOR

BY RAIL:

YOU CAN TRAVEL TO MARIBOR ON DIFFERENT INTERNATIONAL TRAINS. THERE ARE DIRECT CONNECTIONS AVAILABLE WITH ZAGREB, RIJEKA,

GRAZ, VIENNA, AND PRAGUE. ON OTHER LINES IT IS NECESSARY TO CHANGE TRAINS IN LJUBLJANA OR ZIDANI MOST, WHICH HAS GOOD TRAIN

SERVICES WITH MARIBOR. ORGANIZATIONS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER DISCOUNTS TO STUDENTS AND TO THOSE UNDER 26.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WWW.SLO-ZELEZNICE.SI/ AND HTTP://FAHRPLAN.OEBB.AT/BIN/QUERY.EXE/EN.

BY BUS:

MARIBOR IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED WITH TOWNS IN AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, AND ITALY. ORGANIZATIONS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY MAY BE

ABLE TO OFFER DISCOUNTS TO STUDENTS AND TO THOSE UNDER 26.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WWW.CONNEX.INFO/ AND HTTP://WWW.EUROLINES.COM/ .

DISTANCES BETWEEN MARIBOR AND CERTAIN CITIES (EXPRESSED IN KM):

LJUBLJANA (130), GRAZ (60), VIENNA (260), MUNICH (460), TRIESTE (230), BUDAPEST (350), ZAGREB (120), FRANKFURT (853), ROME

(878), MILAN (632), SALZBURG (344), AND ZÜRICH (836).

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WWW.SLOVENIA.INFO/



- TRANSPORT IN TOWN (BRIEF INFORMATION ON THE MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AVAILABLE)

THE BUS IS THE ONLY MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN MARIBOR. THE CITY-BUS NETWORK IS THE MOST

EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND IT IS ALSO QUITE REASONABLE IN PRICE. MOST ROUTES RUN

EVERY DAY. IN MARIBOR THERE ARE 21 BUS ROUTES WHICH START OPERATING AT ABOUT 4:30 AND FINISH




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AROUND 24:00. TRANSPORTATION PAYMENT ON A CITY BUS IS AN ELECTRONIC CARD SYSTEM WITH A SPECIAL

MAGNETIC CARD, WHICH MAY BE VALID FOR MORE THAN ONE RIDE. THE CHEAPEST WAY IS TO BUY A TICKET

BEFORE YOU TAKE THE BUS.

A CHEAP WAY TO TRAVEL AROUND MARIBOR IS ALSO TO CALL A TAXI. THEY OPERATE 24 HOURS A DAY AND

ARE VERY USEFUL IN THE NIGHT HOURS AND EARLY MORNING. THEY ARE NOT PARTICULARLY EXPENSIVE,

ESPECIALLY IF PEOPLE SHARE FARES. HERE ARE SOME TOLL-FREE NUMBERS (080 IS A TOLL-FREE NUMBER):

TAXI PLUS:              +386 (0)80 11 12

MIKRO TAXI:             +386 (0)2 421 58 88

RADIO NON STOP TAXI:            +386 (0)80 12 22

THE MOST ECOLOGICAL WAY TO TRAVEL AROUND MARIBOR IS TO BUY A BIKE. YOU CAN BUY SECOND HAND

BIKE FOR A VERY LOW PRICE; THEN YOU CAN TRAVEL FOR FREE AND ENJOY SUNNY DAYS.

RENT-A-CAR:

THERE ARE SEVERAL RENT-A-CAR SERVICES IN MARIBOR. PRICES FOR RENTING A CAR VARY; THEY BEGIN AT

AROUND 36 EUR PER DAY. THE RENT -A-CAR OFFICES WILL RENT A CAR ONLY TO DRIVERS OVER 21 YEARS OLD.



 SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTION

UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR IS THE SECOND BIGGEST UNIVERSITY IN SLOVENIA. IT HAS 17 FACULTIES AND MORE

THAN 25.000 STUDENTS AND STAFF. THE UNIVERSITY COOPERATES WITH VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN ALL RESEARCH FIELDS, DEVELOPED

BY ITS FACULTY MEMBERS. THERE ARE MANY BILATERAL AGREEMENTS OF COOPERATION,                               THAT

ENCOMPASS NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES, RANGING FROM STUDY VISITS TO JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS. THE

UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR IS ACTIVE IN VARIOUS NETWORKS OF INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES (UNESCO,

COUNCIL OF EUROPE) AND IN MULTILATERAL PROGRAMMES OF CO-OPERATION, INCLUDING LIFELONG

LEARNING PROGRAMME, TEMPUS, CEEPUS AND 7TH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME. THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR IS AN

ACTIVE MEMBERS OF SEVERAL UNIVERSITY NETWORKS, SUCH AS: EUA, DANUBE RECTORS’ CONFERENCE, ALPS-ADRIATIC RECTORS’

CONFERENCE, LEO-NET, ENAS, UNEECC.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR HAS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATED IN THE ERASMUS PROGRAMME SINCE 1999. FOR THIS ACADEMIC YEAR

THE   UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR HAS SIGNED MORE THAN 300 AGREEMENTS WITH ERASMUS PARTNER UNIVERSITIES FROM 29

COUNTRIES.   THE NUMBER OF EXCHANGE STUDENTS INCREASES EVERY YEAR (STARTING FROM 18 INCOMING AND 86 OUTGOING IN

1999/2000 UP TO 285 INCOMING AND 254 OUTGOING STUDENTS IN 2009/2010. THE NUMBER OF MOBILE OUTGOING PROFESSORS IS

ALSO GROWING, AS WELL AS THE NUMBERS OF STUDENTS PLACEMENTS AND STAFF TRAININGS.




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AN ACTIVE EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS IS RUNNING SINCE 1995 ALSO WITHIN THE CEEPUS (CENTRAL EUROPEAN

EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR UNIVERSITY STUDIES) PROGRAMME.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR IS ALSO ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE LEONARDO DA VINCI PROGRAMME, WITHIN WHICH IT HAS

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED    10 MOBILITY PROJECTS FOR THE TARGET GROUP OF STUDENTS AND GRADUATES FROM 2005. TWO OF

LEONARDO DA VINCI WAS RECOGNIZED WITH AWARD OF GOLDEN AND BRONZE APPLE GIVEN BY THE CENTRE OF THE REPUBLIC OF

SLOVENIA FOR MOBILITY AND EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES (CMEPIUS). CURRENTLY WE COORDINATE

THE PROJECT FOR MOBILITY OF PEOPLE ON THE LABOUR MARKET CALLED GRADEX 3.

COURSES OF STUDY OFFERED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR AND ITS MEMBER INSTITUTIONS ARE DEGREE

STUDY PROGRAMMES LEADING TO THE AWARD OF DIPLOMAS AND CREDENTIAL PROGRAMMES LEADING TO

THE AWARD OF CERTIFICATES. DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMMES CAN BE UNDERGRADUATE (ACADEMIC OR

PROFESSIONALLY ORIENTED) – 1ST DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMMES OR GRADUATE - 2ND AND 3RD DEGREE

STUDY PROGRAMMES. BOLOGNA STUDY PROGRAMMES ARE ALSO BEING CARRIED OUT; ADAPTED ARE ALL 1ST

DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMMES AND PARTIALLY ALSO 2ND DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMMES. STUDY

PROGRAMMES ARE OFFERED BY THE FACULTIES AS FULL TIME OR PART TIME STUDIES.

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK THE UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR BROCHURE AT HTTP://WWW.UNI-MB.SI/DOKUMENT.ASPX? ID=16950




   ACCOMMODATION
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION OFFERED (HOTEL, APARTMENTS, STUDENT HALLS, OTHERS; IF THERE ARE
COOKING FACILITIES) AND ON THE RENT TO BE PAID PER WEEK

THE ROOMS IN THE STUDENT DORMITORIES (THERE ARE TWO LOCATIONS: TYRŠEVA 23 AND GOSPOSVETSKA 83) ARE DOUBLE, 5-6 ROOMS SHARE

A KITCHEN, BATHROOM AND TOILETS. THERE ARE NO DISHES IN THE DORMITORY KITCHEN, BUT YOU CAN ALSO BUY OR BORROW THEM HERE. IN

THE STUDENT DORM BLANKETS, PILLOWS AND BED-SHEETS ARE PROVIDED.

