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Language competence of Slovak population: German language in comparison with other languages

Supported by: Goethe Institute and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany

Project span: February 2011 – May 2011

Project team: Zora Bútorová and Oľga Gyárfášová

Objective: The main purpose of the project is to study the language competence of the Slovak population, with a special emphasis on the German language proficiency in comparison with other foreign languages (English, Russian, French, Spanish and Italian). A representative survey will be conducted on a sample of respondents aged 15+, using the method of standardized face-to-face interviews. The data will give information about the distribution of language skills in various social groups; factors increasing or limiting people’s motivation and chance to learn foreign languages, public perception of the importance of the knowledge of German, English and other languages.

Outputs: Research study, press conference, presentation of research findings at the German-Slovak Economic Forum and other conferences

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