THE PRICE OF STUDENT ROOMS IN THE STUDENT DORMITORIES IS CCA. 85€. YOU MUST PAY A SECURITY DEPOSIT (CCA. 200 €) BEFORE YOUR

ARRIVAL AND IT WILL BE REFUNDED TO YOU AT YOUR DEPARTURE, IF THERE IS NO DAMAGE DONE IN YOUR ROOM. ALL ROOMS HAVE AN INTERNET

CONNECTION. THERE ARE ALSO ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR HANDICAPPED STUDENTS AND THEIR COMPANIONS.

RENTING A PRIVATE ROOM OR A FLAT IN MARIBOR WILL COST YOU FROM 120 - 200 EUR PER MONTH PLUS EXPENSES. WE CAN PROVIDE YOU

HELP WITH FINDING PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION IN   MARIBOR ONCE YOU ARRIVE TO MARIBOR, BUT WE WILL ALSO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE

TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION    WE ALSO SUGGEST THAT YOU CHECK THE WEB PAGE HTTP://WWW.DOSTOP.SI/KAMRICA.ASPX BEFORE YOUR

ARRIVAL TO MARIBOR.




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   MEALS
- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)

MEALS FOR STUDENTS IN SLOVENIA ARE WELL ORGANIZED AND FUNCTION THROUGH A COUPON SYSTEM. BUYING MEAL COUPONS IS THE CHEAPEST

WAY TO GET LUNCH. EACH STUDENT CAN BUY AS MANY MEAL COUPONS AS THERE ARE WORKING DAYS PER MONTH, WHICH WILL ENTITLE HIM/HER

TO A DISCOUNT OF AT LEAST   50% IN RESTAURANTS. THE PRICE OF THE COUPONS VARIES (AS WELL AS THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD AND THE

SERVICE) FROM 0.11 – 3,81 EUR PER COUPON. YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WWW.SOUM.SI/

STUDENTS HAVE A CHOICE OF EATING IN MORE THAN 100 DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS, CANTEENS, AND INNS AROUND MARIBOR. CANTEENS ARE

LOCATED MAINLY AT THE FACULTIES, WHILE OTHER RESTAURANTS ARE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD IN THE VICINITY OF STUDENT HALLS OR IN THE

CITY CENTRE.




   RECEPTION OF STUDENTS

- MEETING POINT (PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING - FOR EACH COURSE WHERE DIFFERENT)

THE RECEPTION WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, 6TH SEPTEMBER AT THE FACULTY OF ARTS. DEAN OF FACULTY OF ARTS,

PROF. DR. MARKO JESENŠEK WILL ACCEPT THE STUDENTS.




   EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES

- SITE VISITS

AMONG THE MANY EVENTS ORGANIZED IN MARIBOR, ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST INTERNATIONALLY

KNOWN IS THE LENT FESTIVAL, WHERE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD MEET. IT IS HELD IN SUMMER, AT

THE END OF JUNE AND THE BEGINNING OF JULY. THE FESTIVAL LASTS MORE THAN 14 DAYS AND FEATURES

FAMOUS SINGERS AS WELL AS DANCE AND THEATRE GROUPS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. FOR MORE

INFORMATION SEE HTTP://LENT.SLOVENIJA.NET/.

THE PROXIMITY OF MARIBOR TO THE POHORJE MOUNTAINS AND THEIR NUMEROUS TOURIST FACILITIES AND

SERVICES MAKES SKIING A VERY POPULAR WINTER SPORT. MARIBOR PUTS ITSELF ON THE MAP OF WORLD-

CLASS SKIING RESORTS AS THE ORGANIZER OF THE ZLATA LISICA (THE GOLDEN FOX) WORLD CUP IN ALPINE

SKIING FOR WOMEN, HELD EACH YEAR AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY. POHORJE IS ALSO KNOWN FOR




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MOUNTAIN BIKING, ESPECIALLY THE WORLD CUP COMPETITION IN DOWN HILL (IN JUNE).

THE HILLY SURROUNDINGS OF MARIBOR, ALONG WITH A FAVOURABLE CLIMATE, STIMULATE THE

DEVELOPMENT OF WINE GROWING. A FACT NOT WIDELY KNOWN OUTSIDE SLOVENIA IS THAT THE OLDEST

GRAPEVINE IN THE WORLD GROWS IN MARIBOR. “STARA TRTA” - THE OLD VINE, AS WE CALL IT, GROWS IN

FRONT OF THE STARA TRTA IN LENT. IT IS OVER 400 YEARS OLD AND IT GIVES APPROXIMATELY 80 KG OF

GRAPES EACH YEAR.

THERE ARE SOME OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST FOR STUDENTS, LIKE “PIŠE SE LETO”, IN WHICH FAMOUS

SLOVENE AND OTHER SINGERS PARTICIPATE IN A GREAT CONCERT (IN JUNE). ON STUDENTS’ DAY, THERE IS A

STUDENT PARTY CALLED “LAMPIJONČKI”, WHERE STUDENTS FROM THE WHOLE UNIVERSITY GATHER,

COMPETE IN DIFFERENT GAMES, AND ENJOY MUSIC PERFORMED BY SLOVENE MUSIC GROUPS (IN MAY).

ANOTHER STUDENT PARTY IS “BRUCOVANJE”, THE FRESHMAN CELEBRATION, WHICH IS ORGANIZED BY EACH

FACULTY. NOT ONLY FRESHMEN, BUT OTHER STUDENTS ARE ALSO INVITED.

YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WWW.MARIBOR-TOURISM.SI/.

CHECK ALSO UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR INFORMATION PACKAGE AT HTTP://WWW.UNI-MB.SI/DOKUMENT.ASPX? ID=16380




- SPORTS FACILITIES (SWIMMING, TENNIS, GYMNASIUM; OPENING DAYS AND AVAILABLE INFORMATION)

IF YOU ENJOY SPORTS AND NATURE, YOU WILL NOT BE BORED IN MARIBOR. MARIBOR IS SURROUNDED BY HILLS WHICH OFFER EXCELLENT

OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS, SUCH AS JOGGING, HIKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING. THE POHORJE SKI RESORT IS ONLY 5 KM FROM THE CITY

CENTRE, AND IT CAN BE REACHED BY BUS EVERY   15 MINUTES. MARIBORSKI OTOK (MARIBOR ISLAND) IS A NICE AREA FOR SWIMMING AND SUN

BATHING IN THE SUMMER TIME.   PRISTAN IS AN INDOOR SWIMMING POOL WITH A SPORTS CENTRE. STUDENTS CAN GET DISCOUNTS FOR BOTH

SKIING AND SWIMMING TICKETS. OTHER POSSIBLE SPORTS ACTIVITIES INCLUDE TENNIS (BOTH OPEN-AIR AND INDOOR COURTS) AND ICE SKATING.

MESTNI PARK (THE CITY PARK) IS A BEAUTIFUL RECREATION AREA WHICH OFFERS GREAT SURROUNDINGS FOR WALKS AND FOR JOGGING.

THE UNIVERSITY SPORTS CENTRE LEON ŠTUKELJ (UŠC) PROVIDES SPORT FACILITIES FOR VARIOUS INDOOR SPORTS FOR STUDENTS. STUDENTS

CAN PRACTICE VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, HANDBALL, BADMINTON, SQUASH, SOCCER, TABLE TENNIS, GYM, CLIMBING AN ARTIFICIAL WALL,

VARIOUS AEROBICS AND DANCE CLASSES, AND MARTIAL ARTS (AIKIDO, KARATE AND YOGA). STUDENTS CAN ALSO RELAX IN A FINNISH SAUNA OR

STAY FIT IN OUR FITNESS CENTRE. THE SPORTS CENTRE IS OPEN FROM   MONDAY TO FRIDAY (8:00 – 23:00.) AND ON WEEKENDS FROM 9:00 –

22:00. TO USE THE FACILITIES STUDENTS MUST HAVE A SPORT IDENTIFICATION CARD, WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FOR A SMALL FEE EITHER AT THE

SPORT CENTRE OR THROUGH THE STUDENTS’ SPORT ASSOCIATION “ZDRAVA ZABAVA” (HTTP://WWW.ZDRAVAZABAVA.COM/).

THERE IS ALSO A GYM AND AN INDOOR COURT NEXT TO THE STUDENT DORMITORIES AT THE TYRŠEVA COMPLEX, WHERE STUDENTS CAN

PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS FOR FREE.

IN ADDITION, THERE IS ADRENALINE PARK IN THE MIDDLE OF POHORJE WHERE YOU CAN TEST YOUR ENDURANCE. FOR THOSE WHO PREFER




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RELAXING IN LUXURY, THE SPA AND RECREATION CENTRE       FONTANA IS JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND THE

STUDENTS’ SPORTS COMPLEX AT GOSPOSVETSKA. AT FONTANA YOU CAN ENJOY SWIMMING, WHIRLPOOLS WITH THERMAL WATER AND MASSAGE

WATER EFFECTS, FINNISH AND TURKISH SAUNAS, SOLARIUM, MASSAGES, ETC.

CHECK       ALSO        UNIVERSITY        OF          MARIBOR       INFORMATION       PACKAGE          AT         HTTP://WWW.UNI-

MB.SI/DOKUMENT.ASPX?ID=16380



- ENTERTAINMENT (CINEMA, THEATRE, ETC.; BRIEF INFORMATION ON PLACES AND STUDENT FACILITIES)


CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT

YOUR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IS VERY IMPORTANT, BUT WE ALSO HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND THE CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT STIMULATING AND

INTERESTING. THERE ARE MANY CLUBS, THEATRES, AND DIFFERENT STUDENT ACTIVITIES IN WHICH YOU CAN SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH SLOVENE

AND FOREIGN STUDENTS.

PUBS AND DANCING

THERE ARE MANY POSSIBILITIES TO GO OUT IN MARIBOR. THE MOST POPULAR PUBS IN MARIBOR ARE THE IRISH PUB - PATRICK’S, MEXICAN PUBS

– TACO'S AND CANTANTE, AND THE JAZZ PUB – SATCHMO. IF YOU WISH TO DANCE AFTERWARDS, YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE STUDENT DISCO

ŠTUK, SAMSARA ETC. ŠTUK IS A POPULAR STUDENT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY NEAR MARIBOR STUDENTS' HOUSING SERVICES AT

GOSPOSVETSKA 83. THERE IS ALSO A VERY POPULAR BOWLING CENTRE CALLED STRIKE IN ŠPELINA ULICA 17A.

AT LENT, THE HISTORIC DISTRICT ON THE RIVERBANK BELOW THE CITY WALLS, VISITORS AND LOCALS LIKE TO SOCIALIZE IN PUBS, PIZZERIAS, AND

INNS. IT IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO RELAX, ESPECIALLY ON SUNNY DAYS.

THEATRE AND CINEMAS

IN MARIBOR, THE SLOVENIAN NATIONAL THEATRE (SLOVENSKO NARODNO GLEDALIŠČE MARIBOR), WHICH HAS RECEIVED INTERNATIONAL

RECOGNITION IN RECENT YEARS AND WHICH HAS A FULLY RENOVATED BUILDING, IS OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE.        THERE IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT

CULTURAL EVENT - THE LARGEST AND OLDEST THEATRE FESTIVAL IN SLOVENIA, CALLED BORŠTNIKOVO SREČANJE (IN OCTOBER).

THERE     ARE      SEVERAL     CINEMAS     IN     KOLOSEJ       KINEMATOGRAFI,       LOŠKA     ULICA        13,     2000   MARIBOR

HTTP://WWW.KOLOSEJ.SI/SPORED/MARIBOR/           AND   PLANET TUŠ, NA POLJANAH 18, 2000 MARIBOR HTTP://WWW.PLANET-

TUS.SI/SLO/KINO/SPOREDI, WHICH FEATURE A WIDE VARIETY OF UP TO DATE FILMS.       MOVIES ARE SHOWN IN THE ORIGINAL VERSION WITH

SLOVENE SUBTITLES (EXCEPT FOR ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS, WHICH ARE OFTEN DUBBED INTO SLOVENE).

MUSEUMS

THE REGIONAL MUSEUM (POKRAJINSKI MUZEJ) OF MARIBOR AT THE MARIBORSKI GRAD (MARIBOR CASTLE), MAINTAINS A RICH

ARCHAEOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL COLLECTION, A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING, AND A LAPIDARY. THE MUSEUM OF NATIONAL

LIBERATION (MUZEJ NARODNE OSVOBODITVE) HAS A PERMANENT EXHIBITION DEPICTING THE PERIOD OF WORLD WAR II IN STYRIA, WHILE ALSO




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ORGANIZING EXHIBITIONS PERTAINING TO RECENT HISTORY. THE ART GALLERY (UMETNOSTNA GALERIJA) MAINTAINS A PERMANENT EXHIBITION

OF WORKS BY SLOVENE ARTISTS AND ORGANIZES RETROSPECTIVE AND THEMATIC EXHIBITIONS BY ARTISTS.

MANY CULTURAL AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS IN MARIBOR OFFER SPECIAL SEASON TICKETS FOR STUDENTS AT REDUCED PRICES. JUST ASK THEM.

CHECK       ALSO      UNIVERSITY        OF     MARIBOR        INFORMATION          PACKAGE       AT      HTTP://WWW.UNI-

MB.SI/DOKUMENT.ASPX?ID=16380




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                           PART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTION

COURSE NO: 1

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course
II: Intermediate course

                                   FROM...                          TO...
PERIOD:                            6TH SEPTEMBER 2010               17TH SEPTEMBER 2010



 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

THE MAIN LANGUAGE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE ARE:

A) LANGUAGE AND VOCABULARY (SLOVENIAN GRAMMAR (FORMAL LANGUAGE), EXERCISES ON

WORKSHEETS, FREE-ACCESSIBLE EXERCISES ON DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND BY E-LEARNING (BY USING

WEB CLASSROOM (MOODLE) TO PREPARE PORTFOLIO ABOUT STUDENTS’ EVERYDAY SCHOOL AND

SPARE TIME ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS ABOUT SCHOOL MATERIAL IN ORDER TO PRACTICE THEIR

KNOWLEDGE OF SLOVENE IN SIMPLE WRITTEN AND SPOKEN DISCOURSE) REAL-LIFE LANGUAGE

(PRACTICAL USE OF SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE; HOW TO COMMUNICATE IN EVERYDAY SITUATIONS –

BUYING/ORDERING THINGS, ASKING THE WAY/TIME ETC.);

B) PRESENTATION AND ADOPTION OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VALUABLENESS, HABITS, CUSTOMS AND

MATERIAL CULTURE OF SLOVENE IN SLOVENE SOCIETY WHICH ENABLES STUDENTS’ EASIER

INTEGRATION IN SLOVENE SPEAKING COMMUNITY              WITH EMPHASISE        ON INTERCULTURAL

COMPARISONS (PRESENTATION OF SLOVENE CULTURE, PRESENTATIONS OF FOREIGN STUDENTS’

CULTURES (ON THE BASIS OF COMMERCIALS, PROVERBS, DIFFERENT TYPES OF GAMES, RIDDLES,

ANECDOTES, JOKES, RECEPIES, SKETCHES, GRAPHITE, SONGS, MAPS, CATALOGUES ETC.); STIMULATING

SOCIAL GATHERINGS WITH SLOVENE STUDENTS;

C) CULTURAL EVENTS (VISITING LIBRARIES, EXHIBITIONS, MUSEUMS, MUSICAL EVENTS, THEATRE,

PARTICIPATING LITERARY GATHERINGS, SELECTION OF SLOVENIAN FILMS; THE STRESS WILL BE ON

SLOVENE HOLIDAYS AND CUSTOMS (KURENTOVANJE, JURJEVANJE …), SLOVENE FOOD (POTICA,

PREKMURSKA GIBANICA, ŠTRUKLJI, KRANJSKA KLOBASA, AJDOVI ŽGANCI …), TRADITIONAL SOUVENIRS
(KOZOLEC, IDRIJSKA ČIPKA, LONČARSTVO …), CULTURAL AND NATURAL MONUMENTS (TRIGLAVSKI

NARODNI PARK, BLED, LIPICA, POSTOJNSKA JAMA, PTUJSKI GRAD, MLINI NA MURI …); ALL THE REPORTS

ABOUT THE VISITS/EVENTS SHOULD BE A PART OF THE STUDENTS’ PORTFOLIO);

D) LEARNING OUTCOMES (BY PASSING THE EXAM THE STUDENTS PROVE TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE

SOCIALLY ON STRAIGHTFORWARD EVERYDAY MATTERS IN SLOVENIAN LANGUAGE (INTRODUCTION IN

SLOVENIAN, FORMAL AND UN-FORMAL ADDRESSING, FOOD AND DRINKS, FAMILY, FRIENDS,

RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS ETC., HOW TO TELL TIME, BUYING, PARTS OF

BODY, CLOTHING, PLACES TO LIVE AND DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LIVING), TO UNDERSTAND ESSENTIAL

INFORMATION IN NON-DEMANDING WRITTEN AND SPOKEN LANGUAGE, TO BE ABLE TO GET AROUND

AND GIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO OTHERS, TO LEAD A REASONABLY NORMAL SOCIAL LIFE IN SLOVENIA BY

SPEAKING AND WRITING IN A SIMPLE MANNER (E.G. EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND OPINIONS, TALK

ABOUT EXPERIENCES, LIKES AND DISLIKES …) AND UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC FEATURES OF

SLOVENIAN CULTURE).



CULTURAL COMPONENT OF THE COURSE WILL INCLUDE:

–         CITY TOUR – MARIBOR (4 HOURS),

–         TWO SLOVENIAN CARTOONS/FILMS (4 HOURS) –

–         VISITING ONE OF THE GALLERIES OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS ETC.(2 HOURS),

–         ONE EXCURSION AROUND SLOVENIA.



THE TEACHING METHODS USED WILL BE:

–         PRESENTATION OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WITH SUPPORTING TEAM;

–         WORK IN CLASSROOM (GROUP WORK, INDIVIDUAL AND PAIR WORK, SOME FORMAL LECTURES);

–         PRACTICING BY USING DIFFERENT WEBSITES AND BY E-LEARNING (BY USING WEB CLASSROOM

(MOODLE) GUIDED COOPERATIVE WORK);

–         STUDENT TUTORIAL COOPERATION;

–         WORK-SHOPS (REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS, ROLE-PLAYING).


- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS                             YES   NO
 (e.g. special modules for students in particular disciplines)
IF YES, SPECIFY:




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- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                         60 h.
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                              40 h.
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY              10 h.
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)                                          10 h
DISTANCE LEARNING (MOODLE, WEBSITES ETS)



- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT, ETC.)

THE ASSESSMENT CONSISTS OF:
– ATTENDING LECTURES AND PARTICIPATION: 10 % (PRESENTATION OF PORTFOLIO, ORAL
SKILLS),
– PORTFOLIO: 20 % (WRITTEN SKILLS),
– WRITTEN EXAM: 70 %.




 COURSE FACILITIES
- TEACHING AIDS

    AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
    COMPUTER/SOFTWARE
    HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
    TRANSPARENCIES
    OTHER : (SPECIFY)




- LIBRARY                                                      YES      NO

IF YES, SPECIFY:
 TIMES                  LIBRARY OF MARIBOR UNIVERSITY, 8.00 TO 21.00;
                        MIKLOŠIČ LIBRARY, 8.00 TO 16.00, WEDNESDAY 8.00 TO 19.00
OPENING DAYS            MONDAY TO SATURDAY;
                        MONDAY TO FRIDAY
ADDRESS                 GOSPEJNA 10, 2000 MARIBOR;
                        KOROŠKA CESTA 160, 2000 MARIBOR

- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                          YES      NO

IF YES, SPECIFY:
 TIMES                  ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE
OPENING DAYS            MONDAY TO FRIDAY
ADDRESS                 FACULTY OF ARTS, KOROŠKA CESTA 160, 2000 MARIBOR
COST                    /

 CULTURAL COMPONENT
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING
METHODS




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CULTURAL COMPONENT OF THE COURSE WILL INCLUDE:

–       CITY TOUR - MARIBOR (4 HOURS),

–       TWO SLOVENIAN CARTOONS/FILMS (4 HOURS),

–       VISITING ONE OF THE GALLERIES OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS ETC.(2 HOURS),

–       ONE EXCURSION AROUND SLOVENIA



- DURATION

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                 one day excursion + 10 h.




 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

                                          NUMBER OF...:
    TEACHERS                              2
    ADMINISTRATORS                        2
    STUDENTS                              2




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